David Lisser





1987 Born in Wolverhampton

2009 Graduated with BA(Hons) Fine Art, Newcastle University

Lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne.



Solo Exhibitions/Projects:


2017 The CleanMeat Revolution’ - We The Curious, in partnership with Watershed, Bristol.

2016 Kaleidoscopic’ - MAC Trust, Sunderland.

2013 'Buying Time' – Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland.
        ‘Distraction and the Myth of Multi-tasking’ – Centre for Life, Newcastle.



Selected Group Exhibitions/Projects:

2017 ‘Moving on up, Moving on Out’, The Newbridge Project, Newcastle. 


2016 HOST’ - The Holy Biscuit, Newcastle
           ‘doremifasolasido’ - Florence Mine, Cumbria.
          ‘Deviation’ - Victorian Police cells, Gateshead Old Town Hall.


2012 'Futures 2,3 and 4. - The Midgecatchers House' Allenheads Contemporary Arts, Northumberland. 

2011 'Response: A Rural/Urban Conversation ' VARC,Highgreen Manor and disused unit in Eldon Square 

2010 ‘Queerer than we can suppose’, Newbridge Project, Newcastle.
         ‘Lisser’s Practical Solutions Range,’ The Gallery of Wonder, Newcastle.
          The Best of UK; Class of 2009’ Salon Contemporary, London.


Selected Residencies:

Meal Plans – Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol, May -October 2017.
Investigating the future of food as if it were history. Working with technologists, futurists and archaeologists to create pseudo-artefacts and future relics. 

Artist in Residence, MAC Trust, Sunderland, May - June 2016.
Part of the wider 10x10 Sunderland project, this residency placed me in a local business, investigating the ways art and business can work together. 

‘Buying Time Residency’ - NGCA, Sunderland. 2013
I worked alongside an industrial robotics engineer for 4 months exploring the relationships of craft, skill and production line technology.

'Futures Residency' – Allenheads Contemporary Arts. July 2011 – February 2012
Working alongside the community in Allenheads to envisage various future scenarios for the village.