image by Amanda Bjorn

image by Amanda Bjorn

Lisa Wahlander (b. 1981) is a Los Angeles-based interdisciplinary artist and choreographer. She cultivates both planned and spontaneous choreographies, and her photographs serve as temporal artifacts of these energetic happenings. She sees the human body as a biological site, inextricable from nature, embedded with multiple identities and interdependent on all life forms. Her imagery often conjures metaphysical notions of liminality, transformation and impermanence. 

Lisa has worked with several notable artists and choreographers including Ronn Guidi, Maria Gillespie, Simone Forti, Jmy James Kidd, taisha paggett, Joe Goode, Jim Shaw, Dorit Cypis, Flora Wiegmann, Miljohn Ruperto, Scott Benzel, Milka Djordjevich, and Jeremy Hahn. She has performed at many museums, galleries, theaters, and unconventional performance spaces including The Getty, LACMA, Hauser & Wirth, the Hammer Museum, The Joyce Soho, NYC, LA>< ARTS, The Temporary Space, The ACE Hotel, The Alexandria Hotel, and Opening Ceremony LA.

Lisa holds a B.A. in World Arts and Cultures/Dance from UCLA. She served as the Martial Arts Coordinator and Videographer for Nickelodeon's animated television series, Avatar: The Last Airbender and as an Arts Educator for the Skirball Cultural Center. Her photographs have been published by Hyperallergic, The Getty Villa, and REDCAT. Lisa has presented her choreography at the Hammer Museum, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, REDCAT, and Pieter Performance Space.

All images © 2019 Lisa Wahlander