Edgar Lissel is working in the field of the photographic with a conceptual focus. His works are not committed to photography, but rather the photographic, and are always linking back to the roots of the medium, translated into a practical form of photographic research. By focusing on the process of production, his work offers a way of (re-) interrogating the photographic apparatus from the perspective of production.
Edgar Lissel was born in Germany and studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt. Since the early nineties, he has been working as an international visual artist. His works have been exhibited internationally, for example at the Biennale for Architecture Venice, the Städelmuseum in Frankfurt, Kunsthalle Krems (Austria), the Galleria d’Arte Moderna Bologna and the Museum der Moderne Salzburg.
His projects are represented in numerous international publications, both artistic and academic and his work can be found in several international public collections, e.g., National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Victoria & Albert Museum London; Staatliches Museum Schwerin, as well as in the German and Austrian federal collections of contemporary art.
Since 1998, he has been teaching art and photography at various Universities in Austria (2005–2009 University of Applied Arts Vienna), Germany (2010 as visiting professor at the Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen) and latest as visiting professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (2012 and 2014). Since his scholarship at the German Academy Rom Villa Massimo/Casa Baldi in 2005, he has been living in Vienna.