K a l a s   L i e b f r i e d 

*1989 in Bulgaria, lives and works in Munich.

Kalas Liebfried’s works, including video, sound, performance and sculptures, emerge from the appropriation, decoding and montage of found footage material into narration. They aim to explore and visualize the traces of the unconscious, the transitory conditions and in-between media spaces. A basic motive is the ephemeral structure of the body.
Kalas Liebfried holds a degree in Philosophy from the LMU Munich, and studied Sculpture and Time Based Media with Stephan Huber, Julian Rosefeldt and Alexandra Bircken at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich. He received the Erwin und Gisela von Steiner-Foundation award for his degree show. From 2015-2019 he co-curated the lecture and workshop series „Jour Fixe“.


2014-2019: Sculpture and Time Based Media, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
2010-2016: Philosophy, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich

solo and two person exhibitions

SELECTED AMBIENT WORKS 85-92, solo show, curated by Domenico de Chirico, Nir Altman Galeriem Munich (2019)
CORPS-À-CORPS feat. MC NANCY, solo presentation, curated by Post Brothers, Kunstverein München, Munich (2018)
RADIO LIVE TRANSMISSION, solo show, Hinterconti, Hamburg (2018)
ADD FX , Sluice Biennial 2017, London, GB (two person, with Paul Valentin, 2017)
BLIND CARBON COPY, Akademie-Galerie, Munich (two person, with Paul Valentin, 2017)

selected group exhibitions and projects


IN D, diploma show, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich


JAHRESGABEN, group show, Kunstverein München, Munich
AMBIENT VARIATIONS FOR A BUNKER, in: Imaginary Display(s), group show, BNKR, Munich
KRÄFTE AM SET. KRAFT DES KINOS, with Mathias R. Zausinger, Patrik Thomas, in: Public Art Munich, curated by Joanna Warsza, Academy of Fine Arts Munich
VARIATIONS FOR GHOSTS, in: Klaus von Gaffron gegen den Rest der Welt, group show, Kunst Block Balve, Munich


UNSPOKEN, at JAHRESGABEN, group exhibition, Kunstverein München, Munich
ZIMMER FREI, group exhibition, Hotel Mariandl, Munich 
REPLICA REPLICA, lecture performance, Sofia Underground Performance Festival, Sofia, BG
P.OSTEUROPA, group exhibition, Kunstarkaden, Munich
FULLSCREEN #6, Screening, Nir Altman Galerie, Munich

NOISES, Fire Proof, Brooklyn, New York, USA 
Karl&Faber Prize-Exhibition, group exhibition, Luitpoltblock, Munich 
THERE WILL BE BLOOD, group exhibition, Ludwigskirche, Munich 
BUSINESS-BUSINESS, performance / exhibition, Atelier Alen / privat flat, Munich
UNBOXING PANDORA, group exhibition, Kunstpavillon, Munich
BUSBUSINESS, workshop/exhibition, Union Ivkoni Bustours / Galeria Victoria, Sofia, BG


Diploma Prize of the Erwin und Gisela von Steiner-Foundation