Oliver Leu (1976) studied comparative theology and Indology in Cologne and Bonn before he turned to photography. He trained as a photographer at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld. In his artistic practice Oliver Leu is concerned with questioning religion, the construction of history, the abuse of power and the consequences of colonial pasts. Since 2013 Oliver has developed these ideas in his project on Leopold II, for which he is researching and photographing the various forms of representation of the colonial history of Congo in Belgium.


Währenddessen in Potsdam — an interview by malenki.net with Luise Schröder (in German language)