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Lisa Hennig-Olsen portrait by Remy.JPG

“As a philosophically inclined artist, posing questions is my source of creativity. Opening up for the unknown, my work formulates ethical discourse and reflection at the threshold of the Anthropocene. I work with fragmentation, chance operations and unpredictability. My practice opens up for rethinking narratives of temporal distance that separates climate from the body. My practice incorporates performance art, sound, moving image, sculpture, painting, live-to-camera, and poetic writing. Blurring lines, I use interdisciplinary methods to examine equity and philosophical questions of our being, collectively and in harmony with other species. My work invites the audience to re-examine their relationship with nature, disposability, and time.”

Lisa Hennig-Olsen (she/her, b.1990, Norway) is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York. She has exhibited works and performed globally at South London Gallery, Agder Kunstsenter, Semesta Gallery, All Street Gallery, Flush Gallery at Ed. Varie, Last Frontier NYC, Cape Town Creative Academy, Kilden Performing Arts Centre, Anna Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, EYE film museum, Dyson Gallery, Kunsthal NORD, Gallery Arteriet, 4Bid Gallery, Nishi Canberra and Kristiansand Kunsthall.

Lisa holds an MA in Contemporary Art Practice from the Royal College of Art. She has studied at the Amsterdam University of the Arts and the University of Amsterdam where she specialized in contemporary dance techniques, composition, music and rhythm, light design, philosophy and critical thinking. In May 2023, she graduated from Parsons School of Design with an MFA in Fine Arts and Design.

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