Leonora Oppenheim explores impacts of the human body across multiple boundaries – emotional, physical, environmental. Probing moments where the body meets its surroundings, she works across drawing, photography, text, sculpture, and performance.
Preoccupied by the human pursuit of integrating with nature, Leonora’s search for intimacy in the landscape embodies the desire for connection and the frustration of separation. In her work, tensions abound between presence and absence, exposure and retreat, frailty and strength.
Leonora has an MFA in Creative Practice from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (2019), a BA in Design from Goldsmiths College (2004), and an MA in History of Art from the University of Edinburgh (2000).
Alongside her art practice she has enjoyed a career in communications design, focusing on visual engagement strategy for academics researchers, government organisations and non-profits. See more at Elio Studio.
Currently based in Somerset, UK.