Leilah Babirye (Born 1985, Kampala, Uganda) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She studied art at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda (2007–2010) and participated in the Fire Island Artist Residency (2015). In 2018, she received asylum in the US with support from the African Services Committee and the NYC Anti-Violence Project and presented her first solo exhibition at Gordon Robichaux in New York.
In 2020, Babirye presented her first solo exhibition in San Francisco at Rebecca Camacho Presents and will have her second solo exhibition at Gordon Robichaux in New York. Her work will be included in a group exhibition curated by Bob Nickas at APALAZZOGALLERY, Brescia, Italy. In 2021, Babirye will present her first solo exhibition in London at Stephen Friedman Gallery.
In conjunction with Tabboo!’s BOFFO Residency Fire Island
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