After being the singer of “Sens Unik” (9 albums, 5 Gold records), Carlos Leal started an acting career in 2000 in Paris. Since, he has received 4 best actor awards, among which he was Berlinale Shooting Star and best Swiss actor. He has developed an international acting career, working with directors like Pedro Almodovar, Roland Joffé, Emilio Estevez or actors like Al Pacino, Willem Dafoe and Mark Wahlberg.
The photography has always been present in Carlos's life and while traveling, he loved to get street life impressions to build his film characters. But he seriously started his portfolio in 2020.
Minimalism and story telling are his main focus. For him, the beauty of a picture begins where the aesthetic finds a strong connection with the meaning.
Carlos currently lives in Los Angeles.
ABSTRACT centre d'art contemporain Lausanne
THROUGH SPACE AND TIME (Zürich)
THE CUBE (Zürich)
THEATRE RAYMOND KABBAZ (LOS ANGELES)
ESTHER WOERDEHOFF GALLERY (PARIS)
WINNER PRIX FOCALE 2023
EXHIBITION "NOUS AVONS TOUS RÊVÉ D'HOLLYWOOD"