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Born in Muenster/Germany.
Finished her studies after earning a Master’s Degree in German Literature, Sociology and Political Sciences at the Muenster University / Germany.
Started her career as a professional artist in 1989.
Lives and works in Bochum/Germany, also in New York City/USA since 1998.
In addition to painting she is also engaged in theater/film/video art and photography, working as a director, producer or behind the camera.

Group and numerous individual exhibitions in Europe and USA

1986 conception/directing and production of a documentary film: Living Times – sequences in the life of siblings suffering from the Nazi Regime

1996 Frauenmuseum Bonn/Deutschland (participation)

1997 Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum, Providence/ RI USA (solo)

1998 the Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany opened its new building at UN Plaza, New York, with an exhibition of Lisa Lyskava’s paintings (solo)

2002 The Connoisseur’s Gallery, Paris/Frankreich (solo)

2006 in Kiev (Ukraine) the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany presented an individual exhibition of her works as well as the Gallery 36 in Kiev (solo) Premiere of the video performance My Colours of Kiev
National Arts Club in New York/USA (solo)

2008 exhibition and showing of the serial of performances Doors to Perception in Kunstverein Unna, Unna (Germany) (solo)

2009 Multimedia Show Zeitzeichen – Der Förderturm Bönen (An Echo of the Past – The Tower of the Coalmine Bönen), a dedication to the 80th birthday of this industrial monument in the context of the European Capital of Culture Ruhr. 2010 (idea/conception/directing/), Böenen, Germany

- Premiere of the documentary film Report from the East Pole of the Ruhr Region with former workers of the coalmine Zeche Koenigsborn III/IV, idea/script/directing: Lisa Lyskava
- Premiere of the video/sound performance The Sound of Colour in collaboration with the composer Susanne Strobel, visuals/directing: Lisa Lyskava

2010 capital of culture RUHR.2010 STARKE ORTE Kunst im Revier, participation in Herne/Dortmund/Germany
2011 Multimedia Show Doors to Perception, Rotunde Bochum, Germany (solo)

- Exhibition with paintings, photography, video, installations by the artist
- Premiere of the first edition of the documentary film Perspective of Desire idea/script/directing: Lisa Lyskava
- Premiere of the video/sound performance Listen to Colours, visuals/directing: Lisa Lyskava

2012 Cinemapremiere of the documentry film Perspective of Desire (Standort Sehnsucht), Cinema sweetsixteen, Dortmund, Germany
Showing Perspective of Desire at the Filmfestival Close up (Nahaufnahme), Leverkusen, Germany

2013 seat of the provincial government (Landtag Duesseldorf), true colors (Farbe bekennen), exhibition of paintings, showing of the video /sSound performance Listen to Colours, Düsseldorf, Germany
InBetweenTimeSpace (Zwischenzeitzwischenraum)/Bochum, New Perspective (Neue Perspektiven)/ Herne Powerful Places 2013 (Starke Orte 2013), participation
You & TABU with art against FGM, eMuseum East Wall (eMuseum Ostwall), Dortmund, Germany (participation)

2014 International Festival This is not Detroit, showing of an interactive performance, Bochum, Germany (participation),
November 2014 Women’s Museum Bonn (Frauenmuseum Bonn, Installation awakening & evocation (participation)
Lisa Lyskava’s paintings are found in numerous private and company collections, e.g. Aral, Deutsche Bank, Telecom, Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Kiev (Ukraine) and Falconwood Foundation, USA

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