Ayden LeRoux
Born Exeter, NH (1989)

EDUCATION
2017-present M.F.A. candidate at UCSD
2015 Tintype Intensive with Robyn Hasty, Pioneer Works
           Essay Means to Try with Chelsea Hodson, Catapult Literature
2014 Artists Summer Institute, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) and Creative Capital
2013 Photography Workshop with Mary Ellen Mark
2012 B.A. New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Magna Cum Laude
2011  ESDIT Escuela de Gastronomia y Tourismo, Arequipa, Peru, Culinary School

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
Every Bed I've Ever Slept In, Institute for American Art, Portland, ME
2016
(Untitled), four beds, IDIO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014
Pillow Book, Flux Factory, Queens, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
Unbound and Reincarnated: Beyond the Boundaries of the Book, Prizer Arts and Letters, Austin, TX
2015
FAIR Show, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
STROBE Network, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
2014
Flux Hospital, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
Homecoming, Flux Factory, Queens, NY

You Made It!, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
ΣΩΜΑ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΗ/BODY AND POLITICS, EMBROS Theater, Athens, Greece
2013
Havana Muerte, Almost Holden Gallery, LA, CA
2012 
Objects as Subjects, Gallatin Gallery, NY, NY
Against the Frame, Gallatin Gallery, NY, NY
We Survived Our Youth, Gallatin Gallery, NY, NY
2011
Inventario, Fundación Ludwig, Havana, Cuba
2010 
The Gifted Show, Synchronicity Space, NY, NY
2009 
Visible/Invisible, Calumet Gallery, NY, NY
Young Artists Emerging in America, International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China

COLLABORATIONS
2015
Seeking the Source, with Jimmy Riordan and others, Alaskan Parks & Recreation Dept, Anchorage, AK
2014
Oblivion and Daring, Odyssey Works, private commission, NY, NY
2013
When I Left the House it was Still Dark, Odyssey Works, BEAT Festival, NY, NY
2012 
The Narrative Spiral, Odyssey Works, SF, CA
The Map Is Not The Territory, Odyssey Works, NY, NY
Abcdefg Corps, with Ariel Abrahams, Wall Street to Main Street, Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY
2011 
Press Release, with Christina Thomopoulos, Between the Seas Festival, Wild Project Theatre, NY, NY

RESIDENCIES, GRANTS, AWARDS, & HONORS
2017
Institute for American Art, Portland, ME
A-Z West, Joshua Tree, CA

2015
Seeking the Source, Alaskan Parks & Recreation Dept., Anchorage, AK
2014
Artist in Residence, ACE Hotel, NY, NY
Artist in Residence (with Theatre for One), SPACE on Ryder Farm, Brewster, NY
2013
Artist in Residence, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
2012
iBñ grant recipient
Artist in Residence, Frog Hollow Farm, Lower Lake, California
Finalist, Bourse Jean Claude Reynal, École des Beaux Arts, Bordeaux, France

COMMISSIONS
2014
chashama gala, Anita Durst, New York, NY
2010
Private Collection, New York, NY

ARTIST TALKS & READINGS
2017
Odyssey Works, Malvern Books, Austin, TX
2016
Odyssey Works, BookCourt, Brooklyn, NY
Art + Hospitality, IDIO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Poor and Literate, Berlin, Germany
2014
Psychogeography, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
ACE Hotel, New York, NY

Tenderpress Poetry Reading, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
2013
Salon 122, New York, NY
Williamsburg Community Circus, Brooklyn, NY
After the Show, Segal Center, New York, NY
Fordham University, New York, NY
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Adventure Design Group, The Go Game Speaker Series, San Francisco, CA
Franconia Performance Salon, San Francisco, CA
2012
Lit Crawl, San Francisco, CA
LOVESITES Residency, Woodmere, NY

WORKSHOPS AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2017
Experience Design Workshop, Yabu Pushelburg, Napa, CA
Experience Design Intensive, San Francisco, CA
Experience Design Workshop, Austin, TX
Experience Design Workshop, OneTaste, Philo, CA

2016
Visiting Artist, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD
Thesis Seminar Instructor, MICA, Baltimore, MD
Experience Design workshop, Battersea Arts Centre, London, UK
Experience Design workshop, Urban Games Factory, Milan, Italy
Experience Design workshop, Die Fabrikanten, Linz, Austria
Experience Design Intensive, New York, NY
2015
SexEd (month-long series of workshops), Flux Factory, Queens, NY
2014
SexEd, Utopia School, Flux Factory, Queens, NY

