New Publication

100 Künstler und einer / Ein Künstler-ABC der Nachkriegsmoderne

Dirk Schwarze, B&S Siebenhaar-Verlag, Berlin, 2016, 224 S.
ISBN-10: 3943132412

Marina Abramovic und Ulay • Ai Weiwei • Gerhard Altenbourg • Carl Andre • Richard Artschwager • Elvira Bach • Francis Bacon • Stephan Balkenhol • Georg Baselitz • Thomas Bayrle • Bernd und Hilla Becher • Barbara Beisinghoff • Joseph Beuys • Claudia Blume • Manfred Bluth • Alighiero Boetti • Marcel Broodthaers • James Lee Byars • Sophie Calle • Christo und Jeanne-Claude • Albert Cüppers • Salvador Dalí • Mo Edoga • Maria Eichhorn • Rolf Escher • Guillermo Faivovich und Nicolas Goldberg • Lutz Freyer • Dieter Froelich • Bert Gerresheim • Gabriele Grosse • Johannes Grützke • Mehmet Güler • Hans Haacke • Richard Hamilton • Mona Hatoum • Eva Hesse • Horst Hoheisel • Jenny Holzer • Jörg Immendorff • Horst Janssen • Ilya Kabakov • Gülsün Karamustafa • Kazuo Katase • Tadashi Kawamata • William Kentridge • Edward Kienholz • Per Kirkeby • Konrad Klapheck • Joseph Kosuth • Harry Kramer • Wolfgang Laib • Roy Lichtenstein • Urs Lüthi • Björn Melhus • Mario Merz • Pitt Moog • Bruce Nauman • Shirin Neshat • Floris Neusüss • Ansgar Nierhoff • Claes Oldenburg • Tony Oursler • Nam June Paik • A.R. Penck • Giuseppe Penone • Frauke Petersen • Michelangelo Pistoletto • Sigmar Polke • Sophia Pompéry • Norbert Radermacher • Robert Rauschenberg • Christine Reinckens • Gerhard Richter • Ulrike Rosenbach • Johann Rosenboom • Reiner Ruthenbeck • Niki de Saint Phalle • Ali Schindehütte • Rob Scholte • HA Schult • Thomas Schütte • Fritz Schwegler • Richard Serra • Paul Sharits • Willi Sitte • Daniel Spoerri • Klaus Staeck • Norbert Tadeusz • Maarten Thiel • Werner Tübke • Luc Tuymans • Cy Twombly • Günther Uecker • Timm Ulrichs • Emilio Vedova • Wolf Vostell • Jeff Wall • Andy Warhol • Franz West • Penny Yassour • Thomas Zipp


10.6. - 20.6.2016, Hilbertraum, Berlin

Form Follows Function

more info coming soon

23.2 - 5.5.2016, Art Stations Foundation, Poznan, Poland


As Jacques Derrida would say, illegibility is a site where error is generated, an error that may become the sign of the highest intensity of initiation and of the occurrence of new meanings. A game with our cultural habits and the matrices of writing and letters stored in our memory.

Beyond doubt, illegible script has the power to shakes us out of the comfort of certainty and open us up to the unexpected. The exhibition at Art Stations gallery will display amongst others works of eight artists from Grażyna Kulczyk Collection, many of them will be seen for the first time in Poland.

Jan Berdyszak, Irma Blank, Hanne Darboven, Krzysztof Gliszczyński, Şakir Gökçebağ, Małgorzata Dawidek, Sasaguchi Kazz, Andrzej Leśnik, Navid Nuur, Franciszek Orłowski, Michał Martychowiec, Ireneusz Pierzgalski, Sophia Pompéry, Ketty La Rocca, Antoni Starczewski, Tamás St. Auby, Jan Tarasin, Endre Tót, ...

Curated by dr. hab. Marta Smolińska

March 12 - April 30, Galerie Dix9 | Hélène Lacharmoise, Paris

Mémoires de livre

Marie Aerts, Sheila Concari, Leila Danziger, Anne Deguelle, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou, Nemanja Nikolic, Sophia Pompéry, Paula de Solminihac

An ode to the magic of the page.

Past Exhibitions

March 1 - 27, Landesmuseum Württenberg, Stuttgart

reFORM Kunstpreis

I am happy to announce, that my work „Palindrom“ got a honorable mention and will be presented at Landesmuseum Württenberg, Ständesaal, Altes Schloss Stuttgart. A catalogue will be published on this occasion.
March 3 - 6, Art Fair with Galerie Wagner + Partner

PULSE, New York

Galerie Wagner + Partner, Berlin will be presenting works by Bastian Börsig, Sophia Pompéry, Malgorzata Symankiewicz and Thomas Wrede.
10-13 February 2016, Rotterdam

Art Rotterdam

Wagner + Partner is pleased to partcipate at Art Rotterdam 2016 with Sophia Pompéry and Bastian Börsig. Art Rotterdam has developed to be Netherland´s most exciting contemporary art fair. The gallery will show new and latest works by Berlin based artist Sophia Pompéry as well as recent paintings by Bastian Börsig who will have his art fair debut. Both artists were presented with high calibre solo shows at Wagner + Partner last year. Please contact gallery for free tickets or pricelists.

