Born in 1994 in Basel-Stadt. Lives and works in Basel. Graduated with a MFA in Institut Art Gender Nature from HGK FHNW in 2023.
In 2017, he completed an exchange program at the FAD in Mexico City. He’s the board member of the exhibition space Ausstellungsraum Klingental in Basel. 

Recent exhibitions
2023 “¿Desde donde miras el sol?,” CAN, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
2023 “Living Things,” Public Art Work, Basel
2023 “El gran grito,” Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel
2023 “Palazzina #15,” Palazzina, Basel 
2022 “Exo Terra,” Kunstzeughaus Rapperswil, Rapperswil, Switzerland
Other recent activities
Since 2019, Board member of Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel
2023 Selected public art work, Kunstkredit Basel
2021 Selected Artist in Residence, URRA, Buenos Aires 

About works

Leonardo Bürgi Tenorio‘s artistic practice deals with the contemporary definition of culture/nature as the legacy of an understanding of the natural environment influenced by the romantic era. He has long been intensively concerned with natural processes of growth and decay, and in particular with the role of fungal mycelium. In his work, he takes up themes that are being negotiated in a contemporary ecological discourse: the connection between humans and nature, the question of boundaries and contact surfaces of human and other living beings, the interdependence of all living things on this planet. His artistic work spans a variety of mediums such as sculpture, site-specific installations and drawings. They appear as hybrid objects including several components like drawings, clay or herbal distillates.

Living Things 2023
beech wood, mycelium (pleurotus columbinus), clay, pebbles, umber earth pigment, 3.2 x 5 x 3.5 m
Christian Knörr

mirando el reflejo de nuestra sombra 2023, aquarium, terrarium, indoor plants, neophyte, pencil drawings on paper, collages, copper foil, tin-solder, dimensions variable
Sebastien Verdon

stories within stories 2023, loam clay, ceramic, aroma diffusor, hydrolate composition, color pencil drawing, wood, metal grid, 6 x 2.5 x 2 m
Christian Knörr

The contemplation of a present absence 2022, soil, wheat paste, ceramic, ultrasonic aroma diffusor, rosmarin hydrolate from the garden, water, fan, dimensions variable
Christian Knörr

culturarium 2022, growtent, LED-light, humidifier, ventilator, wood, mineralsoil, fern, moss, strawsubstrate, pleurotus ostreatus, pleurotus citrinopileatus and metalrack. dimensions variable