Sofía Durrieu’s practice inhabits the interface between sculpture and performance. She examines the human body and the inherent tension between body and environment. Hereby, she explores daily routines, their interruption, and the resulting changes in perception. Her practice involves classical techniques of sculpture such as metal work and casting, as well as reorganization of everyday materials, which she inscribes with perceptual systems, habits, and automatisms. In many of her works, she invites visitors to engage physically with her sculptures and thus become part of the work.
Sofía Durrieu (*1980 Buenos Aires, Argentina, lives in Basel, Switzerland and Buenos Aires, Argentina) studied Fine Arts at Prilidiano Pueyrredón, Philosophy at the University of Buenos Aires, and Graphic Design at the Faculty of Design of Buenos Aires. In 2018 she moved to Basel, Switzerland to join the Master in Fine Arts program at FHNW HGK Institut Kunst, directed by Chus Martínez, graduating in 2020. Recent solo exhibitions of the artist were Protolito/Limen at Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires, Magenmund at Palazzina, Basel, Amenities at Reaktor, Zurich, Control Remoto at Pasto Galería, Buenos Aires. Her work has been included in several group exhibitions, among them at Kunsthalle Basel, MALBA, Buenos Aires, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, CEAAC Strasbourg, Federico Klemm Foundation, Buenos Aires, and Livie Gallery, Zurich. Her work was part of the performance series “Friday Beyeler” at Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, and of the Performance Biennial in Parque Memorial in Buenos Aires in 2022. Recently she has been awarded with the 2022 Swiss Art Awards, the Werkbeitrag Kunstkredit Basel Stadt 2021, as well as an Atelier Mondial residency in Tokas, Tokyo. A solo exhibition at Kunstverein Heppenheim and a performance at Kunstmuseum Basel are planned for 2024.
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Image 1: Sofía Durrieu, Reflex arc – (IV D-Fence), Swiss Art Awards 2022, photo: Ramiro Oller
Image 2: installation view Embodiments, Sofía Durrieu, John Wayne (to be brave), 2018
NEWS & PRESS
Sofía Durrieu’s works are on view at CAN Centre d’Art Neuchâtel as part of the exhibition “From where do you look at the sun?”, curated by Adriana Domínguez, from September 17 to November 5, 2023. ArtViewer features Sofía’s works in their exhibition documentation. Read the full article here.
SOFÍA DURRIEUMICHAEL SAILSTORFER HALL 11.2, BOOTH B-316 November 16-19, 2023 We are delighted to participate at Art Cologne 2023 for the first time. For that occasion, we are presenting a dialogue of sculptural works by the Argentinian artist Sofía Durrieu and Berlin based Michael Sailstorfer, with the polyvalent theme of tears as the focal point […]
Sofía Durrieu’s new performative sculpture/situation is on view at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) as part of the exhibition Del Cielo a Casa, curated by Sebastian Adamo, Leandro Chiappa, Gustavo Eandi, Marcelo Faiden, Carolina Muzi, Veronica Rossi, Juan Ruades, Martin Wolfson and Paula Zuccotti, from March 23 to June 12, 2023. Sofía Durrieu’s […]
Nicole Sheyerer writes about Sofía Durrieu’s participation at ARCO Madrid 2023 in Frankfurter Allgemeine. “Insgesamt konnte die Zahl lateinamerikanischer Teilnehmer im Vergleich zum Vorjahr gehoben werden, wobei Argentinien die Nase vorne hat. Ruth Benzacar aus Buenos Aires zeigt wunderbare Bronzearbeiten von Sofía Durrieu. Wie Franz Wests „Passstücke“ sollen sie angefasst und benutzt werden, als humorvoll-unnütze […]