Biennale of Sydney

Leeroy New

Leeroy New, Rhizome Colony, 2017, bamboo, wire, eucalyptus logs, dimensions variable. Installation view for Wonderfruit Festival, Thailand. Commissioned by Wonderfruit Festival, Thailand. Photograph: Wonderfruit Festival. Copyright © Wonderfruit Festival.
Leeroy New, Polyp Stage-Installation, 2015, metal frame, assorted pipes & hoses, wooden platform, dimensions variable, Installation view at Boracay, Philippines. Courtesy the artist.
Leeroy New, Chrysalis, 2012, bamboo, abaca rope, dimensions variable. Installation view at Paoay Sand Dunes, Philippines. Photograph: Leeroy New.

Leeroy New

Born 1986 in General Santos City, Philippines
Lives in Quezon City


Leeroy New is a Manila-based multidisciplinary artist whose practice overlaps and intersects with various creative industries: fashion, filmmaking, theatre, public installations, product design, and performance. This inclination to harness different modes of creative production has become the spine of his practice driven by concepts of world building, myth-making, and social change. His work manifests in large-scale spatial constructions and ‘otherworldly’ bodies that make use of available collected materials and discards.

23rd Biennale of Sydney (2022)

Details to be announced