Andreas Leikauf

Born 1966 in Judenburg, Austria.
Studied painting and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Andreas Leikauf fishes in the dustbin of Americanised pop culture and presents the scenes and characters he finds with a powerful drive that has no time for flourishes.
Masterful quotations and multiple reflections in the manner of rock music turned reflexive.
The priming and black give them volume, dark glow.
For this art, history is not a highway with a need to overtake. Motifs from the 1950s are revived with stylistic means from the 60s in the spirit of the 80s and fed into the 21st century. Past, present and future interpenetrate each other in different directions.
in such loops, Leikauf retells culture-industrial myths anew and against the grain, tells of loneliness, boredom, conformity, commerce and injustice, of anger at the prevailing conditions, of witty subversion, music and revolts against whatever.

(Karl Baier)


2017, Acrylic on Molino, 100 x 140 cm

Exhibition view galerie gölles Andreas Leikauf

Friendly People, 2018, Acrylic on Molino, 140 x 200 cm, Photo Marie Jecel

It's our own fault

2017, Acrylic on Molino, 40 x 50 cm


Solo exhibitions selection

2019 Hilger Gallery, Vienna (catalogue)
ÖBV, Vienna
2018 Gallery Gölles, Fürstenfeld
Werkstadt Graz
2017 Project Space Viktor Bucher, Vienna (with S. Mathewson)
2016 Schultz Contemporary, Berlin
Hilger Gallery, Vienna (catalogue)
Gallery Gölles, Fürstenfeld
2013 Hilger Gallery, Vienna
2012 Gallery Schafschetzy, Graz (with B. Tragut)
2011 Hilger Gallery, Vienna (catalogue)
2008 Hilger Contemporary, Vienna (catalogue)
Schafschetzy Gallery, Graz
Anima Gallerí, Reykjavik
2007 Gallery Schuster, Frankfurt
2006 Gallery Davide di Maggio, Berlin
Hilger Contemporary, Vienna (with F. Favelli) (catalogue)
GAS Gallery, Torino (catalogue)
2005 Espacio Liquido, Gijon
Gallery Bob Gysin, Zurich
2004 Hilger Contemporary, Vienna (with B. Tragut) (catalogue)
2003 Gallery Binz&Kraemer, Cologne (with S. Weissenbacher)
Webster University, Vienna
2002 "Hurray!" Atelier 96, Vienna (with W.Herbst)
2001 "Have a nice day!" artLab, Vienna (catalogue)
"My first million" Neue Galerie (Studio), Graz (catalogue)
2000 Atelier 96, Vienna
1999 SCA, Vienna
1997 Gallery Cult, Vienna
1996 Werkstadt Graz (catalogue)
1994 Room for Art Peinlichgasse 14, Graz
Otto Wagner Pavilion, Vienna
1993 Atelier 96, Vienna
1992 Press Club Gallery, Graz
Joanneum Corner Hall, Graz
Würthle Gallery, Vienna (with R.Heller and H.Schubert)
2020 "was leid tut" Klosterneuburg Abbey (catalogue)
"an original from..." Gallery Gölles, Fürstenfeld
"*" Werkstadt Graz
"the styrian broad III" Gerberhaus, Fehring
"Neunerhaus Benefiz" Kunstraum Wohlleb, Vienna
2019 "Berlin Artspring"
"Neunerhaus Benefiz" art space Wohlleb, Vienna
"accrochage" project space Viktor Bucher, Vienna
"*" Werkstadt Graz
2018 "From the Heart of Europe" Bermondsey Project Space, London
"*" Werkstadt Graz
"Neunerhaus Benefiz" Art Space Wohlleb, Vienna
"Kunstsalon Perchtoldsdorf"
"Art Essences XIX" Friedmann-Hahn Gallery, Berlin
2017 "Art essences XVII" Gallery Friedmann-Hahn, Berlin
"*" Werkstadt Graz
"Neunerhaus Benefit" Kunstraum Wohlleb, Vienna
"art_coordinates" Museum Angerlehner, Wels
"an original from..." Gallery Gölles, Fürstenfeld
"who are you?" Neue Galerie, Graz (catalogue)
"Buchstabenfest" Customs Office, Bad Radkersburg
"avanthard/avantfart" Kunstraum Wohlleb, Vienna
2016 "alchemy" Gallery Augenblick, Kirchbach
"painted surfaces" HilgerBROTkunsthalle, Vienna
"*" Werkstadt Graz
"an original from..." Gallery Gölles, Fürstenfeld
"30 years workshop Andreas Stalzer" Palais Breuner, Vienna
2015 "an original from..." Gallery Gölles, Fürstenfeld
"embedded art" ORF regional studio Graz
"Neunerhaus Benefit" Kunstraum Wohlleb, Vienna
"is this art or can it go?" dna Gallery, Berlin
"subversive" Grazmuseum
"Einbildung" gallery Zwischenbilder, Graz
2014 "Neunerhaus Benefiz" Kunstraum Wohlleb, Vienna
"unique prints" Infeld House of Culture, Halbturn
"Figuration" Museum Angerlehner, Wels
"The Measure of All Things" Gallery Gölles, Fürstenfeld
"Buchstabenfest" Customs Office, Bad Radkersburg
2013 "from the collection" Museum Angerlehner, Wels
"rock'n'roll?" Project Space Viktor Bucher, Vienna
"drawing the world" Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg
"Ask for Haydn" Landesgalerie Eisenstadt
