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Lisa Hilli is a contemporary artist living in Naarm (Melbourne). Through her practice she explores themes of gender and body politics, colonial and contemporary history in Melanesia, adornment, matrilineality and indigeneity through the mediums of photography, video, textiles and installation.

Her work has been exhibited across cultural institutions in Australia, Europe, America, Asia and Pacific region. She has been commissioned for the Institute of Modern Art Brisbane and most recently an acquisitive commission for the Australian War Memorial looking at shared war history between Australia and Papua New Guinea from the Second World War.

Lisa often gives public presentations and lectures. She has spoken publicly at the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Museum, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Centre for Contemporary Photography and the College Art Association Conference, New York.

Lisa was awarded a Masters of Fine Art by Research from RMIT University and is a recipient of an 1854 Museums Victoria post-graduate scholarship. She is a member of the Oceania Working Party for the Australian Dictionary of Biography.





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