10-15 December 2016, Paris

SOON Paris

Fair for Art Editions with Galerie Dix9
23 October - 5 December 2015, Galerie Wagner + Partner, Berlin

Berkeleys Katze

Sophia Pompéry - Solo Exhibition
Opening: 23.10.2015, 19:00 h
12 November 2015, Deutsches Studienzentrum, Venedig

Cinque Garzoni Art Film Festival

Screening: Ruinen der Gegenwart / Impressionen des Vergänglichen in Venedig und anderen Orten
12-15 November 2015, Paris

Paris Photo

Artfair with Galerie Dix9, Paris
20-21 November 2015, Haus der Kunst Munich

Conference: "Re-Orientation Contexts of Contemporary Art in Turkey"

Lectures by: Kutlug Ataman, René Block, Burcu Dogramaci, Esra Ersen, Okwui Enwesor, Basak Senova, Marta Smolinska, Beral Madra, Sophia Pompéry, Lora Saraslian, Wendy Shaw and others.
Freitag, den 25. September 2015, um 19.30h Buchhandlung Walther König, Burgstraße 27, 10178 Berlin

Buchpräsentation: Schwindel der Wirklichkeit Closed-Circuit-Videoinstallationen und Partizipation, Ein Reader

In der Ausstellung "Schwindel der Wirklichkeit" stellte die Akademie der Künste 2014 künstlerische Strategien vor, in denen die Wahrnehmung und die Aktivität der Besucher ins Zentrum rückten und das Kunstwerk sich nur in ihnen und durch sie verwirklichte. Dabei standen die aktuellen Entwicklungen der Game Art in einer Tradition künstlerischer Auseinandersetzungen seit den 1960er Jahren, insbesondere mit den Closed-Circuit-Videoinstallationen, aber auch den Partizipations- und Performanceprojekten im Zentrum. Dieser dreimonatige 'Liveact' führte zu Texten (u.a. von Horst Bredekamp, Mark Butler, Michael Diers, Wulf Herzogenrath, Slavko Kacunko), Fotografien und Filmen, die in einem Reader in Kooperation mit der Buchhandlung Walther König mit repräsentativer Fotostrecke erscheinen. Exklusiv für die Käufer des Readers bietet die Akademie der Künste eine 30-minütige Videodokumentation der Ausstellung per Download an.
19 June - 1 August 2015, Galerie Wagner + Partner, Berlin

Der Raum der Worte ist nicht der Raum der Bilder

In the double exhibition Galerie WAGNER + PARTNER presents two young
Berlin based artists who use a range of media – installations, drawings, video
– to examine perception in a manner that is both phenomenal and irritating,
engaging with the differences and interferences between the communication
systems of word and image in a highly unconventional way. Tim Plamper and
Sophia Pompéry inquire into the functioning and comprehensibility of metaphors
in word and image, symbols and signs. Each of their works has a double bottom,
as it were, concealing a further metaphorical level. At the same time Plamper and
Pompéry are able to create simple and subtle works, engaging with their materiality
in a strikingly poetic and assured manner.

4 - 6 June 2015, Barcelona


Sophia Pompéry presented by Galerie Dix9, Paris at LOOP video art fair. LOOP is an art fair exclusively devoted to moving image discover, promote and discuss artists’ film & video in its best conditions. Understanding that we work with time-based media, each gallery exhibits one film project in a single room of a hotel, thus creating a setting tightly-focused on the artists’ work and keeping the experience of discovery at the core of the event. Furthermore, the reduced scale of the event generates a lively familiar atmosphere which is moreover articulated by a highly-specialised Professional & Collector’s Programme. LOOP 2015 will take place on 4, 5, 6 June 2014 in Barcelona, at the Hotel Catalonia Ramblas.

30 April - 22 May 2015, Galerie Sexauer, Berlin


Exhibition curated by Alina Heinze und Tina Sauerländer

with:Nina Ansari, Katharina Arndt, Diana Artus, Alexandra Baumgartner, Nadine Fecht, Ornella Fieres, Eliana Heredia, Julia Herfurth, Carla Mercedes Hihn, Michelle Jezierski, Ce Jian, Caroline Kryzecki, Ines Lechleitner, Maren Maiwald, Zoe Claire Miller, Maria Munoz, Jennifer Oellerich, Hannah Parr, Sophia Pompéry, Ria Patricia Röder, Ina Sangenstedt, Gunna Schmidt, Lisa Tiemann, Anna Tsianou, Claudia Zweifel.

