Copyright © Lisa Stewart 2018 - 3033


multi-disciplinary artist working across sound, video, collage, installation, performance and live art
B. 1986 Melbourne, Australia, currently based between Berlin, Germany & Melbourne, Australia


2008–9 Bachelor of Arts: Major in Film & Television, Monash University, Caulfield/Clayton, Melbourne, Australia
2005–7 Bachelor of Visual Arts: Photomedia, Monash University, Caulfield, Melbourne, Australia



Autobodiography, collaborative performance with Barbara Földesi, Ivaylo Dimitrov, Plamena Pencheva, at Body Graphics Festival for Contemporary Dance & Performance, ODK, Pernik, Bulgaria
Shadow Layers, Rosalux gallery, Wedding, Berlin, Germany
Mappings of the Interior: Microcosm Series, Aether Bar/Space, Neukölln, Berlin, Germany

Parting Water, collaboration with Laura Delaney, site specific program of water-based events and interventions at Moseley Road Baths, as part of Fierce Festival, Birmingham, UK
Trade Winds and The Bar 2.0, Boys Club, Neukölln, Berlin, Germany

Mirage, collaboration with Rachel Feery, Schoolhouse Studios, Abbotsford, Melbourne
MALAGI Medicine, as part of Positive Parks Project curated by Kirtsy Hulm, Edinburgh Gardens, North Fitzroy, Melbourne

Caves of Requirement, as part of Linden Innovators III, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts,St Kilda, Melbourne

En la Ciudad de los Círculos/ In the City of Circles, Residencia Corazón Galería, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sunset Over Cardboard Mountains, collaboration with Rachel Feery & Ed Gould, as part of Next Wave Festival, Studio 246, Brunswick, Melbourne

Echoes of Gold, collaboration with Rachel Feery, First Draft Gallery, Surrey Hills, Sydney

Echoes of Gold, collaboration with Rachel Feery, OProjects Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne


Plateau Visions, Australian Embassy, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Curtain Call: 1000 2000s SOAP, curated by SOAP collective, Blindside, Melbourne, Australia

Surface Noise, works as HAPPY COOL, BUS Projects, Melbourne

Video-installation made in collaboration with Laura Delaney for Hull, site-specific installation at Mission to Seafarers, Docklands, for Next Wave Festival, Melbourne

Songs to Dance to, Songs to Die to, performance as HAPPY COOL, Curated by Alanna Lorenzon, Format Festival, Adelaide

Magic Eye, collaboration with Rachel Feery, Platform Artist Group Inc., Degraves Subway, Melbourne
Hide and Seek, Curated by Laura Castagnini, China Club Arts Hub, This Is Not Art Festival, Newcastle
Post: A Group Show, Curated by Anusha Kenny, Place Gallery, Richmond, Melbourne
Big! Presented by Format Collective and 2% Group, Queens Theatre, Adelaide
Testing Ground, Curated by Mathew Perkins and Peta Clancy, 45 Downstairs, Melbourne
Debut V, Curated by Natalya Maller, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne

The Ecologies Project, Curated by Geraldine Barlow & Dr Kyla McFarlane, Monash University Museum of Art, Monash University Clayton, Melbourne
The Craft Exchange Salon, Curated by Safari Team, Melbourne Fringe Festival, 25A Eastment St, Northcote, Melbourne
Once Upon a Time: Off the Kerb’s 1st Birthday Show, Curated by Felicity Langthorne, Off The Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, Melbourne

Through Different Eyes, Curated by Friends of Kolkata Australia, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne University, Melbourne


See Ka Roi, “Hypnotic Rhythms” series of short Australian Contemporary Video Art, curated by Leon van de Graaf, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Seven Colour Crystal Balls, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", Aphids 20th Anniversary Celebration screenings, Federation Square big screen, Melbourne CBD
The Increase, video selection curated by Channels Festival for Next Wave Festival Launch!, Testing Grounds, Melbourne

The Increase, "Channel Surf" as part of Channels - The Australian Video Festival, Federation Square big screen, Melbourne CBD
The Increase, Tele Visions, produced by Alex White and Emma Ramsay, broadcast on temporary pop up TV channel, Sydney

Seven Colour Crystal Balls, "SommerWerkstatt; Party Mit Videocollagen; Exotic Erotic", curated by Sarah Martinus, Weisenburg, Berlin

Seven Colour Crystal Balls, Ocular Spectacular, Curated by Ally Oliver–Perham and Sarah Barrow, Anytime Place, Brunswick, Melbourne

Brainstone to Birdman, On the Screen, Diane Tanzer Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne

Brainstone to Birdman, Swift: Video art screenings, selected program of films as part of St Kilda Film Festival, Curated by Jan Duffy and Matthew Perkins, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda, Melbourne


