Phoebe Lesch, born 1970 in Munich, studied Romance languages, literature and visual arts in France from 1990 until 1996. Her taste for Utopia, philosophical contemplation and tilting at windmills culminated in a thesis on Tommaso Campanella's City of the Sun.
Between 1996 and 2003 she lived in Berlin and Munich. She worked for Berlin gallery owner Alexander Ochs, Canal+ and Katharina Hegewisch / Achenbach Art Consulting. In 1997, she received a scholarship from the Literaturhaus München. In 2000, together with Helmut Lesch and Connie Albrecht from the Stadtforum München she wrote a concept for a three day long conference called Language, Identity, Europe that took place at Goethe Institut Munich.
This event made her realise that the project of building a European identity (within the European Union and within herself) was somehow doomed to failure. She went on practicing languages and living around Europe but started focussing on the truly universal language of Art.
From 2003 to 2007 she studied sculpture and painting at the Accademia di Brera Milan in the class of Paolo Gallerani and at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste München in the class of Gerhard Merz.
In 2007 she went to Rome and started developing her own aesthetic language. Her Art deals with classical forms and archetypical symbols intertwined with the technological myths and options of today. She sees Art as an alphabet of eternally renewed and recombined forms that help us apprehend the world. She invents her artefacts by adopting the most rational, observative and dreamy attitude she is capable of.
Phoebe lives in Munich and has been showing her work in public institutions and private venues since 2007. Some of it is privately owned.