Lisa Hirmer is an interdisciplinary artist working in visual media, social practice, performance, and occasionally writing. She is primarily concerned with collective relationships—that which exists between things rather than simply within them—both in human communities/publics and in human relations with the more-than-human world. Her recent work looks at the forces that shape and transform human relationships with the complex ecologies that they are a part of, looking in particular for the traces left by the entangled connections between things. Lately, this work is focused on what it means to be living in a climate emergency and planetary collapse.
Hirmer's work finds a home both in traditional gallery contexts and an expanded field of other public and semi-public spaces. Her work has been shown in galleries across Canada and internationally, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Cambridge Art Galleries, Art Gallery of Guelph, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Peninsula Arts, Queens Museum, and Flux Factory, among others. Hirmer holds a master's in architecture from the University of Waterloo and is currently based in Guelph, Canada.
Hirmer joined the ECH community as a contributor to the April 22, 2021, online group exhibition Earth Day 2021: Stop Extinction! Restore the Earth.
Visit her website here.
EARTH DAY 2021: Stop Extinction! Restore the Earth
Lisa Hirmer, Emergency Signal