Laura Leppert (*1993) is an artist, filmmaker and researcher currently based in Berlin and Munich.
       Her multidisciplinary practice meanders between video, installation, text, sculpture and sound.
       She studied Sculpture and Transmedial Space in Kiel, Linz and Munich, with Olaf Nicolai, Cécile B. Evans, Simon Starling,
       Florian Hüttner and Eva Grubinger, among others. In 2020 she graduated as Meisterschülerin.
       She participated in CSAV Artist's Laboratory at Fondazione Ratti, Como, IT, and was artist in residence at KAIR Kosice, SVK.
       She is a fellow of the Study Foundation of the German People and received the scholarship for visual arts by Stiftung Kunstfonds.
       She was awarded the Scholarship for Visual Arts of the City of Munich, and a Graduation Prize for her diploma work.
       In 2021 she was artist in residence at Urbane Künste Ruhr in Dortmund.



       

EDUCATION


       

2020

      Diploma / MFA (Hons)
       

2016-20

   Academy of Arts Munich, Sculpture / Prof. Olaf Nicolai (as Meisterschülerin)
       

2018

      Project Class of Center for Interdisciplinary Studies with Cécile B. Evans, AdBK Munich
       

2017

      Project Class of Center for Interdisciplinary Studies with Simon Starling, AdBK Munich
       

2016

      BFA (Hons)
       

2014

      University of the Arts Linz, A, Sculpture / Transmedial Space / Prof. Eva Grubinger
       

2013-16

  Muthesius Academy of the Arts Kiel, Sculpture / Prof. Elisabeth Wagner
       

2011-13

  Muthesius Academy of the Arts Kiel, Drawing Class / Prof. Florian Hüttner, Prof. BKH Gutmann



       

RESIDENCIES


       

2021

Residency at RUHR DING, URBANE KÜNSTE RUHR, in coop with KunstVereineRuhr, Dortmund, DE
       

2020

Residency at KAIR, Košice, SVK, in coop with European Artist Exchange
       

2020

Summeracademy Salzburg, Festung Hohensalzburg, AT, with Eli Cortiñas
       

2019

CSAV Artist‘s Laboratory, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, IT, with Nora Schultz & Ei Arakawa
       

2018

Performing Arts Forum Spring Meeting, St. Erme, FR, with Bojana Cvejić, Jonathan Burrows, Tristan García, Diedrich Diederichsen among others
       

2016

The Clinicality of the present, Montepulciano, IT, with Ulf Aminde, Felix Ensslin



       

GRANTS & FUNDING


       

2021

Postgraduate scholarship & project grant of Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design
       

2021

EMAF Award & VdFK Award (nominated)
       

2020

Scholarship for Visual Art by Stiftung Kunstfonds, Neustart Kultur
       

2020

Scholarship for Visual Arts by the City of Munich
       

2020

Graduation Prize for Forecast
       

2020

Project grant by Erwin and Gisela Steiner Foundation
       

2020

Catalogue grant by LfA Förderbank Bayern
       

2020

Scholarship for Summeracademy Salzburg
       

2015-20

Study Foundation of the German People
       

2019

Catalogue grant, LfA Förderbank Bavaria
       

2018

Project Funding by Academy Foundation
       

2018

Exhibition funding by Department of Culture Munich
       

2018

Project Funding by Marianne-Ingenwerth-Stiftung
       

2018

Meisterschülerin (Master student) with Olaf Nicolai
       

2018

Grant of Academy Foundation for Performing Arts Forum, St. Erme, FR
       

2014

ERASMUS+ Scholarship



       

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS


       

2021

POSSESSED - 34. European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, DE, How Long Is Now running in competition / section OUT OF ORDER
       

2021

Taking my thoughts for a walk, Dortmund, initiated by Kunstverein Dortmund and URBANE KÜNSTE RUHR
       

2021

Online Talk for 34. EMAF, hosted by Mason Leaver-Yap and Katrin Mundt, with Zachary Epcar and Grace Mitchell
       

2021

Residency at RUHR DING, URBANE KÜNSTE RUHR, in coop with KunstVereineRuhr, Dortmund, DE
       

2021

OUTPUT / Focus Europe, Artist Talk with Europäisches Künstlerhaus Schafhof, Freising, DE
       

