British-Mexican-American, b. Mexico City, Mexico, 1970



Horizons, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY


Cities, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY


Horizons, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico


History Images, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Horizons, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY


History Images, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY


History Images, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY



Paris, le 13 novembre 2015. Du jour au lendemain… La réponse de 42 artistes, 13onze15 – Fraternité & Verité, Paris, France

Shared Space: A New Era, Photographs from the Bank of America Collection, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

Shared Space: A New Era, Photographs from The Bank of America Collection, Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL


Cinque Mostre, American Academy in Rome, Italy


Extreme: Territories, Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, Eschborn, Germany

s.m.a.r.t Paths Towards Sustainability, Real Jardín Botánico, Madrid, Spain

RAY 2018, RAY Photografieprojeckte, Frankfurt, Germany

Life & Dreams: Photography & Media Art in China since the 1990s, The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm, Germany


Shared Space: A New Era, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

Viewpoints: Latin America in Photographs, New York Public Library, New York, NY


On Escape and Concurrence: Inverting the Gaze, Espaço Novo Banco, Lisbon, Portugal

The View from Here: Landscape Photography from the National Galleries of Scotland, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland

Shared Space: A New Era / Photographs from the Bank of America Collection, McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Charlotte, NC


Shared Space: Photography From 1987 and Beyond, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Oklahoma City, OK

A History of Photography: Series and Sequences, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

DE/CONSTRUCTING CHINA: Selections from the Asia Society Museum Collection, Asia Society, New York, NY


Nuit des images, Musée de L’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

Decade, CKG Gallery/ Exposure Photography Festival, Calgary, Canada


Looking Back at Earth, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Otherworldly : Selected Works from the Allen G. Thomas Junior Photography Collection, Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC

Third Show: The Urban Condition – Works from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Mani House, Tel-Aviv, Israel

PHotoEspaña, Shared Spaces, Madrid, Spain


Highrise: Idea and Reality, Museum of Design Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

The Life and Death of Buildings, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ

Mannerism & Modernism: The Kasper Collection of Drawings and Photographs, The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY


10-10-10 IMAGE.ARCHITECTURE.NOW, The Julius Shulman Institute, Woodbury College, Burbank, CA

ECOAESTHETIC: The Tragedy of Beauty, Exit Art, New York, NY

Embarrassment of Riches: Picturing Global Wealth, 2000-2010, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS


Photography Now: China, Japan, Korea, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Anxious Ground: Contemporary Landscape Photography, The College Art Gallery, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

Focus on Photography: Works from 1950 to Today, Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH

Site Seeing: Explorations of Landscape, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY


Rethinking Landscape: Contemporary Photography from the Allen G. Thomas, Jr. Collection, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Street Art, Street Life, Bronx Museum of Arts, Bronx, NY

Panoramic Landscapes, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel

Made in China, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, Vermont

(RE)Imaging Photography, Reinberger Galleries, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

Depletion: Works from the Doron Sebbag Art Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel


An Atlas of Events, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

Altered States: Views of Transition in Recent Photography, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA

Feast & Flux, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Altered States: Views of Transition in Recent Photography, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA

On the Wall: Aperture Magazine ’05–’06, Aperture Gallery, New York, NY

Three Gorges, The Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN

Red Hot – Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Urban Landscapes…emancipation and nostalgia, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI

Whispering Wind: Recent Chinese Photography, Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville, TN


Cities. Architecture and society, 10th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Photography Now: Photographs by Taryn Simon, Sze Tsung Leong, Ruth Dusseault, and Angela West, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

IX Bienal de La Habana: Dynamics of Urban Culture, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba

Landscape: Recent Acquisitions, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2006

Spectacular City – Photographing the Future, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany


Beyond Delirious: Architecture in Selected Photographs from the Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL

Convergence at E116/N40, Beijing, 798 Dayaolu Workshop, Dashanzi Art District, Beijing, China

Celebrating Twenty Years: Gifts in Honor of the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

The City: Contemporary Views of the Built Environment, Lehman College Art Gallery/CUNY, Bronx, NY

