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Leila Weefur (He/They/She) is an artist, writer, and curator based in Oakland, CA.
Through video and installation, their interdisciplinary practice examines the performativity intrinsic to systems of belonging. The work brings together concepts of sensorial memory, abject Blackness, hyper surveillance, and the erotic. Weefur is a recipient of the Walter & Elise Haas Creative Work Fund and the MSP California Black Voices Project. Weefur has worked with local and national institutions including The Wattis Institute, McEvoy Foundation, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, SFMOMA, San Francisco Art Institute, Museum of the African Diaspora, and Smack Mellon. Weefur's writing has been published in SEEN by BlackStar Productions,Sming Sming Books, Baest Journal, and more.
Weefur is a lecturer at Stanford University and UC Berkeley, and a member of The Black Aesthetic.
Still from ‘Between Beauty & Horror’ (Courtesy of the artist)