Ayden LeRoux is an artist, author, educator, and critic. LeRoux’ photography, performance, video, and installations have been presented in solo exhibitions at IDIO Gallery, Flux Factory, and the Institute for American Art (IFAA), as well as in group shows at chashama and the International Photography Festival, among others. Her work has been exhibited in China, Cuba, Greece, New York, Los Angeles, Austin, and San Francisco. She has participated in residencies at A-Z West, the ACE Hotel, the Alaskan Parks & Recreation Dept., and SPACE on Ryder Farm. She is a contributor to Glasstire, and she has written for edibleManhattan, Eyes Towards the Dove, Theo Westenberger, and Works & Conversations.
In addition to her own practice, Ayden collaborates frequently and is the Assistant Director of Odyssey Works, a performance group that studies the life of one individual and makes immersive, durational experiences for that person. She is the author of two books on their work, Isolation and Amazement (Samsara Press, 2012), and Odyssey Works: Transformative Experiences for an Audience of One (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) co-authored with Abraham Burickson. Odyssey Works has been featured by The New York Times, ArtInfo, Newsweek, BOMB, Hyperallergic, the Marina Abramovic Institute, Vulture, NPR's Studio 360, Fast Company, and San Francisco Magazine. She has lectured and led workshops at the Brooklyn Museum, MICA, Fordham University, and Battersea Centre for the Arts, among others.
For more information, email her at:
aydenlmgrout [at] gmail [dot] com
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