Curriculum Vitae, Lise Haller Baggesen Ross

Born in Aarhus, Denmark 1969. Lives and works in Chicago.

Synopsis/Bio

Lise Haller Baggesen (1969) left her native Denmark in 1992 to study painting at the AKI in Enschede and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. She received the Prince Bernhard’s Prize in 2000, and the Dutch Royal Award For Modern Painting in 2003.

In 2008 she relocated to Chicago with her family. She completed her MA in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the art Institute in 2013, for which she received a SAIC VCS Fellowship Award. She was a 2015 nominee for The Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Emerging Artist Grant. In 2017 she was a resident at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

In the meantime, her work evolved from a traditional painting practice toward a hybrid, research based, practice including curating, writing and installation work.

Her first book, Mothernism, was co-published by Green Lantern Press and Poor Farm Press in 2014. Since then, the book and installation has travelled extensively in North America and Europe. It was reviewed in Art21, KQED, Canadian Art, Hyperallergic and ArtForum.

In 2015/16 it was shown at to The Elmhurst Art Museum Biennial (IL), The Elisabeth Foundation (NY). A.I.R. Gallery (NY) and The Contemporary Austin (TX), and also served as “mother-ship” for the academic conference Mapping the Maternal: Art, Ethics and the Anthropcene at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada.

Mothernism also spawned the curatorial suite 3AM Maternal for Vox Populi(Philadelphia PA)and the international symposium The Mothernists in collaboration with Deirdre Donoghue and m/other voices. The first Mothernists summit took place in Rotterdam in 2015, and the next, titled The Mothernists 2: Who Cares for the 21st Century, will take place at ANA and at the Royal Academy for Fine Art in Copenhagen in fall 2017.

The femi-futurist costume drama HATORADE RETROGRADE debuted at Threewalls (Chicago, IL) in 2016, and was was received with a Critic’s Pick in Artforum. In 2018 its autonomous sequel HATORADE RETROGRADE: The Musical will premier at Southern Exposure in San Francisco. For the musical Lise Haller Baggesen will develop the score, libretto, costumes and scenography together with Mark Mothersbaugh (of DEVO), in collaboration the SoEx youth advisory board, to create a Science Fiction based on Science Fact for kids of all ages. The resulting Glam Rock Space Operetta will be performed by Bay Area youth in a San Francisco public park.

Baggesen has exhibited internationally, including 6018 North, The Poetry Foundation, Jane Addams Hull House Museum, and MCA, Chicago (IL), Overgaden (DK),Württembergischem Kunstverein (D), MoMu (ModeMuseum) Antwerpen (B) and Théatre de la Ville de Paris (F).  2017 shows are planned for The Suburban, Milwaukee (WI), Astrid Noack’s Atelier, Copenhagen (DK) and Le Confort Moderne, Potiers (F)

Curatorial projects include the SAIC 2012 MFA Thesis Show Curatorial Fellowship, and Mutualisms (for which she and Kirsten Leenaars received a 2010 Propeller Award. In 2016 she and Yvette Brackman co-curated  the exhibition “Poor and Needy” for the Great Poor Farm Experiment IIX , in Manawa (WI). It will be followed up by the colloquium and exhibition “The Poor Connection” at Krabbesholm (DK) in 2017. Her writing has appeared in Bad at Sports, Chicago Artist Writers, and Third Rail Quarterly.

For recent writing and visual documentation please visit: lisehallerbaggesen.wordpress.com

email: lise@baggesen.org

Mothernism is available through SPD Books: http://www.spdbooks.org/Producte/9780988418554/default.aspx

 

Education

2011-13

MA Visual and Critical Studies, SAIC, Chicago (IL)

1996/97

Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam (NL)

1992-95

AKI akademie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Enschede (NL)

1989-91

Billedskolen, Copenhagen (DK)

Prizes/Awards/Fellowships

2016

The Danish Arts Fund (Poor & Needy) Copehagen (DK)

2015

The Joan Mitchell Foundation New York (NY)
(Nominated for Emerging Artist Grant )

2014

Propeller Fund Award (TRACERS), Chicago (IL)

2013

Fellowship Award Visual and Critical Studies, SAIC Chicago (IL)

2012

Curatorial Fellow SAIC MFA Exhibition 2012, SAIC Chicago (IL)

2010

Propeller Fund Award (Mutualisms), Chicago (IL)

2002

The Royal Award For Modern Painting, Amsterdam (NL)

2000

Prince Bernhard’s Prize for Art School Graduates (NL)

