Astrit Ismaili

Newly conceived 1991, RKS
LYNX, 2022, © Astrit Ismaili. Photo © Manifesta 14 Prishtina / Atdhe Mulla
Portrait of Astrit Ismaili (rehearsing 2019 ‘The New Body’). © Astrit Ismaili. Photo © Rinaldo Sata
The New Body, 2018. © Astrit Ismaili. Courtesy of the artist.
MISS, 2020. © Astrit Ismaili. Photo © Alwin Poiana

Astrit Ismaili (1991, RKS) is a performance artist from Kosovo, based in Amsterdam. Their artistic practice features bodies that consist of both imaginary and material realities, using alter egos, body extensions and wearable music instruments to embody different possibilities for becoming.

Within their practice, the act of singing is used to explore the role of voice in pop culture and identity politics. Ismaili’s central interest is how bodies are constructed and interpreted through contemporary society, but also how they are heard, asking what it means to sonify a body politic.

Exploring the politics of the body and voice, they aim to disrupt prevailing narratives around representation, imagining new and utopian ways of thinking; how bodies inhabit and occupy space.


Artistic Intervention

Artistic Intervention – Astrit Ismaili

22.07 → 30.11.2022 10.00-00.00
Palace of Youth and Sports


Good as Hell: Voicing Resistance

22.07 → 30.10.2022 12.00-00.00
National Gallery of Kosovo



LYNX – Astrit Ismaili

22.07.2022 19.00-19.45
Palace of Youth and Sports


LYNX – Astrit Ismaili

23.07.2022 19.00-20.00
Palace of Youth and Sports