Joshua Portway and Lise Autogena live and work in London
Autogena and Portway have worked together since the early 1990's, developing large scale performances, multimedia installations and site-specific work, usually in collaboration with organisations and experts across many specialised fields. In their work they have sought to transform aspects of cultural and technical history, which typically remains below the level of everyday consciousness, into a shared experience of open possibilities. They have an interest in how visual language, technological interfaces and aesthetic form can impact on collective processes, and thereby open up new processes of inquiry; and the wider potential and impact of these processes on society.
Lise Autogena is a Danish visual artist and a Professor of Cross-Disciplinary Art at The Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI) at Sheffield Hallam University.
Selected Exhibitions and Commissions:
'Untitled (Superorganism)' Commissioned for Anthropocene Monument, curated by Bruno La Tour, L'Abbatoirs, Toulouse, France, 2014. Exhibited at ZKM, Germany, 2015
'Foghorn Requiem' (2013) Collaboration with composer Orlando Gough.
Commissioned by The National Trust, South Tyneside Council and Festival of The North East. 2013
'The Thor Heyerdahl Globe', 2013. Permanent commission for the Thor Heyerdahl College in Norway. Commissioned by Arts Council of Norway and Vestfold District Council. Preliminary designs exhibited at The Media Architecture Biennale 2010: Urban Media Territories; the re-stratification of urban public spaces through digital media.", Künstlerhaus, Vienna
'Most Blue Skies I & II' - Commissioned for the Gwangju Biennale, South Korea, 2006, RETHINK CLIMATE (Rethink Kakotopia), Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre. 2009. Touring to Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, 2010, 'Salons' - 'Convivialité, écologie et Vie Pratique', Chateau de Chamarande, Paris, 2012 and 'Data Landscapes, Toward an Art of Environmental Change' - The Arts Catalyst, London, 2011 - What is Positive?' 'Strategic Questions: 40 projects in response to 40 questions by Buckminster Fuller' Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Austria and De Apple, Amsterdam, 2008.
'The Making of Black Shoals Stock Market Planetarium' - at 'Derivatives: Art Financial Visions' , La Casa Encendida, Madrid, 2006/7
'Gustav Metzger – Breath Ing Culture'. A curated project exhibited at the Gustav Metzger Retrospective at the Generali Foundation, Austria, 2005
'Black Shoals Stock Market Planetarium I & II' - Commissioned by Tate Britain for 'Art and Money Online', curated by Julian Stallabrass, 2000/2001 and Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, 2004.
'PING' Commissioned by the Barbican Gallery for 'GAME ON', 2002
The Journal Culture/Arts Council of England Award, 2014
(NESTA) Fellow of the National Endowment of Science, Technology and The Arts (Lise Autogena) 2004-8
Honorary Arts Council of Denmark Award 2004
The Art Foundation Award, (Lise Autogena)1997