Awards/Scholarships

Artist in Residence, Goethe Institute Athens - 2016
Grant by Stiftung Kunstfonds Foundation - 2015
Fellowship at KHM (Academy of Media Arts Cologne) - 2015
Artist in Residence, Villa Waldberta, Kulturreferat München - 2014
Elsa Neumann Stipendium/Scholarship (NaFöG) - 2013
Grant funding for catalogue by Stiftung Kunstfonds Foundation - 2013
Columbus Förderpreis für aktuelle Kunst in Kooperation mit dem ADKV / Columbus award for emerging artists -2012
Artist in Residence, Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan - 2012
Artist in Research, Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan - 2011
Artist in Residence, BISAR, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin - 2011
NRW Förderpreis für junge Künstler/Advancement Award for Artists from the State of NRW - 2010
Stipendium der “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes”/ Scholarship German National Merit Foundation - 2008-2012

Film Awards (Selection)

Best German Shortfilm & Audience Award @ International Short Film Festival Hamburg (“Symbolic Threats”)
European Academy Award (Nomination) (“Symbolic Threats”)
Audience Award @ DocumentaMadrid, Spain (“Symbolic Threats”)
Main Documentary Award @ Art Film Fest Kosice, Slovakia (“Symbolic Threats”)
Main Award & Edward Snowden Award @ Festival international Signes de Nuit (“Symbolic Threats”)
Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis, Best Documentary, Nomination (“Trotzdem Danke”)
Audience Award, International Short Film Festival Interfilm, Berlin (“Trotzdem Danke”)

Solo exhibitions

2016
Ausgezeichnet #1: Terror Artists, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

2014
Viel viel Glück Euch Zwein, Galerie Senn, Vienna, Austria

2013
Grenzgänger, Kunstverein Heilbronn, Germany

2012
Entscheidungen, Galerie DREI, Cologne, Germany

2009
Zwischenzeit, Pixel / Fast Video, Copenhagen, Denmark

Group exhibitions

2016
Demo:polis, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Manifesta 11, Zurich, Switzerland
17 Volcanos, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Vertikal 1, Gallery Ruttkowski;86, Cologne
Our Mind Into A Brezel, Kunstverein Neuhausen, Germany
MTV! - Media Art Televise!, FAQ, Bremen, Germany
Idiopolis, State of Concept, Athens, Greece

2015
Non Profit - Nutzlose Nutzbarkeiten Jenseits von Nutzen, Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen
Vienna Biennale performing public art, Vienna, Austria
Globale, ZKM, Karlsruhe
Ngoro Ngoro, Studio-Spaces Lehrerstrasse, Berlin
Berliner Herbstsalon, Maxim-Gorki-Theater, Berlin
Konkrete Utopien, RealismusClub, Berlin
Schlüssel zur Stadt, Raum Leipziger, Berlin
Circular Permutation-in between negative and positive space, W139, Amsterdam
Schattenbummel, Alpineum Produzentengalerie, Luzern, Switzerland
Together Forever, Palais für aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt
Stadtbesetzung, Städtische Galerie im Park, Viersen
Kein Ort sondern ein Zustand, D21, Leipzig
Kongress der Möglichkeiten, Kunstraum Bethanien

2014
Borderland, Deutsches Historisches Museum (DHM), Berlin
Post-Utopia (Screening), Festival of Future Nows, Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin
Hammer - artistic strategies, architectural interventions and spatial politics in our cities, Kunsthaus Lempertz, Berlin
Gaze, Rohre und Objekte, Tschechisches Zentrum, Berlin
Dear Masato, all at once, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Wenn kaputt wir Spass, Trafacka Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Distant Observations. Fukushima in Berlin, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin
Hast Du von Bergen geträumt?, Tschechisches Kulturzentrum, Berlin

2013
Berlin Masters 2013, Galerie Arndt, Berlin
Familienaufstellung, Uferhallen, Berlin
cultural hijack, AA Gallery, London, UK

2012
Ende, danke. / open end, M1 Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung, Hohenlockstedt
köppels & pürlations, Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf
Archist Opus 2: propagation et dispersion, Galerie Nomades, Marseille, France
Hier beginnt die Welt, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Switzerland
D’APRES L’HISTOIRE, Galerie Torri, Paris, France
Street Smart – Contemporary art beyond boundaries, Kulturhuset Stockholm, Sweden
Tokyo Story, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan
+6/2012 shortlist Columbus-Förderpreis, Kunsthalle Ravensburg

2011
Melancholy is not enough…, Pavilion Unicredit, Bucharest, Romania
Berlin 2000–2011 – Playing among the Ruins, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
Love for the real thing, Galeria Miejska Arsenal, Poznan, Poland
Do not think, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin
Human Frames, KIT, Düsseldorf
Making-Of, Artitude Kunstverein, Berlin

2010
Reflection: alternative worlds through the video camera, Art Tower Mito, Japan
The Nomadic as a Condition, Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Gestures, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
Making Space, Taking Place, Artitude Kunstverein, Berlin
5. International Students Triennale, Istanbul, Turkey
Multiplo de cinco, Nelson Garrido‘s Organisation, Caracas, Venezuela
Highlights der Kölner Kunstfilmbiennale, KW Kunstwerke Berlin
Field Trip #1, Kleine Humboldt Galerie, Berlin

