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Lisa Hirmer an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans visual media, social practice, performance, community collaboration and experimental forms of research.  She is primarily concerned with...

Lisa Hirmer an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans visual media, social practice, performance, community collaboration and experimental forms of research.  She is primarily concerned with collective relationships, in communities and public spaces as well as within more-than-human ecologies. In her public practice, she explores the complicated nature of public opinion and the public life of ideas, working with performative forms of research to explore collectively-held beliefs while also disrupt their seeming fixedness. In her photo- and text-based work, Hirmer studies the forces that shape and transform human relationships with surrounding ecologies. She has shown her work across Canada and internationally including at Third Space (Saint John), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Doris McCarthy Gallery (Toronto), Peninsula Arts (U.K.), Nuit Blanche (Toronto), CAFKA (Kitchener-Waterloo) and Flux Factory (USA). In 2017 she was commissioned by the Art Gallery of Ontario to create a new work as part of Every.Now.Then. She recently a series of international residencies including the Santa Fe Art Institute, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Camargo Foundation and BigCi. She is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and is currently based in Guelph, Canada.