Lise Haller Baggesen, "Sign 'O' The Times," acrylic medium and glitter on rayon velvet, 60"x60", 2011

Lise Haller Baggesen was born in Denmark, where she received her first education in the visual arts at Billedskolen in Copenhagen, before moving to the Netherlands to study painting at the AKI Academy of Arts and Industrial design in Enschede; the Netherlands. After her bachelors degree in 1995, she completed a two year work period at the Rijksacademy, an international post-graduate artist residency programme based in Amsterdam, with Luc Tuymans, Narcisse Tordoir, Avis Newman, Lisa Milroy as her primary advisors.Her paintings, installations and drawings have been shown in galleries and museums in Europe and outside, including the Municipial Museum of the Hague, the MoMu (fashion museum) in Antwerp, the Wurttembergischem Kunstverein in Stuttgart and CAEC, the Chinese European Art Center in Xiamen, as well as in numerous solo exhibitions in Amsterdam. Her work is represented in several important private and public collections including those of multinationals AKZO-Nobel, OCÉ van de Ginten and  ABN-AMRO.

Since 2008 she is living and working in Chicago where she is currently curating and collaborating with People made Visible, What-It-Is and Co-Propsperity Sphere. In 2010 she and Kirsten Leenaars were awarded a Propeller Fund Award for their collaborative curatorial project “Mutualisms”, which was also supported by the Dutch Mondriaan Foundation. As of fall 2011 she will attend the MA program in Visual and critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.


Edition for Aqua Miami

Lise Haller Baggesen, "Self Portrait as a Black Mirror," Dims app. 24"x18," Edition of 12, 2011


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