Leilah Babirye (B. 1985, Kampala, Uganda) lives in the Bronx and works in Brooklyn, New York. She studied art at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, from 2007 to 2010, and participated in the Fire Island Artist Residency in 2015. She has since received asylum due to the support of the African Services Committee and the NYC Anti-Violence Project. Profiles on Babirye and her work were recently featured in Cultured Magazine, New York MagazineModern Painters and OUT Magazine. Recent exhibitions and projects include panel discussions at the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair and the Black Lesbian Conference at Barnard College, inclusion within the Canada booth at Frieze New York, and Strange Attractors curated by Bob Nickas at Kerry Schuss. Two commissioned outdoor sculptures are currently included in the Socrates Annual exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park on view through March 10, 2019.