Eyess Sser Sser track (as Laguna Inc.) for label launch of Gg1 Records, at Murmur, curated by Jee Young Sim, Wayfarers Gallery, NYC, USA
Enhanced Interrogation, live performance directed and performed by Arash Azadi, Claudia Fox, Colin Frank, R. Kevin Nelson, Pedro Oliveira, Izabela Smelczynska & Lisa Stewart, as part of CTM festival, music makers Hacklab, at HAU 2, Berlin, Germany

2015 -
Tarot Exchange, on-going collaboration with Tarot reader Leonor Beuter, sonically mapping the cards of the Major Arcana after a reading, online archive
Sound works for Omni III, performance piece by Emily Ranford, Flutgraben 3am, Berlin, Germany

Distant Equators, live performance at Medea Electronique Electric Nights festival, Beton 7, Athens, Greece
Sound works for Nowhere Island Radio broadcast and limited edition CD, temporary arts radio station broadcasting live from locations in Plymouth and Devon, United Kingdom
Host and creator of Sound Vacations on Radio Valerie, a bi-weekly radio program of original and curated experimental soundscapes and live performances featuring collaborative guests


Derida Dance Centre, 1-month residency for project Autobodiography with Barbara Földesi, Ivaylo Dimitrov & Plamena Pencheva, Sofia, Bulgaria
O espaço do tempo, 1 week non-product oriented residency with Dani Brown & Co, Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal
Performance and Body Lab at Music Tech Fest Berlin, 6-day site-specific cross-disciplinary collaborations in the Absorption Chamber of Funkhaus Berlin, Germany
Fellow at the MusicMakers Hacklab, CTM Festival, Berlin, Germany

SMASH#7, 3-month program, intensive training in experimental physical performance, through SMASH Berlin at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
SMASH#6 “The World is Sound”, 3-week intensive workshop in voice and movement, through SMASH Berlin at Tatwerk, Berlin, Germany

Waterproof workshop, as part of Live Art Development Agency DIY10 and In Between Time, Bristol, UK

2-month residency at Residencia Corazón, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Photography teacher/artist in residence at The Centre for Communication and Development, Jan 2017 Kolkata, India, representative for Friends of Kolkata Australia

Student Residency, Monash University Prato Centre, Italy


Arts Council England – Arts Grant, in collaboration with Friends of Moseley Road Baths and Laura Delaney, 2014
City of Port Phillip Cultural Development Fund, 2011
Australia Council For the Arts - ArtStart Grant, 2010
Arts Victoria – Presentation Grant, in collaboration with Ed Gould and Rachel Feery, 2009
Next Wave Kickstart Grant, in collaboration with Ed Gould and Rachel Feery, 2009
Designwyse Photomedia Award: Excellence in Photomedia Third Year – Diverse Practice, Monash University Department of Fine Arts, 2007


Cardboard Utopias, creative craft workshops for kids, collaboration with Rachel Feery, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Melbourne, 2011


Barlow, Geraldine (Ed.) and McFarlane, Dr. Kyla (Ed.), The Ecologies Project, catalogue, Monash University Museum of Art, 2008
Castagnini, Laura, Echoes of Gold, catalogue, Oprojects Gallery, 2008
Clancy, Peta (Ed.) and Perkins, Matthew (Ed.), Testing Ground, exhibition catalogue, 2009
Falcini, Anna, Laura Delaney and Lisa Stewart: Parting Waters, This is Tomorrow Contemporary Art Magazine, London,, 25.10.2014 Feery, Rachel (Ed.), Echoes of Gold by Rachel Feery & Lisa Stewart, Short Play Publications, DVD, issue 00:01: Play, 2010
Kelly, Erin, Next Wave. Great Show Number One, review of Sunset Over Cardboard Mountains, published at, 17.05.2010
Lorenzon, Alanna, Caves of Requirement, exhibition essay, 2011
Maller, Natalya, Debut V, catalogue, Blindside Gallery, 2009
Middleton, Jaki (Ed.), Antarctica, Rachel Feery & Lisa Stewart, Runway Magazine, Issue 16: Disappearance, 2010
Oldmeadow, Jon, Echoes of Gold, exhibition essay, First Draft Gallery, 2009
Residencia Corazón (Ed.), Lisa Stewart, En la Ciudad de los Ci?rculos, exhibition catalogue, 2010
Scott, Jessie, Art and Play, Short Play Publications, DVD accompanying essay catalogue, issue 00:01: Play, 2010
Warren, Kate, Next Wave 2010 – In and Out of Comfort Zones, review of Sunset Over Cardboard Mountains, RealTime issue #98 Aug-Sep 2010 pg.41, published online at, 2010


2011/12 Board Member & Administrative Officer, SEVENTH gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne
2007 Co-Curator and Publications co-ordinator for Friends of Kolkata Australia