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Len Bay's artistic practice is primarily defined by large-scale installations composed of architectural elements and sculptural objects. Everyday life observations and intimate moments are fragmentarily merged with memories and storytelling, often autobiographical, and assembled with new authenticity. The artistic work initially develops through a period of research and imagination processes. Bay's thinking spaces are characterized by longing and belonging, remembering and search for identity.


Len Bay (*1994, Hamburg) is based in Leipzig. Since 2022 they're studying Installation and Space in the class of Prof. Joachim Blank at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig (HGB). From 2019 to 2022 Len studied Sculpture/Metal in the class of Prof. Andrea Zaumseil at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle/Saale. 2018 to 2019 they studied Fine Art at the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design Kiel.

selected exhibitions

2024This exhibition has closed now... Tomorrow - AS/EM, Leipzig

2024 secret garden: a lament - Werkschauhalle, Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig (with SLUG)

2024 no longer [...] not yet - HGB, Leipzig

2023 (glad) you made it - TTTT, Leipzig
2023 Lost and Found - GU11, Köln
2023 Guests, Hosts and Ghosts - International Art Center Petersburg, Petersburg
2023 Herbstrundgang - Kombinat, Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig
2023 membra(I)nes - 12. Jahrestagung der Fachgesellschaft Gender Studies, Leipzig & Halle/Saale
2023 landing - HGB, Leipzig

2022 juicy things - Volkspark Galerie, Halle/Saale
2021 KOlibristahlpapier: Zum Rasen auf der Stelle bis zum Knock out. - Hühnermanhattan Kultur e.V., Halle/Saale

2020 LICHTBLICK - Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin
2020 2020: Silver Surfer, so fast so furious - Franckeplatz, Halle/Saale

2019 Unbefangen - Pop-Up-Pavillon, Kiel

artist talks
Queer reading als membranisches Schwingen - Panel mit Prof. Dr. Barbara Paul, Magdalena Götz , Jun.- Prof. Dr. Jenny Schrödl, auf Einladung der 12. Jahrestagung der Fachgesellschaft Gender Studies, Leipzig & Halle/Saale
Artist Talk mit Nilay Şahin - auf Einladung des Instituts für Kunst der Pädagogischen Hochschule Karlsruhe


Artist in residence - Kombinat e.V., Spinnerei Leipzig

Artist in residence - Villa Villekulla, Faucogney-et-la-Mer (FR)



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