Lise Hosein

Lise Hosein is a producer at CBC Arts. Before that, she was an arts reporter at JazzFM 91, an interview producer at George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight and a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto. When she's not at her CBC Arts desk she's sometimes an instructor at OCADU and is always quite terrified of bees.

Latest from Lise Hosein


What we read in the news about Syrians focuses on violence. These musicians focus on healing

Nour Kaadan and Tarek Ghriri use their band Diar and their work with newcomer kids to create hope and healing with music.

How a 4-hour bevy of podcasts keeps me sane every week while I suffer through The Handmaid's Tale

From a huddled position on my bed, here's how I get through every episode with as little dying inside as possible.

75 film loops, 4 projectors, 2 buzuqs: This artist duo imagines a place they can never go

Due to the political situation, the Lebanese artists of Jerusalem In My Heart can't go to the city — so they channel its spirit into what they create.

After a stroke, Sheri Bakes lost the ability to visualize images but gained a new way of making art

Her condition — aphantasia — has inspired a new way of painting.

Facing an illness, Madeline Mackay felt her body turning against her. So she made art...with meat

"It helped me, anyway, to build a healthier relationship with my body." (Warning: contains graphic imagery.)

Michelle Olson's new choreography honours loss, dreams and the transformations of women

In Gathering Light, Olson is imagining women who are on a journey to step into their own power.

It was the first all-African American opera. And now, Treemonisha is getting new life

A remarkable group of people have gathered to reinvent a production that was groundbreaking in its own time: Scott Joplin's 1911 opera, Treemonisha.

Through dance, Justin Many Fingers is channelling the strength and resilience of Indigenous women

In OKOTOKS, he returns to the story of the 1870 Baker Massacre — and the legacy of one of its survivors.
Art Hurts

Get inked (temporarily!) by two extraordinary Canadian tattoo artists at CBC Music Festival 2019

Let two of your Art Hurts faves, Tee Fergus and Ilona Fiddy, make their mark on you at the festival with non-permanent materials and steady hands.

Neon bending is about as hard as it looks. Meet the Montreal artist mastering it

For street artist Five Eight, neon bending is a new part of a multifaceted art practice. But he's using the craft to take his graffiti and make it 3D.
Art 101

What are artist residencies and why do you want one?

This week, Professor Lise (not really a professor) tells us about artists who pick up their practice and temporarily transplant it somewhere else.

These Met Gala looks are outrageous, but are they Camp?

It's not about who wore it best — it's about who did their homework.

Dance is a language — and icon Margie Gillis is teaching her vocabulary to a new generation

Dance legend Margie Gillis is harnessing her powerful energy and infusing a new generation with her movement and her spirit.

Vancouver Island's ancient rainforests are under threat. This artist is making them into magic

In her new massive IMAX film Embers and the Giants, video installation artist Kelly Richardson pays homage to ancient trees — and imagines a better future.

This experimental music performance takes over Toronto's City Hall to find new ways to organize

Marilyn Monroe and Valerie Solanas inspired this 1970 composition now being re-staged by Toronto collective Public Recordings.