Introduction

Born 1982 in Luxembourg. Works and lives in Basel and London.


Sophie Jung studied at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (BA Fine Art) and at Goldsmiths, London (MFA Fine Art). Her practice addresses representation and its pitfalls, both culturally as a system of disguised and shifting signs and personally as a way to track and record life. She regularly negotiates between form and affect, pragmatism and romance, between scrutinizing accuracy and magical awe. She has a deep trust in temporary definitions, plays with concepts packed into words, objects or facial expressions, shifting their assumed meaning from work to work to sentence to song. Her position is on the apronproscenium, the pre-stage, as a fluid messenger between reception and production of timelined purport. Her work is strict, slick and abstract as well as emotionally involved, performative and overly literal; the intersection of form, structure and rhythm with the messy, perturbed and oddly sentimental is the underlying tone in her work, be it video, performance, sculpture, text or photography.

Recent projects and exhibitions include Äppärät at Ballroom Marfa, Eh, co - Nah cis. Us! at Kunsthalle Basel for Jungs, Hier Kommt der Masterplan and Uncanny Valley at Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge, UK. Future projects include a reading with Fiktion: New Writing Group at ICA, London, a new performance for Art16, curated by Nicoletta Lambertucci, the Transversal Writing Seminar at the School of Architecture, KTH Stockholm as well as Poetry off the Page (working title) curated by Frances Loeffler at Oakville Galleries, Ontario this June.
In 2015 Sophie has spent 6 months in New York at ISCP, courtesy of the Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg, which she received in 2013. In March 2016 she was awarded the LEAP - the Luxembourg Encouragment for Artists Prize.

Biography

Education / Residency

2015 - 2016         Residency at ISCP, New York - courtesy of the Edward Steichen Award                 Luxembourg (6 months)
2012 - 2015         MFA Fine Art with distinction, Goldsmiths, University of London
2009 - 2011         BA Fine Art, Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam

Double and Solo Exhibitions

Forthcoming:
November 2017    Title tbc, Blain Southern, curated by Tom Morton
December 2017     Title tbc, Primary, Nottingham, UK

2018            Come Fresh Hell or Fresh High Water, Blain Southern, London UK
It?s Not What It Looks Like, Galerie Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna
Thusly, Pimary, Nottingham, UK
2017            Producing my Credentials, Kunstraum London, London
2016             , as we all know, Nosbaum Reding Projects, Luxembourg
2015             New Waiting, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn
            Ode on a Grecian Holiday, Ruine München, Saarbrücken, DE
2014         Between the lines: A cleverer woman or a more sincere one, Sophie Jung & Germaine Hoffmann @ Belle Air, Essen    
               Double, with Shana Moulton, Medienwerkstatt Wien, Vienna
The Sorcerer and her Apprentice, with my grandmother Germaine Hoffmann, Galerie op der Kap, Mamer, LU
       Throw Up / On Line @ Kiosk, Haus für Elektronische Künste Basel, Basel
               Three Chords and the Truth, Centre d?Art Dominique Lang, Dudelange, LU
2013             Learning About Heraldry, Ceri Hand Gallery, London
               Touch that Angel, Touch my Angle, AICA Kiosk, Luxembourg
       
Selected Group Shows / Projects

Forthcoming:
Matt's Gallery's BlackRock residency 2018
Festival of Futures Now, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, 2017
New Swiss Performance Now, Kunsthalle Basel, 2018