SALOON is a group of young women of the art scene from Berlin. Artists, trustees, journalists and scientists. SEXAUER Gallery is particularly happy to present 25 artists from the SALOON for the first time in a large exhibition also titled SALOON during the Gallery Weekend.
Opening reception on 30.4. at 19h

Gallery Weekend:
Thursday: Opening 6 pm / Party 8 pm
Friday – Sunday: 10 am – 12 pm

21 March - 8th June 2015, within the Scope of 'Zero' at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin


Presentation of "Zwei Meter II" in the ZERO publication accompanying the homonymous exhibition, at Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin. “Sometimes the real revolutions in art remain invisible until they are long past, yet the subterranean shock waves can persist for generations.” Daniel Birnbaum, ZERO aus heutiger Sicht, 2014.

20 January - 30 march 2015, Centrum Kultury ZAMEK, Poznan, PL


This exhibition puts hair in the focus of its interest. This is a starting point. On one hand hair bears certain associations, on the other, they trigger cultural contexts associated with hair being banned from view. Hair severed from a person incurs disgust and seem horrifying as it is no longer “a whole with the living body” and it signifies “premature death”. According to Nietzsche and Sartre who followed his suit – disgust stands for experiencing one’s own existence with great intensity. Hair becomes a universal theme that “speaks” a great deal about such issues as identity, social conflicts, history, religious obligations, illnesses, women’s status, sexuality and sensuality to name but a few – depending on the context it’s used in, and the way it’s being presented.

8 January - 27 February 2015, Lage Egal, Berlin


With mostly recent artist's books and accompanying editions of more than 200 artists and publishers, LAGE EGAL shows a broad snapshot in a specially designed exhibition display.

Amongst others with: Andreas Koch | Andy Warhol | Annette Kisling | April Gertler | Diana Artus | Dieter Roth | Elmgreen & Dragset | George Grosz | Göksu Kunak | herman de vries | Jim Avignon & Anja Lutz | Kader Attia | Markus Wirthmann | Max Ernst | Nadine Fecht | Olafur Eliasson | OPTICAL SOUND | Pierre Granoux | Sigmar Polke | Sophia Pompéry | Stéphane Le Mercier | Tim Abeling | Ulrike Mohr | Ursula Döbereiner | Veit Stratmann | Veronique Pozzi | Vincenzo Fagnani | Viola Kamp | VON HUNDERT | Wolf von Kries | Wolf Vostell | Yuki Jungesblut

18 January 2015, 14-18h, Berlin


Sonntag is a social sculpture that takes place the third Sunday afternoon of every month in Berlin, Germany. For each Sonntag an artist is invited to show his/her work in a private apartment. The artist's favorite cake is made by April Gertler and Adrian Schiesser and is served with coffee and tea.

7 November 2014 - 1st February 2015, Momentum Berlin / SCAD Museum of Art Georgia, USA

Fragments of Empires

Curated by David Elliott and Rachel Rits-Volloch

Kader Attia | Lutz Becker | Theo Eshetu | Amir Fattal |
Gülsün Karamustafa | Fiona Pardington | Sophia Pompéry

This exhibition accordingly invokes time-based art practices to explore the legacies of cultural histories that have constantly changed over of time. As Berlin’s only platform focusing exclusively on time-based art, MOMENTUM focuses on historical time through the lens of technologies that break down moments into images, as well as through the personal experiences of artists whose varied cultural perspectives re-frame different historical moments.

14 December 2014

Diffring Award Ceremony

Akademie der Künste Berlin

Sophia Pompéry was awarded with the Diffring Award. The ceremony will take place within the scope of the finissage of "Schwindel der Wirklichkeit" at Akademie der Künste.

September 16 – December 14, 2014, Akademie der Künste, Berlin

Schwindel der Wirklichkeit

Marina Abramović, Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Valie Export, Harun Farocki,
Hamish Fulton, Dan Graham, Bjørn Melhus, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik,
Michelangelo Pistoletto, Sophia Pompéry, Franz Reimer, Ulrike Rosenbach,
Tino Sehgal and others...

The profound changes in artistic practice as a result of new media have resulted in a stream of new strategies tackling how to construct or deconstruct reality in and with art, attempting to make a contribution to enlightenment and resistance through critical appraisal. The project seeks answers to the question of the beholder’s repositioning between artwork and reality, and fathoms changes to our self-determination which affect all areas of modern life.

