Isabel Lewis (1981, Berlin) is an artist of Dominican and American origin who grew up on a man-made island off the coast of southwest Florida. She lived in New York City where she danced for many choreographers and showed her own commissioned works at The Kitchen, New Museum, and Judson Church amongst others. Trained in literary criticism, dance, and philosophy her work takes the form of hosted “occasions.” Coined by Lewis, the occasion is a format situated between the exhibition and theater formats. Lewis’ work has been presented by Serpentine Gallery, Frieze London, and Kunsthalle Basel amongst others. Upcoming work at DIA Art Foundation and Tate Modern in London.
Some interesting interviews with Isabel about her work with occasions
Opening Ceremony by Kam Dhillon
Phaidon’s Frieze interviews
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