Ines Lechleitner

foto: Jean-Baptiste Maître

Ines Lechleitner is an Austrian artist working and living in Berlin. She studied at the San Fransico Art Institute (USA), NSCAD- College for Art and Design Halifax (CA) and the Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (FR), where she graduated in 2003. Following her fellowship (2006-2008) at the Jan Van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, she is currently on a residency in London.
Some recent exhibitions include: Die Lucky Bush. MUKHA, Antwerp (NL), Parcours interdit. Künstlerhaus Malkasten, Düsseldorf (DE),Video as urban condition. Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz (AT) and Je partage votre point de vue. La Galerie de la Générale. Paris (FR);

In encounters where one doesn't share a common language or understanding – either with humans or animals – can the medium of recording and its playback be used as means to a possible exchange or translation? When does a sound become a voice and is it possible to translate something one does not understand, for example the songs of Gibbons in Indonesia or a particular scene of human exchange? These where some of the questions addressed in the artist's presentation entitled 'Untranslation'.


Die Lucky Bush, MUHKA, Antwerpen, BE
Plattform, Fotomuseum Winterthur, CH

Wouah, Eikones NFS Bildkritik, Basel, CH
Parcours interdit, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, DE
Video as urban condition, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, AT
Sound-bites to go, Privatware, Berlin, DE

Urban Appearances, Rosa-Luxemburg-strasse/Videoparcours, Berlin, DE

Je partage votre point de vue, La galerie de la Générale, Paris, FR
Kontakte, Projektraum im WUK, Wien, AT

Phrases  Station 21, Zürich, CH

It’s not geography that is structuring, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, DE
Eutropa, Web-group project (

Whale, and a..., Khyber Center for the Arts, Halifax, CA
L’Exposition-atelier, Fondation Icar pour l’image, Paris, FR
Des Territoires, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Paris, FR


Pièce de cinéma, Jan van Eyck Academie, NL

Lasso Magazin, Halle für Kunst, Kunstverein Lüneburg, D

Des Territoires en Revue 5, Musée de Beaux -Arts de Paris, F

Films and Performances

Untranslation, video-performance, invited by PAGES -Instances of Translation-Teheran, Iran
Between an image and a sound (DV-Pal, 8.30 min.), video-performance, Jan van Eyck Academie, NL
Un pot autour de Pièce de Cinéma, installation, Atelièr Veritable, Paris, FR

Wasserwege. (DV-Pal, 15 min., silent), site-specific video installation, Berlin, DE

Grundstück - a dialogue between a typewriter and a bass according to Moby Dick. Sound Performance with Bernhard Göttert, Station 21, Zürich, CH

Whale gossip. (DV-Pal, 8 min., with 4 channel soundinstallation)
Blue whales can communicate between the north and the south pole – lecture with Kathleen Rahn. Halle für Kunst Lüneburg, DE

Seismic testing, Sound Performance. The Khyber Center for the Art, Halifax, CA
Robert Frank and June Leaf (S8, 1.5 min., silent)

Fleurs de Mai, Smell/Film/Sound Performance. ENSBA, Paris, F

Sendungen im ORF KUNSTRADIO:

24.05.2009: „A space of translation“