lisa alvarado is a chicago-based visual artist and harmonium player. her work is a represencing of cultural artifacts through a process of transcription and vibrational accumulation. alvarado is a member of joshua abrams’ natural information society, performing on harmonium + gong and contributing her traditional object banners to their musical performances.
lisa has exhibited and performed in the freedom principle: experiments in art and music, 1965 to now, museum of contemporary art, chicago; institute of contemporary art, philadelphia; fylkingen, stockholm, sweden; eastern daze festival, ghent, belgium; sant’anna arressi festival, sardinia, italy + others. she has also performed with theaster gates’ black monks of mississippi at the serralves museum of contemporary art, porto, portugal; documenta 13, kassel, germany and the harvard graduate school of design.