Iloisa Fortes, born in Rotterdam, 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, video and 3D work which result in absurd, clichéd, obscure, minimalistic, drastic and humorous pieces. Experimental noise & music, text, costumes and masks are usually important tools in the works.

Performance video’s en photo’s Haagsekunstenaars.nl and Vimeo.

She also photographs live music bands. For pictures see IG: sterke_iloisa


  • 2023 Untitled 20, THE SHOP records (Wednesday till Sunday, 2pm till 6pm), Noordwal 480, Den Haag
  • 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]Mulhouse Art Contemporain, MOTOCO, Mulhouse, France [show 4]
  • 2017 I travelled the world and the seven seas, Koninklijke Atheneum Antwerpen, Belgium 
  • 2017 Untitled 8, Ongekend Kunst ‘Kikoff’, KIK, Den Haag
  • 2016 Sorry I’m late, Sound Performance, ARTOTS melkfabriek, ‘s-Hertogenbosch
  • 2016 Don’t forget me, i.s.m. SOTM, Pulchri, Den Haag
  • 2015 In the dark, Performantivity Wave, ARTOTS melkfabriek, ‘s-Hertogenbosch  
  • 2015 Performantivity Wave: Where should I go now, ARTOTS melkfabriek, ‘s- Hertogenbosch
  • 2014 Performance CREATIVIBES, Exhibition Born from paint & Dordt Salon, Rotterdam  
  • 2013 Graduationshow Blood, Sweat & Tears, Royal Academy, The Hague
  • 2013 Exhibition Cape Verdean Art Rotterdam, Werklicht, Rotterdam
  • 2013 Performance PussypoWder i.s.m. Zoe Reddy, The Big Bang Expositie, Billytown, Den Haag
  • 2013 Performance i.s.m. SOTM, 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 i.s.m. Zoe Reddy, Mediamatic, Amsterdam
  • 2010 Exhibition, Nika Koffie & Thee, Benthuizerstraat 94-A, Rotterdam
  • 2010 Exhibition, Galerie Herenplaats, Schiedamse Vest 56, Rotterdam
  • 2008 Wallpainting, Ready Steady Paint, Bergstraat 53 B, Rotterdam
  • 2005 Exhibition, Happy Avenue, Nightown Theater, Rotterdam


2013 Royal Art Academy, Bachelor Fine Arts, Den Haag, The Netherlands