Sonia Leber and David Chesworth are known for their distinctive video, sound and architecture-based installations that are audible as much as visible. Leber and Chesworth’s works are speculative and archaeological, often involving communities and elaborated from research in places undergoing social, technological or local geological transformation. Their works emerge from the real but exist significantly in the realm of the imaginary, hinting at unseen forces and non-human perspectives.
Leber and Chesworth’s artworks have been shown in the central exhibitions of the 56th Venice Biennale (2015) and the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014). Solo exhibitions include 'Where Lakes Once Had Water', TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Australia (2022) and Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra (2022); 'What Listening Knows', Messums Wiltshire, UK (2021); and 'Architecture Makes Us: Cinematic Visions of Sonia Leber & David Chesworth', Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2018) touring to UNSW Galleries, Sydney (2019) and Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane (2019).
The artists live and work in Naarm/Melbourne, Australia. Sonia is a Senior Industry Fellow in the School of Art at RMIT University where David is a Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow.