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Sonia Leimer
Lebensdaten: geb. 1977 in Meran, Italien
Biographie: 2000/01-2003/04 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Solo Exhibitions

Space Holder, Gallery Nächst St. Stephan,Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna
Undefiniertes Bauvorhaben, BIG, Salzburg
Ende der Sprechprobe, Arthotek, Köln
Bend a bow, Barbara Hammer, Sonia Leimer, Stephanie Taylor, MAK Center Garage Space, Los Angeles
Lungo quelle linee, Museion, Bozen (curated by Frida Carazzato)
2030(2010), Medienfassade Museion, Bozen (curated by Frida Carazzato)

Kunstverein Basis, Frankfurt
New Positions, artcologne, Cologne*
Undefinierte Bauvorhaben, BIG Kunst am Bau, Salzburg

Neither in Motion nor at Rest, BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna*
No Site to Fall in, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg

Series of successive instants, Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Login, Vienna
Bar Restaurant 42, Bolzano, Italy (curated by Letizia Ragaglia)
To move in parallel, playing back from earlier, Saprophyt Project Space, Vienna

Elseworlds, Silo Laa, Art in Public Space Lower Austria (with Christian Mayer)*

The Last Museum, Bellstreet Project Space, Vienna

Selected Group Exhibitions

Skulpture garden, Strombad Kritzendorf, Austria(curated by Magda Thotova und Veronika Hauer)
Panorama 4, Franzensfeste, Italy
Bertha von Suttner und der Kaukasus, Schloss Harmannsdorf, Austria (curated by Brigitte Huck)
Sleepwalking II, Freies Museum Berlin, Berlin, Germany (curated by Amer Abbas)
Die Illustrierte Ausstellung, Kärnter Kunstverein, (curated by Catrin Bolt und Edith Payer)

Sonderausstellung, Dornbirn (curated by Severin Dünser)
Premio Moroso, Galeria comunale di arte Monfalcone, Monfalcone
Gruppenausstellung, Werkstatt, Graz

The world as a backdrop, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck*
Pro Choice, Kunstverein Schattendorf, Schattendorf
Art in Urban Transitions, Vienna art week, Vienna
Premio Cairo, La Permanente di Milano, Milan*
ASAP, Beijing*
The Invisible Play, Istanbul
Artisterium, Biennale, Tiflis
Fractional Systems. Garage Project II, Mackey Garages, Los Angeles*
Triennale Linz, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz (curated by Nina Kirsch and Stella Rollig)*
Out there, out here, art in public space project, Bolzano, Italy (curated by Letizia Ragaglia)
A talk, Saprophyt Project Space, Vienna
The Bare House, Museum for Art, Pori, Finland

Art in Public Space, Vorgartenstraße 128, Vienna (curated by Li Tasser)
Sleepwalking, Temporary Gallery Cologne (curated by Amer Abbas)
Audio Prop. See this sound, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz (in collaboration with Female Obsession)
Not enough detail is given for a reconstruction, however, Künstlerhauspassage, Vienna (curated by Ursula Maria Probst)
Trick of Light, MOP, Sidney, Australia (curated by Marita Fraser)
Bulletin Board Blvd. 2, Pro Choice, Vienna

Urban Signs/Local Strategies. Art in Public Space, Vienna (curated by Ursula Maria Probst and Walter Seidl)
Architecture, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz*
Alp-traum, Galerie Museum, Bolzano, Italy
Manifesta 7: Principle Hope. Manifestation, Rovereto, Italy (curated by The Office for Cognitive Urbanism)*
Reconstructed, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (curated by Antonia Lotz)*
13th Biennale Bjm, Bari, Italy
Groupshow, Bellstreet Project Space, nonartfair, Vienna
Perception and Utopia, traveling exhibition: Kerava Art Museum, Pärnu Art Museum, Rovaniemi Museum of Modern Art (curated by Pirkko Siitari and Annu Willenius)
Images 2, Ecole d'Art et de Design de Genève (Pôle Artmedia), Galerie Forde (curated by Daniel Baumann)

Images, Bauernmarkt 1, Vienna (curated by Spike Art Magazine)
The Theater, Graz (in collaboration with Steirischer Herbst)
Show at Max-Winter-Platz 13/41, Vienna (with Catrin Bolt)
Kairos, Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy
This is Happening, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna (curated by Fiona Liewehr and Martin Guttmann)*
Group Show, Tanzquartier Vienna
Logbuch, Galerie 5020, Salzburg

Love after the cold war, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles
Société des nations, factice et scindée en elle-même, Circuit, Lausanne
Mongolia: Perception and Utopia, Union of Mongolian Artists, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (organized by the Kerava Museum, Helsinki)*

Parachute Pavilion, New York (organized by the Van Alen Institute, New York)*

Living Room, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
Condensed community, Ottakring, Vienna (in collaboration with the Institute for Art and Architecture, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna)

Schmarotzer, annual exhibition of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna*

The Rabin Square Design Competition, Künstlerhaus, Vienna

Awards and Grants

2011 Paul Flora Prize, 2011 Audi Award for New Positions Cologne, 2010 Shortlistet for the Premio Cairo, 2009 State Scholarship for Fine Arts, 2007 Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Grant, 2005 MAK Schindler Scholarship, 2004 Carl Appel Prize, 2002 Pfann Ohmann Prize, 2001 The Rabin Square Design Competition: First Prize

Representet by the Gallery
Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Gallery Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna

Publications and Mentions

Quart, Texte zur Kunst, FAZ, Der Standard, Die Presse, Kurier, Artmagazine, Spike, Bauforum, Dérive, LA Weekly, Springerin, Kunstforum, Falter


Bend a Bow, Mak Center Los Angeles, Los Angeles 2012
Neither in Motion nor at Rest, BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna 2010
Chinese Wall. M, artist book, Schlebrügge Editor, Vienna 2009
Perception and Utopia, Kerava Museum, Helsinki 2008
Skizzen des Verschwindens, Theatercombinat, Revolver Verlag, Berlin 2008
Images, Spike - Galerie Forde, Vienna/Geneva
This is happening, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Schlebrügge Editor, Vienna 2007
EUROPAN 8 - European Urbanity. European Results, 2006
Parachute Pavilion, Van Alen Institute, 2006