Paul Sietsema

Paul Sietsema uses photographs and other objects that reference specific bodies of knowledge as starting points for his carefully crafted drawings and sculptures, which he then films. His films arrange and compare the original images and objects—and the ideas, information and knowledge associated with them—in ways that combine with the artist's practice of working in different media at each stage of his projects to explore how imagery and material affect our understanding of culture and history.

Sietsema (born 1968) has had one-person exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; the Whitney Museum of American Art and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Kunsthalle Basel. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005, a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Fellowship in 2008, and a Wexner Center Residency Award in 2010. Sietsema lives and works in Los Angeles.

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Museum Exhibitions
Geometries On and Off the Grid: Art from 1950 to the Present
The Warehouse
Dallas, TX
Feb 2 - Nov 30, 2015
The Bottom Line
Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst
Ghent, Belgium
Oct 10, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016
Project room: Paul Sietsema - Villa Paloma
Nouveau Musée National de Monaco
Oct 18, 2015 - Jan 17, 2016

The Biography of Things
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
Melbourne, Australia
Dec 11, 2015 - Feb 21, 2016