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Lisa Wilkens

 

Lisa Wilkens works on the intersection of drawing and print, production and reproduction, technique and technology, humans and machines. She works with brush and chinese ink, lithographic stones and 3D printers. Her artistic research incorporates practice and theory of image making, the history of science, political history and artificial intelligence.


Born in 1978, in Berlin, Germany – where she now lives and works.


Education

 

2017 – 2018

Post academic research programme

Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Ghent, Belgium

 

2010 – 2011

MA Visual Art / Printmaking

Camberwell College, University of the Arts London, UK

 

2001 – 2005

Diploma in Design / Scientific Illustration

Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zurich, Switzerland


Teaching


2020

Print as technique of self – concepts of technique

workshop with HISK Laureates at Frans Masereel Centre, Kasterlee, Belgium


2019 – 2020

Ludwig Stiftung Guestprofessor for printmaking

at Weißensee School for Art and Design, Berlin, Germany


2012 – 2017

Teaching fellow at Curwen Print Study Centre, Linton-Cambridge, UK

 

Exhibitions:


2020
Savoir faire, ISELP, Brüssel, Belgien


2019
SOFAM best solo presentation prize winners at Art on Paper, BOZAR, Brüssel
THIS IS NOT A PHOTO - Projekt Fotografie, Galerie Mitte im KUBO, Bremen

 

2018

The River Flowed Down the Waterfall Without Bringing Any Profit

Arrière-Pensée, Gent, BE (solo)

show me tomorrow, we will go there,

Abschlussausstellung HISK, Gent, BE.

Into a Light, Saatchi – Prints & Originals Gallery, Kollaboration von LLE Cardiff und PAPER, London, GB

WHY WORK, Art on Paper, BOZAR, Brüssel, BE (solo)

Trofannolismo, Oriel Plas Glyn Y-Weddw, Wales GB.

RITES OF EXCHANGE, ISELP - Brüssel, BE

SOFT ELEMENTS OF SOME VIOLENT TENDENCIES, Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerpen, BE

 

2017

Trust ist not a mood, barely an emotion, ING Gent, curated by HISK, BE

Human Problems in Industry, Galerie Mitte, Bremen, DE (solo)

Little HISK, Antwerpen, BE

 

2016

Teken aan de wand, CAPS, Antwerp, BE

Papier!, 68 Projects, Berlin, DE

ART ROTTERDAM, PAPER, Rotterdam, NL (solo)

 

2015

Semiotic Guerrilla Warfare, CHARLIE SMITH LONDON and PAPER, GB

The Shadow of an Unseen Power, PAPER, Manchester, GB (solo)

Expanded Studio Project, Primary Nottingham & Aid&Abet, Cambridge, GB

London Art Fair, mit PAPER Gallery, London, GB

 

2014

The Influence of Furniture on Love, Wysing Arts Centre, Bourn Cambridge, GB

Heavy Sentience, Block 336 London, GB

Unstable Ground, Paper Gallery Manchester, GB

Demolition, Aid & Abet, Cambridge, GB

 

2013

Sluice Art Fair with Aid & Abet, London, GB

Summer Fete at Ceri Hand Gallery, London, GB

PAPER, Saatchi Gallery, London, GB

 

2012

Temporary Residence, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, GB

Brief Permanence, Cambridge, GB

 

2011

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, S1 artspace & Site Gallery, Sheffield, ICA, London, GB

 

Publications


2019 ROAR, art.earth, Kingsbridge, Devon, England, ISBN 9780995719620

2018 QUELLE BEAUTÉ, QUEL CALME, J’AI VU LES NUAGES ET, AU LOIN, LEURS OMBRES LÉGÈRES … with Wilfred Huet and HISK Gent, ISBN 9789079374076

2018 WHY WORK, CAPS Verlag, Kortenberg, Belgien, ISBN 9789082918304

2017 Human Problems in Industry, KUBO Verlag, Bremen, ISBN 9783936951196

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, London, ISBN 0956613314

2006 Anonyme Zeichner, Berlin, DE

 

Talks


2020 Museumsfabrik, Pritzwalk, DE

2019 Weißensee Academy of Art, Berlin, DE

2017 The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), Ghent, BE

2016 City & Guilds of London Art School, London, GB

2016 Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts, Cambridge, GB

2015 Cambridge Regional College, Cambridge, GB

2014 Cambridge School of Art, Cambridge, GB

 

Residencies


2020 Museum of the printing arts, Leipzig, DE (scholarship)

2020 Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop, DE (scholarship)

2019 Greenwood Lake, NJ, USA

2018 Narva Art Residency, Narva, EE

2016 Oriel Davies Drawing Room, Newtown, Wales, GB

2015 Firstsite Colchester, GB (scholarship)

 

Awards & Funding

 

2018 SOFAM price for best solo presentation at the Art on Paper 2018, with Vera Molnár

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)

 

 

 

 

Thank you to

Ingel Vaikla

Chantal van Rijt

Cedric Verhelst

Lukas Klose

for letting me use their images

on this website.