Critical examination of the practices of image production and contextualisation is a central thread running through all of Eva Leitolf´s work, which explores contested societal phenomena such as colonialism, racism and migration.
Her works have been shown at international institutions including the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, the Kunstverein in Frankfurt, the Sprengel Museum in Hanover, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Kunst Haus Wien in Vienna and the Wallach Art Gallery in New York. Her publications include Postcards from Europe 03/13 (2013), Deutsche Bilder – eine Spurensuche (2008), and Rostock Ritz (2004).
Since 2019 Eva Leitolf is full professor at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.