Simone Leigh

Simone Leigh, Philidelphia, PA (Photo: © Kyle Knodell via Wikimedia Commons [CC BY-SA 4.0])

Simone Leigh is from Chicago and works in New York City.

Leigh will be the first Black woman to represent the United States at the Venice Biennale, a big art exhibition in Italy, in 2022.

How would it make you feel to be the first person to do something?