Isabel Tesfazghi is originally from Düsseldorf, but she studied textile design at the Academy in Maastricht. During her time there she discovered the enormous artistic freedom within this discipline and a new way of expressing herself. Following internships in London with Hussein Chalayan, and in Antwerp with Hilde Frunt, who sculpt using knitwear, she took a master’s course in sculpture at KASK in Antwerp. Here she learned techniques to create more sculptural, three-dimensional works using textiles. Over the years, Isa Tez has succeeded in combining all of these elements into a whole, using video, sound, light, performance and sculpture. Her installations question technological evolution within our society and she wants to give her audience the chance to escape the hectic pace of their daily lives just for a moment. Now that churches have been lost as spaces for thought, Isa Tez sees the museum as the new place for alternative faith. With the artist as guide, the audience is challenged not just to look but also actively to feel and to experience. Isa is a laureate of Toegepast 18.