Lisa Freeman is a Kildare based visual artist working across scripted performance, moving image, text, drawing and sculptural installation. She investigates content from archival material, 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, Dupont Underground, Washington USA.

She has devised and facilitated ‘Collaborative Language-Making’ writing workshops for 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   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, May, Dublin, Ireland

2016   BARIM, Gwangju, August & September, 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    Archive Publication, BARIM, 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

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

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

Member of LUX Moving Image Critical Forum, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, November 2019 -

Co-founder of Pivot, a performance critical forum, The LAB Gallery,  Dublin, August 2019-

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

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

Gallery, Dublin, 2019

Teaching Collaborative Language-Making workshop, Dublin Learning City Festival, The LAB

Gallery, Dublin, 2019

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



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