Lisa Hilli creates and curates kick arse exhibitions that shift narratives and art histories with a Melanesian feminine lens. She has specialist knowledge of lens-based practices, interpretation of museum collections and the language of textiles. Her creativity is sparked by digging through archives, listening to human stories and, lucid dream states. She is driven to empower individuals and communities whose stories and knowledges are overlooked and to arm them with skills to share their stories their way. She is thoughtful, curious, and led by the important Pacific cultural value of reciprocity. Lisa is obsessed by the wondrous worlds of animated films and the joy and wisdom of growing plants.
Lisa is currently pursuing a PhD by creative works in the School of Culture, History & Language, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University.