Biographie / Biography

1977
Geboren in Meran, Italien Born in Meran, Italy

Lebt und arbeitet in Wien, Österreich

Lives and works in Vienna, Austria
2000-2004
Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien, Österreich

Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
seit 2012
Lehrauftrag an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien, Österreich
since 2012
Teaching assignment at Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria

Preise und Auszeichnungen / Awards and Distinctions

2016
ISCP International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York,
2012
Förderpreis der Stadt Innsbruck,
2011
Audi Award, New Positons, Cologne,

Paul Plora Prize,
2009
State Scholarship for Fine Arts,
2007
Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Grant,
2005
MAK Schindler Scholarship,
2004
Carl Appel Prize,
2002
Pfann Ohmann Prize,
2001
The Rabin Square Design Competition: First Prize,

Einzelausstellungen (Auswahl) / Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017
Blinder Fleck. Anne Juren & Sonia Leimer , m21er Haus Belvedere Vienna, Austria

Sonia Leimer, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria
2015
Sonia Leimer: Above the crocodiles, Galerie Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, Austria
2014
Lack of a proper word, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany

Wow!, LAMOA Los Angeles Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, USA

Ypsilon, Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznan, Poland
2013
Raumteiler, abc art berlin contemporary, Gallery Nächst St. Stephan, Berlin, Germany
2012
2030 (2010), Medienfassade Museion, Museion Bozen, Bolzano, Italy

Lungo quelle linee / Along Those Lines, Museion Bozen, Italy, curated by Frida Carazzato

Träger, Artothek, Cologne, Germany

Undefiniertes Bauvorhaben, BIG Kunst am Bau, Salzburg, Austria

Space Holder, Gallery Nächst St. Stephan, Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, Austria

Ende der Sprechstunde, Artothek, Cologne, Germany
2011
New Positions, Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany

uns so weiter, Kunstverein Basis, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2010
No Site to Fall in, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria

Neither in Motion nor at Rest, BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
2009
To move in parallel, playing back from earlier, Saprophyt Project Space, Vienna, Austria

Bar Restaurant 42, Bolzano, Italy, curated by Letizia Ragaglia

Series of sucessive instants, Gallery Nächst St. Stephan, Login, Vienna, Austria
2008
Elseworlds, Silo Laa in cooperation with Christian Mayer, Art in Public Space, Lower Austria
2007
The Last Museum, Bellstreet Project Space, Vienna, Austria

Gruppenausstellungen (Auswahl) / Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
Chi é ancora austriaco?, Arte Merano, Italy

Body in Action. Video dalla Collezione Museion, Spazio Redotto Venezia, Italy
2016
The painters have finished. Alexander Wolff with Sonia Leimer, Mandla Reuter, Starship & ztscrpt.net, SVIT, Prague, Czech Republic

ROAD REGISTERS. Aufzeichnungen mobiler Lebenswelten, xhibit - Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna, Austria

Herwig Turk. Landschaft = Labor, MKK, Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfurt, Austria

Die Sprache der Dinge. Materialgeschichten aus der Sammlung, Belvedere 21er Haus Vienna, Austria

Poetiken des Materials, Leopold Museum Vienna, Austria
2015
Palm Capusule, Mak Center, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, USA

Import Export, Nordbahnhofgelände, Vienna, Austria

Vokuhila, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria

Vienna for art's sake, Winterpalais Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Mainzer Ansichten, Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany

From & To, Villa Arson, Nice, France; Kunst Meran im Haus der Sparkasse, Meran, Italy

Destination Vienna, Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria

Anima Mundi, Lust Gallery Vienna, Austria

Now, at the lastest. Videos und andere Sehenwürdigkeiten aus der EVN Sammlung, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria

Monumental Narratives. Figures, Landscapes and Rituals, MAC Gas Natural Fenosa Museum of Contemporary Art, A Coruña, Spain

Kardinal König Kunstpreis, Kunstraum St. Virgil, Salzburg, Austria

High Performance, Kunsthalle Arlberg 1800, St. Christoph, Austria

Parallel Vienna 2015, Alte Post, Dominikanerbastei, Vienna, Austria

Flirting with Strangers. Begegnungen mit Werken aus der Sammlung, 21er Haus / Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Vienna, Austria

Sammeln für Morgen. Neue Werke im Museion, Museion, Bozen, Italy

6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art: "Nadezhda - Prinzip Hoffnung. Künstlerische Perspektiven auf russische Industriestädte, Trekhgornaya Manufaktura, Moscow, Russia

Drawings I Fridges, Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California, USA

Le Souffleur, Schürmann trifft Ludwig, Ludwigforum Aachen, Germany
2014
Ground-control, Marion Sharmann, Cologne, Germany

One shots AND Imagines, Photoroom Downtown, Los Angeles, USA

Wörter als Türen in Sprache, Kunst, Film, Künstlerhaus, Graz, Austria

Reassembling Past Futures, Austrian Cultural Forum, London, United Kingdom

Collected # 4: Bilder über Bilder. Malerei und Fotografie im Wechselspiel, Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna, Austria

LAMOA group show, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

Lavoro in corso, Biennale Val Gardena, Italy

Specters of the West and Photographic Figments, Vienna, Austria IV Biennale Gherdëina, City of Ortisei, Italy

Made in L.A.2014, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

For a While, Who Knows How Long, Kunstverein Schattendorf, Vienna, Austria, curated by Marina Faust

Groupshow, Years, Copenhagen, Danemark

Ökonomie der Aufmerksamkeit, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

