Amie Siegel

March 14th, 2017   –   5pm   –   Ottaway Theater

Double Negative

two synchronized 16mm films, B&W/silent; HD video, color/sound

Courtesy of the artist and Simon Preston Gallery, New York

Known for her layered, meticulously constructed works that consider the undercurrents of value systems, cultural ownership and image-making, American artist Amie Siegel works across film, video, photography, performance and installation. Siegel frequently uses methods of transference, repetition, and doubling. Treating cinema as a musical score, or performance script, Siegel’s work raises questions about the economies of authorship and gender roles as well as the relationship between objects, cinematographic and architectonic space.


Amie Siegel’s (b. 1974, Chicago, USA) recent solo exhibitions include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich Kunstmuseum Stuttgart South London Gallery, and the MAK, Vienna. Siegel has participated in group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY Hayward Gallery, London Kunst-Werke, Berlin CCA Wattis, San Francisco MoMA PS1 MAXXI Museum, Rome Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Her work is in public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate Modern and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Her films have been screened at the Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and New York Film Festivals, The Museum of Modern Art, New York and The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. She has been a fellow of the DAAD Berliner-Künstlerprogramm and the Guggenheim Foundation, the Fulton Fellow at The Film Study Center at Harvard University, a recipient of the ICA Boston’s Foster Prize, Sundance Institute and Creative Capital Awards. Siegel is a graduate of Bard College (BA) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA).

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