Nikki de León is a German-American visual artist living and working in Cologne, Germany. With a background in architecture and design, she brings an interdisciplinary approach to her work that includes drawing, painting, sculpture, and installation. Inspired by everyday details in the interplay of light and shadow, she creates works that explore themes of memory, structure, and movement. Her paintings and sculptures are characterized by minimalist abstraction and constructivism, as well as precise strokes and arcs that question connection and participation.

• Master of Arts (M.A.), Exhibition | Object Design + Functional Art;
• Exhibition design; Interior Design, Campus Art & Design Trier (D)
• Bachelor o Arts (B.A.), Construction in existing context
• Interior Architecture + Design ; Campus Art & Design Trier (D)
• Interior Design Studies, Campus Art & Design Trier (D)
• Architecture Studies, Campus Art & Design Trier (D)
Group | Solo | Represented
2023 "Nice Dry", Group Exhibition, Kultur & Gut, Hamburg(D)
2022 "Blackmarket - Cash Only", Solo Exhibition, Studio, Cologne (D)
2021"Platz des Zusammensitzens", Group show, Cameo Kol, Hannover (D)
2021"León X No 59"selected Works, N°59, Cologne (D)
2020 "Streetchairs", w/El Warcha Collective Tunis,  MAKK Cologne/Tunis (D/TUN)
2020 "Faux Naïf", Martin Glanz , Cologne (D)

2019 "New Post: Offline", Solo Exhibiton, Rosebud, Cologne (D)
2019 "x99-hibition", Group exhibition, Marmeladenfabrik Cologne (D)
Honors | Awards
• German Design Award - Newcomer Nominee 2019, issued by Rat für Formgebung Frankfurt (D)
• "Coconoe" building in Existing Context, honored by BDIA for outstanding B.A. exposition
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