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curriculum vitae

1979 born in Berlin – Lichtenberg
2000 baccalaureate in Berlin
2000-2001 civil service in Berlin
2001-2002 studies philosophy & art history at the Humboldt University, Berlin
2002-2007 studies fine arts, video art and sound art at the University of the Arts Bremen (Professor Paco Knöller, Professor Jean-François Guiton)
2005-2006 lives and works in New York, NY, USA
2007 diploma in fine arts
2007-2008 Meisterschüler (honor student) at the University of the Arts, Bremen (Professor Paco Knöller)
since 2008 lives and works in Berlin and Brandenburg

prices / stipends

2007 winner of the Video Art Price from the city of Bremen, Germany
2008 nominated for the master student scholarship: Junge Kunst Essen, Germany
2009 composition journey through South and Eastern Europe with the Endlichen Automaten (Laptop Orchestra Berlin) sponsored by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the hungarian cultural capital Pécs and the Goethe-Institut
2010 Artist In Residence at the USF Verftet in Bergen, Norway
working grant for the Endliche Automaten (Laptoporchester Berlin) in Pécs, Hungary
2011 winner of the Award of Excellence at the Los Angeles Movie Awards for the music video: Bodi Bill – Brand New Carpet
2012 Best Music Video Award at the Porto7 Oporto International Film Festival for the music video: Bodi Bill – What
2013 exhibition stipend by the city of Berlin for the Galerie im Turm (state run art gallery)
2015 Artist in Residence and exhibition stipend at Maus Habitos in Porto, Portugal
2016 exhibition stipend for the Temporäre Galerie in der Quartiershalle Campus Rütli – CR²
2018 studio grant from the State Brandenburg

achievements / involvements

2002 co-founder of the Plastik Club in Bremen (group of artists who curated shows, concerts and happenings in Bremen)
2003 co-founder of the naivsuper artist collective which later turned into a label for experimental music, a film production collective and a publishing house for artist books, catalogues and collectables
2007-2009 curator for the Electronic Church – experimental music & art venue in Berlin
2013 grand jury member of the Berlin Music Video Awards 2013


2014-2018 guest lecturer for drawing and sound art – Industrial Design – HTW / University of Applied Sciences, Berlin

publications (audio & print*)

2003 Stephane Leonard: Schmalfilmer EP – CDR – Sinnbus Records (GER)
2004 Stephane Leonard: Schmalfilmer RMX 2003 – CDR – naivsuper (GER)
plastic doll: 26 sctbyn – CDR – naivsuper (GER)
Stephane Leonard: Hörtheater – CDR – naivsuper (GER)
2005 Stephane Leonard: bon Voyage – webrelease – plakatif (GER)
Stephane Leonard: elegy – webrelease – Serein (Wales, UK)
2006 Stephane Leonard: TRi – webrelease – Luvsound (USA)
Stephane Leonard: EXPONAT (taperelease) – Froggi Records (GER)
2007 Stephane Leonard: Crown Heights, Brooklyn – webrelease – Luvsound (USA)
2008 Stephane Leonard: Lykkelig Dyr – LP / CD – Heilskabaal / naivsuper(NL+GER)
Leo Mars: lightears – CDR – naivsuper (GER)
2009 *Stephane Leonard: Au clair de la lune – book – naivsuper / syntagma (GER)
*Stephane Leonard: TREES – book – naivsuper + syntagma (GER)
2010 Stephane Leonard: Please destroy me – webrelease – Frozen Elephants (GER)
Endliche Automaten: Composition Journey – DVD- Robert Bosch Stiftung (GER)
2011 *Stephane Leonard & Martin Eichhorn: LOVE – book – naivsuper / syntagma (GER)
2012 *Stephane Leonard: SHINE – book – naivsuper / syntagma (GER)
*Stephane Leonard: noise – book – PogoBooks (GER)
2013 *Stephane Leonard / Claudio Pogo: HOUSTON I AM THE PROBLEM – book – PogoBooks (GER)
2015 *Stephane Leonard: Chasing A Ghost – book – PogoBooks (GER)