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b. 1977, Italy

Sonia Leimer Biography

Born in 1977 in Meran, Italy, lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

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Sonia Leimer studied architecture at the Akademie der bildenden Künste (Academy of Fine Arts) Vienna, Austria, where she also taught 2012–2015.

In her work, Sonia Leimer explores our perceptual foundations, which are formed on the basis of individual, historical, and media-related patterns of experience. As products of concrete historical contexts, rooms and objects undergo a transformation in which history and societal changes become palpable.

Urban spaces and hypothetical territories are key themes in Sonia Leimer’s work. Her sculptures, videos and installations find expression somewhere between real locations (transformed into the imaginary contexts of the cinema industry) and undefined dimensions–like the dimensions of cosmic galaxies that are so far away, they seem almost virtual. Sonia Leimer’s works leave scattered clues and traces without ever forming a complete identity, to the point of becoming visual enigmas requiring constant re-interpretation.

In 2017, Sonia Leimer participates in the Vladivostok Biennale for Visual Arts. She took part in the Moscow Biennale, Russia, in 2013 and 2015 and the Manifesta 7 Rovereto, Italy, in 2008.

Selected solo exhibitions: Los Angeles Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California (2014); Museion, Bozen, Italy (2012); MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, California (2012); Kunstverein Basis, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (2011); BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna, Austria (2010); Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria (2010).

Her works can be found in museum and private collections, such as the Belvedere, Vienna, Austria; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California; Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria; Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria; Wien Museum, Vienna, Austria; Gaby and Wilhelm Schürmann collection, Herzogenrath, Germany; and numerous corporate collections.

Sonia Leimer was awarded the MAK Schindler grant, the Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Prize, and the Audi Award.

Sonia Leimer Featured Artworks

8th Avenue / 14th street (2020) by Sonia Leimer contemporary artwork
Sonia Leimer8th Avenue / 14th street (2020), 2020blueprint, pencil, watercolor on paper
42 x 297 cm
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Gansevoort St / Hudson St (2020) by Sonia Leimer contemporary artwork
Sonia LeimerGansevoort St / Hudson St (2020), 2020blueprint, pencil, watercolor on paper
297 x 42 cm
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Grand St / Manhattan Ave (2020) by Sonia Leimer contemporary artwork
Sonia LeimerGrand St / Manhattan Ave (2020), 2020Blueprint, pencil, watercolour on paper
29.7 x 42 cm
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I - Träger by Sonia Leimer contemporary artwork
Sonia LeimerI - Träger, 2017Steel, foam, sublimation printing on Martindale
49 x 46 x 30 cm
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O by Sonia Leimer contemporary artwork
Sonia LeimerO, 2018Screenprint on cigarette paper, steel, unique
48 x 48 x 2.8 cm
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Blinder Fleck / Blind Spot by Sonia Leimer contemporary artwork
Sonia LeimerBlinder Fleck / Blind Spot, 2016Screen printing on aerospace film, on Magnetic foil, magnetic paint
120 x 100 cm
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O by Sonia Leimer contemporary artwork
Sonia LeimerO, 2018Screen printed on cigarette paper, steel
56 x 56 x 2.8 cm
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Pink Lady by Sonia Leimer contemporary artwork
Sonia LeimerPink Lady, 2017UV printing on aluminium Dibond, aluminium, monitor, HD video, sound, colour
200 x 200 cm
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Sonia Leimer Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, GROUPSHOW at Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne
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31 January–28 March 2020 Group Exhibition GROUPSHOW Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne

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