K a l a s   L i e b f r i e d

Kalas Liebfried’s narrative 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, currently with Alexandra Bircken at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich.


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

projects and exhibitions

(upcoming in 2018)

19-22 OCT: WATCHMAN:  solo show @ Hinterconti, Hamburg
9 NOV: CORPS-Á-CORPS, listening session @ Kunstverein München, Munich


AMBIENT VARIATIONS FOR A BUNKER, in: Imaginary Display(s), group show @ BNKR, Munich
KRÄFTE AM SET. KRAFT DES KINOS, feat. Mathias R. Zausinger, Patrik Thomas, Alexander Kluge, in: Public Art Munich @ Academy of Fine Arts Munich
VARIATIONS FOR GHOSTS, Kunst Block Balve, group show, Munich


UNSPOKEN, Jahresgaben 2017, group show, Kunstverein München, Munich
ZIMMER FREI, group exhibition, Hotel Mariandl, Munich
ADD FX, feat. Paul Velentin, Sluice Biennial 2017, London, GB
UTOPIUM & TSCHÜSSI, group shows during the Jahresausstellung, Academy of fine Arts, Munich
BLIND CARBON COPY, feat. Paul Valentin, Akademie-Galerie, Munich 
OPEN SCREENING, Internationale Kurzfilmtage, Oberhausen
REPLICA REPLICA, lecture performance @ Sofia Underground Performance Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria
P.OSTEUROPA, group exhibition, Kunstarkaden, Munich
FULLSCREEN #6, Screening, Nir Altman Galerie, Munich

KLASSEN, group exhibition, Streitfeld, Munich
NOISES, feat. Paul Valentin, Gregor Peschko, Fire Proof, Brooklyn, New York, USA 
Karl&Faber Prize-Exhibition, group exhipition, Luitpoltblock, Munich 
THERE WILL BE BLOOD, group exhibition, Ludwigskirche, Munich 
VAGENALE, group exhibition, Kolbstadl, Vagen 
ANNUAL EXHIBITION, Academy of fine Arts, 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