Lisa Wilkens
*Berlin (1978), Germany.
Lives and works in Ghent, Belgium

2017 - 2019 Post-academic research programme
HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Art), Ghent, Belgium
2010 - 2011 MA Visual Arts / Printmaking
Camberwell College, University of the Arts London, UK
2001 - 2005 Diploma in Design / Scientific Illustration
University of the Arts Zurich, Switzerland

Exhibitions (selection)


Art on Paper, BOZAR, Brussels with CAPS 06.09.–09.09.2018


Trofannolismo curated by Morag Colquhoun at Oriel Plas Glyn Y-Weddw, Wales UK.
The exhibition includes work by: Gareth Griffith, Doris Lockley, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (lent by Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum of Wales), Rachel Porter, Simon Royer, Simon Whitehead and Lisa Wilkens along with a series of taxidermy birds also lent by Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum of Wales.


RITES OF EXCHANGE, ISELP - Brussels, Belgium 12 May
Performative lecture series to which I am contributing a ping-pong table and 1 valuable hour as an artist to talk about WHY WORK.

OPEN STUDIOS AT HISK, Ghent, Belgium 18–21 May
Whilst opening my studio, I will hold reading sessions of Hanne Darboven NY letters every day at 3.30pm. The letters will be read in German by HISK artists and staff.

SOFT ELEMENTS OF SOME VIOLENT TENDENCIES, Antwerp Art Weekend, Belgium 25–27 May


2017 – Trust is not a mood, barely and emotion, ING, curated by HISK, Ghent (BE)
2017 – Human Problems in Industry, galerie mitte, Bremen, (D) solo show
2017 – Little HISK, Antwerpen (BE)
2017 – This is Hardcore, London Art Fair with PAPER (UK)
2016 – Teken aan de wand, CAPS, Antwerpen (BE)
2016 – Papier!, 68 Projects, Berlin
2016 – ART ROTTERDAM, PAPER, solo presentation
2015 – Semiotic Guerrilla Warfare, CHARLIE SMITH LONDON and PAPER
2015 – The Shadow of an Unseen Power, PAPER, Manchester solo show
2015 – Expanded Studio Project, Primary Nottingham & Aid&Abet, Cambridge
2015 – London Art Fair, curated by PAPER Gallery
2014 – The Influence of Furniture on Love, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge
2014 – Heavy Sentience, Block 336 London
2014 – Unstable Ground, Paper Gallery Manchester
2014 – Demolition, Aid & Abet, Cambridge
2013 – Sluice Art Fair with Aid & Abet, London
2013 – Summer Fete at Ceri Hand Gallery, London
2013 – PAPER, Saatchi Gallery, London
2012 – Temporary Residence, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
2012 – Brief Permanence, temporary art space, Cambridge
2011 – Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA London, Site Gallery, Sheffield
2011 – Borchard Self-portrait exhibition, Kings Place Gallery, London
2011 – Protest, Corridor Galleries Camberwell College, London
2011 – Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, New York
2010 – Omnium Gatherum, Warehouse Studio, Cambridge
2010 – Farbwerte – Schwarzrotgold, Berlin and Shanghai
2009 – Intersections Part 1&2, Changing Spaces, Cambridge
2007 – Anonyme Zeichner (anonymous drawers), Blütenweiß, Berlin
2006 – Haut, Falten, Beutel (skin, folds, bags), monia herbst, Berlin
2006 – Tatorte (crime scenes), Schriftbild, Berlin

2017 – Human Problems in Industry, KUBO-Verlag, Bremen, ISBN 978-3-936951-19-6
2017 – Die Übersetzung von Technik in Handwerk, taz 23.05.2017
2015 – The Shadow of an Unseen Power, ambergris editions, ISBN 9780993393402
2014 – Heavy Sentience, Cambridge School of Art, Cambridge, ISBN 9780956560896
2012 – PAPER, Saatchi Gallery, London, ISBN 1909413011
2011 – Bloomberg’s New Contemporaries 2011, New Contemporaries, London
ISBN 0956613314
2011 – Barbara, Contemporary Art in Cambridge, Zine
2006 – anonyme zeichner, exhibition catalogue

Saatchi Gallery
Wysing corporate collective
Collectors Collective, London
Private collections

2017 – The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), Ghent (BE)
2016 – City & Guilds of London Art School, London (UK)
2016 – Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts, Cambridge (UK)
2015 – Cambridge Regional College, Cambridge (UK)
2014 – Cambridge School of Art, Cambridge (UK)

2016 – Oriel Davies Drawing Room, Newtown, Wales (UK)
2015 – Firstsite Colchester (UK)

2016 – Research & Development grant, Arts Council Wales (The Country and the City)
2016 – Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England (The Shadow of an Unseen Power)
2015 – Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England (Expanded Studio Project)
2014 – Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England (Heavy Sentience)

Associate Artist Schemes
2015 – 2016 Firstsite Colchester UK
2011 – 2014 Aid & Abet, Aritst run space, Cambridge (UK)

Work experience
2012 – 2017 Lithography tutor at Curwen Print Study Centre, Linton, Cambridgeshire
2009 – 2011 Co-director of Changing Spaces, an art project initiated by Cambridge City Council using empty shop units for art exhibitions.