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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. She studied photography and media arts at the Folkwang School in Essen, the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste; she graduated in 2011 from the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and is currently doing an MA in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Sophie Jung was born in 1982 in Luxembourg and lives and works in Basel and London.
Sophie Jung is the Winner of the 2013 Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg.