Lisa Graves
Between Breaths

24.10.22 18.11.22

Lisa Graves is a Canadian photographer based in Montreal, Canada. She began in the field of video, dance and installation, with an emphasis on the body and movement. Her current work explores the relationship between breathing bodies. She uses photography and film to capture breath in the everyday as a means to inspire individuals to live and breathe new sensations.

During her time at ´ace, Lisa produced still images and a video piece titled Between Breaths, which depicts moving bodies that exchange breaths and intimacy. Two performers specially recruited for this collaboration worked with Lisa in building an intimate situation where the bodies (subjects) were both, simultaneously, merging and diverging, inhaling and exhaling, moving and staying still.


I work with breath. For me breath is life. It’s what lies between us. It anchors our very being. Breathing properly can prolong our life. With the Coronavirus, the healing properties of the breath seem to have reversed roles, marking boundaries as we distance, shield and mask our breath. In response, I explore how breath occupies space between bodies by using breathing props to make breath (the invisible) visible.

Lisa Graves
1966 | Canada. Lives and works in Montreal, Canada

1999 | Master of Arts: Communication and Media Studies. Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
1990 | Bachelor of Arts: Film Studies. University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada

2022 | Between Breaths. Les Rencontres d’Arles. Arles, France
2019 | Sustainable Snapshots. 4TH SPACE. Montreal, Canada
2019 | Botanical Being. Les Rencontres d’Arles. Arles, France

2021 | Frontier—Together Apart Program. Fundación´ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2017 | Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, USA

2022-2021-2020-2019 and 2018
PD Award, Concordia University, Canada

Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

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