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Gal Leshem (b. Israel 1988) is a London-based artist with a socially engaged practice. Leshem’s work explores history and collective memory within the construction of local identities.

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Gal Leshem was born in Israel in 1988. Leshem, now London-based, is an artist with a socially engaged practice. Leshem’s artistic output is research-led, and incorporates textile, print media and audio visual works. She explores the significance of history and collective memory and the construction of national and cultural identities.

In 2017 Leshem was artist in residence at Tate Modern and Tate Britain School Workshop Programme. In 2017-18 she was part of Up Projects’ Constellations, a research and development programme for artists working in community contexts.

She studied at Goldsmiths University, and is currently undertaking her MA in Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in numerous group shows across Europe, including Thought Threads at San Mei Gallery, The Subversive Stitch at TJ Boulting and at Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Block 336, 2018.

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