TBA

Screening & Artist Talk, Makroscope, Mülheim a. d. Ruhr, DE
       

TBA

Futur3Festival, Kiel, DE
       

TBA

Stem Cell Spa, duo show, Elysian Hydraulics, Ogden, US
       

TBA

Inner Saboteurs, Solo show with Book Launch, Goldberg Galerie, Munich, DE

       

2020

Sure We Can Sell Beef It's Peanuts, Solo at EFES42 Verein für Skulptur, Linz, A
       

2020

Open Studio Day & Artist Talk at KAIR, Šopa Gallery, Košice, SVK

       

2020

Forecast (Solo), Graduation Show, Academy of Arts Munich, DE
       

2020

2 Weeks Later, Summeracademy Salzburg with Eli Cortiñas, Festung Hohensalzburg, A
       

2020

La faz de la tierra, invited by Merlinda Rañi, Pabellón de las Bellas Artes, UCA, Buenos Aires, ARG
       

2020

Causal Loops, Time Squiggles, Book Launch, Ordet, Milano, IT
       

2020

Crude Oil Acts text and audio piece at La Fange du Macadam, Josephspitalstrasse 12, Munich, DE
       

2020

Stay at Home, invited by Marco Hompes, Online Screening, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden, DE
       

2020

Košice International Film Festival, Košice, SVK
       

2020

ALC Video Art Festival, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Alicante, Alicante, ES

       

2019

Steal the Surroundings (Solo), Goldberg Gallery, Munich, DE
       

2019

Crossroads as win-win situation, co-curated with Giulia Zabarella, Tatzelwurm Highway Overpass, public space, Munich, DE
       

2019

Aperto, CSAV Artist‘s Laboratory, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Villa Sucota, Como, IT
       

2019

Night Sweats, organized together with Johanna K Michel, Frederike de Graft, Sabrina Schuppelius, Künstlerhaus Vorwerkstift, Hamburg, DE
       

2019

Videodox Förderpreis, Biennial for Video Art, curated by Dunja Bialas, Galerie der Künstler*innen, Munich, DE
       

2019

Karl&Faber Prize, Auction House Karl&Faber, Luitpoldblock, Munich, DE
       

2019

Tacker / Preselection, Galerie der Künstler*innen, Munich, DE
       

2019

Screening, invited by Carolina di Palma, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, ARG
       

2019

Of Gardens, 29. Kurzfilmtage Bamberg,, Morph, Bamberg, DE

       

2018

Class Languages (with Collective Infofiction), organized by Jenny Nachtigall, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, DE
       

2018

Territory of ready, Maximiliansforum, Munich, DE
       

2018

+CODE Festival of Electronic Arts, Centro Cultural San Martín, Buenos Aires, ARG
       

2018

START, Goldberg Galerie, Munich, DE
       

2018

Face of the Earth, curated by Merlinda Rañi, Espacio Pla, Buenos Aires, ARG
       

2018

The weight of it all, CX Project class, curated by Cécile B. Evans, Munich, DE
       

2018

At a distance, curated by A.P. Vague, Harvester Arts, Wichita, US
       

2018

If your phone doesn’t ring, it’s me, Metropol Kunstraum, Sammlung Michalke, Munich, DE

       

2017

Quality Time, curated by Chris Fitzpatrick and Post Brothers, Kunstverein Munich, DE, with eponymous publication
       

2017

Class Languages (with Collective Infofiction), organized by Jenny Nachtigall, DISTRICT Berlin, DE
       

2017

Pathfinder (Solo), Goldberg Galerie, Munich, DE
       

2017

Speed Ritual (Duo with Raphael Krome), Weltraum, Munich, DE
       

2017

Mal wieder nichts geschossen, Innere Wiener Straße, Munich, DE
       

2017

Schwarze Piste #5 (C), Halle B Hawerkamp, Münster, during SkulpturProjekte Münster, DE
       

2017

you are as beautiful as a million burning ballerinas in the sunset, ADAC-HQ, Munich, DE

       

