Lisa Freeman works across scripted performance, filmmaking, text and installation. Her films and performances are often set within specific geographic and architectural landscapes. They draw into question economic and power structures and explore how intimacy might be employed as a form of resistance.
Recent awards include; Three Year Studio Award, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin (2023-), aemi & SIRIUS Film Commission Award 2023, Project Studio Award, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin (2022-23), Arts Council of Ireland Project Award (2022), Bursary Award (2022, 2020), Agility Award (2021) and Kildare County Council Artist Grant (2016-23). Her work is held in the collection of the Arts Council of Ireland.
Recent projects include; an online solo presentation on ‘aemi online’ (October 2022 – January 2023); Súitú – aemi’s 2023 touring programme, which premiered at Cork International Film Festival (November 2022) and is touring national and international venues in 2023; and an artist publication launch and screening at Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray (November 2022). She showed four days of site-specific performances Slipped, Fell and Smacked My Face off the Dance Floor, with Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Wicklow, (2022) and Brows For Days as part of Unassembled, MA group show, The LAB Gallery Dublin, (2020). She has exhibited and performed site-specifically and in gallery spaces including the RHA Gallery Dublin, Somerset House London, Prenzlauer Kunst Kollektiv Berlin and Solas Nua Washington USA.
She completed a MA in Art & Research Collaboration, IADT, Dublin (2020) and a BA in Fine Art, CCAD (2015).
Freeman has devised and facilitated ‘Collaborative Language-Making’ writing and performance workshops for; NCAD Studio+, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Summer School, Ealain na Nog, Dublin City Council, The Young Art Writers Programme, RHA Gallery Dublin and Dublin Learning City Festival 2019 at The LAB Gallery.