Lisette Ros (NL, 1991) is a conceptual and performance artist. She uses her body as a tool in order to do research: as a quest towards society, unmasking how mechanisms work; conditioned by an understructure rooted in our basic, daily behavior, and as a quest towards her own, fluid identity: who is she, in the midst of it all? Currently identifying as humanimal, woman, queer, fluid and gay. But mostly, a hybrid form of existence, morphing between the fragmented categories of existing species.

While her performances always carry recognizable elements, she analyses routines and questions conventions, daily rhythms and their self-evidence. She sees the consequences of socio cultural praxis that affect us, whilst the peculiar element to her work is that this all cannot exist apart from her persona. Her body is therefor the pivotal space of action, the battlefield where these types of questions are asked; her ground for exploration. However, the concept is always in the lead. Therefore, the outcome of Ros’ projects are interdisciplinary; she always uses her own body to explore, do research and investigate, but the outcome can vary between different types of media. Getting the message across is the most important aspect.

Ros’ performances are marked by reiterations of the same gestures and acts, increasing the feelings of discomfort in the spectator. Ros’ body is symbol, tool and flesh at the same time. 

This is the profound reason why Ros’ aching need of understanding has to pass through her body. Feelings are confronting, but at the same time introduce her with vulnerabilities, her flesh, her blood. She is bleeding, she is breathing, she is wondering.

Lisette Ros and Sam Janssen I Bruise Like A Peach art performance on light installation with cupping session 2023. Photo by Davids Danoss at the launch at time is the new space in rotterdam
I Bruise Like A Peach (2022/2023) still shot during live performance at Time Is The New Space.
Captured by Davids Danoss.


  • 12-11-2022 until 01-02-2023: The Mirror (2019) video work – in collaboration with EYE Film Museum – as part of the group exhibition ‘Wat voel je nou’ The Curators Room, MOYA Museum, Oosterhout, NL. Open for visitors.
  • 18-11-2022 until 10-04-2023: TRANCE (2019) collaborative video work with Asian Dope Boys by Tianzhuo Chen on show at Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, NL.
  • POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE 30-12-2022: Corpus Tensio (2022) live performance in collaboration with music performer Diamanda Dramm, Splendor, Amsterdam, NL.
  • 14-01-2023 until 14-02-2023: I Bruise Like A Peach (2022) launch at exhibition ‘Same shit, different Screens’, Time is the New Space, Rotterdam, NL.
  • 13-02-2023 until 17-02-2023: The Construction of Identity workshop week by Lisette Ros at Minerva Art Academy, Groningen, NL.
  • 18-02-2023: I’ll dance as fast as I can (2020) live performance by LR On Demand, Art Chapel, Amsterdam, NL.
  • May – June 2023: AiR at Casa Lü, development of new work Regenerative Body (2023), CDMX, MEX.
  • 12-06-2023 until 15-06-2023: Exhibition Regenerative Body, Gallery Casa Lü, CDMX, MEX.
  • New: The Judge(ment) 
    – New work in progress, Hilversum/Amsterdam, NL, 2022/2023.
    Collaboration with my father.
  • New: My Humanoid Self, (Heavy) Metal
    – New work in progress, Iceland, 2022/2023.
    Performative installation.
my self, the fetus by lisette ros performance artist at the memorial of alex donaghy in london. Marina Abramovic artist. Photography Mika Kailes
My Self, the Fetus (2015) live performance during memorial Alex Donaghy, Apiary, London, UK (2022).


TRANCE (Gabber Modus Operandi Edit), video work, 2019 as part of ‘The Rhythm of the Night’ exhibition, Frans Halsmuseum HAL, Haarlem, NL (2023)

© Biography by Sara van Bussel
© Photo I Bruise Like A Peach by Davids Danoss
© Photo My Self, the Fetus for Alex Donaghy by Mika Kailes
© Motion snippet TRANCE video work at ‘The Rhythm of the Night’ by LNDW Studio
© Lisette Ros

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