Leslaw Tetla studied architecture at the Technical University of Silesia in Gliwice and art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. His work has included painting, installations and site-specific works in which he explores the influence of architecture, the space created by man, on the behaviours of its users.
He currently works as an Associate Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, where he is the head of the Interdisciplinary Actions Studio.
He is an initiator and curator of many artistic projects and exhibitions, among others: Chiosc, Rondo Sztuki Gallery in Katowice, Space as a tool for shaping social attitudes, Natural History Museum in Chisinau, Moldova, Last Shot, Silesian Museum in Katowice.
He is a winner of awards, among others: Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and Art, Scholarship of the Tadeusz Kulisiewicz Foundation, Prize of the XXIII Festival of Polish Contemporary Painting in Szczecin. In 2016 he was the Cleveland State University Visiting Polish Scholar and Kosciuszko Foundation Fellow.