I was born in Lima, Peru in 1995. I currently live and work in Basel, Switzerland.

I studied Fine Arts in Lima at Corriente Alterna. In 2019 I moved to Basel, Switzerland where I received my bachelor's degree at the Art Institute of the FHNW Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst. I am currently following my Master's at the same university, also in Fine Arts, with the support of an educational scholarship I won in 2019.

My work has been exhibited at Kunsthaus Baselland (Basel, Switzerland) and I have an upcoming solo show at DOCK Archive as well as a group exhibition at Ausstellungsraum Klingental (both spaces in Basel, Switzerland). My videos have participated in initiatives such as the international digital platform Corona Kino and I have presented a publication at the I NEVER READ book fair in Basel. I was recently selected to participate in the Al Este Festival competition in Lima.

In my practice, I am drawn to imagine alternate societies based on my own experiences, the places I pass through, and an investigation into their systems. Through drawing, video, writing, models, and installations, I reflect on the relationship between space and architecture and their affective and ideological relations.

Email: jleonausejo@gmail.com

Instagram: josefinaleona_