October 11 - November 15 2014, Galerie Dix9, Paris

Histoires de je

Françoise Coutant, Anne Deguelle, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou, Sophia Pompéry,
Anila Rubiku, Marion Tampon-Lajarriette, Cui Xiuwen, Yuan Yanwu

vernissage 11.10.2014

October 19 - November 22 2014, Galerie Judith Andreae, Bonn


Raimund Girke | Susanne Lorenz | Rune Mields | Ulrike Möschel | Christiane Möbus
Sigmar Polke | Sophia Pompéry | Francis Zeischegg and others
October 30 - November 1st 2014, Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin

Festival of Future Nows

For five years now the Institut für Raumexperimente (Institute for Spatial
Experimentation) at Universität der Künste Berlin has existed as an internationally
renowned model project in arts education and research under the direction of
Olafur Eliasson. To conclude the project the Institute will be staging a „Festival of
Future Nows“ at the Neue Nationalgalerie. Visitors will be invited to view the works,
participate and engage in discussion in the exhibition Sticks and Stones by
David Chipperfield in the upper hall and also in the outside area around the museum.
October 11, 2014

Artist Talk with Sophia Pompéry and Dr. Ursula Ströbele

as Part of Homecomings Symposium 2014,Berlin
28. Juni – 5.Oktober, Gehry-Galerien | MARTa Herford

Freundliche Übernahme - Künstler zeigen Ihre Sammlung

Künstlersammlungen von Herbert Brandl, Bogomir Ecker,
Helmut Federle, Katharina Grosse, Friedrich Kunath,
Jonathan Meese, Karin Sander

Eröffnung Freitag, 27.Juni, 18h
MARTa Herford

September 24 – 28, 2014

Art International Istanbul

exhibiting at the second edition of the new Art Fair in Istanbul,
with Galerie Dix9, Paris
May 30 – July 7, 2014

Falsche Freunde / False Friends

Gregor Gleiwitz | Ulrike Möschel | Sophia Pompéry | Sebastian Riemer
Lukas Schmenger | Joachim Schulz
Opening Friday, May 30, 18h
Galerie Andreae, Bonn
April 25 – May 5, 2014


Before renovating and moving in, 13 artists deal with home, space,
every day life objects, physical phenomena and absurdities. Images
behind the known lead the viewer deeper into his personal story.

Anton Burdakov | Olafur Eliasson | Philipp Hausmeier | Miriam Jonas | Caroline Kryzecki | Ulrike Mohr | Sophia Pompéry | Sebastian Riemer | Maren Roloff | Bettina Scholz (showing Antonius Block)| Aiko Tezuka | Timm Ulrichs | Sinta Werner

Opening Friday, April 25, 18-21h
Saturday 17.5 and Sunday 18.5 open between 15-19h
or on appointment: + 49 160 94 64 2009

at Pompéry & Scholl, Bredowstr. 35a, 10551 Berlin
- please ring the bell -
8 May - 12 July, 2014

L'Art et la Santé

Natalie CZECH | Michael MÜLLER | Sophia POMPERY | Torsten RUEHLE |
Sebastian STUMPF | Bruno BOTELLA | Jacqueline DOYEN | Rainier LERICOLAIS |
Nicolas MILHE | Morgane TSCHIEMBER

Gala Evening: 8th May, Allee de France, French Embassy, Pariser Platz 5, Berlin
Opening Wednesday 19th May, 15h, Sanofi Headquarters, Potsdamer Platz 8, Berlin.

March 15 – April 26, 2014

About Blank I

Philip Hausmeier | Miriam Jonas | Sophia Pompéry | Jan Vormann | Sebastian Winkler

Opening Friday, March 14, 6 pm-9 pm
Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin

8th August 2013 - 8th June 2014

Blind Spot

Science Center Spectrum - Stiftung Deutsches Technik Museum Berlin

Science Center Spectrum reopens it's doors on 9th August after major modernisation. The new exhibition is full of fascinating hands-on experiments. Have fun exploring these puzzling and astonishing phenomena, which are fundamental for an understanding of science and technology, and discover art works by Markus Hoffmann, Sophia Pompéry and Tiago Romagnani Silveira.

