Visiting Artist

Mothernism by Lise Haller Baggesen, 2014, installation; part of the nomadic tent camp audio installation and publication, dimensions variable

Lise Haller Baggesen (1969) left her native Denmark for the Netherlands in 1992 to study painting at the AKI and the Rijksakademie. In 2008 she relocated to Chicago with her family, where she completed her MA in Visual and Critical Studies at the SAIC 2013. In the meantime, her work evolved from a traditional painting practice toward a hybrid practice including curating, writing and installation work. She exhibits internationally and her writing has appeared in Bad at Sports, Chicago Artist Writers, and Third Rail Quarterly. Curating includes a Curatorial Fellowship for the SAIC 2012 MFA thesis exhibition. In 2011 she and Kirsten Leenaars co-curated Mutualisms, which received a Propeller Grant. In 2016 she and Yvette Brackman will co-curate The Great Poor Farm Experiment IXX. Her first book Mothernism was co-published by Green Lantern Press and Poor Farm Press in 2014. Since then, the book and installation have traveled the US and Europe, including Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA) Glass Curtain Gallery (Chicago, IL) South Bank University(London, UK) and Upominki(Rotterdam, NL). In 2015/16 it will be on show in The Elmhurst Art Museum Biennial (IL), The Elisabeth Foundation (NY) and The Contemporary Austin (TX). Lise Haller Baggesen is currently working on her upcoming SOLO exhibition at Threewalls and the Suburban in 2016.

Lecture: October 27, 2015
in the Student Center, room 106, Sugar Grove Campus
All our lectures are free and open to the general public.

For more information about the visiting artist lectures and workshops at Waubonsee Community College, contact Cecilia Vargas, Art Coordinator, at (630) 466–2964.



Art Department:

Art Coordinator:
Cecilia Vargas, Von Ohlen Hall, Room 209
(630) 466-2964

Art Lab Assistant:
Esther Espino, Von Ohlen Hall, Room 240
(630) 466-5742