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Guest Visit: TV ORF and Class Visit // 25.10.17

Last week we had two visiting groups at our studios. We had the opportunity to be caught on camera: Joined in conversation by director Alfred Weidinger of the MdbK, we were recorded and filmed by the TV Chanel ORF!



We also had the chance to speak to a class of pupils, accompanied by the Leipzig based painter Marlet Heckhoff. Thank you for visiting us!



PILOTENKUECHE is pleased to integrate members of the broader Leipzig community into our agenda. For tours and visits, please contact

Marlet Heckhoff

Final Exhibition // ‘Buttersäure-Senf’ of the 32nd round / 23.09 – 28.09.17

The final show of our most recent residents from Austria, the UK, South Africa, South Korea, the USA, Canada, Brazil, Scotland, and Argentina will present the results of 4 months spent at the residency.

This round of artists has a particular interest in painting, ceramics, installation, found objects and social media, with thematic interests ranging from the narrative of memory, sexual identity & identity politics, to the autonomy and object-hood of a painting. We are also pleased to present the work of our local participants Robin Zöffzig & Matthias Garff, as well as sound performers from Leipzig. We invite everyone to attend the show at the new space of PILOTENKUECHE.


Buttersäuer-Senf” / international group exhibition

Opening: 23.09.17, 18:00h
Open: 24.09 – 28.09.17
Finissage: 29.09.17, 18:00h
Location: PILOTENKUECHE, 2nd Floor, Franz-Flemmingstr. 9, D-04179 Leipzig


18:00h  Opening Lecture by Martin Holz
18:30h  Reading by Nils Müller & Olav Amende
19:15h  “Dinner”, Performance by Tidal Grace
20:00h  Sound Performance by EAU
20:45h “Untitled”, Multimedia Performance by Sheena Scott & Hean Kim
21:00h  Sound Performance by Marek Brandt
21:45h “What’s on a Girls Mind”, Multimedia Action by Bianca Turner
22:15h  Sound Performance by Yiyang Cao & George de Moura
23:00h  SELEKTA PEHLE Experimental Post Punk Dub Dance
00:00h DISCO TOTALIS Hits, Hits, Hits

This exhibition is part of the city wide event “Offene Ateliers 2017” on 24.09.17 which is organized by “ars avanti e.v.”

Impressions of preview exhibitions


International Residents
Benjamin Nachtigall (Drawing, Installation, Painting, Sculpture; Vienna, Austria)
Bianca Turner (Multimedia, Installation, Action, Performance; Sao Paulo, Brasil)
Corinna D’Schoto (Installation, Painting; Glasgow, Scotland)
Dew Kim (Conceptual, Digital, Installation, Video; London, UK)
Elize Vossgatter (Painting; Cape Town, South Afrika)
George de Moura (Animation, Video; East Hampton, USA)
Hai-Hsin Huang (Painting, Drawing; New York, USA)
Heet Lee (Painting; Philadelphia, USA)
Hean Kim (Mixed Media; Seoul, South Korea)
Melissa Casella (Installation, Sculpture; Mar del Plata, Argentinia)
Sharon Norwood (Painting, Drawing, Ceramic; Florida, USA)
Sheena Scott (Film, Video; Bridlington, UK)
Tidal Grace (Painting, Mixed Media; Vancouver, Canada)
Yiyang Cao (Installation, Digital, Film, Sound, Video; New York, USA)

Local Participants
Robin Zöffzig (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)
Matthias Garff  (Sculpture, Performance; Leipzig, Germany)

EAU (Sound & Performance; Leipzig, Germany)
Marek Brandt (Soundart, Photography, Video; Leipzig, Germany)
SELEKTA PEHLE (Zonic, Kulturny dom Lipsk/Salon Similde; Leipzig, Germany)
Nils Müller (Literature; Leipzig, Germany)
Olav Amende (Literature; Leipzig, Germany)

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Guest Visit: Leipziger Sommerakademie // 22.07.17

Last week we had a class visit from the “Leipziger Sommerakademie“. We are pleased to have guests at our studios for tours and discussions, and we thank Jan Apitz, his team and this class for visiting us!



