Isabel Castro-Jung

Isabel Castro-Jung is a German-Spanish visual artist whose work focuses on immersive performance sculpture, participatory live art and creative workshops where she materializes ideas of personal conditions, exploring narratives around migration, heritage, gender and its influence on identity and belonging, with a particular focus on the connection between the individual and the community. 

She creates metaphors and visual imagery, working with a wide range of materials such as textiles, rubber, and ceramics, as well as repurposing and recycling garments and other objects while mixing various disciplines in her performances (sculpture, movement, music, and video).

The wearable sculpture is Isabel's maximum representation, where the body mutates into a hybrid with the piece of art, in which weight and resistance act as a metaphor for the personal and collective conditions in transformational rituals, allowing the performer to respond to emotional, intellectual and spiritual questions.