Lisa Folkerson

Lisa Folkerson is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist and curator working in video, audio and printed matter. Exploring personal myth and larger social and cultural conventions, Folkerson often uses her body as a site for conversations about the absurdity of cultural systems. She uses an anthropological lens to look at symbols, myths, and construction of the Young-Girl. She diaristically explores relationships and politics of identities, banalities, and rituals with romance, hyperbole and humour.

She holds a BFA in Intermedia from NSCAD University. She has exhibited in Canada and the United States notably at Nuit Blanche 2014 at the Drake 150 in collaboration with Mohammad Rezaei, and at Lugo Gold 2015 at the Remai Arts Centre in Saskatoon, SK in collaboration with Castle If. She has participated in residencies such as the Roundtable Residency at the Dragon Academy as well as Just Call Me Jack gallery in Toronto, ON.

She has published in Crit magazine, and screened her work Pleasuredome at Buddies in Bad Times in Toronto, ON, at XPACE Offsite in Toronto, ON, CKDU Radio in Halifax, NS; as well as curated shows at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, ON, and at Eyelevel Gallery in Halifax, NS.