Info

EN
Iloisa Fortes, born Rotterdam, currently lives and works in The Hague,  comes from a Cape Verdean father and a Dutch mother.
She plays with different identities and characters in her performance, photo and video work which result in absurd, clichéd, obscure, minimalistic, drastic and humorous pieces. Experimental / noise sound & music, text, costumes and masks are usually important tools in the works.

NL
Iloisa Fortes, geboren in Rotterdam, woont en werkt momenteel in Den Haag, komt van een Kaapverdische vader en een Nederlandse moeder.
Ze speelt met verschillende identiteiten en personages in haar performance-, foto- en videowerk, wat resulteert in absurde, clichématige, obscure, minimalistische, drastische en humoristische stukken. Experimenteel geluid en muziek, tekst, kostuums en maskers zijn meestal belangrijke hulpmiddelen in haar werk.

More videos at Vimeo.

Exhibition
2018 TIME is Love. 11, International Video Art Program; Lily Agius Gallery, Slima, Malta [Show 1]. CCA Centre For Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK [Show 2]. Casablanca International Video Art Festival, Casablanca, Morocco [Show 3]. EX-NEW CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, Sulbiate, Italy [Show 4]. Mulhouse Art Contemporain MOTOCO, Mulhouse, France [Show 5]. https://www.timeisloveshow.org/
2017 Ongekend Kikke Kunst, KIK, Den Haag
2017 I travelled the world and the seven seas, Koninklijke Antheneum Antwerpen, Belgium
2016 Performance Sorry I’m late, ARTOTS melkfabriek, ‘s-Hertogenbosch
2016 A poem for SOTM’s work ‘Vergeet mij niet’, Pulchri Den Haag
2015 Performance Untitled, Performantivity Wave: Where should I go now, ARTOTS melkfabriek, ‘s-Hertogenbosch
2015 Performance in the dark, Performantivity Wave, ARTOTS melkfabriek, ‘s-Hertogenbosch
2014 Performance CREATIVIBES  at Exhibition Born from paint & Dordt Salon, Werklicht, Rotterdam
2013 Video Performance Dog Medicine, mask and video, Time Body Viewer, Kadmium Delft
http://timebodyviewer.blogspot.nl/2013/10/iloisa-fortes.html
2013 Graduationshow Blood, Sweat & Tears, Royal Academy, Den Haag
http://graduationshow.kabk.nl/graduate/iloisa-fortes-fine-arts
2013 Exhibition Capeverdian Fine Art in Rotterdam, Werklicht, Rotterdam
2013 The Big Bang Expo, Billytown, Den Haag
2013 Performance together with Michiel van der Zwan, het Volkspaleis, Leiden
2013 Video; Zoe Reddy vs Iloisa Fortes, Antilounge, Paard van Troje Den Haag
2012 Performance GRANDPA ETC, ARTOTS melkfabriek, s’Hertogenbosch
2012 Performance RAVEN, State-X New Forms, Paard van Troje, Den Haag
2012 Performance little ghost, Antilounge, FAST Surfersdorp, Scheveningen, Den Haag
2012 Exhibition Primusinterparia, Binck 36, Den Haag
2011 Exhibition, New Moon Art Festival, café Cremers and 330LIVE, Den Haag
2010 Performance Ladybike together with Zoe Reddy, Mediamatic, Amsterdam
2010 Exhibition, Nika Koffie & Thee, Benthuizerstraat 94-A, Rotterdam
2010 Exhibition, Galerie Herenplaats, Schiedamse Vest 56, Rotterdam
2008 Live Painting, Ready Steady Paint, Bergstraat 53 B, Rotterdam
2005 Exhibition, Happy Avenue, Nightown Theater, Rotterdam

Publications
2017 I travelled the world and the seven seas, catalogue
2013 Graduation Blood Sweat Tears, catalogue
2011 Nieuwe Maan Festival, catalogue

Artistic secondary activities
2016-now Photo and video assignments
2013 Workshop Drawing and Performance for kids during Time Body Viewer, Kadmium Delft
2014-2012 Volunteering Performance Art Event (PAE)

Training
2011-2013 & 2005-2008 Bachelor Autonomous Art, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
2009-2011 Fashion school ENSAID, Rotterdam
1999-2004 Bachelor Environmental Science, Hogeschool Inholland, Delft