Sophie presented several projects at Open Studios. Her starting collection, Wastelands brings together plants from various locations in Beirut. After being pressed, the plants are organized directly on the wall by species in pairs. The arrangement of the plants in pairs refers to the reproduction of plants by cross-pollination and Noah’s Arc. This mural herbarium invites us to reflect on urban vegetal life that is usually neglected. She also began four other projects investigating oppression, economical issues, mass violence and freedom.

Sophie Dubosc's (b.1974, Paris, France - lives and works in Rouen, France) work explores the commonplace dealing with human vulnerability, precariousness, and memory, whose essential instability is reflected in the physical condition of the materials used. She graduated in Art History from the Université Paris IV-Sorbonne and of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, and has since exhibited her work at the Palais de Tokyo and the Quai Malaquais, among others. She has recently participated in the Biennale of Thessaloniki, Imagined Homes (Greece). Previous residencies include the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation (Connecticut, USA), the Departmental Hospital of Mental Health (Fleury-les-Aubrais, France), and RIAA (Argentine).


Sophie Dubosc
Dates of residency: May - June 2018
Born: 1974
Hometown: Paris
Lives and works: Rouen
2002 Diplôme de l’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (DNSEP), Paris
1998 Diplôme d'’Études Approfondies d'histoire de l'art (DEA), Université Paris IV-Sorbonne
1997 Maîtrise d'histoire de l'art, Université Paris IV-Sorbonne
Selected shows:
2016 Ici-bas, L'Espace d'en bas, Paris
2014 Avec ou sans raison, FRAC Normandie, Rouen
2013 Black Moon / Nouvelles Vagues, commissaire : Sinziana Ravini, Palais de Tokyo
2011 Soudain, déjà, commissaire : Guillaume Désanges, Ensba, Quai Malaquais, Paris