Artist statement

Cultural identity and Heritage have been a persistent component in my artistic work. The works often relate to a biographic element; be it an inherited object, a memory, a political discordance or a fundamental feeling of displacement. What concerns me most is the topic of the embodiment of culture. I am continuously looking for new perspectives that might clarify my quest. Cultural inheritance might be the point of departure, but my fascination and main concern lays in the way it reveals itself; sometimes crystallized in a gesture or an object, other times developed and transformed through time. These perspectives have taken different forms, sometimes using the materials as vehicles of expression like the bobbin or the embroidery works, other times a more conceptual approach like the textile videos ‘Damuroxó’ about the evolution of craft into a language.




Born in Figueira da Foz, Portugal Portuguese and Dutch nationality.
Lives and works in Zeist, Holland

1999, Bachelor in the Arts, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht, NL

2015, Master in the Arts, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, NL


Publications 2019 KLEI nov 19 'Handen als Spiegel van de Ziel'

SIMULACRUM jan 19 'Second Thoughts'

2008 “Isabel Ferrand -Heritage” text by Alex de Vries, de Zwaluw, isbn 978-90-77794-62-3