Luisa Hansal
b.1990, Aotearoa / New Zealand
Lives & works in Boorloo / Perth, Western Australia

Luisa Hansal is represented by sweet pea, an art gallery in Boorloo/ Perth on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar. 

Selected education: 
2016 - 2017 Master of Fine Art (High Distinction) - RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC
2009 - 2012 Bachelor of Contemporary Arts (Visual Arts) – Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA
2011 Bachelor of Contemporary Arts (Visual Arts), 1 Semester Cross Institutional Enrolment - Monash University, Melbourne, VIC 

Selected solo exhibitions:
2024 ‘Upward rush of devotion’, sweet pea, Perth, WA
2022 'Fluffy', sweet pea, Perth, WA
2021 'always holding something', Goolugatup Heathcote, Applecross, WA
2021 'her island of lost mind', Skirt Franchise, North Perth, WA
2020 'at night I dream of hands and feet', Pig Melon, Perth, WA
2018 'Dead Weight (Larinda on tour)', Cool Change Contemporary, Perth, WA
2018 'Dead Weight (Larinda on tour)', Sawtooth ARI, Launceston, TAS
2018 'he does not smile or smoke', Trocadero Art Space, Footscray, VIC 

Selected two person and group exhibitions: 
2024 'Gleam' (collab exhibition with Jess Tan), Light Works, Perth, WA
2023 ‘State of Abstraction' (curated by Isobel Wise), The State Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA
2023 'Obviously', sweet pea + Lawson Flats, Perth, WA 
2023 'The Great Reveal', Lawson Flats, Perth, WA
2022 'an ear in a pond', Local & Aesthetic, Inglewood, WA
2022 'City of Joondalup Invitation Art Prize', Westfield Whitford City, WA
2022 'Out of Bounds' (collab exhibition with Tamara Marrington) Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Northbridge, WA
2022 'The Ultimate Symbol' (curated by Fiona Harman), Nod, Burswood, Perth, WA
2022 'Ariel's Song' (curated by Gemma Weston, as part of Perth Arts Festival) Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth, WA
2021 'Gotham Gets Pickled' (curated by Laetitia Wilson), Holmes a Court Gallery, West Perth, WA
2020 'Familiar Objects & Feral Arrangements' (curated by Liz Smith), The Lobby, Swanbourne, WA
2020 'Speak softly, carry a big stick' (curated by Danielle Fusco), The Lobby, Swanbourne, WA
2019 'Ghost Sensation',Ventolin Art Space//NEWNOW Art Space, Frankfurt, Germany
2019 'Chin Pony', Chamber Presents, Melbourne, VIC
2017 'HEY GURL', Gaffa Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2016 'Construction For Contentment, Montsalvat, Melbourne, VIC
2014 'Made and Found', Takt A.I.R, Kunstraum Tapir, Berlin, Germany
2013 'Bright Lights Small City', Buratti Fine Art Gallery, North Fremantle, WA
2012 'HATCHED', Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Northbridge, WA 

Arts & Culture Events: 
2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival, Five Cent Cinema (video artist participant), Melbourne, VIC
2014 Visual Artist Project at 'Camp Doogs' Festival, Nannup, WA 

Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) Artist in Residence Program, November 2016 - December 2016
TAKT Artist In Residence Program, Berlin, Germany, July 2014 - September 2014
Awarded a 6-week residency at Edith Cowan University, November 2012 - January 2013


2020 The Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation National Assistance Program for the Arts Grant
2017 The Lowensteins Arts Management Graduate Prize 

The State Art Gallery of Western Australia
Edith Cowan University Perth, Western Australia
Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art

Relevant Work/Other: 
2019 - 2024: Co-founder & director at Pig Melon Artist-Run-Space, Perth, WA
2020 - Current: Co-founder/studio tenant at Sob Studios, Perth, WA
2021 - Current: Associate Curator Community & Engagement at Goolugatup Heathcote, Applecross, Perth, WA
2016 - 2017 Secretary of the RMIT MFA Graduation Exhibition Committee, Melbourne, VIC

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