Lea Letzel is an artist, director and pyrotechnician who develops interdisciplinary performative works at the interface of sound and music, media art, dance and space. The focus is on the concert format and the examination of questions concerning the conditions and conventions of performance situations. Lea Letzel studied at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies at the Justus Liebig University in Gießen and the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. Since 2015 she is also trained as a pyrotechnician and special effects technician. She has participated in international exhibitions as well as performances at Witte de With, Rotterdam, Maschinenhaus Essen, Theater Duisburg, Philharmony, Duisburg, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Bonner Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung, Bonn, FrankfurtLAB, Frankfurt am Main, Acht Brücken Festival, Köln, Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, PACT Zollverein, Essen, Münchner Kammerspiele, and Kaaitheater Brussels. She has received several grants and stipends as support for her work such as the studio grant by the Hessian Culture Foundation in London 2017/2018, artist in resident at Goethe - Institut Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto (JP), and Atelier Panormos at Kulturensemble Palermo (Goethe - Institut/ Institut Français) (IT). In 2019 - 2022 she was appointed as an artistic member of the "Junges Kolleg" of the North Rhine - Westphalian Academy of Sciences and Arts.