Isabel Castro-Jung is a German-Spanish visual artist and artist educator based in London, UK.
She has exhibited internationally, and her work focuses on immersive performance sculpture, participatory live art and creative workshops.
In my practice I materialize into artwork ideas of personal conditioners, exploring narratives around migration, heritage, gender and its influence on identity and belonging, with a special focus on the connection between the individual and the community..
I mix materials and disciplines blurring the boundaries between performance and sculpture. Main materials in my work to date are textile, rubber, and ceramics, as well as repurposing and recycling garments and other objects.
Art is transcendent and magical to me. My performable sculptures and the body transform into a hybrid being
becoming the vehicle of learning and experiencing. I create transformational rituals, allowing the performer (me and others) to respond to emotional, intellectual and spiritual questions and challenge the views on the society and the world we live in, reflecting on values and conditions.
Collaboration and cooperation happens through my practice and I have been working and sharing with other artists like fellow visual artists, performers, dancers, choreographers, and musicians in Spain, Germany and the UK.
2022 Shortlisted for Manacor Awards for Visual arts, Manacor, Mallorca, Spain.
2020 Shortlisted for the Saraban's Studio Residency, London , UK.
2019 London Creative Network Programme (Space Studios)
2017 Shortlisted for Compton Verney Commission, UK
2016 Shortlisted for the Bryan Robertson Award, London.
2015 Selected for the Spain Now Festival, London.
2014 Selected for the ́Spain Now Festival, London.
2011 ́Operare ́ 2011 Prize, production grant in Berlin, Germany.
2008 Art award ́Rei en Jaume ́. Calvià, Spain.
Work in collections
Council of Calvià,
Michael Horbach Foundation
Helen & Colin David,
Sue & Clive Hollick
Other private collectors.
Costumes, props and design
Penelope Project Performance & Art workshop at the LSE women’s library, London School of Economics, and for CLEAN BREAK Charity, Kentish Town, London.
Bow Open group show curated by Galdem founding member Leyla Raynolds, Nunnery Gallery London.
South Bermondsey Ar t Trail, ́'Superpositions ́ group show at Staffordshire St Gallery, London.
London Gallery Weekend The sad eyed chameleon, volcano grey group show at Staffordshire St Gallery, London.
Performance & Art workshops Penelope Project for Clean Break Charity, Kentish Town, London.
Group exhibit ion at Villa Merkel Ein
Museum auf Probe, Esslingen, Germany.
Anemoi performance at SPACE studios Gallery, London.
Open studio showing new work at
Assembly point studios, Peckham,
R&D Penelope project (workshops,
installation, performance) GLYPT,
Brixton Design Trail, part of London
Design Fest ival, UK
Face Value: A reflection on
contemporary portraiture, Collyer &
Spain Now! Art festival, Creat ive Hub, video show and talk, Hospital Club, London.
́Freedom Audit ́, Ar t15 art fair, London.
Spain Now! Art festival, open studios' presentation with several performances.
‘BYOB’ OXO Tower, Video Festival,
‘Pop up Brighton’, Video festival,
Brighton dome, UK.
Drawing & Objects, Palmyra Sculpture Centre, Palma, Spain.
‘Anemoi’, ABA art gallery, Palma, Spain.
‘Wishgarden’ , Pilar i Joan Miró
Foundat ion, Palma, Spain.
PhotoPalma 2011, gallery Pelaies, Palma, Spain.
‘Hybrida’ Fest ival ‘Ankunft Neue Musik’, Zeitgenössische Oper Berlin, Germany.
‘Fira de teatre de Tàrrega’, Cataluña
Fest ival ‘Corpus Media 2010’, Toulouse (France).
‘Watermarks’ collective ‘NSDM’.
Amsterdam, Holland .
‘Optica’. International Video Festival
Performance: ‘Memories of a hedgehog’ Pilar y Joan Miró Foundation, Palma, Spain.
Dance video Festival ‘Vó Ar te-dança sem sombra’. Lisbon, Portugal.
́Sirene ́(working title), ́a night
at the circus ́, Fauve Alice and Spare
Tire production, London.
' Walk into space ́, orbits project, IJAD dance company, FACT Liverpool.
́The Loneliness Street
Cabaret ́, The Beautiful Mess
Company, London, UK.
́The 3 Scavengers, The
Beautiful Mess Company, London.
“L ́Amour fou”, Kristóf Szabo,
Film & video editing, camera and script -Final Cut, Premiere at EDA, Palma, Spain.
procedures of images and
multimedia. Escola Massana
Fine Arts at Stuttgart University of Fine Arts, Germany.
Performance, video and
sculpture with professor Joan
Diploma Stonemason and stone
sculpture, Stuttgart Germany.