Lisa Freeman is a visual artist working across scripted performance, moving image, text, drawing and sculptural installation. She investigates content from archives, mainstream media and local knowledge to explore difficult or forgotten histories, representation, and precarious economies of labour. Through employing intimacy as
a form of resistance, Freeman aims to reveal social anxieties along with deeper economic and power structures.

Freeman is funded by an Arts Council Bursary Award 2020 and Kildare County Council, (2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016). Recent projects include; Brows For Days, The LAB Gallery, January 2020 and Green Skies, A Double Rhythm, The Curragh, Kildare, October 2019.  She has exhibited and performed site-specifically and in gallery spaces including the RHA Gallery Dublin, Somerset House London, Solas Nua, Dupont Underground, Washington USA.

She has devised and facilitated ‘Collaborative Language-Making’ writing workshops for a variety of contexts and age groups; Ealain na Nog, Dublin City Council, The Young Art Writers Programme, RHA Gallery Dublin and Dublin Learning City Festival 2019 at The LAB Gallery. Lisa co-facilitates Pivot, a performance critical forum, with Astrid Newman based at the LAB Gallery, Dublin.








    2020    MA Art & Research Collaboration, (1.1), IADT, Dublin, Ireland

    2015     BA Fine Art (1.1), Crawford College of Art and Design, Ireland

    Solo/Two Person Exhibitions & Performances 

    2019     Green Skies, A Double Rhythm, site-specific performance, The Curragh, Kildare

    2017     Become What You Rehearse, Performance Nights at Studio 6, curated by Roisin 
                  Bohan, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin

    2015     All Our Future Conversations, with Gemma Fitzpatrick, 126 Gallery, Galway


    2018   The Talk That Talks, The Lives of Artists Winter Seminar, RHA Gallery, Dublin

    2018   The Talk That Talks, More Mutable Clouds, Prenzlauer Kunst Kollektiv, Berlin

    2018   Self Defeating Zone, PLATFORM, Draoicht, Dublin, curated by Sharon Murphy

    2017   Irruption of Nothingness, Glitch Festival, Rua Red Gallery, curated by MART, Dublin

    2016   Dolphins Against Patriarchy, Body Talk, Livestock, The Complex, Dublin

    2016   Become What You Rehearse,  BARIM, Gwangju, South Korea

    2016   International Performance Association Performance, Forte Marghera, Venice, Italy

    2015   Sacred Space, Livestock, Dublin Live Art Festival, DIT Grangegorman, Dublin

    2015   Surface, Saw Dust, Performance, MART Gallery, Dublin

    2015   LEVEL, Performance Caravan, MART Gallery, Dublin, curated by Roisin Bohan

    2014   Authentic Presence, Performance Caravan, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork                                          

    2014   Debut, Performance Caravan, Sample Studios, Cork

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2020   Unassembled, The LAB Gallery, Dublin

    2018   TBC TV, Somerset House and Studios, London

    2018   Solas Nua, Dupont Underground, Washington, USA

    2016   Homeland, Damer House Gallery, Tipperary

    2015   Annual Exhibition, Royal Ulster Academy, Ulster Museum, Belfast

    2015   Culture Night, Film Screening, The National Gallery, Dublin

    2015   Saw Dust, MART Project Space, Dublin

    2015   Galway Fringe Festival, Galway

    2015   We Do Not Leave Pyramids, BA Degree Show, CCAD, Cork

    2015   PEEP, Hive Gallery & Studios, Waterford

    2014   Sonic Vigil 8, National Sculpture Factory and The Guesthouse, Cork


    2021   Kildare County Council, Research & Thinking Bursary

    2020  Arts Council Ireland, Visual Arts Bursary Award

    2020  Shortlisted, RDS Visual Art Awards

    2020  Kildare County Council, Arts Act Grant

    2019   Creative Ireland & Kildare County Council, Funding Award

    2017    Kildare County Council, Arts Act Grant

    2016    Kildare County Council, Arts Act Grant

    2016    Arts Council England, Artist’s International Development Fund


    2017   Rua Red Art Centre, in conjunction with Glitch Festival, May, Dublin, Ireland

    2016   BARIM, August & September, Gwangju, South Korea

    2016   International Performance Association, May-June, Venice,  Italy

    2015   MART Project Space, July & August, Dublin, Ireland


    2020   Green Skies, A Double Rhythm, artist publication, included in TBG+S Book Fair

    2020   Visual Artists’ News Sheet Ireland, Expanded Sculpture column, by Audrey Walshe

    2019    District Magazine Guide, April Issue, interview with Sheena Barrett

    2019    Visual Artists’ News Sheet Ireland, RHA Winter Seminar column, by Diana Bamimeke

    2018    In: Action Ireland, response to Self Defeating Zone by Sara Muthi

    2017    In: Action Ireland, response to Become What You Rehearse by Sara Muthi

    2017    Artist residency archive publication, BARIM, South Korea, edited by Min Hyuang-Kang

    2015    All Our Future Conversations, exhibition essay written by Gino Querini

    2015    Performance Art in Ireland: A History, edited by Aine Phillips, Published by LADA

    2015    We Do Not Leave Pyramids, Degree Show Catalogue, CCAD, Cork

    Teaching/Speaking Engagements  

    Nov 2020     Facilitator, Young Art Writers Programme, RHA Gallery, Dublin

    Nov 2019      Teaching Collaborative Language-Making workshop, Ealain na nOg, The LAB Gallery, Dublin

    Nov 2019 -    Member of LUX Moving Image Critical Forum, Temple Bar Gallery & Studio, Dublin

    Aug 2019 -    Co-founder of Pivot, with Astrid Newman, a performance critical forum, The LAB Gallery, Dublin

    Sept 2019     Co- curator with Astrid Newman for Slow Set, The LAB Gallery, Dublin, Culture Night

    Aug 2019       Teaching Collaborative Language-Making workshop, Young Art Writers Programme, RHA Gallery

    April 2019      Teaching Collaborative Language-Making workshop, Dublin Learning Festival, The LAB Gallery

    June 2016      Invited speaker, Performance Art, MART Gallery, Dublin, June 2016



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