The naive unbiased view without previous definition. The way one has it only a short time as an unlearned person. As a curious kid, a very young person we learn by play without intention, that is,  without the need to pursue a goal in play. The unbiased person does not necessarily expect a definition before experience, one learns it for onesself, defines it without external influence, independent, unique and yet variable. The more developed once one has learned it one way, one does not discard it quickly. The unprejudiced curiosity becomes an expectation. An expectation by definition. In the current discourse, it is then what makes people look for friction caught in definition. Forgotten the possibility of  naive questioning of existing things and the variablility in definition. Why does it irritate the developed human being so terribly if one does not get an answer to the questions triggerd by the own expectation in definition? How can one observe in an unbiased way. As a result how does it feel to contemplate completely outside ones own frame of definition?
How can it be what it is?

Nikki de León, 1987 born in Kaiserslautern (D), based in Cologne (D) -
studied architecture, interior design, product-, furniture- and exhibitiondesign, in general  as interdisciplinary as possible  to complete with a masters exhibtition "On the naive view on Functional Art and Object Design".
Graduated Master of Arts at the Campus for Art and Design in Trier, Germany in 2018.


Her works include minimalist abstract painting, functional art and participative installation. In the form of sculptural objects, forms in space and her own language of signs and lines,  she enters into a silent dialogue with the curiosity of the viewer and questions ones ability to observe without bias.
Her focus is on naive observation and deconstruction of expectation in definitions.


Group | Solo | Represented
2022       Upcoming, Privileged Goods,  Los Angeles ( USA )
2021        "Grad" participative Installation, "Platz des Zusammensitzens - The Exhibition", Cameo Collective, Hannover (D)
2021        "Taking (P)art", House of cultures, Saarbrücken (D)

2021        "León X No 59", selected Works,  No59, Cologne (D)
2021        "Drawing the Line", Public Art, Unser Ebertplatz, Cologne (D)
2021        "Ice is nice", Public Art, Eisfeld, StammSt, Cologne (D)
2020       "Office Window", Public Art,  Hans und Franz, LeoSt, Cologne  (D)
2020       Love by Leoniden, Artwork realization , Musicvideo and everything by  J. Strauch | C. Timm | No Talent Studio
2020       ".Happens", Public Art,  Bumann + Sohn, Bartholomauus-SchinkSt, Cologne  (D)
2020        "Faux Naïf" + Salzen, Black Print Launch- Pop Up , Cologne (D) and selected Venues in Europe
2020       "Streetchairs", w/El Warcha Collective Tunis, Oekorausch,  MAKK Cologne/Tunis (D/TUN)
2020      
"Ladrón de ventanas", Public Art, GruenBlauGrau, VenloerSt, Cologne (D)
2020       "Faux Naïf", Object, Martin Glanz, Cologne (D)
2019       "Faux Naïf" + Joelle Siebenaller :" Guriya- A feministic clothing" - Koeln Design Preis , MAKK Cologne (D)
2019        "New Post:Offline", Rosebud , Cologne (D)
2019        "Faux Naïf " Object, x99-hibition, Group exhibition, Cologne (D)

2019        "Story of three women", Private House, Stadtpark , Saarlouis  (D)

CV

2018        Newcomer Nominee, German Design Award, Frankfurt (D)
2018       
Master of Arts (M.A.), Exhibition | Object Design + Functional Art; Interior Design
-2018       Product-, Furniture-, Exhibitiondesign; Interior Design, Campus Art & Design Trier (D)
2017        "Coconoe", honored by BDIA for outstanding Bachelor exposition, HS Trier (D)
2017        
Bachelor o Arts (B.A.), Construction in existing context "Coconoe" ; Interior Design
-2017        Interior Architecture + Design ; Campus Art & Design Trier (D)
2015         Internship, Product development, Bartman Berlin, Berlin (D)
2012         Interior Design Studies, Campus Art & Design Trier (D)
-2012        Architecture Studies, Campus Art & Design Trier (D)
2009