Lissa Kinnaer (°1979) is responsible for international relations for visual, audiovisual, media and sound arts at Flanders Arts Institute, a sector institute supporting and promoting the visual arts, performing arts and classical music in Flanders, Belgium.
She holds a Master’s degree in Germanic Literature from the Free University of Brussels and a Master degree in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths College, University of London. From 2004 to 2006, she worked as project coordinator for several artistic organisations, a.o. INIVA, the Institute of International Visual Arts in London, BOZAR – Center for Fine Arts and Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels. From 2006 to 2011, she coordinated the Réseau des Arts à Bruxelles, an advocacy platform for artistic organisations in Brussels. In 2009, she was the recipient of the British Council’s Cultural Leadership International programme fellowship.
In 2011, she was appointed international relations officer at BAM, the Flemish Institute for Visual, Audiovisual and Media Art which merged with Flanders Arts Institute in 2015.