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 research into using human breastmilk as drawing and painting material.
Lisa Glauer is a multidisciplinary artist, curator and art & design theorist based in Berlin. Her project Walking from Frauenklinik to Futurium is currently funded by the Berlin School of Advanced Studies in Berlin, where she has been selected to participate as Associate. She was called on to work on the GedenkOrt public art project as part of the project team, dealing with commemoration of victims in relation to medical atrocities during National Socialism and has been working as research fellow at GedenkOrt, Charité, Institute for History of Medicine and Ethics of Medicine, and the Institute for Art in Context/UdK since 2016. She has been teaching 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 seminars these past two years (ngbk and okk). She taught at Associate in the 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.
She studied Linguistics at Georgia Augusta University, Göttingen, Political Science and Visual Art at San Jose State University, 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 PhD, focussing on (human) milk as drawing material, and historic science fiction imagery from the GDR/FRG, in the 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 focuses 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 teenagers and two cats.