6-9 February 2014

Art Rotterdam

Solopresentation with Galérie Dix9, Paris
11-26 January 2014

Imaginäre Größe, oder Der Anfang von Etwas

Schau Fenster – Schauraum für Kunst
Lobeckstraße 30-35, 10969 Berlin

Armin | Peter Dobroschke | Antonius Block | Lola Göller | Sid Gastl | Alexandra Ranner | Antje Majewski | Sophia Pompéry | Sophie Reinhold | Bettina Scholz | Diana Sirianni | Johannes Regin | Heiner Franzen | Esel durch Wiederholung | Caroline Ruijgrok | Klaus-Martin Treder

Pate für diese Ausstellung steht Stanislaw Lems Buch "Imaginäre Größe" (1973), welches ausschließlich aus fiktiven Vorworten und Einleitungen besteht. Es werden Arbeiten gezeigt, die im
weitesten Sinn mit dem Anfang oder dem Anfangen in Zusammenhang stehen.
Eröffnung am 10.1.2014 um 20h

22 October 2013, 19h

L'Art et la Santé

Sanofi Aventis Group, Paris

Natalie CZECH | Michael MÜLLER | Sophia POMPERY | Torsten RUEHLE | Sebastian STUMPF | Bruno BOTELLA | Jacqueline DOYEN | Rainier LERICOLAIS | Nicolas MILHE | Morgane TSCHIEMBER

Sanofi is a leading company in the research, development and distribution of therapeutic solutions focused on patients needs. On the occasion of the anniversary "50 years of Elysée Treaty », Sanofi comissioned ten works on health by German and French artists. After a creation process of several months these works can now be seen for the first time as part of the collective exhibition "L'art et la santé" in the headquarters of Sanofi in Paris (8th arrondissement). The exhibition will be inaugurated on 22 October by Mr. Christopher A. Viehbacher,CEO of Sanofi, and her Excellence Susanne WASUM-RAINER, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany. The members of the jury and the artists will be present.

20th September - 10th November


Goldrausch 2013 at Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin

Partner of BERLIN ART WEEK Goldrausch Art IT presents the 15 participants of this year's programm. Financed by the Senate’s Department for Economy/Technology/Women and the European Social Fund (ESF) Goldrausch is a professional training programm for women who earn their living as fine artists in Berlin.

21th September - 27th October 27th


Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL

In the run up to the 500th anniversary of the death of Hieronymus Bosch in 2016, the painter’s native town of ‘s-Hertogenbosch is launching BYTS: Bosch Young Talent Show. This annually recurring art exhibition will this year take place in September/October at the new Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, and is intended for artists under 30, who live or have studied at the art school in a so-called ‘Bosch’ city that has the honour of housing works by this Dutch Master.

Opening 18 September - 27 October


HORSE, Boxhagener Str. 93, 10245 Berlin
open Friday to Sunday 1–7pm + by appointment

Inspired by Hreinn Frydfinnsson's "House Project"(1974-) and George Perec's "Espèces d'Espaces" (1974)

benandsebastian, DK/UK | Anton Burdakov, UA/UK | Libia Castro & Olafur Olafsson, ES/IS | Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez, CR/DE | Eric Ellingsen, US | Jean-Pasqual Flavien, FR | Hreinn Frydfinnsson, IS | Elin Hansdottir, IS | Florian Neufeld, DE | Sophia Pompéry, DE/HU

curated by: Cassandra Edlefsen Lasch & Annabelle von Girsewald

16-18 September

Art International Fair Istanbul

‚Transition‘ is a solo project by Sophia Pompéry, presented by
Galerie Dix9 (Paris) giving it’s debut at ArtInternational Istanbul.
Pompéry’s new videos, maps and objects establish a
many-sided dicourse of surprisingly actual political associations.
With „Transition“ she puts images of Turkish identity to the touch.
These images behind the known lead the viewer deeper into his own
story – in a narrative, poetical, calm way, but without compromises.
3-15 September 2013

Contemporary Spirituality

group exhibition at Pitié Salpétrière Hospital, Paris
21. Juli - 4. August 2013
Sophia Pompéry

Plumb Bob

Kabinett * Jakobistraße 5 * Hannover
6th June - 15th July


Horror Pista | Horváth Csaba Árpád |
Molnár Judit Lilla | Sophia Pompéry |

Opening: 5th June, 7pm with Evelin Páll, art historian

The term doublethink was coined by George Orwell in his dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four as a key of Newspeak. A Newspeak word usually has two mutually contradictory meanings, so that all tinges of the language are removed. Like Orwell's artificial language, today's political rhetoric and the media prefers to use simplistic phrases that divide the world into black and white, good and bad. However, this linguistic determination of thought can be altered by creative activity. The works presented at the exhibition use varying means to visually and conceptually counterpoint or illustrate the rhetorical mechanisms of Doublethink.

