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Helge Leiberg


Helge Leiberg is said to be a cross border commuter between arts and applied arts. He has been carrying out dance performances for many years, holding readings or even creating a stage environment with his drawing overhead projections for an opera. Helge Leiberg draws his inspiration out of a combination of different genres and themes and puts his unmistakable signature on conventional artistic media such as paper and canvas.

1954born in Dresden-Loschwitz. Schooling, Positiveretoucher apprenticeship
1969 - 72Evening classes at the University of Fine Arts Dresden (Painting, Graphics, Art History)
1973 - 78Study at the University of Fine Arts Dresden with Prof. Gerhard Kettner
1978Member of Artists Union, concentrates on other media: Free Jazz, new music, film, dance and their simultaneous use
1979Malerverband freier Musik (Michael Freudenberg and A R Penck), foundation of the group ZWITSCHERMASCHINE, later group FACTORY 4
1984Removal to Berlin-Charlottenburg
1990Foundation of the group GOKAN
Teaching position at the University of Arts Berlin
Invention of "Noise-painting"
1993Study visit in Carrara, Italy, spatial works
1996Study visit in Nepal
1998Study travel to China

Helge Leiberg lives and works in Berlin.

Exhibitions [Selection]

2006Kunstverein Talstrasse, Halle
2005Kunstkabinett, Regensburg
2. Biennale Peking 2005, Biennale Peking
Museum für Junge Kunst, Frankfurt/Oder
2004Peter Borchardt Gallery "Babylon"
2003Participation in "Blickachsen", Bad Homburg
2002- 2Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Pernambuco, Olinda/BR
- Centro Cultural Sao Laurenco, Almancil / P
- "History Revisited", Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland
2001- Espacio Branco, Castello do Viana "Grüne Hölle"
2000- ART Frankfurt (at Peter Borchardt Gallery)
- Art within buildings: huge stained-glass work
for entrance hall of the Signal Iduna
insurance company, Kapstadtring Hamburg
- German-Chinese Art exhibition, German Embassy
Beijing / RC
1999- "Zwischen Sprung & Fall" ("between jump & fall"),
Peter Borchardt Gallery
- ART Frankfurt
- "Shakespeare sonettes", literary performance
with Corinna Harfouch in the Literaturhaus Hamburg
- Kunstverein Uelzen
- Schultz Gallery, Berlin
1998- "Im Stein", artist book with Christa Wolf
- ART Frankfurt
- Performance at the University of Beijing
- "Shakespeare sonettes", Performances in the Gewandhaus Leipzig,
in Erfurt and in Zagreb with Corinna Harfouch
- "Tanzfluss", Jena (Jenoptik)
- "Springflut", Terminus Gallery Munich
- Horschik + Schultz Gallery, Dresden
- paintings & sketches, Goethe Institute Lisboa
1997- "Luftzug an der Ferse", Peter Borchardt Gallery
- "MEDEA", Performance with Christa Wolf in Leipzig, Koblenz
and Switzerland
1996Study visit in Nepal
- Performance with artists from Berlin and Amsterdam in the
Art Academy, Berlin
- "MEDEA", Performance with Christa Wolf in Lisboa
1993- Art Basel
- Art Cologne

Works by Helge Leiberg
are on permanent display in the following museums and public collections:

Berlinsche Galerie, Staatliche Sammlung Preußischer Kulturbesitz Berlin, Berliner Volksbank, Kupferstichkabinett Dresden, Herzog August Library Wolfenbüttel, Würth Collection, Kulturfonds Sachsen, Klingspornmuseum Offenbach
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