Lisa Alexander creates, curates and researches performance, installation and textual pieces. Her work explores the performance and subjectivity of witnessing and artistic practice as a lens on social change. Lisa has presented work and held residencies in the UK and internationally funded by Arts Council England, Calouste Gulbenkain Foundation and Pro-Arte Institute amongst others. Recent work includes curating Love Letters to a (Post-)Europe at BIOS, Athens (2015) a festival of short-form works in response to a rapidly changing Europe. Lisa holds a PhD in drama, theatre and performance (Roehampton 2014) Performing agency and the poetic witness in 2014. Her artwork is informed by prior training and practice in dance theatre (Laban 1996).

Lisa has worked in the field of performance, visual and cultural practice for over fifteen years making artwork and curating events, workshops and salons independently and in collaboration with a number of different artists and companies in major cultural spaces, festivals, theatres, galleries and site-located. In addition to her ongoing artistic practice and research, Lisa has lectured at university in Drama, Theatre and Performance and in Dance departments in both practice and theory. She has also worked as a programme curator, creative producer, education manager and consultant for arts organisations across dance, theatre and visual art.


I was born in London and am part Scots. I love the sea, the wild and the city. I have often divided my time between Athens, London and the island of Syros. Friendship, filoxenia (hospitality), the repeated crossing of bodies of water and another sense of temporality that I inhabit in each place feeds my work. The narrativity of everyday life. I often work with live and recorded voice, exploring aurality and the precarious place of articulation between hearing and speech, between thought and the sensuous. The implications of locale and temporality and the context of globalisation and its techno-linguistic, geo-political and economic skew on people, place and time are also key concerns.