2009
Backjumps Volume #4, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin
Take a Breath – Atem Holen, MKgalerie, Berlin
Zeigen – Eine Audiotour durch Berlin von Karin Sander, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin
Socially Disorganized, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia
Grenzgänge nach dem Mauerfall, Artitude Kunstverein, Berlin
Look Twice, Färgfabriken Norr, Östersund, Sweden

2008
Dwelling Place, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
CAMP Hiroshima, Bank of Japan, Hiroshima, Japan
Apocalyptic Colors, Galerie Senn, Vienna, Austria
Fundamentals - Legal and less legal ways of using our playgrounds, MU Art Foundation, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Nachbarn, Starter Galerie, Poznan, Poland
Die neonorangene Kuh, Pixel / Fast Video, Copenhagen, Denmark
Contemporary Art Migration Project CAMP Berlin, Uferhallen, Berlin

2007
we came from beyond, Starter Galerie, Poznan, Poland
Parallel Moments, Galerie Tarahane Azad, Tehran, Iran
Im Treibhaus, ARD-Hauptstadtstudio, Berlin
Open City, Eyebeam, New York City, USA

Film Festivals (Selection)

Berlinale, Int. Filmfestival Berlin
World Wide Short Film Festival Toronto, Canada
London International Film Festival, UK
London International Documentary Festival, UK
25fps Int. Short Experimental Film Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival, France
GoShort, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Filmfest Dresden, Germany
Shortfilmfest Cologne, Germany
Images Contemporary Film Festival Toronto, Canada
Festival du Cinema Allemand, Paris, France
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Montreal, Canada
Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, Brasil
Int. Film Festival Curtas Vila do Conde, Portugal
Int. Fresh Film Fest, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Short Waves Festival, Poznan, Poland
Molodist International Film Festival, Kiev, Ukraine
Int. Short & Animation Film Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia
Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, Romania
Huesca International Film Festival, Spain
Independent Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain
MIT Short Film Festival, Cambridge, UK
KunstFilmBiennale, Cologne
Vienna independent shorts, Austria
Era New Horizons Int. Film Festival Poland
ambulART Audiovisual Art Festival, Mexico & Ecuador
Cinerail Int. Festival Train & Metro on Film Paris, France
L‘Alternativa - Barcelona Independent Film Festival, Spain
Zeitgeist International Film Festival, San Francisco, USA
ECU European Independent Cinema Film Festival, Paris, France
Int. Short Film Festival, Aix-en-Provence, France
Kortfilmfestivalen Grimstad, Norway
LOOP VideoArt Festival Barcelona, Spain
European Media Art Festival Osnabrück, EMAF
International Short Film Festival interfilm, Berlin
FilmZ Film Festival, Mainz
exground Filmfest, Wiesbaden
International Short Film Festival Hamburg
International »Achtung Berlin” Film Festival
Internationales Filmfest Braunschweig
Flensburger Kurzfilmtage
DocumentaMadrid
International Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany
Leeds International Film Festival, Leeds, UK
Festival international Signes de Nuit
San Sebastian Human Rights Film Fest, Spain
Art Film Fest, Košice, Slovakia
Cinema Jove, Festival Internacional de Cine de Valencia, Spain

Lectures

2016
Safe in the City, HAW University Hamburg
Figuring F.W.Junghuhn, ETH Zürich, invited by Prof. Philip Ursprung & Prof. Alex Lehnerer

2015
Wermke/Leinkauf, Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen
White American Flags, ETH Zurich, invited by Prof. Karin Sander & Prof. Philip Ursprung
Hochkunst in Aktion, Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg (HfbK), invited by Prof. Michael Diers
The safe way ist the only way, CCC Chaos Computer Club @ Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM)
Wermke/Leinkauf, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig in Cooperation with HGB Leipzig
Wermke/Leinkauf, HCU University Hamburg

2014
Stadt lesen, Stadt schreiben, University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, invited by Prof. Hagen Schwenk
Wermke/Leinkauf, PAFA Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts / Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, USA
Wermke/Leinkauf, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, Camden, USA

2013
Dokumentarische Verfahren in der Kunst, dfi – Dokumentarfilminitiative NRW, Cologne, Germany

2012
Playing the City / Artist Talk with M.Wermke & Ch.Jankowski, BMW Guggenheim Lab, Berlin
Raumkontrolle, Wermke/Leinkauf, Institute for Spacial Experiments of Olafur Eliasson, UdK - University of the Arts, Berlin

2011
Graffiti as Psychogeographical Map – The New European Urban Intervention, International Summer Academy, Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, Santander, Spain
Video and Performance in Urban Space, lecture & workshop, Goethe Institut, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

2009
The City is your’s, lecture & workshop, Yildiz Technikal University Istanbul, Turkey
Interflugs Lecture Series / Making Space, lecture & workshop (together with Adam Kraft), UdK - University of the Arts, Berlin
Film Workshop, Summer Academy, Internationales Wissenschaftsforum der Universität Heidelberg

2008
TAZ- Temporäre Autonome Zonen, lecture & workshop (together with Adam Kraft), UdK - University of the Arts, Berlin

2007
Public Space Works, NYU - New York University, New York, USA