Sophie Jung (lives in London and Basel) works across text, sculpture and performance. She received her BFA from the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and her MFA from Goldsmiths, London. Recent projects and exhibitions include Äppärät at Ballroom Marfa, Paramount VS Tantamount at Kunsthalle Basel, Unmittelbare Konsequenzen at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Producing My Credentials at Kunstraum London, Come Fresh Hell or Fresh High Water at Blain Southern, London, Dramatis Personae at JOAN, LA as well as The Bigger Sleep at Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart, CH and Block Universe, London. She is currently working on a body of sculpture for her upcoming solo exhibition at Casino Luxemburg. In 2015 Sophie has spent 6 months in New York at ISCP, courtesy of the Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg, in 2016 she won the Swiss Art Award and in 2018 she was the recipient of the Manor Kunstpreis.  She is a freelance educator and is currently on the jury of the Swiss Performance Award.

Her work oscillates between form and affect, pragmatism and romance, scrutinising accuracy and magical awe. She has a deep trust in temporary definitions, to be sculpted while furiously lazing on the apron proscenium, the pre-stage, as a fluid messenger between reception and production of time-lined purport.
In case this wasn't clear: She anxiously rages against patriarchal capitalism, phallogocentric order and the imperative of concluding from a position of seething, radical inclusivity.
Caveat: messy online presence due to overwhelming ADD.


Solo shows and projects

2019
          The Day Teaches The Day, Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich, CH
          Dramatis Personae, JOAN, Los Angeles, US
2018
         The Bigger Sleep, Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart, CH
          Paramount VS Tantamount, Swiss Institute, Paris, FR
         Come Fresh Hell or Fresh High Water, Blain Southern, London, UK
          Thusly, Pimary, Nottingham, UK
2017 
         It's Not What It Looks Like
, Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna, AT
         Producing My Credentials, Kunstraum London, UK
2016
         , as we all know, Nosbaum Reding Projects, LU
2015
         New Waiting, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn, ES 
         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 for Vienna Art Week, Vienna, A
        The Sorcerer and her Apprentice, with my grandmother Germaine Hoffmann, Op der Kap, LU 
        Throw Up / On Line @ Kiosk, Haus für Elektronische Künste Basel, CH
        Three Chords and the Truth, Centre D'Art Dominique Lang, LU
2013
         Learning About Heraldry, Ceri Hand Gallery, London, UK
       Touch that Angel, Touch my Angle, AICA Kiosk, LU

Group shows and projects
upcoming
Block Universe, London, UK
Cosmic Procrastination, curated by Guillaume Breton, Rabouan Moussion, Paris, FR

Are We Bodies, performance program by Vlada Tcharyeva, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, CH