Curated by: Viktória Popovics

AmaTáR, 1035 Budapest, Verder utca 14.
open on apointment: +36 20 62 49 479

23rd May - 16th June

Berlin. Status 2

a.o with Song-Ming Ang, Julius von Bismarck,
Thomas Chapman, Simon Denny, John Kleckner,
Tim Plamper, Sophia Pompéry, Despina Stokou

at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Kottbusser Str. 10, 10999 Berlin
A catalogue will be published

23rd May - 29th June

Episode 1: Rules of Attraction

Pauline Bastard | Michael Kargl | Sophia Pompéry
Insitu, Kurfürstenstr. 21-22, 10785 Berlin

21st March - 18th May 2013


Solo Exhibition at Galérie DIX9, 19, rue des Filles du Calvaire, 75003 Paris

For her first solo show in France, the artist presents an emblematic choice of works revealing her phenomenological perception of things. Artistic and scientific at once, Sophia Pompéry’s works invite us to reconsider the world that surrounds us. Should we believe in what we see? By playing with our visual perception, the artist traps the viewer without denying reality. By attaching all importance to small nothings, Pompéry’s work questions the viewers firm beliefs and reveals a poetic side in another truth.

>> more info

19th April, 19-22pm

Cheater's Charm

One-day solo-exhibition at NUN-Berlin, Isarstrasse 4, 12053 Berlin
25th-28th April

Paris Photo L.A.

The inaugural United States edition of the renowned Paris fair, will be held at Paramount Pictures Studios, Los Angeles. Please visit the booth of Galerie Dix9 (Paris) that showcases works of Marion Tampon-Lajarriette and Sophia Pompéry

21th April, 3pm


Sophia Pompéry | ATÖLYE
Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
23rd February - 24th April 2013
Sophia Pompéry


Solo Exhibition at Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wilhelmstraße 15, 65185 Wiesbaden

Looking through a small hole in the wall can sometimes unsuspectedly open up a whole world which no longer lets go. Is it possible to capture the atmosphere of a place, its history and at the same time timelessness in a work of art?

The Kunstverein Wiesbaden presents with ATÖLYE the first institutional solo exhibition by Sophia Pompéry in Germany. Her work, moving through the media video, photography, object and installation, often captures diffuse moods and situations and plays with encrypted motifs, providing surprising punch lines after detailed reflection. Involving physical laws, she evokes unusual perspectives on the everyday and launches poetic processes. On the occasion of a stay grant in Istanbul 2012, Sophia Pompéry made a series of new works linked closely to the location of the experience and invite to reflect on space and time at the Kunstverein.

A publication accompanies the exhibition.
Supported by Stiftung Kunstfonds.

>> more info

7th - 10th February 2013

ART ROTTERDAM with Galérie Dix9

The International Art Fair of the Netherlands
LP2 in Las Palmas, Wilhelminakade 326, 3072 AR Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Jan van de Pavert - Paul Andriesse (NL) | Stefan Constantinescu - Anita Beckers (DE) | Benoit Plateus - Albert Baronian (BE) | Erkka Nissinen - Ellen de Bruijne Projects (NL) | Sam Curtis - Division of Labour (UK) | Sophia Pompéry - Galerie Dix9 (FR) | Michael Joaquin Grey - Carroll Fletcher (UK) | Matthew Lutz-Kinoy - van Gelder (NL) | Meiro Koizumi - Annet Gelink Gallery (NL) | Josephine Meckseper - Reinhard Hauff (DE) | Johanna Billing - Hollybush Gardens (UK) | Christian Friedrich - Wilfried Lentz (NL) | Hans Op de Beeck - Ron Mandos (NL) | Carlos Irijalba - Galerie Sherin Najjar (DE) | Hajnal Németh - RAM (NL) | Harm Weistra - Joey Ramone (NL) | Keren Cytter - Schau Ort (CH) | Antonio Vega Macotela - Stigter van Doesburg (NL) | Navid Nuur - Martin van Zomeren (NL) |

Art Rotterdam Projections takes place in the free space LP2 in the Las Palmas building, on the opposite of the Cruise Terminal. Here you will find Projections in an worldwide unique, open and interactive setting. The 1200 m2 of LP2 will be for this occasion totally darkened and on large projection screens will 19 international galleries present a video work of an upcoming or more renowned artist.

Please visit Galerie Dix9 at booth 46 and my work at the Projection Section, display 19

12th January - 27th February 2013


Group Show at Galerie R+M Fricke, Invalidenstraße 114, Berlin-Mitte
Opening, 13.1.2013, 13-16h
15th September - 26th October 2012


Flavio de Marco | Friederike Klotz | Pauline Kraneis | Sophia Pompéry
Group Exhibition at Galerie R+M Fricke, Invalidenstraße 114, Berlin-Mitte
Opening, 14.9.2012, 7-9 p.m.
20th June - 26th August 2012
Sophia Pompéry


Solo Exhibition at ARTER Space for Art, Istanbul, Opening, 20.6.2012

>> more info

Friday, 20. July 2012, 18h


Join us at the half-time of the exhibition VICE VERSA Miami 2011 - Berlin 2012 at Kommunale Galerie Berlin, Hohenzollerndamm 176, 10713 Berlin (15th June - 12th August) for the distribution ceremony of „Toni und Albrecht Kumm Award for the Promotion of Young Artists | Studio Award 2011“. On 19th October 2011 a Jury by Rüdiger Lange, loop – raum für aktuelle kunst, preview berlin, Dr. Annelie Lütgens, Berlinische Galerie (Chairman of the Jury) and Christiane Meixner, Tagesspiegel awarded Sophia Pompéry the 10.000 Euro Prize, donated by Sigrid and Dr. Karl-Albrecht Kumm.