2016

Muthesius Prize for Arts and Design 2016, Kunsthalle Kiel, Kiel, DE
       

2016

Change of the guard, Bachelor exhibition, Detail, Kiel, DE
       

2016

6. Raumformen, Titanickhalle, Münster, DE
       

2016

Change of the guard (Solo), Bachelor exhibition, Detail, Kiel, DE
       

2016

Schwarze Piste #4, Interventions in public space, Vienna, A

       

2015

TILT, Westwerk, Hamburg, DE
       

2015

We‘re forming a rosebud / Die Tödliche Doris, organized by Käthe Kruse, Kesselhaus, Kiel, DE

       

2014

The Soft Machine (Duo with Sabrina Schuppelius), Schlecker Vinetaplatz, Kiel, DE
       

2014

Until Infinity, Kesselhaus at Anscharpark, Kiel, DE
       

2014

Movin‘ (Duo with Florian Purschke), Holzhaus e. V., Linz, A
       

2014

Schwarze Piste #2, Interventions in public space, Basel, CH

       

2013

For Now Or Eternity, curated by Marianne Peijnenberg, Lessingbad Kiel, DE
       

2013

Schwarze Piste #, Interventions in public space, Berlin, DE
       

2013

Spotkanie z miastem, Kunsthalle Danzig, Danzig, PL
       

2013

HINZU, Kunstraum B, Kiel



       

CURATORIAL


       

2019

Crossroads as Win-Win Situation, performative project in public space with eponymous publication, co-curated with Giulia Zabarella,
               with Sarah Doerfel, Annabell Lachner, Adrian Sölch, Raphael Krome, Tatzelwurm Highway Overpass, public space, Munich,
       

2017

Night Sweats, organized together with Johanna K Michel, Frederike de Graft, Sabrina Schuppelius, Künstlerhaus Vorwerkstift, Hamburg, DE




       

PRESS / TALKS / INTERVIEWS


       

05/22/21

Online Talk for 34. EMAF, hosted by Mason Leaver-Yap and Katrin Mundt, with Zachary Epcar and Grace Mitchell / vimeo, in english
       

03/17/21

Zu Gast bei Urbane Künste Ruhr / fb, in german
       

03/04/21

[OUTPUT] 024 mit Laura Leppert | Fokus Europa II LIVE / Youtube, in german
       

10/28/20

Laura Leppert | Videoportrait | Stipendium für Bildende Kunst 2020 / Youtube, in german




       

PUBLICATIONS


       

SOON

Inner Saboteurs. Artist book, self-published. 68p., softcover with thermochromic silkscreen print, 4/4 digital, 28 x 18 cm, Edition: 200
                Concept, Design, Texts & images: Laura Leppert. Printing: Druckhaus Sportflieger Berlin. ISBN 978-3-00-068793-8
       

2020

Crude Oil Acts. Artist book, self-published. 8p., softcover, 4/4 digital, 28 x 18 cm, Edition: 50
       

2020

Sick Building / Elevator Pitch. Artist book, self-published. 12p., each one unique, printed on self-calibrating inkjet printer, 4/4 digital, 28 x 18 cm, Edition: 40
                Publishers: Laura Leppert, EFES42 Verein für Skulptur, Linz. Concept, realization & design: Laura Leppert.
       

2019

Causal Loops and Squiggles. Publishers: Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Compagnia. 255p., softcover, 2/4 offset, 28 x 18 cm, Edition: 200
               Editor: Gregorio Magnani. Design and Realisation: Studio Wolfe Hall. Authors: Ei Arakawa, Ilan Bachl, Lorenzo Benedetti, Pietro
               Bonfanti, Marc Buchy, Letizia Calori & Violette Maillard, Amos Cappuccio, Cerith Wyn Evans, Nikolas Gambaroff, Daniel Jablonski,
               Stefan Klein, Kasper König, Wes Lario, Laura Leppert, Douna Lim & Théo Pesso, Gregorio Magnani (Ed.), Edoardo Manzoni, Michael
               Sven Meier, Tomás Nervi, Deirdre O‘Leary, Annie Ratti, Nora Schultz, Alan Segal, Heidi Specker, Paulo Wirz, Eleni Wittbrodt.
               Printing: Tallinna Raamatutrükikoda. ISBN 978-1-9161101-3-7
       

2019

Turny. Crossroads as a Win-Win Situation. Artist book, self-published. 277p., softcover, 4/4 digital, Edition: 100.
               Publishers: Laura Leppert, Giulia Zabarella. Concept, Design, Realisation,Texts and images: Sarah Doerfel, Raphael Krome, Annabell Lachner,
               Laura Leppert, Adrian Sölch, Giulia Zabarella. Photography: The artists, Thomas Splett.
               Lectorat: Claire Henderson. Print: Printon AS. Eponymous project initiated and co-curated by Giulia Zabarella and Laura Leppert.
       