2019
          Being Towards The World, Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna, A
          If it's not meant to last, then it's a performance, Vitrine, Basel, CH 
2018
          Extra States - Nations in Liquidation, curated by iLiana Fokianaki, Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp ,BE
          The Power of Now, Kunsthaus Pasquart, curated by Samuel Leuenberger and Felicity Lunn, Biel, CH 
          The First Morning Fest of Unreasonable Acts, Palazzo Bentivoglio, Bologna, IT
          The Annotated Reader, curated by Ryan Gander and Jonathan P. Watts, Cork Street Galleries, London, UK 
          A Guiding Dog For A Blind Dog, Future Gallery, Prague, CZ        
        The Ol'Switcheroo, Jupiter Woods, London, UK
        New Swiss Performance Now, Kunsthalle Basel, CH
2017  
          Cosmic Words, Municipal Gallery, Lisbon, PT 
          Indique La Fin, Signe La Débauche, Atelier Meraki, Paris, FR
          Liste Performance Project, curated by Eva Birkenstock, Basel, CH
          Again, It Objects, Supplement Gallery, New York, US
2016
          You Talkin To Me?
Galerie Barbara Seiler, Zürich, CH
          Unmittelbare Konsequenzen, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, CH
          The Printed Room - Works off Paper, curated by Harry Burke, SALTS, Basel, CH
         Swiss Art Awards (Winner) CH
          Not Everything Ties Down / Your Split Ends Are Showing, DKUK Salon, London, UK
          Tarantallegra, curated by Nicoletta Lambertucci at Hester, New York, US
          Down To Write You This Poem Sat, Oakville Galleries, Ontario, CA
        Keren Cytter's First Summer Fest of Western Liberation, Réunion, Zürich, CH
          You said suicide and I think half a boat is very broken. Lithuanian pavilion, XXI Triennale di Milano, Milan, IT
          Club of the Crowd, Performance for Local Transport, Southbank Centre, London, UK
          X-Examination, Performance for Fiktion at ICA, London, UK
          Jumanji, Soft Focus Institute @ Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent, BE
2015
         Jungs, hier kommt der Masterplan, Kunsthalle Basel, CH
          Absent Image, Nectar, Tbilisi, GE
          Steichen! Making Meaning of a Legacy, BOZAR, BE
          Fuera de Sitio, Gallery José Luis de la Fuente, ES
         ISCP Open Studios, ISCP New York, US
        Online commission for Inflected Objects #1 curated by Melanie Bühler for Instituto Swizzero in Milan, IT
          Uncanny Valley at Wysing Arts Center, Cambridge, UK
        äppärät, curated by Tom Morton, Ballroom Marfa, US
         Konzentration, Fiktion, Launch at HKW, Berlin, DE
        Eternal Internet Brother/Sisterhood
          Driving the Point Home, Goldsmiths Degree Show, London, UK
         London Nr.1, co-curated screening at Schwarzwaldallee Basel, CH 
          Business as Usual, Set the Controls For The Heart of the Sun, Leeds, UK
        Dear Luxembourg (Yours, Bucktoothed GRL), Nosbaum Reding Projects, Luxembourg, LU
2014
          Panda Sex, curated by Tom Morton, State of Concept, Athens, GR
          Go Mango! Caustic Coastal, Machester, UK
          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, CH
        Pick-me-ups & pick-ups, ICA London, UK
          NY-LUX, MUDAM Luxemburg, LU
         Episode 5: in the beginning, Insitu, Berlin, DE
2013
         We Proudly Present, Kunstraum Riehen, CH
         HAUS: towards a messy singularity #fuckfrieze, curated by Jesse Darling and Takeshi Shiomitsu, London, UK
         Ma(r)king Territories, Haus für Elektronische Künste Basel, CH
         Changes - Chancen, Depot Basel, CH
         Night Loops, Legion TV, London, UK
         Side Dishes, You Shine I Shine @ Die Diele, Zürich, ZH
         Implausible Imposters, Ceri Hand Gallery, London, UK
            Rencontres International, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany 
         PILOT, London, UK
2012
           A Word for a Play, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, CH
         Rencontres International, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR
         zeichnen zeichnen, toujours toujours, Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Mulhouse, FR
         Making Of, Casino Luxembourg  Forum d'art contemporain, LU
           A4 - an exhibition on a piece of website, Kunstgebaude Stuttgart Schlossplatz, Stuttgart, DE
2011
         I did it again, Kunsthaus L6, Freiburg, DE
         Teenage Magazines, FOAM, Amsterdam, the NL
         Information und Erfahrung, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, DE
          Marcel and Friends, Recyclart, Brussels, BE
2008
         Electronic Rendez-vous, Plug-In, Museum for Media Art, Basel, CH
         The Thrill of Collecting, Uovo Open Office, Basel, CH

Performance / Readings / Screenings

Bristol Diving School
, Bristol, UK; The Common Guild, Glasgow, UK;  Photographers Gallery, London, UK; Jupiter Woods, London, UK; X Marks the Bökship, London, UK; HKW Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE; Space, London, UK; Institute of Contemporary Arts ICA, London, UK; MUDAM, Luxembourg; Wysing Arts Center, UK; Kunsthalle Basel, CH; ISCP, New York; Institut Kunst, Basel, CH; Réunion, Zürich, CH; Horse Hospital for The White Review, London, UK; Southbank Centre, London, UK; Almanac, London, UK; Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, CH; David Roberts Art Foundation as part of Frieze Academy, London, UK; CalArts, US; Cabaret Voltaire, CH; JOAN LA, US; South London Gallery, London, UK; 

Publications of writing in

Fiktion.cc 
PALE Journal 
Journal of Visual Arts Practice, Intellect
Hoax Publication 
Paperwork Magazine I & II
lasso
Looking at Painting
Brooklin Rail
HOTEL 

Teaching / Lectures / Tutorials 

CalArts LA
ZHdK Zürich
Goldsmiths, University of London
RCA - Royal College of Art, London
Institut Kunst, FHNW, Basel
Hyperwerk, Basel
Christies Education, London
Critique et Essais - Écriture de l’art contemporain” Strasbourg's University
Malmö Art Academy
Central Saint Martins, London
Fine Art, the Art & Design Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University
RA - Royal Academy, London
The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL

Education

2015 ISCP New York
2015 MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London
2011 BA Fine Art, Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam
2009 BA Photography / New Media ZHdK, Zürich