The research of artist Lisette Ros is complementary: towards society, unmasking how collective mechanisms work; conditioned by an understructure rooted in our basic, daily behavior, and most importantly towards herself.

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.

Because, who is she, in the midst of it all?

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.

artist lisette ros performance for the curators room la oficina barcelona gabriel rolt
‘My Self, the Fetus’ (2015) at The Curators Room – La Oficina Barcelona, still shot during live performance, Barcelona, SP (2022)


  • 17-03-2022: ‘My Self, the Fetus’ at The Curators Room La Oficina BCN, Barcelona, Spain.
    Live performance, residue installation, polaroids.
  • 22-03-2022: performing artist in video shooting Mona et Toi, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 17-04-2022: ‘I Bruise Like A Peach’ at Sexyland, Amsterdam, NL.
    Live performance.
  • 20-04-2022 until 24-04-2022: Venice Biennale opening, Venice, IT.
  • 30-04-2022: ‘The Mirror’ opening at l’Age d’Or, Almere, The Netherlands.
    Live performance, installation, video work.
  • 30-04-2022 until 31-05-2022: ‘The Mirror’ at l’Age d’Or exhibition in former shopping mall, Almere, The Netherlands.
    Installation, video work.
  • 02-05-2022 until 31-05-2022: Artist in Resident at SIM, IS.
  • 13-05-2022: ‘Getting Dressed’ (Ritual) Amsterdam Art Weekend at Het HEM with The Curators Room, Zaandam, NL.
    Live performance stream.
  • 26-05-2022 until 30-05-2022: Exhibition gallerí Korpúlfsstaðir, Reykjavik, IS.
  • 17-06-2022: ‘My Self, the Fetus’ at Rotterdam Art Weekend, The Stage, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL.
    Live performance, audio work.
  • June 2022: ‘My Self, the (First) Breath’ in collaboration with artist Leonard van Munster, de Kas, Amsterdam, NL.
    Live performance, installation, video work.

  • Current: ‘My Humanoid Self’
    – New work in progress, Iceland, 2022.
    Performative micro-docu.
  • New: ‘I Bruise Like A Peach’ for INTERBELLUM #4.
    – Finally launching soon! Stay noticed for the updates.
    Live performance, light installation.
    Collaboration with artist Sam Janssen and Melting Wang.
‘Reframing Conventions’ for INTERBELLUM #1 teaser video, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2020)


© Lisette Ros
© Biography by Sara van Bussel
© ‘My Self, the Fetus’ still shot during performance by Charlotte Ros
© Teaser video ‘Reframing Conventions’ for Interbellum #1 by Rob Schröder, Gabrielle Provaas

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