Leon Kahane

Biography

LEON KAHANE

geboren/born 1985 in Berlin
lebt und arbeitet in/ lives and works in Berlin

2007–10  photographic studies at Ostkreuzschule in Berlin
since 2008. work and research about FRONTEX and european border policies
since 2013  “Lampedusa” workgroup with Armin Linke and spector books Leipzig
since 2010  student at the University of Arts (Universität der Künste) faculty visual Arts
2010  assistant to Wolfgang Tillmans
2011–14 assistant to Hito Steyerl
2014  six months residency in Hong Kong
2018  founding of the forum democratic culture comtemporary art

AUSZEICHNUNGEN & RESIDENZEN / AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2017  “Fogo Island Arts”, Residency Fogo Island, Newfoundland
2016  “ars viva 2017” art prize, Bund Deutscher Industrieller
2015  “Kunstpreis Europäische Zukunft”, GFZK, Leipzig

EINZELAUSSTELLUNGEN / SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023
"gedenken unserer durch die Tat!" Brandenburgisches Landesmuseum für moderne Kunst / Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus

2022
"gedenken unserer durch die Tat!", Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin
"Walhalla to Birkenau" with Fabian Bechtle as Forum DCCA, Kunsthalle Osnabrück

2021
"Les Dranceés", Traklhaus, Salzburg

2020
"JERRICANS TO CAN JERRY", Leipzigerstraße 61, Berlin

2016
"For Official Use Only", GFZK, Leipzig

GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNGEN / GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
“Sag Shibbolet”, Jewish Museum Munich, Munich
“Tell me about yesterday tomorrow”, NS-Doumentationszentrum Munich, Munich

2018
“Sag Shibbolet”, Jewish Museum Hohenems, Hohenems
“Brauchen wie einen linken Populismus”, ACUD MACHT NEU, Berlin
“Der Wert der Freiheit”, Belvedere 21, Vienna

2017
“ars viva 2017” Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
“How to live together” Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
“Conditions of Political Choreography”, NBK, Berlin
“Dejima”, GAK, Bremen
“Belonging to a Place”, Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto

2016
“L’exposition Imaginaire”, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
“ars viva 2017”, kunstmuseum kloster unser lieben frauen, Magdeburg
“Pas de Deux”, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna

2015
“Republic of Boxes”, uqbar, transmediale, Berlin
“The Future of Memory”, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
“How to Live Together”, 6th Moscow Biennale, Moscow

2014
“Disappearing Things”, 55th October Salon, Belgrade

2013
“The World Is Stable Now”, Gallery Alexander Levy, Berlin
“ Idiopolis”, ReMap 04, Athens, Greece
“Seen By”, Museum für Photographie, Berlin

2012
“The History of Now”, F-Stop Festival for Photographie, Leipzig
“Desertmed”, NGBK, Berlin

2011
“Exit Strategies” with Fabian Bechtle, Artitude Art Association, Berlin
“Melanchotopia” , Witte de With, Rotterdam

2010
final degree exhibition of Ostkreuz School for Photographie
“Glaube Liebe Hoffnung”, Palais of c/o Berlin

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