Get It Louder, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen; CITIC Square, Shanghai, China; Xingfucun Art Center, Beijing, China


Taipei Biennial: Do You Believe in Reality?, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan, China

Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video From China, International Center for Photography, New York, NY; Smart Museum of Art and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Haus der Kulturen Welt, Berlin, Germany; Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

Est-Ouest/Nord-Sud, Arc en Rêve, Bordeaux, France


Painting as Paradox, Artists Space, New York, NY



John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, New York, NY

New York State Council on the Arts Grant, New York, NY


Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France), Paris, France

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

Davidson College Art Galleries, Davidson, NC

Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Deutsche Börse Art Collection, Frankfurt/Main and Luxembourg

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

International Center of Photography, New York, NY

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kanas City, MO

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

Yale University Art Museum, New Haven, CT



Bui, Thuy. “Contemporary Voices in Asian American Photography.” The Iris [Getty blog] 4 May 2021


Casal, Natalie. “Interview and Portofolio: Sze Tsung Nicolás Leong.” YIELD December 2019


Russeth, Andrew. “ Rome Prizes Go to Sze Tsung Nicolás Leong, Basil Twist, More.” ArtNews 12 April 2018


Pichardo, Fernando. “Los solitarios paisajes globalizados de Sze Tsung Leong.” Creators Vice 17 April 2017

Ghezlane-Lala, Donnia. “Le tour d'horizons en images de Sze Tsung Nicolás Leong.ʺ Konbini 26 April 2017

Chaudet, Emilie. “Marquer l’aube de son empreinte : Horizons par Sze Tsung Nicolas Leong.ʺ France Culture [radio] 21 April 2017


Leong, Sze Tsung. Horizons Hatje Cantz: Germany, 2014 [book]

Meyers, William. “A Common Line, True Still Lifes & Moving Parts.” The Wall Street Journal 31 May 2014

“Slide Show: Horizons” The New Yorker Blog 12 May 2014

Vellam, Nadia. “A Photographer Looks to New Horizons.” Viewfinder Blog, The New York Times Style Magazine 8 May 2014

Doyle, Maude. “Expanding Horizons: Sze Tsung Leong.” Departures May/June 2014


“Sze Tsung Leong’s Cities” GQ Style Fall/Winter 2013


Fabricius, Daniela. “Revolution of the Ordinary.” Architectural Design September/October 2012

Emerling, Jae. Photography History and Theory Routledge: New York, 2012


“Sze Tsung Leong’s Cities.” TIME LightBox. 19 March 2011

“Sze Tsung Leong: ‘Cities’.” Time Out New York. 15 March 2011


Forbes, Duncan. “Sze Tsung Leong: Three Perspectives on Sze Tsung Leong’s ‘Horizons’.” Porfolio. May 2009


Leong, Sze Tsung. Horizons. Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, 2008

Ollman, Leah. “An ancient city’s transformation [review].” The Los Angeles Times 14 November 2008

Dykstra, Jean. “Sze Tsung Leong.” Art in America. November 2008

Cole, Lori. “Critic’s Picks: Street Art, Street Life: From the 1950s to Now.” Artforum. 1 November 2008

Pollack, Barbara. “Sze Tsung Leong.” ARTnews June 2008

“Sze Tsung Leong [review].” Time Out New York 15-21 May 2008

“Long Range View [review].” The New York Sun 1 May 2008

“Sze Tsung Leong [review].” The New Yorker 28 April 2008

Gefter, Philip. “Keeping His Eye on the Horizon (Line).” The New York Times 6 April 2008

Gefter, Philip. “Leong on the horizon: Framing limits and possibilities.” International Herald Tribune 5-6 April 2008

Spencer, Catherine. “Global Drift: Sze Tsung Leong.” Art Review April 2008

“Sze Tsung Leong.” Transit #1 Spring 2008: No. 1

“Visions of a Changing China.” Zing January 2008


Sholis, Brian. “Sze Tsung Leong [essay].” Um Atlas de Acontecimentos/ An Atlas of Events Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal, 2007