"Caltes Clima" ORF Regional Studio Graz
"*" Werkstadt Graz
2012 "expedit 13" Werkstadt Graz
2011 "*" Werkstadt Graz
"LOuVrE" love_, Vienna
"rand:::zone" ORF Regional Studio Graz
"heimspiel 4" Gallery Schafschetzy, Graz
"lebensgeschichte(n)" Cultural Centre Kapfenberg
"the world - as it is" Hilger Contemporary Vienna (catalogue)
"comics make art - art makes comics" Hilger Gallery Vienna
"10 years tonto" Forum Stadtpark, Graz
2010 "*" Werkstadt Graz
"Bildtexte-Textbilder" Hilger Gallery, Vienna
"Vienna-Tokyo-Berlin" AKG Berlin
"expedit 11" Werkstadt Graz
"valuable / worthless" ORF regional studio Graz
"found - wanted" Gallery Kon-temporär, Graz
"comickunst_2" Gallery Maerz, Linz
"life story(s)" rotor, Graz
"without mercy" Gallery Lisi Hämmerle, Bregenz
"open art" summerstage, Vienna
2009 "Prints from Vienna", Ciel Gallery, Utsunomyia
"JPS" Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo (catalogue)
"ohne gnade" the absence of art, Berlin (catalogue)
"power" gallery Schafschetzy, Graz
"10 years rotor" rotor, Graz
"get connected" Künstlerhaus Vienna (catalogue)
"storm of the century" Künstlerhaus Graz (catalogue)
2008 "Poznan Biennial 2008" (catalogue)
"carpet plots!" prodomo, Vienna
" Everything is printable " Kunstverein Schallstadt
"Micro-Narratives" Musée d'Art Moderne, St. Etienne (catalogue)
2007 "Jochen Rindt Memorial" City Museum Graz (DVD)
"re:place" Bast'art, Bratislava
"Micro-Narratives" Belgrade Cultural Center (catalogue)
"Interior" Gallery Schafschetzy, Graz
"Workshop for Art Screen Printing Andreas Stalzer" Karmeliterhof St. Pölten
"Central Europe Revisited 1 "Schloss Esterhazy, Eisenstadt (catalogue)
2006 "Palette" Greenberg van Doren Gallery, New York
"con.text" Gallery Schafschetzy, Graz
2005 "Novosibirsk Graphic Biennial" (catalogue)
"Hot Testing" Exit Gallery, Peje / Kosovo (catalogue)
"Fun City" Gas Gallery, Torino (catalogue)
"Section des tableaux" M&M Gallery, Antwerp
"Eurostars" galleri s.e. Bergen
"ars pingendi" New Gallery Graz
2004 "no risk, no glory" loop, Berlin
"the first show" fuorizona, Macerata
"hollaender, kern, leikauf, petz, wanker" gallery Schafschetzy Graz
"No Way to Norway" galleri s.e Bergen
2003 "Young Viennese Art" Gallery Storms, Munich
"Visual Everyday Culture" Gallery Knoll, Budapest
"First View" Hilger Contemporary, Vienna
"steirischer herbst" Project Space Viktor Bucher, Vienna
"Life is hard..." Schafschetzy Gallery, Graz
"Art Cuts" Palais Harrach, Vienna
"Werkstadt Graz" Gallery of the City of Wels
2002 "Werkstadt for Art Screen Printing A. Stalzer" Gallery Lisi Hämmerle, Bregenz
"Semiotic Landscape" Xawiery Dunikowski Museum, Warsaw
"From the middle" Mannheimer Kunstverein
"Central" Town House Ulm
"Central" MAK Galerija, Sarajevo (catalogue)
"Semiotic Landscape" artLab, Vienna (catalogue)
"Doubleheart" Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
2001 "Promotion Award of the Province of Styria" Neue Galerie, Graz (catalogue)
"Central" Gallery Binz & Krämer, Cologne
"Central" Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
"Central" Museumsquartier, Vienna (catalogue)
"Young Austrian Art" Espace Hilger, Paris
2000 "Werkstadt Graz" IG Visual Arts, Vienna
"Werkstadt Graz" Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt
"Milioneri" , Graz
"Flower:Art:Show" Gallery Schafschetzy, Graz
"Workshop Berat" Edward Lear Gallery, Berat
1999 "Collections" Gallery of the City of Wels
"30 years of Harlekin" Fluxeum Wiesbaden
"Transition" St. Lambrecht Abbey
1998 "1:25" Gallery Cult, Vienna
"Werkstadt Graz" Galerija Likovnik Umetnosti, Slovenj Gradec
"Storm Echo" Forum Stadtpark, Graz (catalogue)
1997 "Exemplarisches aus den Beständen der Artothek" EU Representation, Brussels
"WochenKlausur" Festival of the Regions, Ottensheim (catalogue)
1996 "Geld (money)" Workshop Graz
"WochenKlausur" Salzburg Art Association (catalogue)
"Werkstadt Graz" Künstlerhaus Klagenfurt
"Mr. Fluxus - George Maciunas" Fluxeum Wiesbaden
1995 "9WeeksClause" steirischer herbst, Graz (catalogue)
"Odyssey Today" K.Palamas Building, Athens
1994 "Wa(h)re Art" Werkhof, Graz
1993 "Metro Moscow" museum in progress (journey to the sources), Moscow (catalogue)
"Spiegelsprung" Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (catalogue)
1992 "Art Prize 92" Gallery at the Fish Market, Erfurt
"In the Space of School" Open House of Culture, Linz (catalogue)
1990 "Colour on Paper" Kulturhaus Graz