Leon Filter

I am an artist and author currently living in Arnhem in the Netherlands. My work is based in writing and conversational practice and materializes around film and publications.
I'm interested in the processes through which present conditions become charged and how the effects are narrated — specifically exploring notions and gestures of pedagogy, the cinematic and unfitness.

Listening Group
2021 (upcoming) MUMMYTHEDADDY, with Malade
Sonne, Perlen, Nikotin, group show by Rabea Ridlhammer, Peach, Rotterdam
2019 a short stay, group show, Malade @ SLAK, Arnhem
Meine Herkunft habe ich mir selbst konstruiert, lecture, Das Maß der Dinge, conference, TH OWL, Detmold
2018 On Disappearance, book launch/performance WALTER books, Arnhem
Constant Craving – performing under conditions, DAI MA Art Praxis Graduation Acts, State of concept, Athens
islandthinking presentation with Curating Positions, DAI COOP Summit, Athens,
Listening Group with Valentina Curandi, Flora Valeska Woudstra, various Locations, Athens
Sensing with the back, performance, The Kitchen, not the restaurant, Dutch Art Institute, MACBA, Barcelona
MUMMYTHEDADDY, performance, Lichtspiele curated by Mason Leaver-Yap, KW, Berlin
2017 Atrocity exhibition, performance with Agatha Cieslak and Rabea Ridlhammer, Gonzo – Mad Tea Party, Christuskirche, Köln
bent, performance, in support curated by Baha Görkem Yalim, de Kijkdoos, Amsterdam
silence of the explicit, performance, The Kitchen, not the restaurant, Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem
Porous Archive, with Görkem Baha Yalim, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven
Contest: Teaching as a form of art, performative installation with Teaching as a form of art study group by Ruth Noack, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven
The elephant in the room, intervention with Alejandro Céron and Mirjam Linschooten and Curating Positions, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven
I‘ve already become an image, video screening with Mirjam Linschooten, Symposium Teaching as a form of art, Coaty, Salvador da Bahia
fishing for stories, performance, Praia do Porto da Barra, Salvador da Bahia
space/biography LAB, action № 7 (eye and the display) with Simone Rueß, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
2016 bent, performance, The Kitchen, not the restaurant, Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem
Person/a,exhibition with Ian Clewe and Sarah Lehnerer, Projectspace Römerstraße, Stuttgart
Remediations of a sensual universe, exhibition with Ian Clewe, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
Biographie de Suspects, lecture und videoscreening with Ian Clewe, Merz Akademie, Stuttgart
2015 RSVP, group show, Wühlischstraße 5, Berlin
Picturing Discipline, Tracing Control, group show annd presentation with Disciplula, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art Gallery, Frankfurt
Bouvard und Pecuchet 3000 - Erben, Wissen, Sex, performative research lab, chapter 10: Love, with Adrianna Liedtke and Felix Ensslin, Theater Rampe, Stuttgart
2014 Biographie de Suspects, lecture with Ian Clewe, FMX, Stuttgart
Man muss vielleicht erst ein Haus Bauen um es dann nicht zu wollen, presentation and gradutation exhibition, Merz Akademie, Stuttgart
2013 casual friday, as part of Punch&Judy, Querungen – Württembergischer Kunstverein in cooperation with Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
Autopoiesis, group show curated by Didem Yazici Querungen – Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart
PUNCH, as part of Punch&Judy, Open Mind Festival, Alte Feuerwache, Mannheim
Abbiegungen, solo exhibition, Land of the Temopary Eternity, Stuttgart
No place to hide, group show as part of Punch&Judy, Arbeitsamt, Stuttgart
