Based in Vienna and Brussels, Leander Schönweger constructs scenarios that tell no story, but create atmospheres with their own open, dreamlike logic. His installations seek to address the symbolic meanings of objects and situations on an individual subconscious level. At once familiar and foreign, his works evoke a sense of alienation as much as déjà-vu, triggering associations based on a viewer’s personal memories and the larger cultural matrix. Recent exhibitions include Open Skies, Wiels, Brussels (2019) and a good neighbour, 35th Istanbul Biennale (2017). He is the recipient of the Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2014.