Location: Berlin, Germany
Fields of operation: Art, Design, Culture
Isabel Lewis (1981, receives her mail in Berlin) is an artist of Dominican and American origin who grew up on a suburban island off the coast of southwest Florida. She lived in New York City where she danced for many choreographers and where she has shown her own commissioned works from 2004 onwards at The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, New Museum and Movement Research at Judson Church amongst others. Lewis is based in Berlin since 2009. Trained in literary criticism, dance, and philosophy her current work takes the form of hosted “occasions” which are celebratory meetings of things, people, plants, music, smells and dances and has been presented by Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève, Frieze London, Liverpool Biennial, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA). Lewis has lectured on topics such as open source and dance improvisation, [social dances](http://player.vimeo.com/video/61611212?autoplay=1) as cultural storage systems, collaborative creative formats (*Communal EPIC Fiction*), future dance techniques (*BALLISTIC BODY*), and rapping as an embodied speech act (*FLOW PLAY: Sensualized Speech and Hip Hop*) at Serpentine Galleries, Kampnagel, and Hebbel Am Ufer amongst others.