Books

2014

Mothernism Green Lantern Press/Poor Farm Press, Chicago (IL)

Residencies

2017

Body As Site
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff (AB)

ANA AIR Astrid Noacks Atelier, Copenhagen (DK)

Solo Exhibitions

2017

(Upcoming) TRINITY: Refuseniks,
The Suburban, Milwaukee (WI)

(Upcoming) Mothernizing ANA,
Astrid Noach’s Atelier, Copenhagen (DK)

A LIPSTICK SUPREMATIST MOOD BOARD,
Nicholas Frank Public Library/The Open, Milwaukee (WI)

2016      

Hatorade Retrograde 3 Walls, Chicago (IL)

Mothernism The Contemporary Austin, Austin (TX)

2014

Mothernism Vox Populi, Philadelphia (PA)

Mothernism
Ordinary Projects/Mana Contemporary Chicago (IL)

Peace in the US! Terrain, Oak Park, Chicago (IL)

2011

The Letter X What-It-Is, Oak Park (IL)

2010

Chronic Youth CoProsperity Sphere, Chicago (IL)

2009

The Black Album MCProjects, Amsterdam (NL)

2005

Electric Motherland
Galerie de Praktijk, Amsterdam (NL)

2004

reMake/reModel
NICCfreespace/MoMu ModeNatie, Antwerp (B)

Stories for Boys
Galerie de Praktijk,Amsterdam (NL)

2002

Mini Apocalypse
Walter van Beirendonck/WINDOW, Antwerp (B)

Beware at Thirtythree!
Galerie de Praktijk, Amsterdam (NL)

2001

Deep in the Heart of Darkest America…
Galerie de Praktijk, Amsterdam (NL)

1999

Weeks in the Prison of Beauty
Galerie De Praktijk, Amsterdam (NL)

1998

Close Encounters of the Kind
Galerie De Praktijk, Amsterdam (NL)


Collaborations

2018

HATORADE RETROGRADE: The Musical (With Mark Mothersbaugh)
Southern Exposure, San Francisco (CA)
(Further venues to be announced)

2016-2017

Poor & Needy (With Yvette Brackman)
The Poor Farm, Manawa (WI)
Krabbesholm, Skive (DK)

2016

VOX POP: THE DISCO VOTING STATION (with Aram Han)
Jane Addams Hull House Museum, Chicago (IL)

2013-16

Boulevard Dreamers (with Kirsten Leenaars)
The Poetry Foundation, Chicago (IL)
MCA, Chicago (IL)
The Franklin, Chicago (IL)

2014-2016

Feminist Parking Lot (with TRACERS)
Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Chicago (IL)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (IL)
Columbia College, Chicago (IL)
NUY Florence, Florence (I)
UIC, Chicago (IL)

2011

Mutualisms (with Kirsten Leenaars)
Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago (IL)

 

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2017

(Upcoming) Tes Désirs, Mes Besoins d’Amour,
Le Confort Moderne, Potiers (F)
Curated by Yann Chevalier

(Upcoming) The Letdown Reflex
Blackwood Gallery, University of Ontario (ON)
Curated by Amber Berson and Juliana Driever

2016

Institutional Garbage,
Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago (IL)
Curated by Caroline Picard and Lara Schoorl

Pegasus and Mermaid,
The Poetry Foundation, Chicago (IL)
Curated by Fred Sasaki

em(body) {Reflections; Extensions; Projections;},
Uptown Art Center, Chicago (IL)
Curated by Eden Unlüata

Spun, Stuart & Co Gallery, Chicago (IL)
Curated by Kevin Maginnis

Yelling at the Sky,
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Chicago (IL)
Curated by La Keisha Leek

New Maternalisms:Redux
University of Alberta, Edmonton (AB)
Curated by Natalie Loveless

Your Body is a Battleground,
Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Chicago (IL)
Curated by Meg Noe

Do You Hear What I Hear?
A.I.R. Gallery, New York (NY)
Curated by Anthony Elms

The Letdown Reflex
EFA Project Space, New York (NY)
Curated by Amber Berson and Juliana Driever

2015

EAM Biennial Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst (IL)
Curated by Staci Boris

Pleasure Zone, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris (F)
Curated by Tricia van Eck

The Suburban 16 Years
Mount Airy Contemporary, Philadelphia (PA)
Curated by Michelle Grabner and Alexander Herzog

The Mothernists Upominki, Rotterdam (NL)
Curated by Deidre Donuhue and Weronika Zielinska

2014

Division of Labor Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago (IL)
Curated by Crista Donner and Thea Nichols

