Talk with Isabel Lewis

A proposal of the MAPS

On Tuesday May 3, at 5pm, EDHEA proposes a talk with artist Isabel Lewis as part of a three-day workshop organized for MAPS - Master of Arts in Public Spheres students.

Isabel Lewis

Isabel Lewis, born in Santo Domingo in 1981, is a Dominican-American artist with an academic background in literature, dance and philosophy. Lewis is active in the fields of contemporary art, theatre, dance and music. With her work, she expanded the field of contemporary art to include the format of Occasions. With persistent experimentation and research methods that emerge from bodily experiences, Lewis creates alternative forms of sociality between human and non-human agents.

The artist's body of work to date includes Occurrences, Arrangements, Activations, Expanded Viewings, Sensory Parcours as well as workshops, listening sessions and lecture performances. The focus of her fundamentally collaborative practice is on affective bodily experiences that appeal to all the senses. Her works have been shown in numerous museums and at biennials and festivals worldwide: Martin Gropius Bau Berlin, Tanz im August Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, Kunsthalle Basel, Kunsthalle Zürich, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Tate Modern, Liverpool Biennial, Serpentine Galleries, Palais de Tokyo, Dia Art Foundation, Sharjah Biennial, Karachi Biennial, Ming Contemporary Art Museum Shanghai among others.

In 2021, she began her long-term collaboration with TBA21 Academy, creating the work O.C.E.A.N.I.C.A. (Occasions Creating Ecologically Attuned Narratives in Collective Action) at Ocean Space Venice. In the same year, she co-curated the twelve-month programme Existing Otherwise at Berlin's Galerie Wedding.

Isabel Lewis lives and works in Berlin. She is the first professor for Performative Arts at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig.


The talk will be held in English on Tuesday, May 3, at 5pm, at the former Halles Usego (Rue du Stade 17, Sierre)
Free entrance