Axel Lieber was born in 1960 in Düsseldorf, Germany. He lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Stockholm, Sweden.
Axel Lieber uses everyday objects as references and alienates their shape, often by rearranging or downsizing. This intrusion often results in alternative functionalities of the objects. He reduces the density of objets trouvés semantically and fills the resulting gaps with new contents. Axel Lieber studied at the Art Academy Düsseldorf finishing with the MFA. In 1993 he co-founded the artist group “inges idee” which focuses on art in public spaces. Lieber worked as professor of sculpture at the Art Academy Düsseldorf and taught as lecturer at the Art Academy Malmö, Sweden, as well as at the Academy Jyske, Denmark. In 2016 he became a member of the Royal Academy of Art in Stockholm. His works are represented by different important collections such as the contemporary art collection of the Berlinische Galerie. Recently Lieber arranged an extensive installation as a crossover of his works in the permanent collection of the Kunstmuseum Bonn.