Ligia Lewis

Ligia Lewis, minor matter, 2016. Performance at Converso, Milan, 2017. Photo: Converso

Ligia Lewis, WaterWill (in Melody), 2018. Performance at REDCAT, Los Angeles, 2019. Photo: Steve Gunther

Ligia Lewis, Sensation I/This Interior, 2019. Performance as part of High Line Commission, New York, 2019. Photo: Rowa Lee

Ligia Lewis, minor matter, 2016. Performance at Performance Space, New York, 2019. Photo: Julia Cervantes

Ligia Lewis, minor matter, 2016. Performance at Converso, Milan, 2017. Photo: Converso

Ligia Lewis (b. 1983, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) lives and works in Berlin, Germany, and Los Angeles, USA. Lewis is a choreographer whose works give form to movements, speech, affects, thoughts, relations, utterances and the bodies that hold them. Sliding between the familiar and the unfamiliar, her works hold together the logics of interdependence, disorder and play. In considering the social inscriptions of the body, she materialises the enigmatic, the poetic, and the dissonant. Lewis is the recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants Award, USA (2018); Bessie Award for Outstanding Production, USA (2017); and the Factory Artist residency at tanzhaus nrw, Germany (2017-19). Recent and upcoming performances include MCA Chicago, USA (2020); Walker Art Center, USA (2020); and Home Works: A Forum on Cultural Practices, Lebanon (2019).