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 begins with the exploration of images. These images are specifically chosen for their association with certain themes such as ideologies, political fanaticism, abuse of power and cultural identity. Importantly, these themes are not arbitrary, but are elements that are deeply rooted or embedded in our collective visual memory. By rearranging the material into fictional constellations of image, text, form, colour and object, historical and temporal bonds dissolve and new narratives emerge. Leonid Keller aims to develop imagery that addresses social issues and challenges our approach to dominant 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.


03.-04.-2024 - INSTITUTO Porto, artists in residency
02.05.2024, 6:30pm: open studio 

14.04.2024 - 12.05.2024 - Fragments of the Untold
solo exhibition at Galerie im Stammelbachspeicher, Hildesheim

Solo Exhibitions
12.23 - MIOSIS. Projektor, Berlin
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
2024 - Culture Moves Europe, initiated by Goethe Institut
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.