Encounter, MUMOK Cinema, Vienna, Austria

Call me on Sunday, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

Lenin: Ice-breaker, Lentos Museum, Linz, Austria

Group Show, Villa Arson, Nizza, Italy
2013
Members Club, Seccession, Vienna, Austria

In the Shape of Things to Come, curated by Sonia Leimer, Ve. Sche Verein für Raum und Form in der bildenden Kunst, Vienna, Austria

Unter 10. Wertvolles en miniature, Wien Museum, Vienna, Austria

Über Reason und Resonanz, LWZ projecte, Vienna, Austria

Bilder im Fluss: A video exhibition, group show, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg, Germany

Lenin: Ice-breaker, 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Murmansk/Moscow, Russia
2012
Die Illustrierte Ausstellung, Kärnter Kunstverein, Austria, curated by Catrin Bolt und Edith Payer

Sleepwalking II, Freies Museum, Berlin, Germany

Bend a Bow, Sonia Leimer & Stephanie Taylor with Barbara Hammer, Mackey Garage Top, MAK, Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, USA

L'Éducation de Rosette. Bertha von Suttner und der Kaukasus, Schloss Harmannsdorf, Harmannsdorf, Austria, curated by Brigitte Huck

Panorama 4. New Art in South Tyrol, Festung Franzenfeste, Fortezza, Italy

Skulpturengarten, Strombad Kritzendorf, Kritzendorf, Austria

Reverse Engineering, Paraflows 7, Festival für digitale Kulturen, Vienna

Ferne Nähe. Künstlerische Nachbarschaften: Südtirol - Niederösterreich, Stift Lilienfeld, Dormitorium, Lilienfeld, Austria

Zyklus 7.0, Stift Lilienfeld, Austria

Embassy Goes Contemporary. Junge Kunst der Sammlung Museion in Berlin, Botschaft der Italienischen Republik, Berlin, Germany
2011
Sonderausstellung Dornbirner Messe, Dornbirn, Austria

Premio Moroso, Galeria communale di arte Monfalcone, Monfalcone, Italy

Georgien 2010, Die Ausstellungsstrasse, Vienna, Austria
2010
Out there, out here. Art in public space project, Bolzano, Italy, curated by Letizia Ragaglia

Triennale Linz, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria, curated by Nina Kirsch and Stella Rollig

Fractional Systems. Garage Project II, Mackey Garages, Los Angeles, USA

The Invisible Play, Istambul, Turkey

Da Bao, Anniart, 798 Art District, Beijung, China

Premio Cairo, La Permanente di Milano, Milan, Italy

The world as a backdrop, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria

Pro Choice, Kunstverein Schattendorf, Schattendorf, Austria

ASAP, Beijing, China

Artisterium, Biennale, Tiflis, Georgia

The Bare House, Museum for Art, Pori, Finland

A Talk, Saprophyt Project Space, Vienna, Austria

Crossing Limits. Art in Urban Transitions, Vienna Art Week, Vienna, Austria
2009
Images 2, Ecole d'Art et de Design de Genève (Pôle Artmedia), Genève, Schwitzerland, Galerie Forde, curated by Daniel Baumann

Bulletin Board Blvd. 2, Pro Choice, Vienna, Austria

Trick of Light, MOP, Sydney, Australia, curated by Marita Fraser

Not enough detail is given for a reconstruction, however, Künstlerhauspassage, Vienna, Austria

Audio Prop. See this sound, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria, in collaboration with Female Obsession

Sleepwalking, Temporary Gallery, Cologne, Germany

Art in Public Space, Vorgartenstraße 128, Vienna, Austria
2008
Perception and Utopia, traveling exhibitions: Kerava Art Museum, Pärnu Art Museum, Rovaniemi Museum of Modern Art, Finland

Groupshow, Bellstreet Project Space, nonartfair, Vienna, Austria

13th Biennale Bjm, Bari, Italy

Reconstructed, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria

Manifesta 7: Principle Hope. Manifestation, Rovereto, Italy

Alp-traum, Galerie Museum, Bolzano, Italy

Architecture, Künstlerhaus Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria

Urban Signs/Local Strategies. Art in Public Space, Vienna, Austria
2007
Logbuch, Galerie 5020, Salzburg, Austria

Group Show, Tanzquartier, Vienna, Austria

This is Happening, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria, curated by Fiona Liewehr and Martin Guttmann

Kairos, Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy

Show with Catrin Bolt, Max-Winter-Platz 13/41, Vienna, Austria

The Theater, Graz, Austria

Images, Bauernmarkt 1 , Vienna, Austria
2006
Mongolia: Perception and Utopia, Union of Mongolian Artists, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, organized by the Kerava Museum, Helsinki, Finland

Societe des nations, factice et scindee en elle-meme, Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland

Love after the cold war, MAK Centre for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, USA
2005
Parachute Pavilion, New York, New York, USA
2004
Condensed community, Ottakring, Vienna, Austria in collaboration with the Institute for Art and Architecture, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

Living Room, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
2003
Schmarotzer, Annual exhibition of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
2002
The Rabin Square Design Competition, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria

Sammlungen (Auswahl) / Collections (Selection)

Sammlung der Stadt Wien, Vienna, Austria
21 Haus, Vienna, Austria
Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria
LAMOA, Los Angeles, USA
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Bank Austria, Vienna, Austria
Raiffeisen Landesbank, Bolzano, Italy
Museion, Bolzano, Italy
Lentos, Linz, Austria
EVN Sammlung, Vienna, Austria
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