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.
In 2022 Kunstverein Aughrim commissioned Isadora Epstein to devise and realise the new performance work MAGPIE. This commission was supported by Wicklow County Council Arts Office and the Arts Council of Ireland. MAGPIE was performed as part of Kunstverein Aughrim’s opening weekend in October ‘22, and later in November it was adapted for the stage with The Trunk Show, at Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray. In 2023 Kunstverein Aughrim commissioned Epstein to present a series of original wall works, including paintings, prints and transfareware, and to perform her scripted work SPOONED! at The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, as part of Stone Soup.