K a l a s   L i e b f r i e d 

*1989 in Bulgaria, works and lives in Munich.

Kalas Liebfried’s works emerge from the appropriation, decoding and montage of found footage as a narrative fundament. They aim to explore and visualize the traces of the unconscious, the transitory conditions and in-between media spaces. Liebfrieds analysis  of ambient and minimal music opens a path towards a new acknowledgement for artistic production as an environmental “method” on its own. The alternating relationship between sound and sculpture is a recurrent object of his examination.
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  and the Kulturpreis Bayern 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 Galerie, 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


(upcoming) AMBIENT FOR A SILENT FOREST, sound installation, Pinakothek der Moderne, München
BLACK MESA, in: Debütanten 2019, group show, Haus der Kunst, Munich
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, curated by Marie-France Raphael, 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


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

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


Kulturpreis Bayern, 2019
Diploma Prize of the Erwin und Gisela von Steiner-Foundation