Leah Decter

Leah Decter is an inter-media artist currently based in Winnipeg, Canada; Treaty 1 territory. Her work integrates video, audio and other digital media, installation, textiles, performance, critical collaboration, social practice and writing. Decter has exhibited, presented and screened her work widely in Canada including at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Grunt Gallery, Dunlop Art Gallery, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Images Festival, the Institute of Performance and Politics’ Hemispheric Enquentro, and Trinity Square Video, and internationally in the US, UK, Australia, Germany, Malta, the Netherlands and India. Her social practice has included performative activist interventions and large-scale pubic art and dialogic projects across Canada. Recent curatorial work includes Mammo’iiang to Make Change (co-curated with Jaimie Isaac) at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba. Decter’s artwork has been featured in The Journal of Canadian Art History, Craft and Design in Canada, Fuse Magazine and Border Crossing, and her recent writing, co-authored with Carla Taunton, Ayumi Goto and Jaimie Isaac respectively, has been published in Fuse Magazine’s Decolonizing Aesthetics Issue, The Land We Are: Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation and West Coast Line’s Reconcile This! issue. Decter holds an MFA in New Media from Transart Institute (Berlin) and is currently a PhD Candidate in Cultural Studies at Queens University (Kingston, Canada).