Isabel Burr Raty


Isabel Burr Raty works as an artist, filmmaker, teacher and sexual Kung Fu coach and is interested in exploring the interstices between the organic and the artificial, between the unlicensed knowledge of minority groups and the dominant narratives. She teaches Media Art History at École de Recherche Graphique, is a researcher at nadine-WAB IV and former associated researcher in a.pass BE. In 2018–2019 she obtained a bio-art/design from Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, which partnered her with Waag and Mediamatic Amsterdam. Her hybrid artworks cross borders between live art, new media installations, biology and agri-culture, inviting audiences to queer the fixed categories of value and production understandings, and experience the benefits of embodying science fiction in real-time, such as the Beauty Kit Farm. Her works and collaborations have been shown internationally at the Paris Palais de Tokyo, the Royal Flemish Theater, the Hong Kong ISEA and the London Eco-Futures, among others. With the support of the Media Fund (Creative Europe), Isabel is developing her second film, exposing the impact of colonialism on Easter Island’s Rapa Nui people.

Photo credit: Photo by Pia Beckmann


Within the Biofriction project, Isabel takes part in Braiding Friction as Aero-sol-nauts working group member, Art Shows and Public Health, Bio-autonomous Farming, Staying in touch: post coronavirus art curating, Art in the time of pandemics: #NODE27