PILOTENKUECHE is pleased to integrate members of the broader Leipzig community into our agenda. For tours and visits, please contact 

Leipziger Sommerakademie

This was the 31st Round

Last week we said goodbye to our most recent residents. We’d like to commend this round of artists for making our first term in the new studios an exceptional learning experience; We will not forget your openness and your efforts! In addition we would like to thank our  friends, attendees and our supporters during these months of transition, as well as the broader Leutzsch community for participating in our Tour de Franz open studio event. We hope to foster a continued exchange between our international residents and the local artists.  

Here is a selection of impressions from the 31st round, including museum tours, gallery visits, artist talks, and our preview and final events:

All photos by PK & Sergey Sivushkin

Anita Goes (Photography, Video; Brazil)
Carole Lallemand (Painting, Video; Belgium)
Despina Charitonidi (Sculpture, Performance, Installation; Greece)
Dani Minuskin (Painting, Sculpture, Installation; Toronto, Canada)
Eric Andersson (Visual Art, Architecture; Sweden)
Ho Man Law (Video, Conceptual; Hong Kong)
Ian Cumberland (Painting; Northern Ireland)
Josef Ka (Installation, Performance, Video; Moscow, Russia)
Persia Phillips
(Painting; San Francisco, USA)
Peter Vance (Conceptual, Process-based media, Drawing, Installation; London, UK)
Ryan Hatfield (Installation, Painting; USA)
Sun Chang (Installation, Performance, Sound;London, UK)
Yerin Kim (Scultpure, Performance, Mixed Media, Drawing, Activism; South Korea)
Zeke Kan (Conceptual, Installation, Painting, Sculpture; Toronto, Canada, Malaysia)

Guest Artists
Hannes Uhlenhaut (Sculpture; Leipzig, Germany)
Marie Lynn Ravens (Sculpture, Performance; Leipzig, Germany)
hansen_windisch (Music; Leipzig, Germany)

Guest visit: HTWK class // 26.04.17

This week we had a class visit from the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences. Coming from a science background, this group of students heightened our self-awareness and gave us the chance to clarify the way we speak of art. To those who are unfamiliar with an art themed discourse, conceptual practices may seem inaccessible, but the conversation we had showed that with enough curiosity, there are many common themes to explore. We discussed the possibilities of art as field work, and as an active form of anthropology, the authorship of the artist, the process of forming a visual language, and the necessity of text or information when making an analysis of contemporary art work. We thank the class and the efforts of Professor Friedriche Figge for visiting us!



PILOTENKUECHE is pleased to integrate members of the broader Leipzig community into our agenda. For tours and visits, please contact 


BBQ: Hallo Nachbarn!

This week we hosted a gathering to get to know the neighbors. We had a chance to talk about future plans and discuss ideas with artists based in the west side, and met some new friends from the studios just down the street. When it began to hail, our grilling party moved upstairs to the studios, turning this event into a miniature tour. We had a lovely time, thank you to all who attended, and see you next time!


All photos are by PILOTENKUECHE

PILOTENKUECHE is regularly creating events with the residents to introduce them to the local art scene and – moreover – to create an exchange between our international guests and the practitioners based in Leipzig.

work internship at PILOTENKUECHE

By Omar Chenafi

As a participant of the 2015 Goethe Institut Cultural Management Program for the Midde East North Africa (MENA) region, I was grateful to spend a week internship at PILOTENKUECHE last September 2015. Despite my short stay, I was able to gain some insight and appreciation of the international artist residency program in Leipzig, interact with the artists and be able to get an insider view of the way in which this unique residency program is organized and managed.

All photos are taken by Omar Chenafi

From the outset of my internship, I was able to exchange with the artists and the organizers and that provided me with a global understanding of PILOTENKUECHE, the way in which most artist residencies operate and the German cultural scene. I was above all most drawn to the organic and fluid way in which artists were able to work either individually and as a group and to find their own ways of interchanging within their spaces and artistic practices. It was as one had to negotiate a space within a larger space with all the nuances that comes with that.

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Re-view: HYSTERESIS // 10.01.2015

For our exhibition ‘THE RETURN OF THE PILOTENKUECHE’ the performance group ‘HYSTERESIS‘ did a amazing show. ‘HYSTERESIS‘ was founded by Jason Williams & Charlotte CHW. They descibe their practice as a static / kinetic abstract aural formation, body-object relation & tableau vivant noise composition. They’re using their bodies as instruments. Sound and performance laying in between auto – destruction and a new order of composition.

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