Bling Bling 6018 North @ EXPO, Chicago (IL)
Curated by Tricia van Eck

Queen Bee Terrain, Oak Park (IL)
Curated by Allison Glenn

The Great Poor Farm Experiment VI
Poor Farm, Manawa (WI)
Curated by Michelle Grabner

2013

HOME 6018 North @ EXPO, Chicago (IL)
Curated by Tricia van Eck

The Wholy Grail 6018 North Chicago (IL)
Curated by Tricia van Eck

The Great Poor Farm Experiment V
Poor Farm, Manawa (WI)
Curated by Michelle Grabner

Back Matter SAIC MAVCS Thesis Show
CoProsperity Sphere, Chicago (IL)
Curated by Happy Collaborationists

2012

Detroit: Site, Space, Narrative
Sullivan Galleries, Chicago (IL)
Curated By Kirsten Leenaars and Kevin Kaempf

Home: Public or Private?
6018 North, Chicago (IL)
Curated by Tricia van Eck      

2010

I’ll Be your Mirror
Koh-I-Noor, Copenhagen  (DK) & Spoke, Chicago (IL)
Curated by Anni Holm and Lise Haller Baggesen

Family Affairs LUMC, Leiden (NL)
Curated by Sandrine van Noort

2009

A Days Darkness in a Light Bulb,
Arti and Amiciae, Amsterdam (NL)

2004

Amsterdamned,
Kunsthallen Brænderigården, Viborg (DK)

2003

Polypol IV: In the meantime- Superalltag Allegorie,
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (D)
Curated by Holger Bunk

2002

Royal Painting Prize 2002,
The Hague Municipial Museum (NL)

2001

She CEAC Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen (CN)

1999

After Image Overgaden, Copenhagen (DK)

1997

Farewell Welfare W139, Amsterdam (NL)

Curating

2016

Poor & Needy
The Great Poor Farm Experience IIX, Manawa (WI)

2015

GOLD Terrain Biennial/Terrain Denmark, Viborg (DK)

2014-15

3AM Maternal Vox Populi, Philadelphia (PA)

2012

SAIC MFA Thesis Show, SAIC, Chicago (IL)

2011

Mutualisms, Co Prosperity Sphere, Chicago (NL)

2010

I’ll Be your Mirror
Spoke, Chicago, IL, and Koh-I-Noor, Copenhagen (DK)

2007

Unbescheiblich Weiblich, RC de Ruimte Ijmuiden (NL)

2004

Amsterdamned
Kunsthallen Brænderigaarden, Viborg (DK)

1999

After Image Overgaden, Copenhagen (DK)

1997

Farewell Welfare W139, Amsterdam (NL)

Editing

2017

Poor & Needy, with Yvette Brackman,
Poor Farm Press/Krabbesholm Publishing,
Milwaukee (WI)/Skive (DK)

2012

The Mutualisms Issue, with Kirsten Leenaars
Proximity Magazine, Chicago (IL)

2004

Amsterdamned,
Kunsthallen Brænderigården, Viborg (DK)

Published Articles & Essays

2016

FEMME PHTALE (with Sofia Leiby)
The Composing Rooms, Berlin (D)

HATORADE RETROGRADE
Threewalls, Chicago (IL)

A WOMB OF ONE’S OWN
Third Rail Quaterly, Minneapolis (MA)

Sympathy for the 90s, Part I & II
Generous Mag, Milwaukee (WI)

I Bad at Sports, Chicago (IL)

The Mothernists Audio Guide To Laguna Gloria
The Contemporary Austin, Austin (TX)

2015

A World of Pain Bad at Sports, Chicago (IL)

Future Perfect Trash Chicago Artis Writers, Chicago (IL)

Who’s Yo Mama? Femina/Acres Paper, Baltimore (MD)

Sweeter Than Sweeden Bad at Sports, Chicago (IL)

The Ballad of Planned Obsolescence:
on Carol Jackson’s Pandemonium

Cleve Carney Art Gallery, College of Du Page (IL)

Mother of Invention
Third Rail Quarterly, Minneapolis (MA)

Emotional Landscapes Bad at sports, Chicago (IL)

2014

Entaglement Practice (cover art) Poetry Magazine, Chicago (IL)

How’s My Painting? Call 1-800 EAT SHIT Bad at Sports, Chicago (IL)

Swimming Tiger Lotus Envy Bad at Sports, Chicago (IL)

Mother of Redemption Serpentine Magazine, Philadelphia (PA)

All The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell New City, Chicago (IL)

Chair Pose Bad at Sports, Chicago (IL)

