Léa Porré is a French and Belgian artist based in London, who composes speculative transhistorical narratives that disrupt national iconography, rituals and beliefs. Recently, her practice has employed speculative fiction as a methodology for imagining the return of the French monarchy, with the resurgent King positioned as a wellness guru, sacrificial vessel, and alchemical master. She is a student of MA Contemporary Art Practice at the Royal College of Art and graduate of Central Saint Martins.
Recent solo exhibitions include: Dear One, Virginia Bianchi Gallery, Online (2020); Historical Amnesia, Chateau de Lantheuil, Lantheuil; and Forbidden Royalist Club, Off Site Project, Online (2019). As well as group shows: How to inhabit the screen, Espacio Odeoón curated by UHIM, Bogotá; Pot Luck, Dyson Gallery RCA, London; OUT of TOUCH, LUX with Hervisions; Chapter 6: The love and hate of dreams, Solo Show, Online (2020); PASSANTS, Temple Saint-Etienne curated by AUBES, Mulhouse; Who Knows What Happened Here?, Placement Produit, Aubervilliers; Critical Practice, NTS Radio with Mark Leckey, Online (2019); Total Immersion, State of the Art, Berlin; and Fake plastic forevers & détournement of digital colonialism, Internet Moon Gallery curated by Juan Covelli, Online (2018).
She took part in Akademie Schloss Solitude’s Ghosted web residency in 2018 and the Digital Artist Residencies programme in 2020.