2018            New Swiss Performance Now, Kunsthalle Basel, 2018
2017            Cosmic Words, Municipal Gallery, Lisbon
            Indique La Fin, Signe La Débauche, Atelier Meraki, Paris
            Liste Performance Project, curated by Eva Birkenstock, Basel
            Again, It Objects, Supplement Gallery, New York
2016        You Talkin To Me?, Galerie Barbara Seiler, Zürich
                   Unmittelbare Konsequenzen, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen
                    The Printed Room - Works off Paper, curated by Harry Burke, SALTS, Basel
                    Swiss Art Awards (Winner)
                    Not Everything Ties Down / Your Split Ends Are Showing, DKUK Salon, London 
            Tarantallegra, curated by Nicoletta Lambertucci at Hester, NY
               Down To Write You This Poem Sat, Oakville Galleries, Ontario, Canada
            ING Unseen Talent Award, Neimënster, Luxembourg
            You said suicide and I think half a boat is very broken. Performance for                 AIRTIME, Lithuanian pavilion, Julijonas Urbonas, XXI Triennale di Milano, Milan
                        Club of the Crowd, Performance for Local Transport, Southbank Centre, London
            X-Examination, Performance for Fiktion at ICA, London
               LEAP - the Luxembourg Encouragement for Artists Prize, Rotondes,                     Luxembourg
               Jumanji, Galerie Tatjana Pieters and Soft Focus Institute, Ghent
2015             Jungs, Hier kommt der Masterplan, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
               Absent Image, Nectar, Tbilisi
               Steichen! Making Meaning of a Legacy, BOZAR Center for Fine Arts, Brussels
               Fuera de Sitio, Gallery José Luis de la Fuente, Santander
               Uncanny Valley, Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge, UK
               Äppärät, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX
               The Eternal Internet Brother and Sisterhood, Tuscany
               Driving the Point Home, Goldsmiths Degree Show 2015, London
        10 one minute lectures on the passing of time: Idle / Idyll / Idol for Time Based         Academy as invitee of Krzystof Honowski at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf
        Inflected Objects #1, curated by Melanie Bühler for Istituto Svizzero in Milan,         Milan
               X&X, Oslo 10, Basel
        London Nr.1, co-curated screening at Schwarzwaldallee Basel, Basel
               Business as Usual, Set the Controls For The Heart of the Sun, Leeds
               Dear Luxembourg (Yours, Bucktoothed GRL), Nosbaum Reding Projects,                 Luxembourg
2014            Panda Sex, curated by Tom Morton, State of Concept, Athens
               Go Mango!, Caustic Coastal, Manchester
        Fair Enough, Radio show with Garrett Nelson for NONORadio @ Oslo10, Basel,         during Frieze London
               read the room / you?ve got to, curated by Quinn Latimer, S.A.L.T.S., Basel
               Pick-me-ups & pick-ups, ICA, London
               NY-LUX, Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg
               Episode 5: in the beginning, insitu, Berlin
2013            We Proudly Present, Kunstraum Riehen, Riehen
        HAUS: towards a messy singularity #fuckfrieze, curated by Jesse Darling &             Takeshi Shiomitsu, London
               Ma(r)king Territories, Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel, Basel
               Changes - Chancen, Depot Basel, Basel
               Night Loops, Legion TV, London
               Implausible Imposters, Ceri Hand Gallery, London
               Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
2012              A Word for a Play, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel
               Rencontres Internationales, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
               zeichnen zeichnen, toujours toujours, Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Mulhouse
               Making Of, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg
               A4 - an exhibition on a piece of website, Kunstgebäude Stuttgart Schlossplatz,             Stuttgart
Awards

2016         Winner Swiss Art Awards
2016        Winner of LEAP - the Luxembourg Encouragement for Artists Prize
2015         Winner of ING Unseen Talent Award
2014         Shortlisted for Luxembourg Woman of the Year in Culture
2013         Laureate of the Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg
2012         Bourse CNA - Aide à la création et à la diffusion en photographie
2012         Laureate of the Levallois Photography Award
       
Performance / Readings / Scrennings

Forthcoming: Moderna Museet Malmö, David Roberts Art Foundation, London

Bristol Diving School, Bristol, UK, Inland Studios, London, UK, The Common Guild, Glasgow, UK, I Never Read, Basel, CH, Photographers Gallery, London, UK, Jupiter Woods, London, UK, X Marks the Bökship, London, UK, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE, Space, London, UK, Institute of Contemporarie Arts ICA, London, MUDAM, Luxembourg, Wysing Arts Center, UK, Kunsthalle Basel, CH, ISCP, New York, Institut Kunst, Basel, CH, Réunion, Zürich, ICA, London, Horse Hospital for The White Review, London, Southbank Centre, London, Almanac, London, UK, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, CH

Publications of writing in

Fiktion.cc / PALE Journal / Journal of Visual Arts Practice, Intellect / Hoax Publication / Paperwork Magazine I & II / Looking at Painting / Brooklyn Rail / The White Review (forthcoming) /
HOTEL (forthcoming)

Teaching / Lectures / Tutorials

Goldsmiths, University of London - 4 week MfA workshop on writing for performance
RCA, London
Institut Kunst, FHNW, Basel
Christies Education, London
?Critique et Essais - Écriture de l?art contemporain?, Strasbourg's University
Malmö Art Academy
Fine Art, the Art & Design Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University
RA, London