CV - Luisa Hansal (b. 1990)

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:

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:

2023 'Obviously', sweet pea + 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', 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 2022) 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

Cultural 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 in 2012



The Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation National Assistance Program for the Arts Grant, 2020

The Lowensteins Arts Management Graduate Prize, 2017

Collections: Edith Cowan University Private Collection

Relevant Work/Other: 

2019 - Current: Co-founder & director at Pig Melon Artist-Run-Space, Perth, WA

2020 - Current: Co-founder/Studio resident 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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