PUBLICATIONS
2017
"Where Artists Go to Grow," edibleManhattan
"Every Bed I've Every Slept In," Cosmonauts Avenue
"The 'Now More Than Ever' Epidemic," Theo Westenberger Estate
"Matryoshka: On (Be)coming and (Be)longing," Theo Westenberger Estate
"Ai Weiwei, Austin, and Instagrammable Art," Glasstire
"The Unnameable: Send Me SFMOMA," Glasstire
"Bing Wright," Glasstire
"Laura Lit at Women and Their Work," Glasstire 
"Lucas Simões at Lora Reynolds Gallery," Glasstire
"Disappearing Photographs: John Steck Jr. at Blue Star Contemporary," Glasstire
"Artists and Six Degrees of Separation," Glasstire
"Matryoshka: On (Be)coming and (Be)longing," Theo Westenberger Estate
"Carnage of the Body: Erin Neve and Sara Sudhoff at grayDUCK," Glasstire
"Prickly Heat: Liz Rodda's Latest," Glasstire
"The Power of Refusal: Kevin McNamee-Tweed's Departure from Austin," Glasstire
2016
Odyssey Works: Transformative Experiences for an Audience of One, New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press.
“To Read the Day After the Election,” Works & Conversations
2015
“Spiderwebs in Chelsea, Tomás Saraceno,” Eyes Towards the Dove, Contemporary Art and Culture
2014
“Three Chelsea Picks: Shotz, Bartley and Kurland,” Eyes Towards the Dove, Contemporary Art and Culture
“Dream of the Red Chamber, New York,” Eyes Towards the Dove, Contemporary Art and Culture
“Sophie Calle: Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston,” Eyes Towards the Dove, Contemporary Art and Culture
“A Sense of Place, Pier 24, San Francisco,” Eyes Towards the Dove, Contemporary Art and Culture
“Wind and Smoke: On documentation in contemporary art,” Emergent Art Space
2012
Isolation and Amazement, San Francisco, CA: Samsara Press.

SELECT PRESS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
2017

Brooklyn Rail, "Radical Empathy: A Manifesto for the 21st Century"
Newsweek, "Elaborate Plays for Audience of One: Odyssey Works"
Baltimore City Paper, "Audience of One: Odyssey Works Engineers Transformative Experiences"
2016
Hyperallergic, “Airbnb’s Two-Faced Relationship with Artists and Art Organizations”
BOMB, “The Artificial Life”
Hyperallergic, “Immersive Artistic Journeys for Audiences of One”
Magenta, “This Art Collective Wants to Help You Be a Better Person”
Patch, “Williamsburg’s Cheapest Airbnb Listing Is Actually an Art Gallery, and You’re the Art”
Brooklyn Paper, “Take a dirt nap: Sleep on an earth-covered bed in a new art exhibit”
Bedford + Bowery, “Gallery Sleepover”
NPR’s Studio 360, “A Play Where You’re The Star But There’s No Script”
2015
Flirtmoji, “Ayden’s Chest” interview with Katy McCarthy.
CO LAB: Collaborative Design Survey, BIS Publishers, Amsterdam. Edited by Elizabeth Herrmann and Ryan Shelley.
Emergency Index Volume 3, Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn, NY. Edited by Yelena Gluzman.
2014
Vulture, “Who Staged a Months-Long Performance Just for Rick Moody?”
Fast Company, “Designing for Misuse”
Marina Abramovic Institute, Immaterial, "When I Left the House it Was Still Dark" 
Emergent Art Space, "Ayden Grout: Psychogeography and the New Lenses of Landscape at Flux Factory" 
Antro Positivo, "Visitando Odyssey Works" 
Theater, "After the Show: A Play Based on Actual Events”
Emergency Index Volume 2, Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn, NY. Edited by Yelena Gluzman.
2013
The Alcalde, "And You May Ask Yourself…How Did I Get Here?"
Cartel Urbano, "En Busca del Espectador Ideal" 
Metro, "Odyssey Works Changes Another Life at BEAT Festival" 
Urban Omnibus, "The City for an Audience of One" 
2012
New York Times, "A Waking Dream Made Just for You" 
ARTINFO, "Odyssey Works Produces Weekend-Long Theater for an Audience of One" 
San Francisco Magazine, "Sunday In SF: Casting Call for the World's Strangest Play"