Louise Ahl

Louise Ahl is a Glasgow-based artist originally from Sweden, making experimental and choreographic performance work. She creates both solo and collaborative multi-art-form pieces around the metaphysical and mystical, using movement, voice, light, sonics and language.

Her work has shown across the UK (including, but not limited to Southbank Centre and BALTIC Centre of Contemporary Art), Ireland, Germany, France, USA and Australia and has been supported through Creative Scotland, Arts Council England and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

Her pieces have been commissioned by Dance4 (‘Intercourse’), Edinburgh Art Festival (‘Edelweiss, Edelweiss...'), Tramway (‘Holy Smoke’, ‘Hevi Metle’) and Art B&B (‘Unless we dream, we doubt’). Louise was a New Associated Artist at Yorkshire Dance in 2012, a Tramway Associated Artist in 2015/16 and a 2017/18 recipient of the Starter Artist award through the National Theatre of Scotland. ‘For now we see through a mirror, darkly’ was nominated for a Total Theatre & The Place Award for Dance in 2019.

Louise is a recipient of a Jerwood Arts Live Work Fund Award in 2021.