Leho De Sosa

Leho De Sosa

Montevideo, Uruguay

About Leho De Sosa

Leho was born on November 2, 1979 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

He is a visual artist and activist immersed in Queer Art and what he call as "Latin American J-pop”, experimenting with painting, digital art, sculpture and video art.

His work reflects a commitment to human rights focused on the visibility of "other childhoods and teens."

Since 2004 he has developed a career in national and international markets as an art director in film and cinema advertising. His experience led him to start directing advertising pieces in 2009.

Education

Licenciatura en Ciencaias de la Comunicación, Universidad de la República, Uruguay

Events

2018: Semana de Arte Trans (Trans Art Week Festival) The SAT 2018 is an international art festival, organized by the Secretary of Diversity of the Municipality of Montevideo, which aims to make visible to trans people and non-heteronormative views on them from a different place than expected: as subjects of the human right to culture. Leho De Sosa was selected as Artistic Coordinator and had the responsibility to develop an agenda and proposals that included artists from Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Germany

2018: Integral Law for Trans People National Campaign. Responsible for all the graphic and visual image, as an activist, communicator and artist is part of an honorary way in the Communication, dissemination and press commission. The campaign promoted for the approval of the law that seeks a substantial change in the quality of life of trans people in Uruguay.

2018: Montevideo Comics. Participation in the table of national cartoonists and presentation of the graphic novel TeenTrans "Heroes without secret identity" in the Comics Convention, Animation and Video Games of Uruguay.

2018: Microutopías "Printed Art Fair", Cultural Center of Spain, Montevideo - Uruguay "Production is understood as a generation of micro-clusters, valuing the action of publishing, as well as a creative act, as a reflective exercise / graphic activism" Leho is summoned as an exhibitor during the three days of the festival, as well as participating in the presentations in the PechaKucha 20x20 format.

2017: Invited to participate in the Outburst Queer Art Festival 2017 by the British Council, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

2017: 22nd edition of LesGaiCineMad | LGBT International Film Festival in Madrid, is invited to create and exhibit his artwork at Cineteca Matadero and hold a workshop - Space of Creation “Old Childhood” Foundación 26 de Diciembre, Madrid Spain.

2017: Manga Book | Teen Trans, Superheros without a secret identity - Graphic novel entirely created by Leho and published by Secretary of Diversity, IM |Government of the City of Montevideo.

2017: Arte Queer Nacional|National Queer Art - Collective Exhibition in the First Diversity Week of Colonia City, Uruguay.

2017: Bienvenidxs Todxs|Wellcome everyone - Creation and Direction, project of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights and IM funded by the Embassy of Canada in Uruguay.

2017: Identidades | Identities - Art for the graphic image of Llamale H 11, LGBT International Film Festival, Uruguay.

2016 - 2017: A Imagen y Semejanza|In the Image and Likeness - Solo Exhibition, Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo|Contemporary Art Space, Montevideo, Uruguay.

2016: “Teen Trans” serie, Collective Exhibition at the first Semana de Arte Trans|Week of Trans Art organized by Secretary of Diversity - IM |Government of the City of Montevideo, Cultural Center of Spain , Montevideo, Uruguay.

2016: #10 Projecto Múltiplo, Collective Exhibition of Latin American printed art - Pera de Goma, Montevideo, Uruguay

2016: Jury, 2nd Express Art Contest "Love" - Llamale H 10 years, Montevideo, Uruguay.

2015: Art project selection on 6th Call for artistic projects - EAC / Ministry of Education and Culture.

2015: 1st Prize - 1st Express Art Contest "Diversity and Family" - Llamale H, artwork: “Funny Snack”

2015: Collective exhibition 1 Express Art Contest "Diversity and Family" – Llamale H, French Alliance and Ministry of Education and Culture, Montevideo, Uruguay.

2012: Collective exhibition - Ronda en el Parque / Multicultural Fest, Art Intervention, Montevideo, Uruguay.

2011: The Association of film critics of Uruguay nominated Leho De Sosa as 2011 Best Design Producer.

Exhibitions

2018: "Teen Trans" - MIS (Sound and Image´s Muesum) Risgo queer festival in Sao Paulo, Brasil.

2018: "Pinup boys" Solo exhibition - Casa Brandon, Buenos Aires Argentina.

2017: “Arte Queer Nacional” (National Queer Art) Collective Exhibition in the First Diversity Week of Colonia City, Uruguay.

2016 - 2017: “A Imagen y Semejanza” (In the Image and Likeness ) Solo Exhibition - Espacio de Arte contemporáneo (Contemporary Art Space) Montevideo, Uruguay.

2016: “Teen Trans” serie, Collective Exhibition at the first “Semana de Arte Trans” (Week of Trans Art) organized by Secretary of Diversity - IMM (Government of the City of Montevideo) - Cultural Center of Spain.

2016: #10 Projecto Múltiplo, Collective Exhibition of Latin American printed art - Pera de Goma, Montevideo, Uruguay 2016: Jury, 2nd Express Art Contest "Love" - Llamale H 10 years.

2015: Collective exhibition 1 Express Art Contest "Diversity and Family" – Llamale H, French Alliance and Ministry of Education and Culture, Montevideo Uruguay.

2012: Collective exhibition - Ronda en el Parque / Multicultural Fest, Art Intervention (art work “XD The Duck” - Sculpture), Montevideo, Uruguay.