Lu Forsberg is an experimental artist working primarily with new media, assemblage and installation to examine the nexus between environmental, social and economic systems. Forsberg's research focuses on the area of ecological economics, the relationship between land and capital. Their practice interrogates dominant perspectives of the Australian landscape and politics while critiquing blind spots and dead ends in the Australian art historical canon. Most recently, their art practice has focused on the complexities of the mining industry, rehabilitation/ reclamation of mine sites, and location/site accessibility. Their artistic practice communicates the relentless and damaging nature of colonisation while displaying symbols of interconnectedness, complicity and Transparency. The undercurrent of their research engages visual analogy as a tool in drawing similarities between the scarred surfaces of post-mining landscapes and a non-binary body post surgery.
Lu Forsberg graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Visual Art) (honours) from the Queensland University of Technology in 2016. Their recent solo exhibitions include Transparency and other worries, 2018, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Everyone needs a little time away, 2017, CLUTCH COLLECTIVE, Brisbane and Sedimentary Surfaces, 2017, Riddoch Art Gallery, Mount Gambier, South Australia. Recent group exhibitions include the NAVA Freedman Foundation Travelling scholarship exhibition, 2018, UNSW Galleries, Sydney and TRANSBOUNDARIES, 2018, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane. Forsberg was the recipient of the 2017 Jeremy Hynes Award, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane and is a recipient of the 2018 NAVA Freedman Foundation Travelling scholarship.