07.12 >> 09.12 2011


Grimmuseum, Fichte Strasse 2, 10967 Berlin

Song-Ming Ang | Assaf Gruber | Felix & Mumford | Krystel Marois | Rita Medinas Faustino | Sophia Pompéry | Oswaldo Ruiz | Marinella Senatore | Santiago Taccetti

Wunderblock. Traces of process, document and memory is an exhibition exploring the palette of memory’s representation, through archiving, reconstruction, and documentation. Different questions are developed considering how memory can create common spaces for interpretation, how can it be activated through perception and how we define the process from perception to reception. (...)

28.11.2011 - 28.02.2012


Schauhalle Dezer, Miami


29.10 - 1.9.2012


MOT - Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

Nevin Aladağ | John Bock | Phil Collins | Omer Fast | Fuji Re-United (Simon Fujiwara & Kan Fujiwara) | Isa Genzken | Katharina Grosse | Alicja Kwade | Simon Dybbroe Møller | Kirstine Roepstorff | Anri Sala | Matthias Wermke & Mischa Leinkauf | Ming Wong | Haegue Yang Saâdane Afif | Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maed | Christian Jankowski | Institute for Spatial Experiments



Einladung zum Atelierbesuch
Freundeskreis der Universität der Künste Berlin
Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft e.V.

20. Oktober 2011, 18:30h-21:30h

Atelieretage Oberschöneweide
Wilhelminenhofstr. 83-85, Haus 59, 3. Etage
12459 Berlin

15.10. - 10.11.2011


Solo-Exhibition at Wozownia Gallery, Torun, Poland

Opening: 14.10.2011 at 18h

The marvel of Sophia Pompéry’s works results from her interest in physical and optical phenomena. In many ways her video works come into a dialog with painting, its condition and tradition of imaging. They are characterised by a fascinating picturesque quality and a subtly arranged visual side, evoking a secret and oneiric atmosphere, guiding the viewer into a state of concentration close to meditation or even hypnotic enchantment. They are exquisite, self-contained, calm, focusing on a selected issue and perfectly arranged – they strike with simplicity of visual means resulting in the disclosure of multi-thread, complex meanings oscillating between physical and artistic reality.
Pompéry takes delight in exploring unconventional carriers for images, such as water, surface of a soap bubble or a glass vessel. Views created on such carriers are, however, evasive, perishable and not fully discernible. Similarly as indiscernible and gaze-evading is the image of the artist herself, caught in those fascinating and disturbing projections. (Marta Smolińska)

a catalogue will be released

22.9 - open end


Organisation: Institut für Raumexperimente (Eric Ellingsen, Sophia Pompéry, Christina Werner) in collaboration with Culture of Change, SC Gallery (Karla Pudar) and Multimedijalni Institut, MAMA (Peter Milat)


The Poster as an Experiment in Travel is prismatically structured to reflect the making of a class excursion (a road trip). Every place is a mangle of spatial relationships involving motions and emotions of scale, speed, perception, attention span, directionality, and distance. Posters are vehicles of urban communication which materialize these spatial relationships. Each poster is as different as each participant. Some posters are sketches of ideas, some finished statements, others dreams, or personal distortions. They are autonomous projects soon to be realized, parts realized in other places, and pitches for projects to come. In a real way, each poster is a still from a moving stream. (Eric Ellingsen)

>> please have a look at our online documentation:

31.8. – 3.9.2011


Eröffnung: Mi, 31.8.2011 18 - 22h, Do/Fr 14 – 19h, Sa 16 - 21h
MicaMoca project berlin e.V. Lindower Str. 22, 13347 Berlin

Robert Barta | Jérémie Bennequin | Luk Berghe | Eberhard Bosslet | Marcel Bühler | Matthew Burbidge | Anton Burdakov | Youngjoo Cho | Sébastien Delvaux | Nikolaus Eberstaller | Nezaket Ekici | Megumi Fukuda | Stephanie Gerner | Elmar Hess | Maja Josifovic | Peter Kees | Tessa Knapp | Steve Lambert | Via Lewandowsky | Ari Benjamin Meyers | Jenny Michel | Greg Murr | Hajnal Németh | Sophia Pompéry | Jovana Popic | Joseph Ramirez | Raha Rastifard | Karen Scheper | Johanna Thompson | Mehran Tizkar | André Wagner | Hans Winkler | Veronika Witte | Seoung Won Won | Michael Zheng

