Amie Siegel was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1974; she lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Siegel works variously with film, video, photography, sculpture, painting and installation. She is known for her layered, meticulously constructed works that trace and perform the undercurrents of systems of value, cultural ownership and image-making.


Recent solo exhibitions include Medium Cool, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX (2019); In Focus: Amie SiegelProvenance, Tate St. Ives, England (2018); Winter, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain (2017); Strata, South London Gallery, England (2017); 12x12: Amie Siegel, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany (2017); Interiors, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA, USA (2017); Quarry, Audain Gallery, Simon Frasier University, Vancouver, Canada (2017); Double Negative, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany (2016); Amie Siegel. Part 2: Ricochet, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany (2016); Imitation of Life, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (2016); Provenance, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria (2015); The Architects, Storefront for Art & Architecture, New York, USA (2015); Provenance, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (2014); Black Moon, Arthouse, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX, USA (2012); Amie Siegel. Part 1: Black Moon, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany (2011).


Siegel has participated in numerous group exhibitions including at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia; CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale, NY; CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain; Museum of Contemporary Art, Manila, Philippines; Witte de With, Rottderdam, the Netherlands; Swiss Institute, NY; Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany; Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland; Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand; MAXXI Museo Nazionale della arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Italy; Cranbrook Art Museum, MI; Seattle Art Museum, WA; CCA Wattis, San Francisco, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; Chapter, Cardiff, Wales; Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; MoMA/PS1, New York; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA; MuMA, Melbourne, Australia; Hordalund Kunstsenter, Bergen, Norway; Centre d’Art Contemporain, Noisy-le-sec, France; Hayward Gallery, London, England; Leeds Art Gallery, England; Aspen Art Museum, CO; CA2M Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, Madrid, Spain.


Her work has been featured in the 12th Gwangju Biennial (2018); Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh (2018); Glasgow International, Scotland (2016); 5th Auckland Triennial, New Zealand (2013); and the Whitney Biennial (2008). Her films have screened at the Rottderdam International Film Festival (2019), Toronto International Film Festival (2014), Berlin International Film Festival (2014, 2006, 2003), Cannes International Film Festival (2011), and the New York Film Festival (2009).


Together with artist Katarina Burin she curated the exhibition Brute at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2013).


Amie Siegel has been a fellow of the DAAD Berliner-Künstlerprogramm and Guggenheim Foundation, a Fulton Fellow at The Film Study Center at Harvard University, and a Smithsonian Artist Fellow. She has been a recipient of awards from the Sundance Institute, Creative Capital, Anonymous Was A Woman, and ICA Boston’s Foster Prize.


Siegel’s work is held in public collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany; Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria; Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand; The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Photo: Jason Schmidt
Photo: Jason Schmidt