Lila Loisse (Born in 2000), is a Belgian artist with Sinti Manouche (gypsy) and Moroccan heritage living and working in London. She addresses traumas and taboos associated with her family's past as well as her own cultural background and identity. She also explores the idea of generational transmission. Several of her artworks have been inspired by her grandparents and their traumatic experiences with World War II as Sinté. This leads her to deal with subjects that arise questions about mental health, intergenerational trauma, and collective memory.
These themes are explored through installations, videos, and sculptures in a wide range of media, such as hay, wood, metal, and 3D animations. She works a lot with archives and artifacts from her grandparents. As a contemporary artist, Lila’s aim is to leave a trace and legacy for the future by sharing stories and preserving old memories of the past.
Lila Loisse holds a Foundation and Bachelor's diploma from the Arts University Bournemouth and is currently doing her Master's at the Royal College of Art in Contemporary Art practice.