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Born in Hamburg, Germany in 1995, young artist Leon Billerbeck first discovered photography as an artistic medium in 2015, while studying Media Arts at the Bauhaus- University in Weimar. Since then, he is ambitiously developing his art and himself, traveling around the world, photographing, filming, writing and making music.

He  participated in the Artist Residency of Antoine D‘Agata in Arles in 2017 and  was later that year, one of 4 elected students of the „Carte Blanche Étudiants Award“ by Paris Photo and Picto. The following year, he was studying in Porto, Portugal, where worked on his first sound- installation “DROWN” ,  which was later exhibited at the renowned media-art festival „Semibreve“ in Braga, Portugal. Since September 2018 he studied in the class of Prof. Björn Dahlem at the Bauhaus-University, where he intensified his work on mixed-media art and installation-art, expanding his often lens-based gestures to diverse audio-visual, sometimes even sculptural expression. In October 2019, he finished his BFA in Media Arts at the Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany, under supervision of Prof. Ursula Damm and Prof. Björn Dahlem. Billerbeck is currently working on his personal artistic projects, ranging from experimental sound art collaborations and photography magazines to poetry and video work.

LEON BILLERBECK

Born in Hamburg, Germany in 1995, young artist Leon Billerbeck first discovered
photography as an artistic medium in 2015, while studying Media Arts at the Bauhaus-
University in Weimar. Since then, he is ambitiously developing his art and himself and
participating in the Artist Residency of Antoine D’Agata in Arles in 2017. Billerbeck was,
later that year, one of 4 elected students of the Carte Blanche Étudiants Competition by
Paris Photo and Picto.

From 2017 to 2018 he has studied in Porto, Portugal, where he has been working on
several projects including a sound-installation within his Media Arts studies at the Escola
das Artes da Universidade Católica Portuguesa, to further discover the fusion of sound
and visual art. It will be part of the Media Art Festival “Semibreve” in October 2018 in
the renowned Art Centre “gnration” in Braga.
In September 2018 Billerbeck launched his first Solo Exhibition in Paris and is further
showcasing his work as one of the selected young artists on the Brussels Photo Festival
2018.

Currently he is studying in the sculpture class of Proffessor Björn Dahlem at the Bauhaus-
University, where he is experimenting with multimedia installations, consisting of
photography, sculpture, sound and drawings.