Leon Butler


Leon Butler is an artist, designer and educator working at the intersection of art and technology. Leon´s work has been recognised by The Type Directors Club, 100 Archive, the Future Makers awards, Digital Media awards, Young Directors Awards and the Irish Design Awards. Recent shows include Emperor 101 (SxSW, Dublin Theatre Festival, Boca Del Lopo, Vancouver), Shelter and Place (Cork Midsummer), Desired (Los Angeles). Has completed residencies with SVA New York, 72andSunny in LA, Adobe, SnapChat and Science Gallery. He has been Research Fellow at University Galway 2016, Designer in Residence in Otis College of Art, Leah Hoffmitz Milken Fellow at ArtCenter College of Design 2022 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts since 2021. He have exhibited work both nationally and internationally and received a number of commissions and research funding from the Arts Council, European Media Arts platform, Enterprise Ireland, the National Sculpture Factory, the Digital Hub and the Science Gallery. Leon was a Selected Artist of the European Media Arts platform 2022 with RIXC Centre for New Media Culture, Riga. The work, Performance Surveillance premiered at the Biennale WRO, Wrocławin May 2023, before showing at NEME, Cyprus June 2023, and a solo show at RIXC, Center for New Media Art, Latvia from July to September. Leon latest work is Dwelling and XR Dance performance and installation which premiered as part of the Beta Festival Dublin in November 2023.

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