Artist Details

Leah Decter

Based in Winnipeg, Canada, Leah Decter is an inter-media artist whose work integrates digital media, textiles, performance and dialogic/engaged practices. Her work is rooted in the spaces where material conditions and lived experience intersect with social and political issues. Ongoing investigations focus on relationships between place, identity and dis/location drawing on and critically examining both personal and historical narratives. Decter has exhibited widely in Canada including at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Grunt Gallery, Aceart, Trinity Square Video, Platform Center for Digital and Photographic Arts, and the Dunlop Art Gallery, and internationally in the US, UK, Australia and Europe. Video screenings include the Images Festival in Toronto, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and Malta Contemporary Art in Marsa Malta. Her work has been supported through numerous awards and is held in the collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery as well as private collections in Canada, US and UK. Decter’s engaged practices have included large-scale collaborative public art and intervention projects in Vancouver, Toronto and Winnipeg. She holds an MFA in New Media from Berlin-based Transart Institute where she has supervised graduate students. Her current projects consider trace and agency in contested urban public space through intensive social-spatial investigations, and enact interventions into reductive national narratives though theoretical, digital, material and dialogic explorations.