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.


  • 13-05-2022: ‘Getting Dressed’ (Ritual) Amsterdam Art Weekend at Het HEM with The Curators Room, Zaandam, NL.
    Live performance stream.
  • 22-05-2022: Live performance stream at Sky Lagoon, Reykjavik, IS for ‘Sunday Artsy Bath’.
  • 26-05-2022 until 30-05-2022: Exhibition gallerí Korpúlfsstaðir, Reykjavik, IS.
  • 16-06-2022: ‘My Self, the Fetus’ at Rotterdam Art Weekend, The Stage, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL.
    Live performance, audio work.
  • POSTPONED: 24-06-2022: The Fountain The Mirror The Old Guitar for INTERBELLUM #3 in collaboration with Gabriel Rolt, Frederiksplein, Amsterdam, NL.
  • 23-06-2022 – 15-08-2022: Reframing Conventions for INTERBELLUM #1 (2020) at ‘DING-A-DONG’ exhibition, video work, Prinsengracht 675, Amsterdam, NL.
  • 24-09-2022: My Self, the (First) Breath in collaboration with artist Leonard van Munster, de Biotoop, Amsterdam, NL.
  • 22-10-2022: I Bruise Like A Peach live performance, location to be announced, Amsterdam, NL
  • 23-10-2022: preview new work The Unseen Child, de Rechtbank, Amsterdam, NL.
    Live performance, video work.

  • New: My Humanoid Self, (Heavy) Metal
    – New work in progress, Iceland, 2022.
    Performative installation.
  • New: I Bruise Like A Peach.
    Live performance, torso piece, light installation.
    Collaboration with artist Sam Janssen and Melting Wang.
My Self, the (First) Breath teaser – SIM Gallery, Reykjavik, IS (2020)


© Biography by Sara van Bussel
© Snippet video Reframing Conventions for Interbellum #1 by Rob Schröder, Gabrielle Provaas
© Snippet video Getting Dressed (Ritual)
© Lisette Ros

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