Leon Kahane © Heike Karin Foell
Leon Kahane

Winner 2016

Leon Kahane, born 1985 in Berlin, first completed a photography education at BEST-Sabel Berufsfachschule für Design and at the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie, Berlin, before studying fine arts at Universität der Künste, Berlin. Kahane currently lives and works in Berlin and Tel Aviv. Topics such as migration, identity and de-bates around majorities and minorities in a globalised society are major concerns in his video work, photographs and installations. His own experiences and bio-graphical references play an important role for the artist. Most recently, his works were shown at Kunsthalle Wien and at the 6th Moscow Biennial. In 2015, he received the Kunstpreis Europas Zukunft. His work is currently exhibited in a solo show at Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig.

Leon Kahane "For Official Use Only", installation view: Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, 2016 © Wenzel Staehlin
ars viva 2017, Leon Kahane, installation view:Galerie für Zeigenössische Kunst Leipzig, 2016 ©  Wenzel Staehlin