Leyla Cárdenas was born in 1975 in Bogotá, Colombia where she still lives and works. She received her MFA in sculpture from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, USA. She has exhibited internationally in selected venues including the Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands; MAMM Museo de Arte Moderno, Medellín, Colombia; ICASJ Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose, CA, USA; Casas Riegner, Bogotá, Colombia; Art Basel Miami Beach, Casas Riegner, Miami Beach, FL, USA; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY, USA. Her work is included in the public collections of Museum of Latin American Art, MOLAA, Long Beach, CA, USA; Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño, Bogotá, Colombia; Asiacity Trust Proyecto LARA LLP, Singapore; West Collection Philadelphia, PA, USA. She has been written about in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Wallpaper Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, and Art Nexus.