Academic tutor, school of design, University of Melbourne

Sophie Perillo is an artist, performer, writer and curator based in Melbourne. She has performed, choreographed 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 and Neon Parlour. Recently Sophie curated 'Harmless Pleasures: Ritual, Sublimation and Catharsis in Performance' and 'Epics of Desire' at Conduit Arts Space and a film series 'Carlton to the Yabba: Australian film from the 70s to now,' featuring local contemporary shorts with cult classics. 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. 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.

Experience

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

Education

  •  
    Monash University , Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Theatre Performance
  • 2015 
    RMIT University, Graduate diploma Psychology
  • 2008 
    RMIT University, Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)