Lisa Glauer is a Socially engaged artist and writer working in collaboration with art institutions and "Freie Szene" based in Berlin since 2002.
Represented by Kang Contemporary Berlin, and Ballery, Berlin.
Painting, body, materiality, borderlands, memory
(art and commemoration, the medical gaze, psycho-urbanism).
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 painter working at on the interface to installation and public art, and has worked as curator and art & design theorist. Her project Walking from Frauenklinik to Futurium was recently funded by the Berlin School of Advanced Studies in Science and Studies in Berlin, where she was selected to participate as Associate until 2019. 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 has been working as research fellow at Charité, Institute for History of Medicine and Ethics of Medicine, and the Institute for Art in Context/UdK since 2016. Besides maintaining her own artistic practice, 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 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 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.