Sophie Jung (b.1982) lives and works in Basel and 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. 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 lazing on the apron proscenium, the pre-stage, as a fluid messenger between reception and production of time-lined purport.
Recent shows and performances were held at ICA, London; MUDAM, Luxembourg City; House for Electronic Arts, Basel; S.A.L.T.S., Birsfelden; Ceri Hand Gallery, London; and include "Panda Sex", curated by Tom Morton, State of Concept, Athens (2015); "Dear Luxembourg (yours, bucktoothed grl)", co-curated with Alberto Garcia del Castillo, Nosbaum Reding Projects, Luxembourg (2015); and "DOUBLE", with Shana Moulton, Medienwerkstatt, Vienna (2014). In 2013 Jung received the Edward Steichen Award, Luxembourg, which allows her to spend six months at ISCP, New York.