Amie Siegel discusses her layered, meticulously constructed works, which consider the undercurrents of value systems, cultural ownership and image-making. Siegel's practice encompasses film, video, photography, performance and installation.
Amie Siegel (b. 1974, Chicago, IL) works variously between film, video, photography, performance and installation. The artist’s recent solo exhibitions include Winter Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (2017); Strata, South London Gallery (2017); Ricochet, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (2016); Double Negative, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (2016); Provenance, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2014). Group exhibitions include 2018 Gwangju Biennial; Dhaka Art Summit; CAPC Bordeaux; Witte de With, Rottderdam; Vancouver Art Gallery; MuMA, Melbourne; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; MAXXI Museum, Rome; Hayward Gallery, London; CCA Wattis, San Francisco; Walker Art Center and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. Her work is in public collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern; Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate Modern and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. She has been a fellow of the DAAD Berliner-Künstlerprogramm and the Guggenheim Foundation. Siegel lives in Brooklyn, New York. The artist has a solo exhibition, Backstory, at Thomas Dane Gallery, London through February 16, 2019.
This talk is part of the Testing Ground: Master Class programme, a week long intensive with leading international artists sharing their expertise with a small group of emerging artists from around the country. Led by artist Doug Fishbone, this year's artists are: Janice Kerbel, Haroon Mirza, Keith Piper and Amie Siegel. Each of the artists, in addition to working with the emerging artists, will present a free evening lecture to the public about their work.