Isabelle Albuquerque is a Los Angeles-based sculptor and performer. She was a founding member of the music and performance duo Hecuba, and is a co-director of Osk, a collaborative studio that develops artificial and alien intelligence to create and look at art and individual experience through new human and nonhuman perspectives. Within her series, Orgy for 10 People in One Body, she unpacks deeply personal and poetic moments from her life and sets them against history, myth, and wider contemporary socio-political movements. The works explore emergent systems of intrapersonal communion from outside the body, invoking collective identity, transhumanism, simultaneous emotional states, plurality, love, loss of self, relocation of memory, pleasure, and intimacy. Sextet, Albuquerque’s critically acclaimed first solo exhibition with Nicodim opened in September of 2020 with six sculptures from Orgy for 10 People in One Body.
Recent exhibitions include MATERNITY LEAVE: NONE OF WOMEN BORN, Nicodim in collaboration with the Green Family Art Foundation, Dallas (2023); Orgy for 10 People in One Body, Jeffrey Deitch, New York (2022, solo); BodyLand, curated by Lauren Taschen, Max Hetzler, Berlin; DISEMBODIED, curated by Ben Lee Ritchie Handler, Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest (2022), Skin in the Game, curated by Zoe Lukov, Chicago (2022) and South Beach, Miami (2021); The Emerald Tablet, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles (2021); Nuestrxs Putxs, Human Resources, Los Angeles (2021); When You Waked Up the Buffalo, Nicodim, Los Angeles (2020); Hollywood Babylon: A Re-Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, Jeffrey Deitch, Nicodim, and AUTRE Magazine, Los Angeles (2020); and Skin Stealers, Nicodim, Los Angeles (2019).