Lisa Nyberg is a visual artist based in Malmö, Sweden. She explores the radical possibilities of pedagogy and performance through processes that involves collective, embodied, transgressive and critical practices. In her work, she examines cultural and educational canons from an intersectional feminist perspective. This means creating situations and structures where learning can take place, as well as intervening in existing structures and institutions. Nyberg’s work takes the form of self-organized spaces, institutional processes, workshops, lectures, performances, videos, books and sound pieces.
In 2022 Nyberg completed her PhD at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with the research project “Pedagogies of the Unknown – studying for a future, without guarantees”. This PhD project starts from the question: how can we study for a future unknown? In light of anthropogenic climate change, a global environmental crisis, and its destabilizing impact on social and economic systems, there is an urgency to examine how we relate to the future in our pedagogy; how we anticipate, imagine and prepare through our teaching and our studies. In the search of pedagogies that are open to not knowing – to contingency, unpredictability and change – the question arises: what could a pedagogy look like that supports our studies with and for the unknown?
Nyberg was one of the founders of Malmö Free University for Women (2006-2011) and the think tank on Radical Pedagogy (2011-2014), as well as the network X-front (2007-2010). Since 2015 she is part of UNICORN – artist in solidarity, an organization that explores forms of solidarity between artists through the sharing of food, experiences, knowledge and by organizing a residency for artists at risk.
Lisa Nyberg’s work has been exhibited at the Research Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Kunsthal Aarhus, Konsthall C, Trondheim Art Biennial, Signal – Center for Contemporary Art, Röda Sten, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Dunkers Kulturhus, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Gothenburg Art Museum, Rooseum among others. She has been awarded several working grants from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, the IASPIS project studio in Stockholm as well as the Malmö City Grant for Artistic Development. She teaches regularly at art academies in the Nordic countries, as The Royal Danish Art Academy, The Danish National School of Performing Arts, Konstfack, HDK-Valand, Malmö University and others.