Sophie Thun (*1985 in Frankfurt) lives and works in Vienna, Austria. Thun works primarily with techniques of analogue photography, its spaces, processes and conditions of production and exhibition.
Raised in Warsaw, Thun completed her master’s degree at the Academies of Fine Art in Vienna (2017, Martin Guttmann and Daniel Richter) and Cracow (2010).
Recent solo and duo exhibitions include: 2020 ‘Stolberggasse‘ at Secession, Vienna (AT); ‘Extension‘ at c/o Berlin, ‘Double Pose, reflecting self—reflecting pose, double self’, with Birgit Jürgenssen, Fotograf Festival #10, Prague (CZ); ‘Room Tour’ with Karolina Jablonska at Raster, Warsaw (PL); 2019 ‘Interiors of Photography’, with Mladen Bizumic at Camera Austria, Graz (AT); ‘Extended Double Release’ at Galerie 52, Universität der Künste Folkwang, Essen (DE); ‘‘After Hours’ at Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna (AT); 2018 ‘Lightbox’ atKunstraum, Munich (DE); ‘Les Rencontres d’Arles’, Arles, ‘Double Release’at Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna (AT); 2017 ‘Wall#38-40 & Layer 1’ with Sherine Anis at Mz. Balthazar’s Lab, Vienna (AT),
Recent group shows include: 2020 ‘Elisabeth Wild’, curated by Adam Szymczyk, Karma International, Zurich (CH); ‘Monster/Beauty: An Exploration of the Female/Femme Gaze’, curated by Marcelle Joseph, Lychee One Gallery, London (UK), ‘Murderkino’, curated by Brigitte Huck, Galerie Charim, Vienna (AT); Borderlinking, High Art, Paris (FR); 2019 ‘DAGUERRE’S SOUP. Christian Kosmas Mayer x FOTOGRAFIS’ at Kunstforum Wien (AT); ‘Für die Vögel’, permanent installation, Hollabrunn (AT).
The film This Year’s Girl, realised by Thun in collaboration with İpek Hamzaoğlu and Laura Nitsch, premiered at Belvedere 21, Vienna (AT) in November 2020.
Since 2015 Thun is part of the collective <dienstag abend>.
Thun was awarded the work grant from DZ Bank for 2019/2020.
Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Verbund Collection ( AT), Landesgalerie Neu Linz (AT), and the SMART Museum, Chicago (US).
Sophie Thun’s work will be part of upcoming group exhibition ‘Friedl Kubelka vom Gröller: POLYPHONY Songs of Experience’ at Museo MACRO, Rome (IT).
PRESS / TEXTS
Sophie Thun in Conversation with Daniel Spoerri
Blicke aufs Ich
Nicole Büsing & Heiko Klaas
Fotoräume ausgestellt im Fotoraum: Mladen Bizumic und Sophie Thun
The Body and the Image
Sophie Thun – Zwischen Galerie und Dunkelkammer