Kuratorin: Nicole Loeser
21.06.2011, 11.00h


Studie des Instituts für Strategieentwicklung zur Situation der KünstlerInnen in Berlin
Präsentation und Diskussion der Ergebnisse in C|O Berlin, Oranienburger Straße 35/36, 10117 Berlin

Der Schlüssel zur Gegenwartskunst in Berlin sind die Künstlerinnen und Künstler, die diese Stadt zu einem der weltweit wichtigsten Produktionsstandorte für Gegenwartskunst machen. Wie sehen Berliner Künstlerinnen und Künstler ihre Situation? Wie bewerten sie städtische und kulturpolitische Entwicklungen? Das Institut für Strategieentwicklung (IFSE) hat diese Fragen in einer umfassenden Studie untersucht. C/O Berlin lädt Sie herzlich ein zur Präsentation und Diskussion. Eintritt frei.

Podium: Prof. Monika Grütters, MdB | Sophia Pompéry, Künstlerin | Bernhard Kotowsky, bbk Berlin | Hergen Wöbken, IFSE
Moderation: Claudia Wahjudi, Zitty

20.März - 1.Mai 2011


Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden

Awst & Walther / Fides Becker / Il-Jin Atem Choi & Becker-Schmitz / Anita Di Bianco / Zilvinas Kempinas / Ján Mančuška / Neil McNally / Christine Mederer / Emilie Pitoiset / Sophia Pompéry / Markus Walenzyk

Was macht das Poetische in der zeitgenössischen Kunst aus? Immer wieder wird Kunstwerken von Kuratoren, Kritikern oder Künstlern selbst die Qualität des Poetischen zugesprochen. Die metaphorische Verwendung des Begriffs außerhalb der Dichtung folgt einer langen Tradition. Die Gruppenausstellung versucht das Poetische greifbar zu machen und präsentiert 13 Künstler, die in den Medien Videokunst, Installation, Performance, Malerei und Fotografie arbeiten. Der Titel zielt auf die Frage, ob der Begriff des Poetischen eine Lücke füllt, den der moderne Abschied von der ursprünglichen ästhetischen Zentralkategorie des Schönen im Sprechen über Kunst aufgerissen hat und inwieweit das Poetische über das „so Schöne“ hinausgeht.

Kuratiert von Sara Stehr und Elke Gruhn

12. März - 7.Juni

Ausstellung 3

Art Junction Berlin, GIZ Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
20.Januar - 10.April


Institut für Raumexperimente im Reykjavik Art Museum
4.September - 25.Oktober 2010


Kunstverein Kassel
8.Mai 2010 - 19.September 2010


ARTER, New Museum for Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey, cat.

30.April - 19.Juni 2010

Sophia Pompéry | STILL

Solo Exhibition at Gitte Weise Gallery, Berlin, Vernissage, 30.4. 18.00h

16. Dezember 2009 - 10. Januar 2010

Potenciális izék - Dinge und Undinge mit Anna Lénard

Magyar Mühely Galéria, Budapest, H , Eröffnung am 16.12, 18.00h

4. Dezember 2009 - 10. Januar 2010

participating in Karin Sander, Zeigen

, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, cat.
28.Juni - 8.August 2009

"Schönes Wetter heute, n'est-ce pas, Henning?"

Kurator: René Block
Kunstforeningen 44 Moen, DK

Lene Adler Petersen | Halil Altindere | Peter Anders | Ay-O | Joseph Beuys | Claus Böhmler | George Brecht | KP Brehmer | Marcel Broodthaers | John Cage | Giuseppe Chiari | Henning Christiansen | Maria Eichhorn | Robert Filliou | Terry Fox | Ludwig Gosewitz | Asta Gröting | Erik Hagens | Geoffrey Hendricks | Joe Jones | Till Junkel | Allan Kaprow | Milan Knizak | Alison Knowles | Hans Peter Kuhn | Arthur Koepcke | Inge Mahn | Olaf Metzel | Ursula Munch-Petersen | Bjoern Noergaard | Nam June Paik | Palermo | Sigmar Polke | Sophia Pompéry | Ursula Reuter Christiansen | Dieter Roth | Gerhard Rühm | Reiner Ruthenbeck | Carlos Santos | Sakis | Thomas Schmit | Superflex | Endre Tot | Ben Vautier | Wolf Vostell | Emmett Williams