“Who’s Hot And Who’s Not.” American Photo November 2007

Warburton, Nigel. “Sze Tsung Leong.” Life Magazine Issue 23: October 2007

“Viel Stadt, wenig Regen.” GEO: Das Neue Bild der Erde August 2007

Le Borgne, Julia. “Sze Tsung Leong: Horizons Imperiaux.” Beaux Arts 3 August 2007

Warburton, Nigel. “Sze Tsung Leong : History Images, Who Controls the Past Controls the Future.” Portfolio: Contemporary Photography in Britain, Number 45. June 2007

[Image]. Esquire 3 [Image] Vol. 21, No. 3: March 2007

“Horizons”. Blind Spot March 2007

“City Images”. Domus China January 2007

“Perspective: Record Time.” Dwell April 2007

“Unintelligent Design: An Interview with Sze Tsung Leong.” Guernica January 2007


Leong, Sze Tsung. History Images. Germany: Steidl, 2006

Hart, Russell. “History Images by Sze Tsung Leong.” American Photo 8 December 2006.

“La Cittá-Spettacolo.” VENTIQUATTRO December 2006

“City Images”. Domus China December 2006.

Cowan, Dena Ellen. “Destrucción/Destruction.” EXIT November/December 2006.

Bryson, Norman. “Sze Tsung Leong.” Art Review October 2006.

“City Images”. Domus China October 2006.

Frankel, David. “Sze Tsung Leong [Review].” ArtForum September 2006.

Valdez, Sarah. “Report from Havana.” Art in America September 2006

Kahn, Joseph. “The Other Great Wall.” [Image] The New York Times Style Magazine Fall 2006

Aletti, Vince. “One if By Land.” The New Yorker 21 August 2006.

Bo, Li. “Gallery: The Foreland of Photography Market.” Chinese Photography July 2006

“Witches.” Vision July 2006

Leong, Sze Tsung. “History Images.” Aperture Magazine Summer 2006.

Poole, Di. “Photography Galleries Join the Exodus to Chelsea.” State of Art Summer 2006.

Leong, Sze Tsung. “The Authority of Beauty.” Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art June 2006.

“Photographs of a Changing Asia.” CondéNast Traveler May 2006.

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“Sze Tsung Leong [review].” The New Yorker 15 May 2006

Smith, Roberta. “Sze Tsung Leong [review].” The New York Times 28 April 2006

“Präsens Perfekt.” Booklet: Magazin für Fotografie, Issue 4, 2006.


Abbas, Akbar and Wu Hung, eds. About Beauty. Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2005

Dreishpoon, Douglas. “Persistent Walls.” The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art. Ed. Gao Minglu. Buffalo, NY, and Beijing: Albright-Knox Museum and Millennium Art Museum ,2005

Muchnic, Suzanne. “China as a Gallery of Contrasts.” The Los Angeles Times 16 October 2005.

Falconer, Morgan. “Is China Beginning to Show New Cracks?” The Times[London] 10 September 2005

Kendzulak, Susan. “Taipei Biennial [Review].” Flash Art January/February 2005: 50


Miao, Yu. “History Images [Review].” Art World [Shanghai] December 2004: 20-21.

Frankel, Stephen Robert. “History Image [Review].” Art on Paper November/December 2004: 81.

di Carlo, Tina. “The Big Tease.” 34 Winter 2004: 34-37

Grundberg, Andy. “Between Past and Future [Review].” Aperture Winter 2004: 14

Phillips, Christopher. “Drastic Urbanization: The Photographs of Sze Tsung Leong,” Art Journal Winter 2004: 19-45.

“2004 Taipei Biennial Portfolio.” Modern Art [Taipei] October 2004: 38-39

“Between Past and Future [Review].” Dwell September 2004: 44

Lew, Christopher. “History Images [Review].” Art Asia Pacific Fall 2004: 83-84

“Between Past and Future [Review].” The New Yorker 28 July 2004: 20

Meredith, Michael. “History Images [Review].” July 2004.

Johnson, Ken. “History Images [Review].” The New York Times 25 June, 2004: E34

Vine, Richard. “Sixty Ways of Looking at China.” Art in America June/July 2004: 126


Jameson, Fredric. “Future City.” New Left Review May/June 2003: 68