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Liisa Roberts was born in Paris in 1969 and earned her B.F.A. in sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design. She employs a range of media including film, performance, written texts, publications, and photographs. Her recent work has expanded to include collaborative projects such as "Hit and Miss," a cartoon strip created for local newspapers in Katmandu, Nepal with the artist Simryn Gill and local cartoonists, and VYBORG a town library in Viipuri, a community-based project initiated in 2000.
Since the early 1990s, she has been included in such major group exhibitions as documenta X, Kassel, Germany (1997); and dAPERTutto, at the Venice Biennale (1999). Recent exhibitions include: the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2004); Faster Than History, Kiasma, Helsinki (2004); and the Third Berlin Biennial (2004). Roberts lives and works in Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; and NY, NY.