Léna Lewis-King’s work engages with everyday magical transformations emerging within the intersections between nature and technology. Her work is presented through the mediums of film and moving image, photography, painting, digital drawing, and installation. Framing her perspective from a feminist viewpoint, she often features psychic and spiritual aspects of lived experience, as her films meditate on the impact techno-capitalist acceleration exerts upon ephemeral life and living in the world.
Léna began working in film at 16 when she entered a competition to participate in the program for young filmmakers Into Film hosted at the ICA, London. The following year she was awarded a commission by Channel 4’s Random Acts series to produce and direct her first film ‘Untitled Sequence’ in 2017, which was screened in theatres across the United Kingdom. From 2018 onwards, Léna has given talks on her film projects at SPACE Studios, Screen 25, and the Roundhouse, London and her work has been shown at the ICA London, Channel 4, South London Gallery, the BFI, Chisenhale Gallery, the Armory Show in New York, The Bomb Factory Foundation, LSFF and at numerous film festivals. Her film 'L'autoritratto' was featured in the exhibition 'Io Dico Io - I Say I' at La Galleria Nazionale in Rome from March to June 2021. Léna was commissioned by the Roundhouse, London to complete 'The Copper Kings' - more details here. Alongside her artistic practice, Léna is interested in forming artist-led communities and Moving Image cultures, founding open2 in 2020 and co-founding Apertura Institute in 2022.