SOPHIE PENKETHMAN-YOUNG

16/11/1991

Based in Sydney Australia

 

EDUCATION
2017-20      Masters of Art Curating, University of Sydney (current) 

2014             Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), University of Sydney College of the Arts

2011-13      Bachelor of Visual Arts (Photography Media Arts) Australian National University School of Art

 

EMPLOYMENT
2018                    Communications and Engagement Coordinator, Firstdraft, Sydney

2017 -18            Marketing and Content Coordinator, Carriageworks, Sydney

 

AWARDS
2018   Finalist - The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize , QUT Art Museum, Brisbane

2017   Finalist - Fisher's Ghost Art Award 2017, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney

2015    Highly Commended - The Bresic Whitney Emerging Artist,  M Contemporary

2015     Peoples Choice Award - YAI exhibition at M Contemporary

2014     Shortlisted - Verge Awards 2D Art/Photography Category

2013     ANU School Of Art Emerging Artist Support Scheme Award, Photoaccess Residency and Exhibition

2013     ANU School Of Art Emerging Artist Support Scheme Award, 2013, Belconnen Community Centre, Gallery at BCS Exhibition Award for January

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019  Woolworths Orchid, Airspace Projects, Sydney

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019  Video Visions, Channels Festival and Metro Arts, Melbourne and Brisbane

2019  Late Night Lit: Activism Through Creative Practice, Emerging Writers Festival and Seventh Gallery, Melbourne

2018  New Life World, Down/Under Space, Sydney

2018  Burn Out, Night Screen, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne

2018  The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize , QUT Art Museum, Brisbane

2017  #PRIZENOPRIZRE, The Walls (art space), Gold Coast

2017   Fisher's Ghost Art Award 2017, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney

2017   Conditional Surpluss - Channels Festival, curated by Gillian Butcher, Fed TV - Federation Square, Melbourne

2017   Stillness, curated by Rhiannon Hopley, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney

2017   Lucence - Act Three, Main Gallery | School of Art & Design (ANU), Canberra

2017   Siri! Define Beauty?, curator and artist, Interlude, Sydney

2016   Rheology - forms that flow, Curated by Elyse Goldfinch, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney

2016   Mars Bars and Aphrodite, 107 Projects, Sydney

2015   One Minutes - Healing Tool, Curated by Shana Moulton, Various screenings (UK, USA, DM, NL)

2015   Gaffa Gallery Installation, Chippendale Beams Festival, Sydney

2015   No Place Like Home, M Contemporary, Sydney

2015   Art Central Hong Kong, M Contemporary Booth 4, Hong Kong

2015   YAI (Young Artist Initiative) exhibition, M Contemporary, Sydney

2014   University of Sydney College of The Arts Graduate Exhibition, Sydney

2014   Verge Award Shortlisted Exhibition, Verge Gallery, Sydney

2013   Australian National University Graduating Exhibition, Canberra

2013   I Sold My Kidneys And Bought A Pair Of Nike Frees, Honkytonks, Canberra

2013   The F Word, PhotoSpace, Canberra

2013 #Bombala, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane

2011 Facing Space, Photospace, Australian National University, Canberra

 CURATORIAL AND FACILITATION PROJECTS
2018 The Failure Debate, Facilitator, Verge Gallery, Sydney

2017 Siri Define Beauty, Curator, Interlude Gallery, Sydney

SELECTED COMMISSIONS / COLLABORATIONS
2019 Polychromatic (editor), Directed by Sarinah Masukor, Diversity Arts Australia's Diverse Screens commission

2019 The Ropes (editor), Amrita Hepi, various screenings

2018 Fempress (visuals), curated by Hannah Brontë, Liveworks, Carriageworks, Sydney

2018 A Caltex Spectrum (visuals), Choreographed by Amrita Hepi, Keri Choreographic Award, Visuals, Carriageworks, Sydney and Dance House, Melbourne

2016 Passing (visuals and lighting), Choreographed by Amrita Hepi and Jahra 'Rager' Wasasala, Nextwave Festival and pACT AfterGlow, Video Projection and Lighting Design, Sydney, Melbourne

2015 University of Sydney Reconciliation Week, Projection Video Piece, Vivid, Sydney

2015 At First Site Festival, Video Projection (Collaboration with EGO)

2015 Lee Mathews Spring Summer Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Show, Video Projection Work

 

PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA
2019     Woolworths Orchid, reviewed by Harriet McInerney, UN Projects extended & KINGS Artist-Run Emerging Writer's Program

2019 Woolworths Orchid, So Hot Right Now, 2Ser, Interview with the artist

2017     #PRIZENOPRIZE, review by Felicity Scarce, UN Projects 

2017      Siri Define Beauty, review The Ladies Network

2017     WYD: Your pick of prime exhibitions from around the block, March 8, Acclaim Mag

2016     Mars Bars and Aphrodite, Culture Guide Interview, FBi Radio (18.07.16)

2016     Rheology, Forms that Flow Catalogue

2013     Queensland Centre Of Photography Program and Website September

2012     Wobble Magazine O-Week Edition