Sophie Jung’s work revolves around the awe of unstable semiotics. With her pro– and prepositional sculptures, she addresses the earnest and often absurd desperation with which wobbly concepts are packed into words, objects or facial expressions, shifting their assumed meaning from work to word to sentence to song. Jung urges the politics behind the fragility of meaning on with a mystic existentialism that barely distinguishes between media, aiming at a wholistic something, always just about to crack or crack up.

Sophie Jung
Sophie Jung
Luxembourg, 1982
Luxembourg

Current Exhibitions

16 Mar — 19 Jan
Cabaret Voltaire presents the exceptional performer Sophie Jung 10 years after their first collaboration. Jung skillfully interweaves the object into words and the verbal into objects. Thus, her great interest in the...

Past Exhibitions

Requiem

Ausstellungsraum Klingental / Rank
27/05/2018 — 17/06/2018

Solo Shows

2016

as we all know, Nosbaum Reding Projects, Luxembourg

2015

New Waiting, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn

2014

Between the lines: A cleverer woman or a more sincere one, New Bretagne Belle Air, Essen

2013

Throw Up / On Line, Kiosk, Haus für Elektronische Künste Basel Learning About Heraldry, Ceri Hand Gallery, London

Group Shows

2016

Keren Cytter’s First Summer Fest of the Liberation of the Western Society
Down To Write You This Poem Sat, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada
Swiss Art Awards, Basel
Not Everything Ties Down / Your Split Ends Are Showing – DKUK Salon, London
Black Box, Casino Luxembourg
Jumanji , Galerie Tatjana Pieters and Soft Focus Institute, Ghent

2015
Kunsthalle Basel, Jungs, Hier Kommt der Masterplan
Uncanny Valley, Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge, UK
Äppärät, Ballroom Marfa, US
Inflected Objects #1 curated by Melanie Bühler for Instituto Svizzero, Milan

2014
Panda Sex, curated by Tom Morton, State of Concept, Athens read the room / you‘ve got to, curated by Quinn Latimer, S.A.L.T.S., Basel, Pick-me-ups & pick-ups, ICA London

2013
HAUS: towards a messy singularity #fuckfrieze, curated by Jesse Darling & Takeshi Shiomitsu, London Implausible Imposters, Ceri Hand Gallery, London

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Luxembourg Country of birth: Luxembourg Date of birth: 1982 Lives in: Basel and London
W: Sophie Jung M: info@sophiejung.com