Academic tutor, school of design, University of Melbourne

Sophie Perillo is an interdisciplinary artist, performer, writer and curator based in Melbourne. She has performed and devised collaborative works for NGV, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Gertrude Contemporary, Heide Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney) and solo shows at Seventh Gallery, Neon Parlour and Kings ARI. Recently Sophie curated several performance art events at Conduit Arts space, 'Harmless Pleasures: Ritual, Sublimation and Catharsis in Performance' and 'Epics of Desire.' She has curated and facilitated film screenings such as 'Carlton to the Yabba: Australian film from the 70s to now,' featuring local contemporary shorts with cult classics and introductions by academic speakers. In 2016 Sophie devised and performed 'Riding the Night Shift' for the site-specific performance festival Melbourne47 and in 2017 performed for several Liquid Architecture events, including 'Polyphonic Social' at the Abottsford Convent and as a dancer accompanying Japanese experimental musician Koichi Makigami. Sophie was recipient of the Liveworks Experimental Art Award for ‘Woman In Car,’ performed at Testing Grounds for the Melbourne International Fringe Festival 2017, in collaboration with The Hunt performance art collective. Sophie also performs as a vocalist, keyboardist and co-songwriter for Melbourne bands The Ancients and Violet Crumble and occasional backing vocalist for Primitive Calculators. Sophie has performed in several improvisational and experimental acts such as Hi God People and Absent Resolution. Sophie currently works as an academic tutor for the University of Melbourne and has previously lectured in Music Clip history and analysis for Melbourne Polytechnic's Performing Arts Faculty and as a dramaturg for Polyglot Theatre.

Experience

  • –present
    Academic tutor, school of design, University of Melbourne

Education

  •  
    Monash University , BA (Hons) Theatre Performance (1st class)
  • 2015 
    RMIT University, GDip - Applied Science (Psychology)
  • 2008 
    RMIT University, Bachelor of Fine Art
  • 2004 
    Victorian College of the Arts , Foundation certificate in Performing Arts (Acting)