Vollfruchtige Orangen opens at Gut Mahndorf

Vollfruchtige Orangen (confiert)

Gut Mahndorf, Sachsen-Anhalt. Vernissage: 15/11/2019

The new works exhibited in this solo exhibition – in English, Full-fruity oranges (candied) – are all created by using oil paint on linen canvas, and egg-tempera paint on clay boards.

Influenced by the minimalist and simple openness of Japanese haiku poetry, I have extended my paintings and drawings with the use of sensory language. In this way, on the snow-white space of the canvas, word and color form new thoughts, feelings and images, detached from their original starting point. Sensitive imagery combined with well placed word-constructions are applied by palette knives, brushes and pipettes, thus enforcing a controlled, yet unpredictable lightness in the work.

All work is for sale. Please contact the artist directly.

About Gut Mahndorf.

‘Rosebud’ selected for Bergennale

Rosebud by ilka Leukefeld

ilka Leukefeld has been selected to take part in Gegenpol (‘Antithesis’), this year’s Bergennale exhibition (14–22 April 2018). Her work Has Rosebud – or half-standing ears – intelligent and loving with children was selected by the jury panel of Susanne Flesche (art-historian and Institute for Exhibition Partnership), Professor Dieter Rehm (photo-art and President of the Akademie der Bildenden Künste München), and Anna Wondrak (art-historian and curator).

• Gegenpol, Bergennale Marstall Berg, Mühlgasse 7, 82335 Berg.
14-22 April 2018.

September Open Studio dates in Germany

ilka Leukefeld will be taking part in two Open Studio events at her German studio this month: the Open Doors Heritage Day on Sunday, 10 September, and the Open Studios weekend organised by the Artists’ Union Saxony-Anhalt (BBK) on 16 and 17 September, 11am-6pm.

Leukefeld’s studio is located next door to the John Cage Organ Art Project at the Burchardikloster (Kloster 1, 38820 Halberstadt), where she is currently working on a project made possible by a scholarship awarded by the Kunststiftung Sachsen-Anhalt and the Klosterbergische Stiftung.

All visitors are welcome and the artist will on hand to talk about her work and discuss commissions for sculptures, installations and paintings.

‘Herr Hoffman’ acquired by the John Cage Organ Project

The John Cage Organ Project has acquired Leukefeld’s painting Herr Hoffmann liebt das blaue Mädchen (die Liebesgeschichte eines Hausmeisters und der Heizanlage) / Mr Hoffmann loves the blue girl (the love story of a caretaker and his heating-system). The Project has presented the work to Herr Hoffmann himself.

Artist’s scholarship

ilka Leukefeld has been awarded a six-month scholarship by the Kunststiftung Saxony-Anhalt and the Kloster Beregsche Stiftung to develop ideas around the subject of ’Temple of Friendship’ and ‘Culture of Friendship’. Her research will centre around the Gleimhaus Museum of the German Enlightenment in Halberstadt and the 300th anniversary of Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim’s birth in 1719. The artist wishes to thank Dr Ute Pott, Director of the Gleimhaus Museum, for her support.

For more information about the Gleimhaus Museum, visit gleimhaus.de


Exhibition extended in Halberstadt

ilka Leukefeld’s solo exhibition – Fearless, highly intelligent and successful – has been extended until 29 July 2017.

The show is located at the John Cage Organ Art Project, Burchardi’s Abbey, Am Kloster 1, 38820 Halberstadt, Germany.

It’s open on Fridays and Saturdays, 11 – 5, and by appointment.

Finissage: 29 July, 6pm. All welcome!




Be Adam and Eve for Another Day in Paradise


Saturday, 19 December: 12–6pm

ilka Leukefeld will be present at The Muse gallery to offer visitors the opportunity of putting on one of her Adam and Eve polar bear suits and performing in Another Day in Paradise.

The Muse gallery 269 Portobello Road, London W11