K a l a s   L i e b f r i e d

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.
The different formal and material plateaus of the works are characterized by an equal and simultaneously independent relationship. This counterpuntal method is influenced by Liebfried’s examination of minimal music composition techniques (e.g. process music, phasing), especially Steve Reich’s reconciliation of J. S. Bach and jazz music, and Sergej Eisensteins cinematic transfer of the counterpoint into the spheres of the visual.
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. From 2015-2019 he co-curated the lecture and workshop series „Jour Fixe“ at the Academy.


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


solo and two person exhibitions

CORPS-À-CORPS feat. MC NANCY, curated by Post Brothers, Kunstverein München, Munich (2018)
WATCHMAN:, Hinterconti, Hamburg (2018)
ADD FX , Sluice Biennial 2017, London, GB (two person, 2017)
BLIND CARBON COPY, Akademie-Galerie, Munich (two person, 2017)

selected group exhibitions and projects


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, screening, in: Public Art Munich, curated by Joanna Warsza, Academy of Fine Arts Munich
THE WEIGHT OF IT ALL, group show, curated by Cécile B. Evans, Jahresausstellung, 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 show, , Kunstverein München, Munich
ZIMMER FREI, group exhibition, Hotel Mariandl, Munich 
OPEN SCREENING, Internationale Kurzfilmtage, Oberhausen
REPLICA REPLICA, lecture performance, Sofia Underground Performance Festival, Sofia, BG
P.OSTEUROPA, group exhibition, Kunstarkaden, Munich
FULLSCREEN #6, Screening, Nir Altman Galerie, Munich

KLASSEN, group exhibition, Streitfeld, Munich
NOISES, Fire Proof, Brooklyn, New York, USA 
Karl&Faber Prize-Exhibition, group exhibition, Luitpoltblock, Munich 
THERE WILL BE BLOOD, group exhibition, Ludwigskirche, Munich 
VAGENALE, group exhibition, Kolbstadl, Vagen 
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