Lisa Oppenheim, ‘Wildfires are tearing through Colorado Springs again’, 2015, Ingleby Gallery

The 'Billboard for Edinburgh' project ran from 2008 - 2016, when the Gallery was situated in its Calton Road premises and transformed a defunct billboard on the end wall of the building. The Billboard installation would change every three months and from each a limited edition print would be published. The list of contributors includes Turner Prize nominees and winners and artists with world renowned reputations alongside emerging talents.

Oppenheim’s combines both analogue and digital photographic techniques to create her film and photographic work, drawing on and questioning the traditions of still and moving image picture-making.

Publisher: Ingleby Gallery

About Lisa Oppenheim

Lisa Oppenheim uses appropriated photographs from diverse sources such as government files and online photographic archives to investigate collective memory, loss, and forgetting. She is keenly interested in the magic of photography, collections of visual history, and images that eerily represent both absence and presence. In Art for the Public: Images from the Collection of the Port Authority (2009), Oppenheim re-photographed a 1986 art catalog that depicted the public art collection managed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Some pieces in the collection were stored in the World Trade Center, and the objects Oppenheim re-photographed had been destroyed during the terrorist attack on 9/11. In a 2010 series of "Lunagrams", she used original 1851 negatives to create a series of lunar portraits. The negatives are the earliest known photographic images of the moon.

American, b. 1975, New York, New York, based in New York, New York