Julia Ossko and Eugen Schulz have been collaborating as the artist duo Leonid Keller since 2013. They live and work in Berlin, Germany.

The starting point of their work are images, that are anchored in our collective visual memory. They work with contemporary and historical documentary material from magazines, textbooks, and photography books as well as found objects, that circle around ideologies, political fanatism, power abuse, and cultural identity. They rearrange the material as fictitious constellations of image, text, form, color and object. Historical and temporal bonds dissolve and new narratives emerge. Leonid Keller is concerned with the development of an imagery that deals with societal issues and challenges us to a new approach to prevailing worldviews.

Their often site specific installations are composed of various media such as collage, drawing, sculpture, screenprint, photography and video. The process of the artistic development is an integral part of their installations.


Selected Exhibitions
10.2022 - Kings, Queens, And other States of Mind, Kiezkapelle, Berlin (solo)
09.21 - Greeds and Guts and Glories. Direkte Auktion, curated by Hilka Dirks. XBerg Tower, Berlin (group)
10.20 - Aus verschiedenen Welten. Verein für Originalradierung, Munich (g)
10.20 - due_ to, curated by raumwww. Neurotitan Gallery Berlin (g)
07.20 - Ausgezeichnet I Gefördert. Kommunale Galerie Berlin. (g)
01.20  - IF. Villa Francke, Potsdam, Germany. (s)
09.18 - Sticky Fingers - Contemporary Collage. ATM Galerie, Berlin (g)
06.-09.18 - Paxos Contemporary Art Project. Paxos, Greece. (g)
09.18  - Pool Positions. Studio Hermann Hase, Berlin. (g)
06.18 - Window Works. Schau Fenster Raum für Kunst, Berlin (g)
11.17 - Memento Mori. Wolf Studio, Berlin (s)
11.17 - „Was nützen Ihnen die Tatsachen? Wenn sie nicht wissen, was sie damit anfangen sollen!
Willi Münzenberg Forum, Berlin (g)
08.16 - Sägewerke. Emmanuel Walderdorff Galerie, Neukirchen, Austria (g)
12.15 - Fünf Künstler, Drei Bilder. Studio Hermann Hase, Berlin (g)
10.15 - We Will Let You Know. Galerie Big Pond Artworks, Munich (s)
01.15 - Leonid Keller. Decibel, Saigon, Vietnam (s)
07.14 - Titel 172 – Prahlerei ist die beste Ausrede auf dem Acker. Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin (g)
05.14 - You Are The Artist. Direktorenhaus, Berlin (g)
10.13 - Contemporary Art Show. Neu West Berlin (g)

Grants/ Awards
2022 - work grant Neustart Kultur, Stiftung Kunstfonds
2021 - work grant Initial, Akadamie der Künste, Berlin
2020 - work grant Neustart Kultur, Stiftung Kunstfonds
2018/ 2019 – work grant Hans Charlotte Krull Foundation, Berlin
2017 – winner of art the competition by Willi Münzenberg Forum, category collage
2017 - nominated for Blooom Award by Warsteiner

2021 - Nothing’s Gonna Change My World? Artists compilation by raumwww.
2015 - We Had Dreams. Self-published zine.

04.-11.2023 Projektor, Berlin
06.2018 - Paxos Biennale, Paxos, Greece.