Vita Franziska Leonhardi

Born in Halle/ Saale, Germany

2006 Diploma in Fine Arts – Malerei/Grafik/ andere bildnerische Medien

2008 Master-Class Student of Ralf Kerbach at Dresden Academy of Fine Arts –  Meisterschüler der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden, Ralf Kerbach

2007 Founder Award of Görlitz – Gründerkunstpreis der Stadt Görlitz

2008 Scholarship forZygote Press Cleveland, Ohio

2009 Hegenbarth Scholarship – Hegenbarthstipendium

2013 The twince are born: Amadea andTheophilia: all is dobblemobble

2014 Organ music and conducting studies


Shows, Performances and Exhibitions

2017 Exhibition: Folk& Art atMilagro in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Since 2010 the art project NomadischeStreifzüge. Zoo-portraits of the Earth: Batumi Zoo, Московскийзоопарк, Rio Zoo – Rio de Janeiro Zoological Gardens, Botanical Gardens Campinas, Dublin Zoo, San Diego Zoo, Leipziger Zoo, Dresdner Zoo, Sonora Desert Museum, Bronx Zoo, Faruk YalçınHayvanatBahçesiveBotanikParkı, TiergartenSchönbrunn/Wien und Zoo Zagreb, Zoo Leipzig

2013-2017 Live multimedia illuminations with silhouette theatre for the experimental concert series “hinhören” at Martin-Luther-Kirche Dresden

Dec 6, 2016 The performance Saint Nicholas Miracles by Leonhardi & Co

2010-2016 The visual art project St. Paul – silhouette-performances & shows in White Sands, Death Valley, Bellagio Las Vegas, Berkeley, Paphos, Dresden (Kirchentag), Universidade de Aveiro, Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University ბათუმისშოთარუსთაველისსახელობისსახელმწიფო, Universidade de São Paulo, techno festival Nachtdigital in Olganitz

2015 Silhouette showThe Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saëns organ music played bySamuel Kummer and BudruteKummer of the Frauenkirche Dresden

2012 performance“The Animals of Farthing Wood, by Colin Dann”in Schauspielhaus Dresden

2011 The “St.Paul Oratorioby Mendelssohn”for deaf people. A show with 600 musicians and one puppet theatre at Kirchentag Dresden. Conductor: Markus Leidenberger

2009 “The butterfly-man”, a fairy tale in different media:paintings, prints, cut outs and silhouette shows in Städtische Galerie Dresden

2006 and 2009 International Istanbul Triennial, artfest Mexico City

2006 “Utopia Dresden” on the way to the boarder of Asia-Europe with 4 silhouettes and 4 actors, a performance-show in Kassematten Dresden and Istanbul Triennial (movie)

2004 HfBK Dresden: The Woolf on silent soles/ a project with deaf children: sign-language in the silhouette-theatre,sponsored by Aktion Mensch 5000xZukunft