Sophie Jung

Sophie Jung was born in 1982 in Luxemburg. She studied photography and media arts at the Folkwang school in Essen, the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, graduated in 2011 from the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and is currently doing an MA in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London. 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.
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, whimsical, perturbed and oddly sentimental is the underlying tone in her work, be it video, performance, sculpture, text or photography.
Sophie Jung lives and works in London and Amsterdam.

Solo Shows 

2014   Three Chords and the Truth, Centre D'Art Dominique Lang, Luxemburg 
2013   Learning About Heraldry, Ceri Hand Gallery, London, UK 
            Touch that Angel, Touch my Angle, AICA Kiosk, Luxembourg 
2012   I Like the Way I Cut the Apple, Looks like a Photo of my Mum, Photo Levallois, Paris, France 
            Sea, Sun, Drum and Fun, Binnentuin Spinoza, Nijmegen, the Netherlands 
2009   Wallpainting, Imprimerie Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Group Shows and Projects

2014   NY-LUX, MUDAM Luxemburg, LU
            Episode 5: in the beginning, Insitu, Berlin, DE
            Plat(t)form, Fotomuseum Winterthur, CH

2013   We Proudly Present, Kunstraum Riehen, CH
            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 
            You I Landscape, Carré Rotondes, Luxembourg 
            Just do it Baby, Just do it Darling, Goldsmiths Studios, London, UK 
            PILOT, London, UK 
            Paperwork Magazine Launch Tour, Bristol Diving School, Bristol, UK; Inland Studios, London, UK; The Common Guild, Glasgow, UK; I Never Read, Basel, Switzerland 

2012   A Word for a Play, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland 
            Binding Image, MUZYO, Amsterdam, the Netherlands 
            Rencontres International, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France 
            zeichnen zeichnen, toujours toujours, Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Mulhouse, France 
            MoMO Gallery, Nofound Photo Fair, Paris, France 
            Making Of, Casino Luxembourg  Forum d'art contemporain, Luxemburg 
            A4 - an exhibition on a piece of website, Kunstgebaude Stuttgart Schlossplatz, Stuttgart, Germany

2011  I did it again, Kunsthaus L6, Freiburg, Germany    
           Teenage Magazines, FOAM, Amsterdam, the Netherlands 
           Information und Erfahrung, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
           European Month of Photography, Musee de l'Histoire et de la Ville, Luxembourg 
           P//ARTY NOW, Hive Club, Zürich, Switzerland 
           Marcel and Friends, Recyclart, Brussels, Belgium 

2010 Heimat, Akademie Gallerie, Nürnberg, Germany 
           Fotofolgen, HFBK Hamburg, Germany 

2009  Piraten Räume, various spots, Zürich, Switzerland 
           Revisiting the Beach, XL Gallery, Newcastle, UK 

2008  Electronic Rendez-vous, Plug-In, Museum for Media Art, Basel, Switzerland 
           The Thrill of Collecting, Uovo Open Office, Basel, Switzerland


2013 Jung, Sophie and Burleigh, Peter, ‘Touristic Signatures: Explorations of place and space in found photographs’ in Tourists and Nomads: amateur images of migration, Eds. Kmec & Thill, Marburg, Jonas Verlag 2011 Jung, Sophie and Burleigh, Peter ‘The Beach as a Space of Defamilliarisation’ in Journal of Visual Arts Practice 9, 
2011 To Be Read Aloud In An Otherwise Silent Room follow directions (self published)
2011 easyJet (self published)

Public Collections 

Ministère de la Culture, Luxembourg, Luxemburg 
Musée de la Ville et de l’Histoire de Luxembourg, Luxemburg 
City of Levallois, France


2011 Bourse CNA - Aide à la création et à la diffusion en photographie 
2012 Laureat of the Award / Photo Levallois 
2013 Winner of the Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg - Residency at the ISCP in New York


2014 MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London 
2011 BA Fine Art, Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam