Nikki de León, is a German-American visual artist, raised in Kaiserslautern (D), currently lives and works in Cologne, Germany.
She studied architecture, interior design and graduated with a masters in product-, furniture- and exhibition design at the Campus for Art and Design in Trier (D) in 2018. In addition to her chosen major, she focused on analog drawing and visual craftsmanship. Following her studies, Nikki de León started working as an independent artist focusing her work on drawing, painting, sculpture and installation. Involving different techniques of art, architecturand design, she uses aspects of these crafts to speak in interdisciplinary works.

• 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, alt. Ordnungsamt, Hannover (D)
2021"Taking (P)art", House of cultures, Saarbrücken (D)
2021"León X No 59"selected Works, N°59, Cologne (D)

2021"Drawing the Line", Unser Ebertplatz, Cologne (D)
2021 "Ice", Eisfeld, Cologne (D)

2020 "Workspace", Art museum Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach (D)
2020 "FEWL", Hans und Franz Prod., Cologne  (D)
2020 "Love"- Leoniden (Musicvideo), Prod.: J. Strauch | C. Timm | No Talent  

2020 ".Happens", Bumann+Sohn, Cologne  (D)
2020 "Naïf" Exhibit Installation, w| Salzen, selected Venues in Europe
2020 "Streetchairs", w/El Warcha Collective Tunis,  MAKK Cologne/Tunis (D/TUN)
2020 "Ladrón de ventanas", GruenBlauGrau", Cologne (D)
2020 "Faux Naïf", Object Exhibition, Martin Glanz, Cologne (D)

2019 Joelle Siebenaller "Faux Naïf"/"Guriya- A feminist clothing", MAKK Cologne (D)
2019 "New Post: Offline", Solo Exhibiton, Rosebud, Cologne (D)
2019 "x99-hibition", Group exhibition, Cologne (D)
2019 "Story of three wome", private, Saarlouis  (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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