Isabel Nielen

From a background in fine arts, Isabel Nielen has worked for many years as a lighting designer for theatre, dance and opera, on both indoor and outdoor stages. Outdoor location theatre has become her specialty, including Dogtroep from 1992-1999, the Lunatics and Anouk van Dijk.

Instituut Lichtontwerpen

Since 2007, her field of work has extended further to include lighting design for architecture, museums and public spaces. In addition to her freelance work, Isabel also works as artistic coordinator and coach at iLo (instituut Lichtontwerpen), based in Amsterdam.

Theatermachine

Since 2013 she has worked closely with Theatermachine on many projects resulting in a partnership in 2016.

Amsterdam Light Festival

In 2016/2017 a laser light installation by Isabel was selected by the Jury of the Amsterdam Light Festival. “My fascination with light never stops. Light is so common; we almost forget to look at it. I remain surprised at the appearance of light. Light, a visual design in time and space.”

Projects by Isabel

Balenciaga Masterful Black

Balenciaga Masterful Black

HEM Chapter 5ive

HEM Chapter 5ive

Pictures At An Exhibition for Concertgebouw Orchestra

Pictures At An Exhibition for Concertgebouw Orchestra

TOEAC – Bloedkoraal

TOEAC – Bloedkoraal

Global Wardrobe – Art Museum Den Haag

Global Wardrobe – Art Museum Den Haag

ANDERHOOFD Opera Theater Amsterdam

ANDERHOOFD Opera Theater Amsterdam

Asko Schönberg Light Of Lesser Days

Asko Schönberg Light Of Lesser Days

Het HEM – Chapter 4OUR

Het HEM – Chapter 4OUR

STRAAT Museum for graffiti and street art

STRAAT Museum for graffiti and street art

Fashion in Colour for Kunstmuseum The Hague

Fashion in Colour for Kunstmuseum The Hague

125 years of living at the Stedelijk

125 years of living at the Stedelijk

Crossing Time – Camp Vught National Memorial

Crossing Time – Camp Vught National Memorial

Het HEM – Chapter 3HREE

Het HEM – Chapter 3HREE

Exhibition CUE 2020 Rotterdam Ahoy

Exhibition CUE 2020 Rotterdam Ahoy

(Non)Corpus: God by Genetic Choir

(Non)Corpus: God by Genetic Choir

Rembrandt Laboratory Rembrandthuis

Rembrandt Laboratory Rembrandthuis

Inspired by Rembrandt

Inspired by Rembrandt

Maria Lassnig – Ways of being – Stedelijk Museum

Maria Lassnig – Ways of being – Stedelijk Museum

Muted on tour Monica Germino

Muted on tour Monica Germino

EYE Jan Švankmajer

EYE Jan Švankmajer

Raquel van Haver in Stedelijk Museum

Raquel van Haver in Stedelijk Museum

Metahaven: EARTH for Stedelijk Museum

Metahaven: EARTH for Stedelijk Museum

Amsterdam, the Magic Center Stedelijk Museum

Amsterdam, the Magic Center Stedelijk Museum

Alex van Warmerdam at EYE Filmmuseum

Alex van Warmerdam at EYE Filmmuseum

Günther Förg in Stedelijk Museum

Günther Förg in Stedelijk Museum

Studio Drift: Coded Nature in Stedelijk Museum

Studio Drift: Coded Nature in Stedelijk Museum

Jan Taminiau: Reflections in Centraal Museum

Jan Taminiau: Reflections in Centraal Museum

Stefan Tcherepnin The Mad Masters

Stefan Tcherepnin The Mad Masters

Little Mermaid for Holland Opera

Little Mermaid for Holland Opera

STEDELIJK BASE

STEDELIJK BASE

The Borgmann Donation – Jump into the Future

The Borgmann Donation – Jump into the Future

DNA of the Netherlands Museum Prinsenhof Delft

DNA of the Netherlands Museum Prinsenhof Delft

Keith Haring returns to Stedelijk Museum

Keith Haring returns to Stedelijk Museum

I Am a Native Foreigner in Stedelijk Museum

I Am a Native Foreigner in Stedelijk Museum

New main entrance for Stedelijk Museum

New main entrance for Stedelijk Museum

Emanuel de Witte: Master of Light

Emanuel de Witte: Master of Light

150 Psalms in TivoliVredenburg

150 Psalms in TivoliVredenburg

Jews in the Netherlands 1600 – 1900

Jews in the Netherlands 1600 – 1900

Loop-Copy-Mutate by Genetic Choir

Loop-Copy-Mutate by Genetic Choir

Vis à Vis plays MARE

Vis à Vis plays MARE

Edward Krasinski Stedelijk Museum

Edward Krasinski Stedelijk Museum

Stedelijk Museum – camera in love

Stedelijk Museum – camera in love

GRID light installation

GRID light installation

Ana Morphè laserinstallation Amsterdam Light Festival

Ana Morphè laserinstallation Amsterdam Light Festival

Magali Reus Stedelijk Museum

Magali Reus Stedelijk Museum

Jean Tinguely Machine Spectacle in Stedelijk Museum

Jean Tinguely Machine Spectacle in Stedelijk Museum

Hembrug architecture

Hembrug architecture

Royal portraits at the Dam Palace in Amsterdam

Royal portraits at the Dam Palace in Amsterdam

Robby Muller Master of Light

Robby Muller Master of Light

Rudi Fuchs Excitement

Rudi Fuchs Excitement

Avery Singer in the Stedelijk Museum

Avery Singer in the Stedelijk Museum

Living in the Amsterdam School

Living in the Amsterdam School

Saskia Noor van Imhoff

Saskia Noor van Imhoff

Close Up A new Generation of film and video artist

Close Up A new Generation of film and video artist

Seth Siegelaub Beyond Conceptual Art

Seth Siegelaub Beyond Conceptual Art

Isa Genzken at the Stedelijk

Isa Genzken at the Stedelijk

Philippe Apeloig at the Stedelijk

Philippe Apeloig at the Stedelijk

Sanders gifts to the Stedelijk

Sanders gifts to the Stedelijk

Antonioni exhibition

Antonioni exhibition

What design can do

What design can do

Museum Rotterdam

Museum Rotterdam

Kentridge at The EYE Filmmuseum

Kentridge at The EYE Filmmuseum

The Oasis of Matisse

The Oasis of Matisse

The Stedelijk during the war

The Stedelijk during the war

Ed Atkins @ The Stedelijk

Ed Atkins @ The Stedelijk

Dumas, The image as burden

Dumas, The image as burden

David Cronenberg

David Cronenberg

Marcel Wanders in het Stedelijk Museum

Marcel Wanders in het Stedelijk Museum