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 and fluid. 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 outcomes 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.

Read about Lisette’s vision, art and brain in the recent interview published in Metal Magazine (March 2023).

8th of June: Official invitation to the group exhibition ya sea en silence o en voz alta / whether silently or aloud, CDMX, MEX. Free entry! With a first visualization of my new piece The Absence of Metamorphosis.


  • 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.
  • 18-03-2023: I’ll dance as fast as I can (2020) live performance by LR On Demand, Art Chapel, Amsterdam, NL.
  • 18-03-2023: I Bruise Like A Peach (2022/2023) short video out now, in collaboration with Sam Janssen, Rotterdam, NL.
  • May – June 2023: AiR at Casa Lü, development of new work The Absence of Metamorphosis, CDMX, MEX.
  • 20-05-2023: Open X-Files at Casa Lü, open studio moment, open for public, Correggio 42, CDMX, MEX.
  • 12-06-2023 until 15-06-2023: Group exhibition, Gallery Casa Lü, CDMX, MEX.
  • June 2023: Solo exhibition existing work, Dolores 54, CDMX, MEX. Postponed.
  • May 2023: My Self, the Fetus (2015) live performance during opening event, Dolores 54, CDMX, MEX. More info coming soon.
  • 08-06-2023: Group exhibition ya sea en silence o en voz alta / whether silently or aloud, Casa Lü Galería, CDMX, MEX.
  • 08-06-2023: First visualization of new piece The Absence of Metamorphosis, live foot and voice performance, Casa Lü Galería, CDMX, MEX.
  • POSTPONED: Reframing Conventions (2013) live guerrilla performance ’10 Year Anniversary’ tour, MACBA, Barcelona, SP.
  • 01-07-2023: I’ll dance as fast as I can (2020) live performance by LR On Demand. Special version as part of the Art Nou opening, Piramidón Centro de Arte Contemporáneo roof, Barcelona, SP.
  • August – 4 September 2023: AiR at Melati Suryodarmo, development of new work My Self, the (Unfamiliar) Roots (2024), Solo, IDN. More info on open studio moments coming soon.
  • 14-08-2023: Workshop ‘The Construction of Identity, and the fluidity thereof’ by Lisette Ros, Studio Plesungan, Solo, IDN.
  • 01-09-2023: My Self, the (Unfamiliar) Roots live performance with audience, Solo, IDN. More info coming soon.
  • 0609-2023 until November 2023: I’ll dance as fast as I can new video diptych and Lisette polaroids exhibited as part of group show ‘The Dancer’, GÄRNA ART GALLERY, Madrid, SP.
  • 15-09-2023 – October 2023: AiR at Studio Macan, collaborative project with Ican Harem (Gabber Modus Operandi) and Pinkygurl, Bali, IDN. More info coming soon.

  • New: The Absence of Metamorphosis
    – New series in progress, Mexico-City, MEX, 2023/2024.
  • New: The Judge(ment) 
    – New work in progress, Hilversum/Amsterdam, NL, 2022/2023.
    Collaboration with my father.
Happy to announce ‘PerformVu’ will represent me and a selection of my work from now on, New York City, USA. Launching officially soon!


I Bruise Like A Peach (2022/2023) short video by Davids Danoss. In collaboration with Sam Janssen.

© Biography by Sara van Bussel
© Short video I Bruise Like A Peach with Sam Janssen by Davids Danoss
© Publication ‘Liberation from Definition’, analogue by Laura Martinova
© Still photo UnderWaterland live performance
© Lisette Ros

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