Jenny Gräf Sheppard

Sound artist and PhD student
Research Focus
  • Practice-based research methodologies
  • New Sonic Materialisms​
  • ​Sounding Agencies​
  • ​Collaborative sonic practices​
  • ​Deep Listening​
  • ​The Body Electromagnetic​
  • ​Sonic Ecologies
Curriculum Vitae

Jenny Gräf Sheppard did her BA at Hampshire College, Amherst/MA and subsequently her MFA in Time Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago/IL. Her PhD project »Communicating Vessels: Re-defining Agency through Sounding« (2020-2023) contains theoretical and practice-based research in which she explores agency from different perspectives using the concept of 'Sounding'. Sounding proposes a porosity in distinctions between listening and producing sound, re-framing sonic relationships and revealing potential and existing interacting agencies. 2016- 2020 she worked as associate professor at Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi and served as head of the Laboratory for Sound.

Selected Publications
  • The Body Electromagnetic, tactile sound sculpture for 3 social institutions, Æstetisk Øre, Rønnebæksholm Kunsthalle, Næstved 2021
  • The Stone Carving Oraclestra, VEGA ARTS Performance Art Series 2019
  • Flame Organ, Participatory Sound Composition, Koncertkirken Organ Festival 2018
  • Between Beats, Sound and Video Performance FKL Symposium, Cagliari, Italy 2017
  • Mottled Emigrant, Installation / performance for Art Bar/CAW, Copenhagen Contemporary 2016
  • Channel Mist, boat performance, Copenhagen Art Week 2015
  • Site Specific and Everywhere, installation, Goethe Institute, D.C., 2013
  • Solo Music Performance, Kunsthal 44 Møn 2012
  • Shattered Patterns, Music Performance, PS 1, Brooklyn, NY, Saturday Sessions 2010