Leon Eckard

Leon Eckard is a German media artist, musician, and performer. He began playing the guitar at the age of six and studied jazz guitar under Heiner Rennebaum at the Robert-Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf in the Music and Media program. During his studies from 2015 to 2021, he specialized in the fields of visual music and music informatics under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Heike Sperling and Marcus Schmickler. Additionally, from 2019 to 2020, he studied animation and media art at the University of Barcelona. Since 2022, he has continued his studies at the University of the Arts Berlin in the Generative Art class led by Prof. Dr. Alberto de Campo and is a member of the S4NTP (Society For Nontrivial Pursuits) collective. His works and performances have been showcased in prestigious exhibitions and festivals worldwide, including Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Teheran International Electronic Music Festival, New Now Festival, CTM Vorspiel, and xCoAx Conference.


Leon Eckards artistic work explores the connection between technology, the self, and the perspectives that arise from it. He work transcends boundaries between installation, performance, and generative art and music. In his works, Eckard playfully engages with perception, technology, and the human relationship to it. At the core lies the question of the duality between subjective and objective reality, and the ensuing question of self. Leon Eckard opens up a world of self-reflection and perception that illuminates our everyday reality in a new light and expands our imagination.

Performances and Exhibitions (selection)


Performance at listen listening at SOMA art Berlin

Exhibition and publication of the work „Der Bewusstseinsautomat – ein Dialog zwischen Maschinen“ at xCoAx conference in Weimar

Exhibition of the work „What Is It (not) Like to Be a Bat?“ at NEW NOW Festival at Zeche Zollverein, Essen

Performance at Mahalla in “When , if not now?” as part of the CTM Vorspiel, Berlin

Exhbition of “Der Bewusstseinautomat – ein Dialog zwischen Maschinen” at Vilém Flusser Archive as part of CTM Vorspiel, Berlin


Exhibition of the work “Toter Winkel” at the Festival “Recontres Internationales Paris/Berlin”, in Paris and Berlin

Screening of the work “Mise En Abyme” at “5h Teheran International Electronic Music Festival” (TIEMF)


Exhibition of the video installation „Mise En Abyme” in the context of the exhibition „Mind over Matter” at Technische Sammlung Dresden

Exhibition of the audio installation “Das Habitat” at artspace, Bremerhaven

Premiere of the audio work “Das Laufwerk” at C-Klang at Centre Court Festival, Cologne

Exhibition of the site-specific work “Metamorphosen – topology of the capital”, Mülheim an der Ruhr


Exhibition of the work „Toter Winkel” im Kunstpalast in the context of „Palastrauschen”, Düsseldorf

Online screening of the video work „Mise En Abyme” in the context of „Seeing Sound Festival“


Exhibition of the VR-Work „Shepard Room” at „Technische Probleme”, Düsseldorf

Concept and installation of the multimedia performance „Homocordia Dissapiens“, Düsseldorf


Exhibition of the work „Relativity” at „Von Fremden Ländern in eigenen Städten“, Düsseldorf


Residence at pIAR (perfoCrazy International Artist Residency) in Kumasi, Ghana, 2022

German Scholarship (Deutschlandstipendium) 2020/21

Teil des interdisziplinären Jahresprojekt in Montepulciano in Zusammenarbeit mit sieben Kunst-, Musik- und Tanzhochschule in NRW, 2019

5-month residency at Onomato Künstlerverein, Düsseldorf, 2018