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

Leonid Keller’s work starts with images anchored in our collective visual memory. They use contemporary and historical documentary material from magazines, textbooks, and photography books as well as found objects, related to ideologies, political fanaticism, power abuse, and cultural identity. By rearranging this material into fictitious constellations of image, text, form, color, and object, historical and temporal bonds dissolve and new narratives emerge. Leonid Keller aims to develop imagery that addresses societal issues and challenges our approach to prevailing worldviews.

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


Solo Exhibitions
10.22 - Kings, Queens, And other States of Mind, Kiezkapelle, Berlin
01.20 - IF. Villa Francke, Potsdam, Germany
11.17 - Memento Mori. Wolf Studio, Berlin
10.15 - We Will Let You Know. Galerie Big Pond Artworks, Munich
01.15 - Leonid Keller. Decibel, Saigon, Vietnam 

Group Exhibitions
06.-09.23 - Apollonian Dionysian, Schloss Zürich, curated by Annette von Portatius
09.21 - Greeds and Guts and Glories. Direkte Auktion, curated by Hilka Dirks
10.20 - Aus verschiedenen Welten. Verein für Originalradierung, Munich
10.20 - due_ to, curated by raumwww. Neurotitan Gallery Berlin
07.20 - Ausgezeichnet I Gefördert. Kommunale Galerie Berlin
09.18 - Sticky Fingers - Contemporary Collage. ATM Galerie, Berlin
06.-09.18 - Paxos Biannale. Paxos, Greece
09.18  - Pool Positions. Studio Hermann Hase, Berlin
06.18 - Window Works. Schau Fenster Raum für Kunst, Berlin 
11.17 - „Was nützen Ihnen die Tatsachen? Wenn sie nicht wissen, was sie damit anfangen sollen!
Willi Münzenberg Forum, Berlin
08.16 - Sägewerke. Emmanuel Walderdorff Galerie, Neukirchen, Austria
12.15 - Fünf Künstler, Drei Bilder. Studio Hermann Hase, Berlin 
07.14 - Titel 172 – Prahlerei ist die beste Ausrede auf dem Acker. Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin
05.14 - You Are The Artist. Direktorenhaus, Berlin
10.13 - Contemporary Art Show. Neu West Berlin 

Grants/ Awards
2022 - work grant Neustart Kultur, Stiftung Kunstfonds
2021 - work grant Initial, Akademie 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.-11.23 - Projektor, Berlin
06-09.18 - Paxos Biennale, Paxos, Greece.