2018

Everything the light touches belongs to someone else. Artist book, self-published. 24p., softcover, 4/4 digital, 28 x 18 cm, Edition: 150.
               Concept, Design, Realisation: Laura Leppert.
       

2018

If your phone doesn‘t ring, it‘s me. A Conversation About Minimal Art Today. Publishers: Olaf Nicolai, Markus Michalke.
               124p., softcover, 7 cahiers in envelope, 4/4 riso, 35,2x24,8 cm, Edition: 100. Concept & Design: Maximilian Schachtner, Beowulf Tomek,
               Giulia Zabarella, Elisabeth Pletzer, Realisation: Maximilian Schachtner, Daily Dialogue. Print: Herr und Frau Rio.
       

2018

Things to do. Publishers: Elisabeth Wagner, Muthesius Kunsthochschule.
               Catalogue, 262 p., hardcover embossed, 4/4 digital, Edition: 1500. Concept and Realisation: Matthias Meyer, Anna Bertermann.
               Authors: The artists, Matthias Meyer, Elisabeth Wagner. Photo Postproduction: Miles Sjögren, Matthias Meyer. Lector: Ursula
               Schmitz-Bünder. Print: Druckhaus Köthen. ISBN: 978-3-943763-67-6
       

2017

Quality Time. Publishers: Olaf Nicolai, Post Brothers, Julia Maier.
               Book, 124 p., softcover, 2/4 riso, 29,7x21 cm, Edition: 100. Concept and Realisation: Maximilian Schachtner, Daily Dialogue.
               Authors: Annabell Lachner, Anna Maria Pascó Boltà, Beowulf Tomek, Carmen Kovacs, Chris Fitzpatrick, Florian Ecker,
               Franziska Konitzer, Frauke Zabel, Giulia Zabarella, Ilan Bachl, Jan Dominik Kudla, Janna Jirkova, Johanna Klingler, Kyrill
               Constantinides Tank, Laura Leppert, Laurel Severin, Lena Grossmann, Leon Eixenberger, Lilian Robl, Raphael Krome, Robert
               Keil, Sarah Doerfel, Simona Andrioletti, Stefan Fuchs, Veronika Galli, Yves-Michele Saß. Print: Herr und Frau Rio.
       

2017

Speed Ritual. Artist book, self-published. 48 p., softcover, s/w digital, Edition: 40, each one with unique sticker inside.
               Publishers: Raphael Krome, Laura Leppert. Concept and Realisation: Lena Grossmann, Michael Mieskes.
       

2017

Schwarze Piste. 1 to 5. Publishers: Thomas Judisch, Muthesius Academy of the Arts.
               168 p., hardcover, s/w digital, Edition: 1000. Graphic Design, Realisation: Tim Schöning. Translations: Yasmin Birkandan,
               Hannah Bohnen, Linda Ebert, Dana Hennes, Laura Leppert. Lector: Katharina Jesdinsky. Print: Polygrafische Druckwerkstatt,
               Muthesius Academy of the Arts. Verarbeitung: Schoch & Siege Papierverarbeitungs-GmbH.
               ISBN: 978-3-943763-59-1
       

2017

you are as beautiful as a million burning ballerinas in the sunset seen from a hundred meters above.
               Publishers: Annette Vogel, ADAC Cultural funding. 26 p., sigle pages with binder, 4/4 digital, Edition: 1000. Concept and Realisation: Anna Dietze, Annette Vogel.
       

2016

Muthesius Prize 2016. Publisher: Muthesius Gesellschaft e.V.
               80 p., softcover, 4/4 digital, Edition: 2500.
               ISBN 978-3-943763-35-5