BIO

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.
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ARTIST STATEMENT

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.

CONTACT

Awards

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,

  • Pedro Pasqual,

  • Kathleen Soriano,

  • Michael Horbach Foundation

  • Helen & Colin David,

  • Sue & Clive Hollick

  • Other private collectors.

Costumes, props and design

Exhibitions

2022
Penelope Project
Performance & Art workshop at the LSE women’s library, London School of Economics, and for CLEAN BREAK Charity, Kentish Town, London.


2021
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.


2020
Performance & Art workshops Penelope Project for Clean Break Charity, Kentish Town, London.
Group exhibit ion at Villa Merkel Ein
Museum auf Probe, Esslingen, Germany.


2019
Anemoi performance at SPACE studios Gallery, London.


Open studio showing new work at
Assembly point studios, Peckham,
London.


2018
R&D Penelope project (workshops,
installation, performance) GLYPT,
London.


2017
Brixton Design Trail, part of London
Design Fest ival, UK

2016
Face Value: A reflection on
contemporary portraiture, Collyer &
Bristow.


2015
Spain Now! Art festival, Creat ive Hub, video show and talk, Hospital Club, London.


 ́Freedom Audit ́, Ar t15 art fair, London.

2014

Spain Now! Art festival, open studios' presentation with several performances.


2013

‘BYOB’ OXO Tower, Video Festival,
London, UK.


‘Pop up Brighton’, Video festival,
Brighton dome, UK.


2012

Drawing & Objects, Palmyra Sculpture Centre, Palma, Spain.


2011
‘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.


2010
‘Fira de teatre de Tàrrega’, Cataluña


Fest ival ‘Corpus Media 2010’, Toulouse (France).


2009
‘Watermarks’ collective ‘NSDM’.
Amsterdam, Holland .


‘Optica’. International Video Festival
2008.


Performance: ‘Memories of a hedgehog’ Pilar y Joan Miró Foundation, Palma, Spain.


Dance video Festival ‘Vó Ar te-dança sem sombra’. Lisbon, Portugal.

2018

  ́Sirene ́(working title),  ́a night
at the circus ́, Fauve Alice and Spare
Tire production, London.


2107 

' Walk into space ́, orbits project, IJAD dance company, FACT Liverpool.


2015/16

  ́The Loneliness Street
Cabaret ́, The Beautiful Mess
Company, London, UK.


2014 

́The 3 Scavengers, The
Beautiful Mess Company, London.

UK http://www.be-a-mess.tumblr.com/

2012

“L ́Amour fou”, Kristóf Szabo,
Cologne, Germany.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=CeQRyVodU

Education

2007- 08

Film & video editing, camera and script -Final Cut, Premiere at EDA, Palma, Spain.


1998-2001

Contemporary
procedures of images and
multimedia. Escola Massana
Barcelona, Spain
.


1995-2000

Fine Arts at Stuttgart University of Fine Arts, Germany.

 

Performance, video and
sculpture with professor Joan
Jonas.


1993-1996

Diploma Stonemason and stone
sculpture, Stuttgart Germany.