Leslie Thomas

Leslie Thomas is an architect and curator who created the DARFUR/DARFUR project out of a desire to bring the individual faces of the humanitarian crisis in western Sudan and eastern Chad to the world. Exhibiting at such venues as the Los Angeles Hammer, the Boston ICA, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Jewish Museum in Berlin, and FORMA in Milan the exhibit has brought its large scale projections to the streets of the world’s major cultural centers. A founding principal with LARC Inc. and LARC Studio, a national architectural practiced based in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles, she is a graduate of Columbia University and the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. A National Endowment for the Arts awardee and an Emmy award winning art director she is committed to the use of design and media for social change.  Projects in development include the exhibits Body of Water and an untitled traveling project highlighting the extreme violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.