Critical Dialogue Series: Shaun Leonardo

Attention Tyler and Temple students: Shaun Leonardo’s multidisciplinary approach negotiates societal expectations of manhood, namely definitions surrounding black and brown masculinity, along with its notions of achievement, collective identity and experience of failure. His performance practice, anchored by his work in Assembly—a diversion program for court-involved youth at the Brooklyn-based, non-profit Recess—is participatory and invested in a process of embodiment.




Partially supported through the General Activity Fund. In partnership with Tyler’s Art History Program.
Image: “Primitive Games” performance, 1 hour at Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, June 21, 2018. Photo by Paula Court.