Leena Raudvee is a Toronto based visual and performance artist.
Her interests have included environmental issues as in the installation, “On the Brink”, at the Rebecca Gallery, social action as in the “Artist Projection Protest Project” and social commentary as in “Sweeping”, a performance meditation on homelessness.
Recently she has been focussing on precariousness and uncertainty through the lens of dis-ability and im-mobility in both performance and drawing.
In her performance practice she performed Teetering on an Edge for Pillory at TMAC in Toronto in 2019 and her performance-based video, making space for the fumble, the fall: drawing a line, was screened in the Photophobia: Contemporary Moving Image Festival presented by Hamilton Artists Inc. and Hamilton Art Gallery in 2020. Her work has been curated by Critical Design Lab to be exhibited in #CripRitual at the Doris McCarthy Gallery in 2022.
Leena Raudvee’s drawings and photos have been exhibited in numerous juried shows including Drawing 2021 at the John B. Aird Gallery, Drawing Unlimited at the Propeller Gallery and In the Picture: Portraits of These Times at Gallery 1313 in Toronto. Her work was part of Unpacking Pandemic Pondering online at OCADU and Gallery 1313 in 2021 and will be included in the Rendezvous with Madness Festival presented by Workman Arts in October, 2021.
As Co-Artistic Director of ARTIFACTS, a performance art company formed by Pam Patterson and Leena Raudvee, she has performed and exhibited collaboratively for over 30 years. In 2017 ARTIFACTS performed in Listening: On the Architecture of Aging for the Made of Walking festival in La Romieu, France.