Eva Lis is a Polish born artist living and working in Hackney, East London. Eva Lis' work explores issues of globalization, consumerism and constructions of socio-political morality. Lis is an AHRC award recipient and in June 2010 graduated from the Slade UCL with an MA in sculpture and was awarded the Prankerd-Jones Memorial Prize. Her past projects include 'Tunnel Vision' a public art happening in Hackney Downs, 'Travelling Light' at the 53rd Venice Biennale with WW Gallery and Pharos; 'The Universe Project' multimedia art project commissioned by the Grimm film production in Oslo; 'Parade of the Denizens' a horse drawn art exhibition in collaboration with Ed Pien; 'Visions of Excess' exploitation video project in collaboration with Paul Redfearn; SEK-Kulturverein-Art Studios, Berlin, ongoing collective multimedia art project. She is represented by WW Gallery.
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Training

MA/MFA UCL Slade School of Art

BA Fine Art, Westminster University

Exhibitions

2011

19 - 27 November 2011 'Urban Nature' | Galerie ON | Poznan, Poland

18 - 20 Nov POW! | WW @ Crunch 2011 The Art & Philosphy Festival at Hay

Aug - Sept 2011 Patio Project #1: Mudman

30 May - 12 June 2011 Afternoon Tea | WW at the 54th Venice Biennale

19-23rd Jan 2011 London Art Fair | Art Projects | Art Star Superstore

2010

Sep 2010 Eva Lis / Tunnel Vision, The Bowling Green, Hackney Downs (WW Gallery)

Sep 2010 Young Polish Art_Metal, Metal Chalkwell Hall, Southend

2010 MA/MFA UCL Slade Degree Show, London

2010 "Pursuit of Happiness", Arsenal gallery, Poznan, Poland, (may-june)

2009

2009 “Is There Anybody There?”, WW gallery, London (sept-nov)

2009 “Summer Exhibitionists”, WW gallery, London (june-july)

2009 “Travelling Light”, WW Gallery/Pharos, London and Venice Biennale (collateral event)

2009 “Parental Guidance”, WW gallery, London (march-april)

2009 "Chiaroscuro" Pharos Gallery, London (dec)

2008

2008 “I Saw Three Ships”, WW gallery, London (nov-dec)

2008 “I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night”, WW gallery, London (sep-oct)

Residencies

Skoki, Poland, May 2009

Merz Barn, Lake District, UK 2009

Heals, Tottenham Court Rd, London, 2010

Awards

Prankerd-Jones Memorial Prize 2010

Bibliography

2009 Catalogue for the collateral exhibtion Travelling Light at the 53rd Venice Biennale.

Publications

Parade of the Denizens

Press

23/09/2010 - Eva Lis / Tunnel Vision in the Hackney Gazette
'Anger as short-sighted vandals ruin Hackney Downs' first public artwork'


16/09/2010
- Eva Lis / Tunnel Vision in the Hackney Gazette
'Homeless workers help to create first ever art installation on Hackney Downs'


10/09/2010 - Eva Lis / Tunnel Vision in The Hackney Citizen, 'Migrant workers build Hackney Downs Tunnel'

06/09/2010 - Eva Lis / Tunnel Vision in Top 5 events, Hackney Today

Pagina Zero, Rivista di Culture di Frontiera Pursuit of Happiness, May 1st 2010

Art & Architecture Journal
October 2009

Spoonfed - Ghost at UCL - Halloween Special,
Tom Jeffreys, October 23 2009

All the fun of the fair
, Hackney Citizen,
Jul 3rd, 2009

British Council published - Venice Biennale Map featuring Eva Lis in Travelling Light June 2009

Das Heimliche und das Unheimliche Hackney Citizen, Spring 09 online article or pdf

Hackney Gazette - Meet the parents February 2009

Dark art on the Downs Hackney Citizen, Autumn 08 (online article or printed article pdf)

Best Artists of the Week in Art Review
by Laura McLean-Ferris

 

 

Read more about Eva's work in the following shows:

Eva Lis / Tunnel Vision (Sep 2010)
Is There Anybody There? (Oct-Nov 2009)
Summer Exhibitionists (June-July 2009)
Travelling Light (May-June 2009)
Parental Guidance (March-April 2009)
I Saw Three Ships (Nov-Dec 2008)
I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night (Sep-Oct 2008)

 


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