In a world driven by performance and the exploitation of care as an ostensibly infinite resource, Lea-Maraike Sambale counters with pauses as both a political and artistic practice. Through her work, she creates space for sensory experiences, and bodily awareness. This ethos extends into exhibition contexts, where she invites audiences to engage with her reflections through tangible installations of textile objects, videos, artistic interventions, and performances.

Born in 1992 in Minden, Lea-Maraike has been studying Fine Arts at the Kunsthochschule Kassel since 2020. Her artistic works have been showcased in exhibition spaces across Kassel, Hildesheim, Berlin, and Chemnitz. In the summer of 2023, she participated in the 'a new school summer school.' Her exploration of the intersections between art, bodily perceptions, and societal critique shapes her practice and will continue to be reflected in her future projects.
Photo: Jo Brummack