Leanne Bock aka Le Riquiqui is a visual artist

b. Queensland, Australia, lived in London 2006–2010, 2011–2013, Central America and México 2010–2011, 2022, France 2013–2014, various locations in regional Australia and Sydney 2014–2017, Melbourne 2002–2006, 2017–2022.


I work with ordinary objects and the everyday to create democratic visual languages which playfully contemplate collective consciousness and the absurdity of constructed reality. Embracing an ad-hoc, makeshift aesthetic, my work examines what familiar, mundane objects and surroundings can reveal about social and psychological states, connecting micro to macro phenomena. Drawing from lived experience, magic realism and contemporary conditions, my practice implicates themes of memory, perception, mass consumption, existentialism and constant states of change. My working process is approached intuitively through embodied action (walking, movement, play, drawing, ceramics), allowing the private, emotional and unconscious to blend with awareness of current social circumstance. The work invites connections, valuing humour, ambiguity and indeterminacy as ends in their own right.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 Gertrude Street Projection Festival, Fitzroy, Melbourne
2022 Proyecto ‘Ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2021 VCA Grad Show, Melbourne
2021 From Where I Stand, VCA Artspace, Melbourne
2021 The Last Act (YOHO Collective), Schoolhouse Studios, Collingwood, Melbourne
2019 GCVA, VCA Artspace, Melbourne
2017 An Exhibition of Emerging Australian Artists, Woolloongabba Substation, Brisbane
2015 Open Mind, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020 Installation, PGB Artspace, Brunswick, Melbourne
2019 Stand Still, EBV, Brunswick East, Melbourne
2017 Le Riquiqui Prints, Something for Jess, Chippendale, Sydney
2017 Le Riquiqui Prints, Batch, Marrickville, Sydney


RESIDENCIES

2022 Exploration Residency (1 month), Proyecto ‘Ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2020 Hometown Residency, Theodore, Queensland
2020 Quarantine Residency, Bedroom Studio, Northcote, Melbourne
2018 Linocut Residency, Castelo Studio, A Coruña, Spain


EDUCATION

2021 Master of Contemporary Art
Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
First Class Honours

2019 Graduate Certificate in Visual Art 
Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
First Class Honours

2001 Bachelor of Communication Design
James Cook University, Townsville
First Class Honours


LANGUAGES
Conversational Spanish and French 

 
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