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Sophie Whettnall


Biography

Born in 1973 in Brussels (Belgium).
Lives and works in Brussels (Belgium).

Sophie Whettnall is a multidisciplinary artist using video, performance, drawing and painting. Her works oscillate between elegance, sensuality and energy.

Since the nineties, the work of Sophie Whettnall offers a reflection on the forces that define our relationship to the world around us, by materializing and documenting them.


Sophie Whettnall focuses on light and analyses its presence and zones of absence and passage. The aesthetic pieces of the artist prove simultaneously sensitive and powerful, resting on a dialectic tension and attempt to instigate a relation between contradicting concepts and perceptions: between softness and sensuousness, yin and yang, women and men. Her work also contributes to a form of autobiographical project.

Sophie Whettnall won the Young Belgian Painting prize in 1999. Her works has been exhibited at the 52th Venise Biennal (Italy), Utah Museum of Fine Arts (Salt Lake City), MAC'S, Site du Grand Hornu (Hornu), DOT. Project (London), Leal Rios Foundation (Barcelona), Centrale for Contemporary Art (Brussels), BOZAR (Brussels), Museu de Arte Moderna Aloisio Magalhães (Recife), CGAC (Santiago de Compostella), COAC (Barcelona), Vera Cortes Art Agency (Lisbon), Krinzinger Projekte (Vienna), L'Orangerie - Espace d'art contemporain (Bastogne), Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains (Tourcoing).


Selected works

Red Landscape #7, Sophie Whettnall
Projected Landscape #2 (tryptich), Sophie Whettnall
Breakthrough #2, Sophie Whettnall
Border Lines #52, Sophie Whettnall
White Landscape #1, Sophie Whettnall
Border Lines #51, Sophie Whettnall
Lock down Drawings #7, Sophie Whettnall
Lock down Drawings #1, Sophie Whettnall
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Museum exhibitions

Chiostri di San Pietro, Fondazione Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Chiostri di San Pietro, Fondazione Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Chiostri di San Pietro, Fondazione Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Chiostri di San Pietro, Fondazione Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Chiostri di San Pietro, Fondazione Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Chiostri di San Pietro, Fondazione Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Bozar, Brussels, Belgium

Bozar, Brussels, Belgium

Bozar, Brussels, Belgium

Bozar, Brussels, Belgium

Bozar, Brussels, Belgium

Bozar, Brussels, Belgium

TANK, Shangai

TANK, Shangai

TANK, Shangai

TANK, Shangai

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Universo Dentro - Sophie Whettnall, Chiostri di San Pietro, Fondazione Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2021

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Universo Dentro - Sophie Whettnall, Chiostri di San Pietro, Fondazione Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2021

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Universo Dentro - Sophie Whettnall, Chiostri di San Pietro, Fondazione Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2021

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Into the Mind, project Art & Well-Being, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium, 2021

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Into the Mind, project Art & Well-Being, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium, 2021

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Into the Mind, project Art & Well-Being, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium, 2021

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Convex/Concave, cur. Dirk Snauwaert & Charlotte Frilling, Belgian Contemporary Art by WIELS, TANK, Shangai, China, 2020

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Convex/Concave, cur. Dirk Snauwaert & Charlotte Frilling, Belgian Contemporary Art by WIELS, TANK, Shangai, China, 2020

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Convex/Concave, cur. Dirk Snauwaert & Charlotte Frilling, Belgian Contemporary Art by WIELS, TANK, Shangai, China, 2020

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La Banquise, la fôret et les étoiles, w/ Ethel Adnan, La Centrale, Brussels, Belgium, 2019, ph. Philippe De Gobert

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La Banquise, la fôret et les étoiles, w/ Ethel Adnan, La Centrale, Brussels, Belgium, 2019, ph. Philippe De Gobert

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La Banquise, la fôret et les étoiles, w/ Ethel Adnan, La Centrale, Brussels, Belgium, 2019, ph. Philippe De Gobert

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La Banquise, la fôret et les étoiles, w/ Ethel Adnan, La Centrale, Brussels, Belgium, 2019, ph. Philippe De Gobert

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Black Dust, Sculpture Project, Art Brussels, Belgium, 2019

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Out of Africa, Ateliers de Conservation-Restauration d'Art, Brussels, Belgium, 2016

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Comme si de rien n'était, Musée & Jardins Van Buuren, Brussels, Belgium, 2016

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Non figuratif : un regain d intérêt ?, CAC - Centre d'art contemporain, Meymac, France, 2016, ph. Marc Domage

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Brainstorming, MAMAM, Recife, Brasil, 2014

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Brainstorming, MAMAM, Recife, Brasil, 2014

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Brainstorming, MAMAM, Recife, Brasil, 2014

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Viages, nuevas perigrinaciones, CGAC, Santiago de Compostelle, Spain, 2007

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Viages, nuevas perigrinaciones, CGAC, Santiago de Compostelle, Spain, 2007

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Viages, Nuevas perigrinaciones, CGAC, Santiago de Compostella, Spain, 2007

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Red Snow, Casa de Velazquez, Madrid, Spain, 2006

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Red Snow, Casa de Velazquez, Madrid, Spain, 2006

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Red Snow, Casa de Velazquez, Madrid, Spain, 2006

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Tancat per obres, Plaça dels Països Catalans, Barcelona, Spain, 2002

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Tancat per obres, Plaça dels Països Catalans, Barcelona, Spain, 2002

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Tancat per obres, Plaça dels Països Catalans, Barcelona, Spain, 2002


Videos

EXHIBITION

Olga de Soto & Sophie Whettnall I CENTRALE for contemporary art

INTERVIEW

At Tank Museum, Shanghai

EXHIBITION

Sophie Whettnall's exhibition "Monuments Interieurs", Michel Rein, Paris, 2021


Press

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Publications

Sophie Whettnall (at) Work

Sophie Whettnall (at) Work

Publisher: Mercatorfonds

2019

À l'avant de l'image

À l'avant de l'image

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