Max Leach (b. 1993, UK) is a Visual and Media artist working and living in the UK

Max's practice encompasses a post media approach, enquiring society and reality, taking in site, installation, performance and online platforms, with which to he uses to navigate issues of identity and anthropology in relation to behavioural cultures and systems within the post internet era. Leach examines the Post Ford-ist society via exploration into service culture and screen cultures. He aims to create arresting work that reveals the absurd and uncanny within societal norms and systems. Engaging with contrasts between the perception and physical experience of space in his video sculptures and installations. An exploration of diegetic and nondiegetic sound his work evokes the spectator’s relation to their surroundings and the virtual.

 

Education

2017-2018        MA Artists Film and Moving Image, Goldsmiths College 

2012-2015     B.A. (Hons.)  Arts and Media, University of the Creative Arts, First Class

 

Awards and Residencies

2016        Sam Rit Residency, Thailand

2015         FloatArt 2015 Finalist

 

Solo Exhibitions / Live Performances

2014       New Bidwell Functions: ‘Every Wednesday’, Cherry Court Café, Reading

2013        Marvels No Pox Public Event: Simons Woods, Berkshire, UK

                Marvels No Pox Public Event: Ambarrow Park, Berkshire, UK

 

 Selected Group Exhibitions / Festivals / Screening

2016        PARATISSIMA XII : TO THE STARS, Torino Esposizioni,10126 Torino, Italy

               Burnaby Arts Council/ Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby BC, Canada

               Galleria Rajatila, Tampere, Finland

               Podium de Flux, Zaandam, The Netherlands

               The Little Atelier Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR

               Paratissima, Skopje, FYR Macedonia

               Global Video,s Noname hub, Milan, Italy

               The Serpentine Gallery Lismore NSW, Australia

               Helsinki Cosmopolitan Association, Helsinki, Finland

               Kulturhuset Kilden,

               Studio Seven, Karachi, Pakistan

               Gallery Mcube (M3), Lalitpur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

               Comuna de, Han-Ian, Macau, Macua SAR

               SAMPLES 2016, Transvideo: Borderless image. Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland.

               FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE VÍDEO: SAMPLES-MÉXICO, Mexico

2015       UCA Graduates Film Screening, James Hockey and Foyer Galleries, University of the Creative Arts, Farnham

                28th Festival Les INSTANTS VIDEO 2015, Milan [.box] Galerie, Italy

                28th Festival Les INSTANTS VIDEO 2015, Marseille, France

                FloatArt London 2015, London UK

               UCA Degree Show, University of Creative Arts, Farnham Campus

               SUDA, Hotel Elephant, Newington Causeway, London

               Futurity, James Hockey and Foyer Galleries

               Consume, Foyer and Liner Gallery, University of the Creative Arts, Farnham

2014       Facing Extinction, Gustav Metzger Conference

                MINE 12th March, 2014 - 14th March, 2014 CHECKOUT Project Space          

               D3<>Sound, International Video Art Festival, Dunkirk, France

               HELP!!SAVAGES!!, Oxford House Gallery, Bethnal Green, London

               10C 2D, James Hockey and Foyer Galleries, University of Creative Arts, Farnham

 

Papers and Presentations

2015       Empiricism of the Contemporary Panopticon Society: A Spectators Guide

2014       UCA Farnham Foundation Seminar, University of the Creative Arts

2013       The Sound of Pink

2012       The Void, The Nothing

 

 

Working and Teaching Experience

2016        Videographer- The Clothing Lounge

2015        Bronzing Workshop

2014        Teaching Assistant, Edgbarrow Business and Enterprise College

                 Workshop Assistant, Ultimat Frames and Mounts

Publications

2017   Art Habens Art Review

2017   Average Art (June)

2015   CommaCollective Interview

2015    Sam Rit Residency Profile

2013    UCA Student Success