Steffen Kugel, group show, Palermo Gallery, Stuttgart
FKX - student Festival for media Art and Performance, killAreal, Fellbach
Holzwege, videoscreening, Kulturpark Berg, Stuttgart
Welch schöne Utopie, group show, Wilhelmspalais, Stuttgart
2011 Die Kunst nicht dermaßen regiert zu werden, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart
Stuttgarter Kompressionen, video-installation, with Stuttgart12, „Duisburger Filmwoche“, Duisburg
Publications and Writings
2021 MUMMYTHEDADDY, artist book, published by Malade (upcoming)
2019 Meine Herkunft habe ich mir selbst konstruiert, Publication with Eva Filter, published by TH-OWL, Detmold
The classroom as camera, curatorial text, COOP-Summit - Dutch Art institute, Cagliari
Keep The Conversation Going, Softpower-issue, Schlosspost, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
2018 On Disappearance, Anthology, Edition of 65, published by SpellBoundPages
Instagram-takeover, KW institute of contemporary Art, Berlin
Space/biography LAB contribution, Artistbook/cataloge by Simone Rueß, Edition Solitude, Stuttgart
2016 Person/a, 3 Editions of Artistbooks together with Ian Clewe and Sarah Lehnerer, Akademie Schloss Solitude
Zeitschrift für Hoschschulentwicklung Jg10/nr.1 März 2015: Künstlerische Forschung an Hochschulen und Universitäten - zwischen Idee, Skizze und realisierung, series of collages with Ian Clewe for the contribution of David Quigley
Casual Friday - Chronicles Of Work, Online-publication as part of Punch&Judy, Akademie Schloss Solitude
2014 Biegen, Artistbook, August Verlag, Berlin
Stuttgart 12 in Remediate, an den Grenzen von Film Web und Archiv, Wilhelm Fink Verlag
no place to hide, Catalogue
2013 Kissing in Am17 Obsessions
2012 Küssen in Copter - Theorie, Materie, Hoffnung
Connective work
2020-21 Teaching assignement Einführung in die Projektarbeit Merz Akademie, Stuttgart
2020 Workshop The Unfit - of promising monsters and non-competetive organisms, Merz Akademie, Stuttgart
2019-20 Teamteaching with Prof. Iris Baum, Readingpositions, TH OWL, Detmold
2019 Conference: Lehre, Ästhetik, Wirtschaft – Kann das Bauhaus das?, Projekt MIK, Pavillon, Krefeld
2019 Workshop Meine Herkunft habe ich mir selbst konstruiert, Detmolder Schule, FH-OWL, Detmold
2019 Initiating WALTER library, Arnhem
2018– Tutor with Curating Positions for Bulegoa z/b at Dutch Art Institute
Initiating Listening Group, Study Group, various locations
2012-14 Co-initiator of artist group Punch&Judy (previously Copter-Coop)
2011-14 Co-initiator of Projektraum LOTTE Land Of The Temporary Eternity, Stuttgart
2014-15 Academic Assistant, Merz Akademie, Stuttgart
2019 SLAK Residency, Arnhem
2018 Künstlerdorf Schöppingen
Dream Art Institute, Arnhem
2016 Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
2011 Utopia Parkway, Stuttgart
Structural Support
Grant, Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Teaching with TH OWL
2017/18 DAAD Graduate Scholarship for Art, German Academic Exchange Programm
2016 Filmfunding, MFG Baden-Württemberg in cooperation with Akademie Schloss Solitude
2013-15 Grant, MFG Baden-Württemberg (Biographie de Suspects/ Remediate II)
2013 Grant, Stiftung Kunstfonds, for Biegen with August Verlag Berlin
Winner (Juryprice) Open-Mind-Preis der Kunst- und Musikhochschulen Baden-Württemberg with Punch&Judy
2012-13 Grant of Innovationsring Baden-Württemberg
2012-14 Scholarship, Deutschlandstipendium
2009-12 Promotional-support by Landesanstalt für Kommunikation and MFG Baden-Württemberg
2018 Master Art Praxis (Master Fine Art), Dutch Art Institute (DAI)
2014 Master of Arts (Honors), Artistic Research in Art, Design and Media, Merz Akademie, Stuttgart
2012 Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Film/Video, Merz Akademie Stuttgart