ISADORA EPSTEIN



Kunstverein Aughrim has commissioned Isadora Epstein to write, direct and realise a new performance work to mark the launch of Kunstverein Aughrim.

Isadora Epstein writes and makes performances from her research of art history and mythology. Her work brings together an ensemble of artists working in visual art, experimental music, and dance. The activities of her practice include three distinct processes: archival research, script writing, and collaborative rehearsals. Her performances are joyful acts of remembrance which offer up the ridiculous fantasy of immortality through the making of temporary fictional worlds.

Living and working in Dublin, Epstein has had performances at Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, RHA, Sirius Art centre, Royal Irish Academy, Ormston House and KuVa Exhibition Lab, Helsinki, and at TULCA. Epstein co-created and performed two award winning shows for the Dublin Fringe Festival Flemish Proverbs, 2015 and Very Rich Hours, 2016. In 2019 she was awarded the Art Council’s inaugural Constance de Markievicz Award and recently received a 2021 Agility Award. Epstein is currently developing a new audio project for the National Gallery, and she is a recent recipient of the 2021 Fire Station Artists Studio Digital Media Award.

Isadora Epstein’s contribution to the artistic programme of Kunstverein Aughrim is supported by the Wicklow County Council Arts Office and the Arts Council of Ireland.