Lisa Premke studied first architecture and later Fine Arts at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Already in her studies she started to work with correlating architecture and sound and deepened this interested during her Masters of Sound at the Glasgow School of Arts. Her large-scale architectonic sound installations predominantly link to the site with their contexts, aesthetics and audio. Her work examines the voice of objects and spaces to personify collective losses. Lisa works as well as a sound designer for film, stage and audio plays and organises exhibitions and artists residencies in unusual places.

Lisa lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Interview Kochi Muziris Biennale Foundation

Interview Katalog


2011 Glasgow School of Art, Sound of the Moving Image, Master of Sound

2003- 2007 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Bachelor Fine Art

2004- 2005 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Architectural Design

2002-2003 Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Studies of Sociology and Ethnology

Exhibitions (selection)


Intimate Matter, Bärenzwinger Berlin

Art Award Neukölln, Nominee Show, Galerie Saalbau, Berlin


Kochi Muziris Biennale, Pepper House Residence, IND

‚Singing Patterns’ Open Studio, Pepper House, Kochi, IND (S)


‚Goldrausch 2017’, Studio 1 Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin (K)

‚Languitecture’, Arti et Amitiae, Kunstverein, Amsterdam, NL

2016 ‚Languitecture’, P21 Gallery, London, UK (K)

2015 Begehungen Chemnitz (K)

Cosmic Construction, Galerie weisser elefant, Berlin (S)

2014 ‚White Night’, Kosice, Slowakei (S)

Art in Public Space, Topolcani, Slowakei

2013 ‚Other Shadows Embrace Mountains, großer Wasserspeicher Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin (K)

‘Cave Dwellers’, Stadtbad Steglitz, Berlin

2012 ‘Multiciplicity 2’, 129 Gallery, Berlin

2011 ‚Quergänge’, Galerie_M, Marzahn, Berlin

Binaural Nodar, Art in Public Space, Portugal

2010 Film Performance with Z.Xinghua, Glasgow, UK 2009 ‘signals thru the flames’, PHB Club

2008 ,Paradox’, Poptaslot te Marssum, Leeuwaarden, NL (K)

Grants/ Stipend/ Awards


Art award, Kunstpreis Neukölln, Berlin

 Global Stipend cultural Senate Berlin, 3 months Pune, India

2018 Goethe Institut Bangladore, India, Residency Stipend

2017 Goldrausch Künstlerinnen art IT

2016 Arts Council London, Project grant ‚Languitecture’

2015 Travel Grant for London, Berliner Senate

2014 Goethe Institute Bratislava, Residency Stipend

2013 Berliner Senate Kultur-Migrations, Exhibition grant

2012 Berliner Senate, Steglitz, Exhibition grant

2011 Berliner Senate, Marzahn, Exhibition grant

2009 SAAS Fund, Student Stipend Scotland, UK

2008 LebensRäume Hoyerswerda eG, Residency Grant

Artist residency

2019 T.I.F.A, Pune, India

2018 Pepper House Kochi, India

2015 Begehungen Chemnitz, DE

2014 Art in Public Space Residency, Medizentrum, Topolcani, Slovakia

2014 K.A.I.R, Slovakia

2012 Binaural Nodar, Portugal

2008 EP Residency, Hoyerswerda, DE

Collaborations (selection)

2020 Figures, Dance installation with Mirjam Gurtner, Museum der Kulturen Basel

2019 Skinned for Gallery, 48hNK, Berlin & 48hNSK, Novosibirsk, Goethe Institute Sibiria

2018 Sound/Stage design, Dance piece ‚Skinned’ (Mirjam Gurtner),

Roxy Theater, Basel, Switzerland & Sophiensaele, Tanztage Berlin 2019

2017 Sound design/ Music, Video-Installation, ‘Walks of desire’ (Marco Pando), NL

2012 Creative Director, Sound Design/ Music, feature film ‘Back to the temple of the sun’ (Marco Pando)

2012- Sound design, Audio book series ‘Adams van Ghoot’ & ‘Alina Fox, Berlin, DE

2010 Sound design, animation short ‘White lung city’ ( Marco Pando), Amsterdam, NL

2012- Co-Organization of exhibitions in unusual spaces in and around Berlin

2012- Projects/Lessons for Children/Youths in Art & Sound, Berlin

2008 Co-Director, EP-Residency, Hoyerswerda, DE

Publication/ Press (Selection)

2019 ‚Lisa Premke gewinnt Neuköllner Kunstpreis 2019‘, Berliner Morgenpost

2018 ‘Appearing to the Ears‘, Deccan Chronicle, IND

‚Singing Patterns at Kochi‘s Pepper House’, Newsexperts, IND

‚Ein dicker, steiniger Fluss’, Adlershof Journal, Druck- und Online Portrait

2017 ‚Unter Lauten’, Einzelkatalog, Goldrausch Künstlerinnen art IT

‚Die Farben fließen lassen’, Der Tagesspiegel, Ausstellungsartikel Goldrausch Program

2015 ‚Lisa Premke – cosmic construction’, berlinkicks, Ausstellungsartikel, Cosmic Construction

2013 ‚Other Shadows Embrace Mountains’, Katalog, Eigenpublikation

2011 #11 The Sample Session, Collection of sound works on Vinyl, Our polite society, Amsterdam, NL