Léann Herlihy is a live action artist based in Dublin. Pairing gestural actions with in-depth research, their practice moves through the intersectionality of the queer identity and the reclamation of space for socially peripheral voices.
Herlihy is currently realising a new body of work in collaboration with Project Arts Centre. Recently, they were awarded a Project Studio at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. In 2020, they were selected as Artsadmin & Steakhouse Live's artist-in-residence for the durational performance event Slow Sunday in Toynbee Studios, London. Solo shows include STUNTMAN (2020) ]performance space[, London; Trojan Horse (2019) Stroboskop Art Space, Warsaw; the child She didn't want, but the State did (2018) the Complex, Dublin. Recent group shows include BIFPA (2021) Ulster University, Belfast; Foreign Bodies (2019) Zachęta, Warsaw; and Biennale Warszawa (2018) Warsaw. In 2020, Léann completed a Masters in Gender Studies at University College Dublin.