2013

Year of  The Scavenger Bad at Sports, Chicago (IL)

2011

Please Do (Not) Disturb! Teaching artist Journal #10,
Taylor and Francis, Philadelphia (PA)

Press/Interviews/Reviews
(recent selection)

2016

Critic’s Pick: Lise Haller Baggesen
Matt Morris, Artforum.com, New York (NY)

8 Questions About Art, Motherhood, and the Anthropscene
Leah Sandals, Canadian Art, Toronto (ON)

Q+A with Lise Haller Baggesen
Rebecca Marino, Conflict of Interest, Austin (TX)

Lise Haller Baggesen: Mothernism, Julia Hendrickson
The Contemporary Austin (W/S exhibition guide) Austin (TX)

Put the MOM in MOMA!
Lieneke Hulshof, Mr. Motley, Amstedam (NL)

The Politics of Being a Parent in the Art World
Gregory Cholette, Hyperallergic, New York (NY)

On the Parent-Shaped Hole in the Art World
Maibritt Borgen, Canadian Art, Toronto (ON)

All together now: A new biennial in Elmhurst
Lori Waxman, Chicago Tribune, Chicago (IL)

Six Questions About Art and Parenthood
Leah Sandals, Canadian Art, Toronto (ON)

2015

The 21 Exhibitions You’ll Be Talking About Next Year
Priscilla Frank Huffpost Arts & Culture New York (NY)

Creative Parenting: Supporting Artistic Motherhood
Alana Dao The Chart Portland (ME)

Lise Haller Baggesen, Artiste de Chicago
Joëlle Gayot France Cultur/Radio France Paris (F)

Lise Haller Baggesen: On the Mother-Shaped Hole in Contemporary Art
Julie Niemi Art21 New York (NY)

Lise Haller Baggesen’s Disco Feminism
Kate Sierputowski Inside/Within, Chicago (IL)

Mothernism: An Interview with Lise Haller Baggesen
Melissa Potter Gender Assignment Chicago (IL)

2014

Division of Labor
Caroline Picard, Artforum, New York (NY)

A Year of Favorites
Mairead Case, Vol.1 Brooklyn, New York (NY)

Page turners: A 2014 Art book Gift Guide
Sarah Hotchkiss KQED, San Francisco (CA)

Eye Exam: Mother of Invention
Matt Morris, Newcity, Chicago (IL)

Lise Haller Baggesen’s Mothernism: Extended Web Exclusive Interview
Matt Morris, Newcity, Chicago (IL)

Mining The Mother Lode: Chicago Artists Deliver
Lise McKean, Bad at Sports,Chicago (IL)

Chicago Hope
Linda Yablonsky, Art Forum, New York (NY)

2013

Domestic Interventions: an Interview with EXPO Chicago’s Home
Caroline Picard, Bad at Sports, Chicago (IL)

2012

Home is Where the Feral Cats Watch TV
Lori Waxman, Chicago Tribune, Chicago (IL)

Lectures, Conferences, Symposia

2017

(Upcoming) The Mothernists 2: Who Cares for the 21st Century?
Astrid Noachs Atelier and The Royal Academy, Copenhagen (DK)

2016

Mapping the Maternal: Art, Ethics, and the Anthropocene
University of Alberta, Edmonton (AB)

2015

The Mothernists PrintRoom/Leeszaal Rotterdam (NL)

Motherhood and Creative Practice:Maternal Structures in Creative Work
Transart Institute/London South Bank University, London (UK)

WHATHAVEYOUDONEFORMELATELY? MOTHERNISM
Tracers media series #001, The Nightingale, Chicago (IL)

Intercontinental Tracing NUY Florence, Florence (I)

Anne Collier, Gallery talk, MCA Chicago (IL)

2014

Mothernism Gallery 400 UIC, Chicago (IL)

The M Word, TFAP, CAA College Art Association, Chicago (IL)

Boulevard Dreamers Artist talk, MCA Chicago (IL)

2013

Sass, Brass, Pizass! Gallery talk, MCA Chicago (IL)

Teaching Experience/Commitee Work (selection)

2015

SAIC Department of Visual and Critaical Studies, Chicago (IL)

Visiting artist, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam (NL)

Visiting artist, UofM University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (MN)

2010-15

CAPE (Chicago Art Partnership in Education), Chicago (IL)

2005-07

Fonds BKVB Ducth Fund for Art and Design, Amsterdam (NL)

2002-03

Gerrit Rietveld Academie, basis year, Amsterdam (NL)

2000-03

AKI, painting department, Enschede (NL)