Sophie Dupont (Denmark 1975) is a visual artist working in different medias, performance, photography, sculpture and painting. She lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. Dupont received an MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and has studied Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School (The Place).
Sophie Dupont works with performance, sculpture and photography, but disregarding media the starting point for her works is often an existential and poetic reflection on the basic human conditions and on the basic elements and mechanisms of both body and mind.
Dupont’s poetic and existential focus also often reflects in her works’ formal minimalism and choice of materials, which are often in dialogue with the body and mind – either symbolically or directly.
Recurring themes in Sophie Dupont are simple rituals and repetitions. Through those she examines the contradictions and connections between object and subject; body and psyche and her past performances have thus been quiet poetic studies of respiration, body weight, balance and movement.
Supported by The Danish Arts Council.