Lisa Torell

Lisa Torell

Lisa Torell is working with us at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts as a Post Doc Researcher since 1st of October 2019.

Lisa Torell (1972, Gothenburg) is educated at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm and at the Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University and holds a PhD from Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art and Creative Writing / The Norwegian Program for Artistic Research with her project Potential of the Gap.

The research contributed to several turning points in my art, approaches were deepened and developed. A number of performative site-related works were created where increased audience understanding, spectator positions and different kinds of audience participation to build an us and a shared responsibility were emphasized. This performative pluralism that I [we] create in the art, which is about being seen and to see, in togetherness and in singularity is what I during the post-doctoral period at the Academy of Fine Arts at Umeå University will focus further on, says Lisa Torell.

Lisa Torell's practice explores question related to the public sphere, human rights and the right to be. She has exhibited widely in group shows and solo shows, venues that include Marabouparken, Bonniers konsthall Stockholm, Luleå Biennial, NNKM, Tromsø, Research Pavilion, Venice and Gallery Depo, Istanbul. She is in the board of Paletten, has been the chair of Index foundation and representative in NRKU. Torell has also written for various publications such as Contemporary Urban Structures (DK), Oslo Pilot (2015-17) - A Project Investing the Role of Art in Public Space (NO), Paletten (SE), A-Prior Magazine (BE). She is the editor of Place to Place, 9 artists reflection about site-specificity and place related processes. She's now part of two KORO financed projects: Waterfront Tromsø; a collaboration between the municipality and Raumlabor and Artplan Nyhavna in Trondheim with Anne-Gro Erikstad and Katja Assman.

Image on front page:"Installation of" the exhibition Potential of the Gap at NNKM, Tromso_2018_Filmstill_Nicolas Horne