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Lena Violetta Leitner 
invents, intervenes and cooperates. Her works are mostly created in close exchange with people from different fields. She is part of the collective OutSight and DTAFA (Danube Transformation Agency for Agency).

In 2017 she graduated from the Digital Arts program at the University of Applied Arts Vienna with the foundation of the “Integration Center for Migrated Plants” (IZMP). Since then, she has been fascinated by plants and their socio-political dimension – addressing the connections between science (especially biology), language and society in her work with irony, humor and speculative fabulation.

Lena Violetta Leitner has exhibited at Venice Biennale Sessions, State of Concept Athens, das weisse haus, Neue Galerie Graz, Ars Electronica, Museum Ulm, Galerie U10 and VBKÖ, among others. In 2022 with DTAFA she received two “Ö1 – Fixing the Future” awards. In 2022 she was awarded the start scholarship for media art.



currently on:
02.12.22 – 19.11.23  
“Kunstraum Steiermark 2022. Scholarship Holders”
Neue Galerie Graz (AT)

Delphi 2.0 : Phyto-Pythia
Solo Exhibition
Mz* Baltazar’s Lab (AT)

The Danube Sea – NOVI SAD 22 (RS) – European Capital of Culture 2022
How to become an island? as DTAFA

Lehartheater, Bad Ischl (AT)
WÜST MI PFLANZ’N? Experimentier-Werkstätte
Exhibition as Kollektiv OutSight in the frame of the Artist Residency auf! auf!

Lehartheater, Bad Ischl (AT)
Composition and performance as Kollektiv OutSight

Athens Digital Arts Festival  (GR)

State of Concept Athens (GR)
Where is the river? (residency research outcome of the Artist Residency Land Steiermark)

VBKÖ, Vienna (AT)
Lost. Element. Re-construction of the Witch.
13.01. – 13.02.

AA Collections, Vienna (AT)
13.12. – 29.01.


AA Collections, Vienna (AT)
13.12. – 29.01.2022

Gallery SULUV, Novi Sad (RS)
May I introduce: Alien
25.10. – 05.11.

Improper Walls, Vienna (AT)
Hospitable Utopia
08.09. – 24.09.

Fabrikraum, Vienna (AT)
May I introduce: Alien(express)!
10.09. – 19.09.

Museum for Science and Technology, Belgrade (RS), Ars Electronica bei art+science2021
23.09. – 23.10.

Museum Ulm, Ulm (DE)
Kunstreichgewächse – Bitte gießen!
24.07. – 17.10.

Gallery Reflektor, Užice (RS)
Hospitable Utopia

das möbel & online, Vienna (AT)
Real Stories


Angewandte Innovation Lab, Vienna (AT)
May I introduce: Alien

auftakt festival für szenische texte, Cologne (DE)
Die Chor

Gallery Die Schöne, Vienna (AT)
Die Geburt des Museums der Migration – IZMP Showroom

AA Collections, Vienna (AT)
Light at the end of the tunnel


Neue Galerie Graz (AT)    
Förderungspreis des Landes Steiermark für zeitgenössische bildende Kunst 2019 

EHESS Paris (FR)
Study Days 2019 – Green Aliens Under The Microscope. Lecture Performance.

Botanical Gardens Graz (AT) 
Solo Exhibition


THE ESSENCE, Vienna (AT)    

Heldinnenzentrale, Vienna (AT)
Schlage Wurzeln, Verwurzle dich nicht (A Lovesong) with Maria Hera


AA Collections, Vienna (AT)
CORPOREAL, Trio Exhibition with Andrea Palašti and Paloma Tendero

Wittgensteinhaus, Vienna (AT)
Vergessene Frauen – Hammerherrinnen (soundperformance and installation with Ela A. Sattler) 

Gallery U10, Belgrade (SRB)
Hacking the Network, Trio Exhibition with Maria Hera and Sejma Ferré


Gallery Trebinje (BiH)

Amonhaus, Lunz am See (AT) Viertelfestival
Performance as Kollektiv OutSight


Friday Exit, Vienna (AT)
I can’t connect at all – collective show Mz Baltazar’s Laboratory & Kollektiv OutSight

Mz Baltazar’s Laboratory, Vienna (AT)
Daily Diet – Duo Exhibition with Sejma Ferré

Redcarpet Showroom, Vienna (AT)
Tatorte – Solo Exhibition with Nora Staggl as Living Skirts


Kunstverein Baden (AT)
pigons, manifests and more 

Nationalgallery Mala Stanice, Skopje (MKD)
Obsession – Exhibition and residency as Kollektiv OutSight

das weisse haus, Vienna (AT)
Contemporaries of the near future


Biennale Sessions Giardini, Venedig (IT)

das weisse haus, Vienna (AT)
digital frictions 


New Zero Art Gallery, Yangon (MYA)
Myanmar Multimedia Festival


City Museum, Skopje (MKD)
White Night 

City Museum, Graz (AT)
photo biennale 


“TREMATE” in Zine COAPPARATION I, II, III, ed. Claudia Reiche, Andrea Sick, thealit Bremen (2022)

Interview postcoronal Podcast (2020)

“Sprachlabor. Benimmkurs.”, LANDSTRICH Nr. 35 (2019)

Ausstellungstext für KulturKontakt Austria (2019)

Text for HERstory, KulturKontakt Austria (2018)

“Hammerherrin”, art book with E.A. Sattler (2018)

“Protokoll”, in Von Fluchten und Wiederfluchten (Hg. Artur Nickel), Geest-Verlag (2017)

“Eisen”, LANDSTRICH Nr.33 (2017)

“Entrinnerung”, Inszenierte Projekte, Edition Selene (2013)

“Clean Art”, Portable Exhibtion (Hg. Sejma Ferré) (2013)


State of Concept Athens (GR) (grant by Land Steiermark)
Novi Sad (European Capital of Culture) with DTAFA

Gallery Reflektor, Užice (RS)

Land Steiermark / Come on, Lunz am See

Viertelfestival, Lunz am See

Friday Exit as Kollektiv OutSight

Nationalgallery Mala Stanica, Skopje as Kollektiv OutSight
In Parallel – Graz & Sarajevo

awards, grants

Mentoring Program Art, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Start Scholarship Media Art (BMKÖS)

Ö1 awards “Fixing the Future” (with DTAFA)

Atelier grant, Styria

Working grant, city of Vienna

Working grant in the frame of the Promotional Prize for Contemporary Fine Art, Styria

Mediaprize WIG, Vienna 
with Maria Hera and FEM



2021/22 “Danube Transformation Agency for Agency”

founding member Kollektiv OutSight

2020/21 Question me & answer

female* artist index

VBKOE member