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. The artist 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 Amie Siegel: Panorama, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA (2023); Bloodlines, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2022); The Silence, ArkDes, Stockholm (2022); Medium Cool, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX (2019); In Focus: Amie Siegel – Provenance, Tate St. Ives, England (2018); Winter, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain (2017); Strata, South London Gallery (2017); 12x12: Amie Siegel, Berlinische Galerie, Germany (2017); Interiors, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA (2017); Quarry, Audain Gallery, Simon Frasier University, Vancouver, Canada (2017); Double Negative, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany (2016); Amie Siegel. Part 1: Black Moon and Amie Siegel. Part 2: Ricochet, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany (2011, 2016); Imitation of Life, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (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).


Her work has been featured in the 34th São Paulo Bienal (2021); 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 Rotterdam International Film Festival (2019), Toronto International Film Festival (2014), Berlin International Film Festival (2014, 2006, 2003), Cannes International Film Festival (2011), and New York Film Festival (2009).


Siegel has participated in numerous group exhibitions including at the LUMA Arles, France; 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, Rotterdam; Swiss Institute, NY; Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland; Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand; MAXXI Museum, Rome; 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; Leeds Art Gallery, England; Aspen Art Museum, CO and the CA2M Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, Madrid, Spain.


Amie Siegel has been a fellow of the DAAD Berliner-Künstlerprogramm and Guggenheim Foundation, the 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, ICA Boston’s Foster Prize and the Foundation for Contemporary Art, New York.


Siegel’s work is in public collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Tate Modern, London; Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany; Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna; Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand; The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; The Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow; The National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Photo: Jason Schmidt
Photo: Jason Schmidt