Lisa Ertel is a designer currently based in Maastricht as an artist in residence at the Jan van Eyck Academy. She studied product design and communication design at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design where she recently co-founded the open research platform Bio Design Lab in collaboration with ZKM. Lisa is part of the Fan Collective; together they realize self initiated exhibitions.
Her practice is inspired by observations of cultural behaviors within our natural and urban surroundings that manifest themselves in our everyday objects and architecture. Furthermore her work is guided by a strong fascination for nature’s formal language and how natural forces work on materials. Her work creates a tension between the natural und the artificial by learning from nature and traditional crafts while working with contemporary technologies and industrial services.