Leni Hoffmann was born in Bad Pyrmont in 1962. Between 1982 and 1987 she studied at the Nuremberg Academy under the Colour Field painter Georg Karl Pfahler. In her work she alternates between painting and sculpture. She creates site-specific interventions using various mediums, for example electrical cords, rough plaster or brightly coloured modelling clay. In each of them the participation of the viewer in the working process is essential. The artist emphasises that she does not worry about content, but rather plays with materials and spaces. Hoffmann’s works have been seen in numerous exhibitions, including solo shows, for example in 2010 at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, in 2009 at the 3rd Moscow Biennale and in 2006 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She is a professor at Karlsruhe’s art academy, the Staatliche Akademie der bildenden Künste. Hoffmann lives and works in Düsseldorf and Nuremberg.