“In Assonances Bruno Leti invites us to ‘listen’ to his representations of seeing through material practices. For decades now, the practice of locating oneself in the world geographically, culturally, aesthetically – through language, form and history; is Bruno Leti’s everyday exercise.” Extract from Fernando do Campo exhibition preview in current Art Almanac. Full version online here
Bruno Leti was born in Roccantica, north-east of Rome. He emigrated with his family to Australia in 1952. Leti studied fine art and trained as a teacher at University of Melbourne, Monash University and RMIT University. He taught art in Australia and Canada and travelled extensively internationally, eventually returning to Australia to post-graduate studies at RMIT and the position of Education Officer at the National Gallery of Victoria in the 1970s. Leti has exhibited in Australia and internationally since 1968. He is represented in the national, most state, regional and tertiary collections in Australia including the National Gallery of Australia, as well as the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC and other important collections in Germany, Italy, Britain and Japan. Leti has won a number of major awards, including the Pollock-Krasnar Foundation Grant in New York, a State Library of Victoria Fellowship in Melbourne, and residencies at the Australian National University in Canberra, Grafica-Uno in Milan, and has been guest artist at numerous institutions.