Lisa Glauer is a socially engaged painter working in collaboration with art institutions and "Freie Szene" based in Berlin since 2002.
Represented by Kang Contemporary Berlin.
Lisa Glauer grew up in London, Marseille, Rabat, Prague, Genoa and Athens. Very early she was pushed into the public space of an international soccer game between Rabat American School and Casablanca International School, without having a clue about this very important game.
So, after a moment of hesitation, she evidently decided to do what she was would use the skills she had: drawing on her extensive ballet training, she began dancing and leaping elegantly on the playing field. She is convinced this experience is directly related to her long term practice based artistic research into using human breastmilk as drawing and painting material.
Lisa Glauer is a painter working at on the interface to installation and public art, and has worked as curator and art and published numerous texts. She was offerend a 50% professorship (Berufung, unbefristet) at Kunsthochschule Ottersberg in 2021. As Professor of Painting and Participatory Strategies, she developed a series of exercises aimed at facilitating participatory experiments based on rigorous foundational training in painting and drawing, while initiating and supervising a group show with students ( who formed WE CARE collective, presenting their work as part of WhoCares, feminist art festival, funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds).
Parallel to this, Lisa Glauer professionalized her teaching practice (zweites Staaatsexamen) within the framework of teacher education (Quereinstieg) at the Berlin Senate, drawing on her skills as practice based artistic researcher while simultaneously learning to appreciate the significance of teaching a very challenging, direct, vibrant and highly diverse and heterogenous group of young students at Gemeinschaftsschule since 2019.
However, maintaining two 50% teaching positions in different states was not a sustainable long term option. For financial and pragmatic reasons, she decided to consolidate her teaching practice in closer proximity to her studio practice. She therefore handed in her resignation in Ottersberg in 2023.
Her project Walking from Frauenklinik to Futurium was funded by the Berlin School of Advanced Studies in Science and Studies in Berlin, where she was selected to participate as Associate until 2019 (working with Jan Verwoert, guest professor). She was called on to work on the GedenkOrt Charité public art project as part of the project team, dealing with commemoration of victims in relation to medical atrocities during National Socialism and worked as research fellow at Charité, Institute for History of Medicine and Ethics of Medicine, and the Institute for Art in Context/UdK from 2016 to 2018. Besides maintaining her own artistic practice, she has been taught at Institute for Art In Context as deputy of Wolfgang Knapp (Vertretung in der Lehre) from 2016- 2018, producing two exhibitions with and for the students of her seminar (ngbk and okk). She taught at associate in the international MFA Program Public Art and New Artistic Strategies at Bauhaus-University in Weimar (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar) from 2009 until 2015, where she focussed in particular on developing and implementing international projects in public space.
She studied Visual Art at State University of New York, Purchase (BFA), completing her graduate studies in Painting and Art History at Pratt Institute, New York (dual degree, MFA/MS). She then completed the postgraduate program Art in Context, at the University of the Arts, Berlin (MA), and defended her Dissertation, focussing on (human) milk as drawing material, and historic science fiction imagery from the GDR/FRG, in the practice based PhD Programm in Art and Design at Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar, with highest honors (summa cum laude). She is co-founder of the project space arttransponder in Berlin and was its artistic co-director until 2009. arttransponder focused on participatory art at the interface to other disciplines.
Languages: bilingual German and English, fluent in French and Italian, basic Greek.
Lisa Glauer lives in Friedrichshain with her two children (18 and 20) and cat.