Acme Studios — Lisa Cheung

Supporting Artists since 1972


Lisa Cheung

Fire Station Residency
2005-2010

Based on ideas surrounding ‘social space’, Lisa Cheung creates mobile, communal and ecologically-concerned participatory installation, site-specific and performative works. She has had several permanent public commissions in the UK from Arts Council England (2006), the Tatton Park Biennial, Cheshire (2010) and the View Tube garden, London (2010–13).

Solo exhibitions and commissions include Eat in or Take-Away, Plymouth Arts Centre (1997); Lite Bites, Gasworks Gallery, London (2001); Twilight Garden, Camden Arts Centre, London (2002); New Year, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester (2003); GWC, Spacex Gallery, Exeter (2004); Fireflies, Seoul Fringe Festival (2006); El Club de los Dedos Verdes, Intermediae, Madrid (2008); Mobile Allotment, Nightingale Estate, Woolwich, London (2009) and Huert-o-bus, Madrid Abierto, Madrid (2010).

Fire Station Residency 2005-2010

Acme's residency at the Fire Station is one of the most directly supportive schemes for artists in the United Kingdom, providing combined studio and living space at low rents, as well as a half rent residency for a deaf or disabled artist. This five year fixed-term residency scheme is intended to allow artists more time to concentrate on the development of their work and professional careers, and less time working to survive. 2005-2010 residents were selected by former Acme co-director Jonathan Harvey, arts consultant Tessa Jackson and artists Hayley Newman, Erika Tan and Julie Umerle.