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Merav Leibküchler
lives and works in Berlin, Germany


2012 -2019      Master student, Visual Arts Studies at the University of Arts, Berlin, Germany – Class Prof. Thomas Zipp

2018-2017       Exchange semester at the Art University „Belas-artes ulisboa“, Lisbon, Portugal.

2007-2010      Contemporary dance and choreography studies at the “MASPA” (Matte Asher School For The Preforming Arts) Kibbutz Gaaton, Israel


Grants / Awards 


>Nomination, Kunstpreis Sparkasse, Karlsruhe, DE


> NEUSTART KULTURE: Grant for freelance visual artists, DE
> Digital mediation formats for visual artists, NEUSTART KULTUR, DE
> Nomination, Art Prize Alzey-Worms, DE


>Project funding, DIS-TANZEN, Federal Government for Culture and Media, Germany

> PArt Fund, Project funding, Hambur


> PArt Fund, Project funding, Hamburg

> The President Award of the UDK (University of the Arts) Berlin 


> Helmut Thoma Foundation, Recognition prize, University of Arts (UDK), Berlin

> Karl-Heinz Heise Foundation, Art award for painting, Dessau-Rosslau, Germany 

> BLOOOM Award, International art award, Cologne, Germany 


> ERASMUS+ scholarship program of the EU


>  BLOOOM Award, International art award, Cologne, Germany 

> “Eb-Dietzsch-Art Prize for Painting”, Gera, Germany 


> “Young Talent Scholarship”, International Summer Academy, Venice, Italy.


Artistic career, selected station


Final exam- University of the Arts Berlin 2019 - Painting

> Large format oil painting, room installation, performance, music composition, video shooting.

> During the study various individual and group exhibitions

Volksbühne Berlin „Bauhaus - Ein rettendes Requiem“ by Schorsch Kamerun

> Performance - play, dance with Anne Tismer, stage design, cloth installation

Collaboration with the artist Meix Meier - Barosphere

> Video shoot for video installation and exhibition, life performance, choreography


> Large-format 3D room installation with rope, cloth, thread and painting

Theatre „Gut - Reaction“

> Stage play with life painting, 60min, three performances

Venice - Summer Academy

> Performance, video installation, video shoot, photography

Dance studies

> Modern and contemporary dance education

> Dance and choreography, stage performances, solo pieces and group performances


Artistic practice


Merav Leibküchler is a performer and multimedia artist exploring presence in the state of nonexistence, and dimensions within the void. What lies in the gap between presence and nothingness? What is the difference between matter and energy? What does the void look like

Leibküchler draws inspiration from Albert Einstein's relativity theory and quantum mechanics regarding mankind's understanding of the universe and the ability to expand outside our narrow orbit and see as well as experience the hidden facets of existence. 

Her background in the performance art field and her formal training as a painter allows Leibküchler to combine traditional art practices with advanced new media techniques fusing an analogue approach with a digital one, shifting between tradition and innovation.

In her work she examines the boundaries between abstract and figurative styles, using elementary and geometric forms, rich textures and patterns creating new compositions; eliciting a consciousness of space and surface, portraying a state in which a fragmented past, present, and future are unified. 



Universität der Künste Berlin (UDK)
5 years old
Prof. Thomas Zipp