PhD degree awarded in December 2016
Sophie Ernst (1972, DE) was trained as a mechanic at BMW(1992-1995, Munich) before studying sculpture at the Academie voor Beeldende Kunst in Maastricht (1995-1998). Ernst is a graduate of the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (Amsterdam, 2000). In her artistic work she inquires into the notion of projection in relation to architecture, memory, culture, historical objects, urban spaces, and identity.
Solo exhibitions include: “Memory is an Ideal Place” Kunstverein Heidelberg (2013, D), “HOME” Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2012, UK). For the occasion of this exhibition the Yorkshire Sculpture Park published the book “HOME: Architecture of Memory” (2012). Recent group exhibitions are: 6th Moscow Biennale (2015, RU), Asia Triennial Manchester (2014, UK), International Video Festival Cairo (2013, EG), “Move on Asia” ZKM (2013, D), “Lines of Control” Nasher Museum (2013, USA), “Lines of Control” Johnson Museum of Art, (2012, USA), Sharjah Biennial (2009, UAE), “Moving Journeys” Royal Geographical Society (2008, UK), ShContemporary (2007, CN)
Ernst previously was Assistant Professor at the Beaconhouse National University in Lahore and held a ‘Lehrauftrag’ at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. She frequently presents slide-lectures on ideas pertaining to her work. Recent lectures include: “What is a conflict?”, Imperial War Museum North, UK; “HOME”, Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme, FR; “Idealised Enclosures”, Asia Art Archive, CN; “HOME” Tropenmuseum, NL; “Memory of Form”, Delfina Foundation, UK
Sophie Ernst is participates in this exhibition with her long term project 'HOME'.
Sophie Ernst participates in this group exhibition that explores the different definitions of the concept of home.
Sophie Ernst gives this lecture during the Symposium, Asia Triennial Manchester that took place at the Imperial War Museum.
Sophie Ernst participates in this group exhibition with a sculptural piece that asks 'What is Conflict?'.
Sophie Ernst participates in the symposium "Sites of Construction: Exhibitions and the making of recent art history in Asia" at the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong with a talk entitled "Idealised Enclosures".
Sophie Ernst participates in this group exhibition on the creation and maintainance of borders.
Sophie Ernst gives an artist talk with this title during the Arts and Transcultural Symposium held at Heidelberg University.
A symposium with artists Sophie Ernst, Anna Okrasko and Maria Iorio & Raphaël Cuomo.
Sophie Ernst shows work in this comprehensive overview of the Asiatic moving image in contemporary art.
YSP presents the first solo exhibition in the UK by Sophie Ernst
Exhibition with a.o. Sophie Ernst