Lisa Cheung was born in Hong Kong 1969 and raised in Toronto, Canada.   

She was educated at Queen’s University, Kingston (Bachelors of Fine Arts, 1989-92), Goldsmiths College, University of London (Post Graduate Diploma of Arts,
1996-97; Master of Arts, 1997-98).   

She now lives in Granada, Spain and London, UK.


1989-92 Bachelors of Fine Arts, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
1996-97 Post Graduate Diploma of Arts, Goldsmiths College, London
1997-98 Master of Arts, Goldsmiths College

Solo Exhibitions, Projects and Commissions

2015 “Casino Road”, Alicia Rey Gallery, Madrid
2014 “Operation Deep Freeze”, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
2011-13 “Summer Palace”, View Tube Garden, London
2010 “Huert-o-bus”, Madrid Abierto, Madrid
         “A Dish to Die For”, Tatton Park Biennial, Cheshire
2009 “Mobile Allotment”, Nightingale Estate, Woolwich, London
         "Velo-Rel-La”, Radar Arts Programme, Loughborough University, Loughbourgh
2008 “El Club de los Dedos Verde”, Intermediae, Madrid
         “Fountain of Clear Ripples”, Cliffe Castle, Keighley
2007 “New Chandeliers”, Hoxton Hall, London
         “Summer Palace”, A Foundation & Southport Flower Show, Liverpool
2006 “Whispering Roses”, Museum of Garden History, London (pub.)
         “Firefies”, Seoul Fringe Festival, Seoul
         “Spirit of Gosport”, Aspex Gallery (offsite), Portsmouth (pub.)
         “Secret Lives of Hours and Minutes”, ACE offces, London
2005 “I asked her and she said yes”, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester
         “Pique Nique”, Firstsite at Minories Art Gallery, Colchester (pub.)
2004 “Bliss”, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester
         “GWC”, Spacex Gallery, Exeter
2003 “Tradescant’s Ark”, Museum of Garden History, London
         “New Year”, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester
2002 “Twilight Garden”, Camden Arts Centre, London (pub.)
         “Light Familia”, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derby
2001 “Lite Bites”, Gasworks Gallery, London

Collaborative Projects and Commissions
2014 “Creative Roots” (with Avant Gardening) on Nine Elms Estate,
         London & Mereside Estate, Blackpool
2013 “Hip Hawker” (with Sammy Delgado Escobar), Somerset
2011 “CafĂ© Konvertible”, (with Sammy Delgado Escobar), Somerset Arts Weeks,
2010 “Konvertible”, (with Sammy Delgado Escobar),
         Bedford Creative Arts, Bedford
2007 “Blink” (with publicworks), St Peter’s Estate, London
2006 Lassie Come Home” (with Ming Wong), Camden Arts Centre, London
2004 “TV Dinners” (with Ayako Yoshimura), Home, London (pub.)
1999 "Double Happiness" (with Emil Goh)
         Outdoor project of Hayward Gallery, London

Collective Exhibitions
2014 “I was therefore I am”, Reddose, Sydney, Australia
2008 “Contemporary Chinoisere”, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London
         “China Design Now”, Liberty, London
         “Tatton Park Biennial”, Tatton Park, Cheshire
2007 “Human Cargo”, Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth
         “Boutique”, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester
         “Celebrando”, Intermediae, Madrid
2006 “Close Distance”, Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth
         “Double Six”, G Index, Toronto
2004 “Homeland”, Spacex Gallery, Exeter
         “Nit Niu 04”, Pollenca, Mallorca
2003 “Exhumed”, curated by Danielle Arnaud, Museum of Garden History,
         London (pub.)
        “Art and Food”, curated by HOME, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
        “Did you know Hong Kong was still last night?”,
        Parasite Art Space, HK (pub.)
        “Glamour”, British Council, Prague
       “Meinstrastando”, El Conde Duque, Madrid
       “Carioquinha”, Espaco Bananeias, Rio de Janeiro
2002 “New Releases”, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
         “Gwangju Biennale”, with Parasite Arts Space, Gwangju
2000 “How the West was Lost and Won", British Council, Prague
1999 "Gracelands Palace", Sungkok Museum, Seoul (pub.)
1998 "Gracelands Palace", Mishkan Le'Ordemut, Ein Harod, Israel
         "II@Dogenhaus", Dogenhaus Annex Gallery, Berlin
         "Whitechapel Open", Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

Awards and Grants
2013 “Grants for Arts”, Arts Council of England
2009 “Grants for the Arts”, Arts Council England & Unltd Awards
2007 “Grants for the Arts”, ACE
2003 “Travel Grant”, British Council
2001 “Visual Artists Fund”, London Arts Board
2000 "Year of the Artist", Northwest Arts Board
1999 "Florence Trust Studio Award", Florence Trust, London
1999 "Freeman Fellowship", Vermont Studio Centre, Vermont, USA
1995 "Project Grant", Hong Kong Arts Development Council
1992 "Best in Show & Best Sculpture", Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

Public Collections
Arts Council of England, UK
Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery, UK
Musuem of Garden History, London

Artist’s Residencies
2005-2010 Firestation Residency, Acme Studios, London
2005 Whispering Roses Residency, Museum of Garden History, London
2003 Gasworks Exchange Residency, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2002 Madinana Workshop, Martinique
2001-2 Camden Arts Centre, London
2000 Chinese Art Centre, Manchester
1999 Hayward Gallery, London
1996 Vermont Studio Centre, Vermont (USA)

Publications (selected)
2013 Creativicity, Kognitif, Barcelona (pub)
The Firestation Project, ACME Studios, London (pub)
2009 “Group Process”, AN Magazine, March 2009, pp13
2007 Craft Magazine, Dec, pp7
“Human Cargo”, Art Monthly, Nov 2007, pp 311-12
2006 “Intercultural City”, Comedia, Naseem Kham, Book 4, pp 28-34
2004 “Decibel Calender 2004”, Arts Council
2003 “Gathering Momentum”, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester