I am an artist and a researcher. My practice-led research has involved large scale performances, site-specific works, and multimedia installations, usually developed in collaboration with organisations and individuals across many specialist fields. These projects have used custom built technologies and visualisations of global realtime data to explore how the economic, geographic, technological and societal systems we are creating, impact on our human experience and sense of self in the world.
I moved from Denmark to the UK in 1987, where I pursued research in glass until the late 1990s. I was nominated for the Jerwood Prize and awarded an Arts Foundation Award for my work in glass in 1998. I curated a cross-disciplinary art venue ‘Autogena Projects’ in Covent Garden until the late 90s, and in 2004 I co-founded the Christiania Researcher in Residence programme (CRIR), an international research facility, enabling cross disciplinary research into the urban social living experiment, the Free Town Christiania in Copenhagen. Between 2003 and 2009 I co-founded the floating community, Hermitage Moorings, adjacent to Tower Bridge on the river Thames in London.
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Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences
As a teacher, I support students across the Fine Art subject area. I deliver undergraduate and post-graduate lectures and contribute to a range of fine art modules.
PORTWAY, Joshua and AUTOGENA, Lise (2018). Foghorn requiem. In: STRANG, Veronica, EDNESOR, Tim and PUCKERING, Joanna, (eds.) From the Lighthouse: Interdisciplinary Reflections on Light. London, Routledge, 154-156.
AUTOGENA, Lise and PORTWAY, Joshua (2016). New Money, Designing for Digital in the Age of Dematerialised Cash. Disegno - The Quarterly Journal of Design, 13.
AUTOGENA, Lise and PORTWAY, Joshua (2016). Nuclear Culture Source Book (new photographic work pages 048, 067, 94). In: CARPENTER, Ele, (ed.) The Nuclear Culture Source Book. London, Black Dog Publishing, 67-94.
AUTOGENA, Lise (2016). European Glass Context 2016, GLASS Cultural Heritage and Craftsmanship /Process as Object. In: European Glass Context 2016, GLASS Cultural Heritage and Craftsmanship /Process as Object, The Royal Danish Academy, School of Design Bornholm | KADK Bornholm, September 11th 2016.
AUTOGENA, Lise (2016). Reading Anarchism: Lise Autogena Reads Bahrain Youth / The Anarchistic Moment. [Performance]
AUTOGENA, Lise (2015). Reclaiming water space. Kulturelle Tilgange og Interventioner. In: Retten til Byen - Kampen on Byen, Aarhus University, Denmark, 13-14 August, 2015.
AUTOGENA, Lise (2015). Anchoring knowledge; River Ecologies/ Contemporary Art and Environmental Humanities on the Danube. In: FOWKES, Maja and FOWKES, Reuben, (eds.) River Ecologies : Contemporary Art and Environmental Humanities on the Danube. Budapest, Translocal Institute, 129-133.
AUTOGENA, Lise (2014). Cultural approaches and interventions in maritime heritage contexts. In: Concrete Heritage : Industry-Inclusion-Intervention, Moesgaard Museum, Denmark, 12-13 November 2014.
AUTOGENA, Lise and PORTWAY, Joshua (2014). Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway : Untitled (superorganism). In: Anthropocene Monument, a symposium-performance, Les Abattoirs Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Toulouse, France, 10-12/10 2014.
JARVIS, Helen and AUTOGENA, Lise (2014). Christiania’s place in the world of travelling ideas : sharing informal liveability. In: Nordic Encounters : Travelling Ideas of Open Space Design and Planning at The 10th International World in Denmark Conference, 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark, 12-14 June 2014.
AUTOGENA, Lise (2013). Cultural challenges of visualising radioactive waste storage. In: InSOTEC Berlin Stakeholder Seminar 2013, Berlin, 12 -13 November, 2013.
AUTOGENA, Lise (2011). The Christiania Researcher in Residence Programme. [Show/Exhibition]
AUTOGENA, Lise (2007). Collective dreaming and the practice of creative disruption. In: BEUNDERMAN, Joost, MEAN, Melissa and SANCHES DE JUAN, Joan-Anton, (eds.) BCN_LDN 2020. Quaderns de pensament (24). Demos and Fundació Ramon Trias Fargas, 65-70.
I have experience as a consultant, advisory, and steering board member in many different cultural organisations and contexts.
Research topics for postgraduate supervision have included
- Communication and nature of participation through collective performance
- The use of data in the context of political art
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