Sophie Jung (lives in London and Basel) works across text, sculpture and performance, navigating the politics of re/re/representation and challenging the selective silencing that happens by concluding.
She employs humor, shame, the absurd, raw anger, rhythm and rhyme, slapstick, hardship, friendship and a constant stream of slippages.
Her sculptural work consists of bodies made up of both found and haphazardly produced attributes and defines itself against the dogma of an Original Idea or a Universal Significance. Instead it stands as a network of abiding incompletion, an ever changing choir of urgencies and pleasures, traumas and manifestations that communally relay between dominant and minor themes.
She’s invested in triggering a de-categorizing of concepts and a de-conceptualization of categories, hopes for unholy alliances, cross-material solidarity and assemblages that defy resolution. Her approach to “stuff”—both legible utensil and metaphoric apparition sits somewhere between materialist responsibility and wild becoming. Her writing exists in the tradition of écriture feminine and lives as polyvocal collage, often materialized and extended collaboratively.

Recent exhibitions include Sincerity Condition at Casino Luxembourg; Tedium at Istituto Svizzero, Milan; Taxpayer’s Money for Frieze LIVE, Dramatis Personae at JOAN, LA; The Bigger Sleep at Kunstmuseum Basel; Come Fresh Hell or Fresh High Water at Blain Southern, London; Producing My Credentials at Kunstraum London; Paramount VS Tantamount at Kunsthalle Basel and Äppärät at Ballroom Marfa. She is currently working on solo exhibitions at E.A. Shared Space in Tbilisi and Galerie Joseph Tang in Paris. In 2016 and in 2019 she won the Swiss Art Awards and in 2018 she was the recipient of the Manor Kunstpreis. 

Solo shows and projects
1-10.- 14.11. 2020 Istituto Swizzero, Milan 
October 2020 Galerie Joseph Tang, Paris
12.12. 2020 Art Verona Performance Programme
early 2021 E.A. Shared Space, Tbilisi 

         They Might Stay The Night - Casino Luxembourg, LU
         Leadeyes and Gentlament Please Put Your Ands Together And And And - Transmissions, UK
           Woman Standing, National Gallery Prague, CZ
          Taxpayer's Money, Frieze Live, London UK
          The Bigger Sleep -rehush (hush), Cork Street Galleries as part of Block Universe, London, UK
         The Day Teaches The Day, Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich, CH
          Dramatis Personae
, JOAN, Los Angeles, US
         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
         It's Not What It Looks Like
, Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna, AT
         Producing My Credentials, Kunstraum London, UK
         , as we all know, Nosbaum Reding Projects, LU
          New Waiting, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn, ES 
          Ode on a Grecian Holiday, Ruine München, Saarbrücken, DE 
          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
         Learning About Heraldry, Ceri Hand Gallery, London, UK
       Touch that Angel, Touch my Angle, AICA Kiosk, LU

Group shows and projects
Cosmic Procrastination, curated by Guillaume Breton, Rabouan Moussion, Paris, FR

Are We Bodies, performance program by Vlada Tcharyeva, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, CH
Title tbc, National Gallery, Prague, CZ

          Being Towards The World, Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna, A
          If it's not meant to last, then it's a performance, Vitrine, Basel, CH 
          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
          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
          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
         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
          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
         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
           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
         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
         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 
PALE Journal 
Journal of Visual Arts Practice, Intellect
Hoax Publication 
Paperwork Magazine I & II
Looking at Painting
Brooklin Rail

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


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