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For over three decades, just what it is to be human has been the central driving force behind Lisa Roet’s art practice. She is committed to exploring environmental issues and genetic discoveries through an interdisciplinary approach to her practice.
Roet has worked with the arts, design and science communities worldwide to develop her multi-faceted art, using a wide range of mediums and materials.
Her work has focussed on some of the worlds environmental hotspots, including Borneo and most recently China, resulting in a series of large-scale public art projects exhibited at Beijing DesignWeek and, more recently, Business of Design Week, Hong Kong.
Lisa responds to the image of the ape and monkey as humans’ closest animal relative, the ape acting as both a mirror and social commentary, to remind us of the necessity to re evaluate our position within this increasingly urbanised world. She believes that creativity has the ability to present pertinent and powerful messages, a philosophy she represents through her art.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS
2019 The Art Of Dining, Womens Association, National Gallery of Victoria
2019 Ba Bao, Apenheul, Appeldoorn Town Hall, The Netherlands
2018-19 Golden Monkey, BODW Hong Kong Public Program, Hong Kong
2018 Skywalker, Beijing Earth Hour, The Opposite House Beijing
2017 White Light, Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide
2017 White Light, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2016 Golden Sneezing Snub Nosed Monkey, Chengdu, Australian Culture Festival
2016 Golden Sneezing Snub Nosed Monkey, Beijing Design Week, The Opposite House
2016 Heart Beat, Adelaide Festival, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
2016 Golden Monkey, White Night Melbourne
2015 Lisa Roet, LOVE portraits and other stories, Auckland/Auckland Art Week
2014 HEART, White Night Arts Festival Melbourne, Forum Theatre, Melbourne
2013 Monkey Grip, Deakin University Art Gallery, Burwood Campus, Melbourne
2011 The Mark Of No Human Hand, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
2009 In-Sight, The Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia