Lisa Meixner

Lisa Meixner was born in Stuttgart in 1983. She lives in Vienna and Italy. She studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt and continued her studies in Vienna at the Academy of Arts (Akademie der bildenden Künste), where she studied arts and cultural studies. She finished her studies with a Bachelors Degree at the Accademie di belle Arti in Bologna in applied arts. Since 2010 she works on exhibitions with the projects Lummerland and Baby, I lost my Handshoes... Her latest projects in 2013 are: Spuren legen, Bezirksmuseum Mariahilf, Wien – Curator‘s Net gathering, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien. 2012 Baby, I lost my Handshoes..., Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien – Oriental Circle, SWJTU Art Gallery – left-right, Austro-Sino Arts Programme, Hong Studio Peking. 2011 Übermorgenkünstler II, Heidelberger Kunstverein – Lummerland I, Toves Galleri, Kopenhagen – rhein II (sweeping into action) at NoMad, Projekt Display Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany – Baby, I lost my handshoes..., Kurant Gallery, Tromsø, Norway. 2010 Aufenthalt in der chinesischen Stadt Chengdu, part of the programme BMUKK Österreich – Saturday Film Screening, Elephant Bar, Chengdu, China – Psychopanda, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China.

Lisa Meixner uses existing words and objects and turns them into an enlarged etymology that is evolved by an associative form of science. Using this method, she produces installations, film works and statues. By combining history, mythology and personality she observes words, objects and themes that fascinate her for so long until she realizes that they are not comprehensible. She questions existing definitions and never-ending possibilities of interpretations. In her work she combines personal knowledge with scientific research in which she tries to distance herself from the linear course and the never-ending attempt to understand the process of thinking.


© Lisa Meixner


Resident at the MeetFactory

June to July 2013