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Merav Leibkuechler


After completing her contemporary Dance studies at Matte Asher School – Kibbutz Gaaton, Israel -for Performing arts, 2011 she moved to Berlin. In 2012 she started her studies at the University of Arts (Universität der Künste) Berlin in the department of Fine arts. She focused on painting and Installation, in the class of Professor Thomas Zipp and completed her studies with the Meisterschüler degree in 2019. During her Studies she participated in the exchange program at the Faculdade de Belas Artes , Universidade de Lisboa, in Lisbon, Portugal. Her works have been featured in Solo and Group exhibitions, amongst others at Volksbühne Berlin 2019, 2018 at Galeria ARTA GRACA in Lisbon, 2017 at Villa Grisebach in Berlin, 2016 the MuseumFLUXUS in Potsdam, 2014 at OBEN, CfZ in Vienne and at Palazzo Zenobio in Venice. In 2019 she received the Recognition Award for the Helmut- Thoma foundation at the University of Arts (Universität der Künste) Berlin. She was nominated for several prizes as, 2019 the Heise Art award for painting, 2016 the Ed-Dietzsch art Award for Painting and the BLOOOM Award. 2014 she received a scholarship for the International Summer Academy in Venice, Italy.

2012 – 2019 Master of Fine Arts at “UDK-Berlin”, prof. Thomas Zipp
2017 – 2018 Exchange Program at University “Belas-artes Ulisboa”, Lisbon, Portugal
2007 – 2010 Dance Study at “MASPA” (Matte Asher School of Performing Arts), Kibbutz Gaaton, Israel

Awards & Nominations


  • Awarded: Helmut Thoma Award, Helmut Thoma Foundation of Fine Arts, UDK, Berlin, Germany
  • Nominated: Art Award of Fine Arts, Karl-Heinz Heise Foundation
  • Nominated: BLOOOM Award


  • Nominated: BLOOOM Award
  • Nominated: Eb-Dietzsch-Art Award of Fine Arts


  • Awarded: Young Talent Scholarship, International Summer Academy, Venice, Italy

Solo Exhibitions


  • “Inky” Galerie der 100 Brücken, Künstlerstadt Kalbe, Germany


  • “Das Spiel”, Ortstermin 2015, Berlin, Germany


  • “Überbleibsel – Reste”, Ortstermin 2013, Berlin

Group Exibitions


  • “Fossile Sucht”, Projektraum GG3, Galerie für Nachhaltige Kunst in Berlin, Germany


  • “New Art”, Karl Hofer Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany
  • “Salondergegenwart 2019”, Hamburg, Germany
  • “Grenzen”, Galerie im Malzhaus, Plauen, Germany
  • “Rundgang 2019”, UDK (Universität der Künste), Berlin, Germany
  • “Wut/Mut”, Der Heise Kunstpreis, Dessau – Roßlau, Germany
  • “Das Bauhaus – Ein Rettendes Requiem”, Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany
  • “Schaububinnen”, Gallery Circle 1, Berlin, Germany


  • “Rundgang 2018”, UDK (Universität der Künste), Berlin, Germany
  • “Gruppenausstellung”, Galerie Jean Michel, Berlin, Germany
  • “12 x 12”, Galeria ARTA GRACA, Lisbon, Portugal


  • “Cosmic Debris”, RAE (Raum für Zeitgenössische Kunst), Lentzke, Deutschland
  • “Rundgang 2017”, UDK (Universität der Künste), Berlin, Germany
  • “Europäisch – Japanischer Sommer”, Galerie Jean Michel, Berlin
  • “Camping at Villa Grisebach – Advances in Sexual Healing and Other Activities”, Villa Grisebach, Berlin, Germany


  • “Rundgang 2016”, UDK (Universität der Künste), Berlin, Germany
  • “SPEED”, Tibes Art Award II, Berlin, Germany
  • MuseumFLUXUS + Studis, Museum Fluxus, Potsdam Germany
  • “Eb-Dietzsch-Kunstpreis”, Volksbank Gera, Gera, Germany
  • “Prosac”, Klasse Ausstellung, Glückstad, Germany


  • “Rundgang 2015”, UDK (Universität der Künste), Berlin, Germany
  • “Alluvium”, Neu West Berlin, Berlin, Germany


  • “Rundgang 2014”, UDK (Universität der Künste), Berlin, Germany
  • “K&K pushing B&W”, OBEN, CfZ, Wien, Austria
  • “Summer Academy Venice”, Palazzo Zenobio, Venice, Italy


  • “Rundgang 2013”, UDK (Universität der Künste), Berlin, Germany
  • “Prada of Progress”, Part 2, West Germany, Berlin, Germany


  • “Prada of Progress”, Part 1, Spor Klübü, Berlin, Germany

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