Leon Filter ~ Keywords: trees, ships, texts, factories, fathers, mummies, anecdotes, documents, cinemas, manifestos, films

Leon Filter (1988) is an artist and researcher working with performative reading, drawing, video and publishing. In his practice, he examines conditions and historical and political implications of personal narratives, often in collaborative forms. His research's practical and theoretical concern for anecdotal knowledge and the connections it allows is influenced by documentary, essayistic and performative filmic practices, specifically under the aspects of pedagogy, authorship and unfitness.
Leon's continuously accompanying practice The Listening Group (www.listeninggroup.info) initiates communal conversations and inquiries on selected texts and films. He presented his work with, among others, Bulegoa z/b, KW Berlin, Van Abbe Museum, Sonsbeek 2024, August Verlag Berlin and Edition Malade, and was supported by DAAD, Mondriaan fonds, Akademie der Künste and Akademie Schloss Solitude. He studied Art Praxis at the Dutch Art Institute and Artistic Research and Film/Video at Merz Akademie.


Leon Filter soon returned to DAI as a member of the tutorial team of the  COOP study group ~ Curating Positions (2019 - till now and onward) as well as a member of the DAI's Admissions Committee. 

Watch Leon's 20 minute presentation Farewell, doors for CONSTANT CRAVING ~ PERFORMING UNDER CONDITIONS - DAI's 3 day long performance lecture marathon at State of Concept in Athens, June 2018. 

Learn more about Leon Filter's written MA thesis (DAI, 2018): Grafted Origins: Lineages of the Index

Follow Leon's "Life after DAI" via his website