Sophie Jung’s 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.
Solo exhibitions and projects include Sophie Jung, Centre d’art Dominique Lang, Dudelange, Luxemburg, 2014 (forthcoming); 'Learning About Heraldry', Ceri Hand Gallery, London, 2013; 'Touch that Angel, Touch my Angle', AICA Luxembourg and Conference Centre Neumünster, Luxemburg, 2013; 'I Like The Way I Cut The Apple, Looks Like A Photo of my Mum', Gallerie L'Escale , Paris, 2012; 'Wallpainting', Imprimerie Basel. Group exhibitions, screenings and performances include: 'Edward Steichen Award', MUDAM Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 2014 (forthcoming);
'PLAT(T)FORM 2014', Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland, 2014 (forthcoming); 'Episode 5: bla bla', Insitu, Berlin, Germany, 2014 (forthcoming); 'Regionale 14': Ma(r)king Territories, Haus für Elektronische Künste, Basel, Switzerland, 2014; 'Changes – Chancen', Depot, Basel, Basel, Switzerland, 2014; 'Night Loops', Legion TV, London, UK 2014; 'Side Dishes', Die Diele, Zurich, Switzerland, 2013; 'Lighthouse', Glasgow, 2013; 'Rencontres International', Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2012; zeichnen zeichnen, toujours toujours, Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Mulhouse, 2012; 'Making Of', Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxemburg, 2012; 'I did it again', Freiburg, Kunsthaus L6, 2011; 'Teenage Magazines', FOAM, Amsterdam, 2011; 'Information und Erfahrung, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, 2011; 'Electronic Rendez-vous', Plug-In, Museum for Media Art (now Haus für Elektronische Künste), Basel, 2009; 'The Thrill of Collecting', Uovo Open Office, Basel, 2009.
Sophie Jung has received the Aide à la création et à la diffusion en photographie in 2011, was awarded with the Photo Levallois Prize in 2012, and was awarded for the Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg 2013. She is currently undertaking an MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London.