Lisa Wilkens

Lisa Wilkens’ work is fundamentally based in drawing and the understanding and exploration of images, their reproduction and development through drawing. Her interest in images is connected to their political and historical context and function. The drawn image offers a platform to address present situations and developments and to imagine and discuss a possible future. Biography Lisa Wilkens was born in Berlin in 1978. She completed a degree in scientific illustration at the University of the Arts, Zurich Switzerland and an MA in Visual Arts at Camberwell College, University of the Arts London. She is now participating in the Advanced Studies & Practice-based Research in Visual Arts at the HISK (Higher Institute of Fine Arts) in Ghent, Belgium. Her work is exhibited in various locations such as Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011, Kettle’s Yard Cambridge 2012, Saatchi Gallery 2013, Wysing Arts Centre 2014, Charlie Smith London 2015, 68 Projects Berlin 2016, Little HISK 2017.

I See You
Chinese Ink on Found paper
61 x 43.4cm 
2016
£900 (unframed)
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Centrefold #1
Chinese Ink on Found paper
43 x 30.5 cm 
2016
£650 (unframed)
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Centrefold #2
Chinese Ink on Found paper
43 x 30.5 cm 
2016
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Centrefold #3
Chinese Ink on Found paper
43.4 x 30.5 cm 
2016
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Centrefold #4
Chinese Ink on Found paper
43.4 x 30.5 cm 
2016
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Centrefold #5
Chinese Ink on Found paper
43.4 x 30.5 cm 
2016

Unite #4
Chinese Ink on Found Paper
42 x 30cm
2016
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Unite #2
Chinese Ink on Found Paper
42 x 30cm
2016
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Unite #5
Chinese Ink on Found Paper
42 x 30cm
2016
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Head
Chinese Ink on Found Paper
86.5cm x 60cm
2014
The Search for the End of the Rainbow
Chinese Ink on Found Paper
29 x 21cm
2015
£400
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Unruly Waves
Chinese Ink on Found Paper
29 x 21cm
2015
£400
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Shelter II
Chinese Ink on Paper
29 x 21cm
2013
£400

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What will it mean to us later on?
What will we make of it after it’s done?

Chinese Ink on Paper
29 x 21cm
2014
£700 (sold as a pair)
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You are now in a place where we have buried something from you to protect you I
Chinese ink on paper
21x30 cm

2015
£500 (framed)

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False Dream
Chinese Ink on Paper
29 x 21cm
2015
£500 (framed)
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Prevented Portrait Myself (back of the head)
Lithograph on paper, edition of 15 (8 available)
55 x 75 cm
2011
£200
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Private lives:
(left) Private Lives – The neatest Body
(middle) Private Lives – The Firefighter
(right) Private Lives – The Bee-master
Lithograph and pastel on paper, series of 3 panels, edition of 3
each panel approx. 32 x 27 cm
2011
£500 (sold as set)
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The Shadow of an Unseen Power
Essays by Reece Jones & Elise Routledge
32 pages
29 x 21cm
2015
£10 + £2 p&p in the UK

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Other Works
Atoms for Peace
Chinese Ink on Found Paper
29 x 21cm
2015
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The Invisible Medium
Chinese Ink on Found Paper
29 x 21cm
2015
SOLD
Strength in Wandering
Chinese Ink on Found Paper
29 x 21cm
2015
SOLD
Felix
Chinese Ink on Paper
29 x 21cm
2014
SOLD
Ilsabe
Chinese Ink on Paper
29 x 21cm
2014

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Behind You
Chinese Ink on Paper
29 x 21cm
2014

SOLD
Virtual Memory Walks
Lisa 
19 mins
2014
Installation @ Art Rotterdam 2016
Installation @ PAPER 2015
Installation Views from Unstable Ground
CV

Born in Berlin, Germany.
Lives and works at Wysing Arts Centre, Bourn, Cambridge, UK


Education:
2010 - 2011 MA Visual Arts / Printmaking, Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London.
2001 - 2005 Diploma in Design / Scientific Illustration, University of the Arts Zurich, Switzerland


Solo Exhibitions:
2016 - The Shadow of the Unseen Power - Art Rotterdam (with PAPER)
2015 - The Shadow of the Unseen Power - PAPER, Manchester

Exhibitions:
2015 - Semiotic Guerrilla Warfare - PAPER & Dean Cough Galleries, Halifax
2014 – The Influence of Furniture on Love, Wysing Arts Centre, Bourn Cambridge
2014 – Heavy Sentience, Block 336 London
2014 – Unstable Ground, PAPER, Manchester
2014 – Demolition, Aid & Abet, Cambridge
2013 – Sluice Art Fair with Aid & Abet, London
2013 – Summer Fete at Ceri Hand Gallery, London
2013 – PAPER, Saatchi Gallery, London
2012 – Temporary Residence, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
2012 – Brief Permanence, temporary art space, Cambridge
2011 – Bloomberg New Contemporaries, S1 artspace and Site Gallery, Sheffield, ICA, London
2011 – Borchard Self-portrait competition/exhibition, Kings Place Gallery, London
2011 – Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, New York
2010 – Omnium Gatherum, Warehouse Studio, Cambridge
2010 – Farbwerte – Schwarzrotgold (colour values, blackredgold), Berlin and Shanghai
2009 – Intersections Part 1&2, Changing Spaces, Cambridge
2007 – Anonyme Zeichner (anonymous drawers), Blütenweiß, Berlin
2006 – Haut, Falten, Beutel (skin, folds, bags), monia herbst ,Berlin
2006 – Tatorte (crime scenes), Schriftbild, Berlin


Publications:
2014 – Heavy Sentience, Cambridge School of Art, Cambridge, ISBN 9780956560896
2012 – PAPER, Saatchi Gallery, London, ISBN 1909413011
2011 – Bloomberg’s New Contemporaries 2011, New Contemporaries, London ISBN 0956613314
2011 – Barbara, Contemporary Art in Cambridge, Zine
2010 – DPI, No. 139, Magazine
2006 – anonyme zeichner, exhibition catalogue

Selected for:
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011
Shortlist Future Maps 2011, University of the Arts
Shortlist Borchard Self-portrait Competition 2010 

Collections:
Saatchi Gallery, London
Wysing Corporate Collective, Cambridgeshire
Collectors Collective, London
Various international private collections