Lisa Mara was born in 1980 in Florence (Italy). She received her BFA in 2002 in Fashion design from Polimoda and her MFA in 2011 in Visual Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. In recent years she has held workshops and educational projects with Palazzo Strozzi (IT), ACAF Foundation (CH), Siena Art Institute (IT). Her works have been displayed in many solo and collective exhibitions, among others: Something Else Cairo Biennale (ET), Murate PAC in Florence (IT), Manifesta12 collateral event in Palermo (IT), Palazzo Rossini in Venice (IT), Dust space in Milan (IT), Land Art Mongolia Biennale in Ulan Batar (MN), Textile Arts Center in New York (US), Villa Ada in Rome (IT), Clark House Initiative in Bombay (IND), Villa Pacchiani in Pisa (IT), riss(e) Zentrum in Varese (IT), Mac,n museum in Pistoia (IT), Hohen Salzburg Fortess (A), Forte Umberto Primo on the Palmaria Island (IT), Ex Turkish Bath in Belgrade (SB).
She attended different residency programs and workshops, among others: winner of the Movin’up Italian prize for young Italian artists abroad – Clark House Initiative (IND), Free Home University (IT), Artissima19 with Christian Raimo and 98weeks (IT), with award by Salzburg International Academy – Summer Academy, with Liliano Moro (A), XIV Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara with Grzegorz Kowalski (IT), Out Side project On Invisibility project with Tanja Ostojic (SB).