Sophie Vigourous


Sophie Vigourous, born in 1978, is an exhibition curator and artistic director.

A graduate of the Ecole Supérieure d’Art de Grenoble and holder of a master’s degree in Hispanic and Hispanic-American Literature and Civilization from the Universidad de Burgos, she collaborated with Hilde Teerlinck at CRAC Alsace from 2003 to 2007. At the same time she founded Forever Young Project, a gallery/artist’s residence in an apartment designed by the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban in the Cité Manifeste in Mulhouse, where she invited artists to create works in relation to the place. In 2007 she took over the direction of Jousse Entreprise – Art Contemporain and developed the international dimension of the gallery by affirming an artistic line in resonance with the architectural furniture of the mid-20th century. She opens the program to contemporary painting (Tim Eitel, Nathanaëlle Herbelin, Eva Nielsen, Simon Martin…) and organizes exhibitions around the questions of space and intimacy. In 2009 she founded with Mélissa Epaminondi and Anji Dinh Van L140 an office for the conception of projects between art and architecture, putting at the heart of their research the individual and his relationship to his daily environment. They create houses, custom-made interiors, exhibitions, editions, publications, sometimes in collaboration with artists or by reactivating the personal stories of the clients. She is also the artistic advisor of the Nefkens Foundation in Barcelona.
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