Heike Liss was born in Düsseldorf, Germany. She studied Ethnology, and Cultural Studies at the University of Tübingen. In 2002 she received her Master of Fine Arts from Mills College, Oakland, California. Her work has been shown in Europe and Canada, as well as in North and South America and she is the recipient of a 2001 Jack and Gertrude Murphy Fine Arts Fellowship (San Francisco), as well as a 2002 Fellowship at The Photography Institute (New York City). She currently works in video, photography and site-specific installation and public intervention projects. Occasionally she also acts as a curator, most recently for the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain in Strasbourgh. Heike Liss lives in Oakland with her husband and their two children.