Leyla Majeri’s practice focuses on sculptural installation and experimental film animation, bringing them into relationship with broader themes concerning the ecology of the material, the immaterial and the imagined. Her work has recently been shown at Parisian Laundry (Montréal, 2016); Sounds Like, PAVED Arts (Saskatoon, 2016); Eastern Bloc (Montréal, 2016); and the Festival du nouveau cinéma (Montréal, 2015). She was the recipient of a project grant from the Canada Council for the Arts (2017) and a Grupmuv research grant (UQAM, 2015). In the spring of 2017, she completed a residency at the Est-Nord-Est artists’ centre (Saint-Jean-Port-Joli) to research plastic materials and residue. Her first solo exhibition, Harness the Sun (Arprim, Montréal, 2016), began a reflection on the practice of gardening, which she pursued in her second solo exhibition Don't Blame Us If We Get Playful presented at the Galerie de l’UQAM. Leyla Majeri is currently completing a Master of Visual and Media Arts degree at l’UQAM.  

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