PAUL SIETSEMA

Born: Los Angeles, 1968

Education: University of California, Los Angeles, M.F.A. 1999
University of California, Berkeley, B.A. 1992

Currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

Selected One-Person Exhibitions:

2016
Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles

2015
Project Room: Paul Sietsema, Villa Paloma, Nouveau Nacional Musée de Monaco

2014
Films and Works, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

2013
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH. Traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (catalogue)
Mercer Union: A Centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto (brochure)

2012
Kunsthalle Basel (catalogue)
The Sentence, Tulips & Roses, Brussels
The Drawing Room, London (brochure)

2011
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

2010

Anticultural Positions, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin

Anticultural Positions, Midway Contemporary Art in collaboration with Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

2009 

Figure 3, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)

Figure 3, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid



2008 

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (brochure)

de Appel Foundation, Amsterdam

2003

Empire, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)



Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017
Strange Days, Le plateau, frac île-de-france, Paris
Unpacking: The Marciano Collection, The Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles
The Times, Flag Art Foundation, New York

2016
From Minimalism into Algorithm, The Kitchen, New York
Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney's Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Question the Wall Itself, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
A Slow Succession with Many Interruptions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Up, Down, Top, Bottom, Strange and Charm, Art Sheffield 2016, Art Sheffield, New York

2015
The Biography of Things, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Victoria
Drawing | The Bottom Line, S.M.A.K. Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium
The Noing Uv It, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
Drawing Now, Albertina, Vienna
Geometries On and Off the Grid: Art from 1950 to the Present, The Warehouse, Dallas
The Parliament of Things, firstsite, Colchester, United Kingdom

2014
AT WORK. Studio and Production as a Subject of Today's Art, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Germany
Nuit Américaine, Office Baroque, Brussels
Allegory of the Cave Painting, Extra City Kunsthal and Braem Pavilion, Middelhelm Museum, Antwerp

2013
A preface, Frac Ile-de-france/Le Plateau, Paris

2012
Lifelike, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Traveled to New Orleans Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA; and Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin; Phoenix Museum of Art
Darren Almond, Katharina Fritsch, Martin Honert, Gary Hume, Paul Sietsema, Rebecca Warren, Terry Winters, Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles
The Shock of the News, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

2011

All of This and Nothing, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
 (catalogue)
Drawn from Photography, The Drawing Center, New York

 (catalogue)

2010

Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

A Selection of Works From MOCA’s Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Hauntology, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley
The Artist’s Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
The More Things Change, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

2009 

Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Second Nature: The Valentine-Adelson Collection at the Hammer Museum, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

2008

Progress, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
 (catalogue)
Inside Architecture: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art at the Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles (catalogue)

When things cast no shadow: 5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin

 (catalogue)

2007

From Close to Home: Recent Acquisitions of Los Angeles Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

USA: American Video Art at the Beginning of the 3rd Millennium, Second Moscow Biennale

 (catalogue)
Live/Work: Performance into Drawing, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Radio Daniele, broadcast by Citta del Capo Radio Metropolitana, in collaboration with Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Italy

2006
Uncanny Nature, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Victoria, Australia (catalogue)
Le Mouvement des Images, Centre Pompidou, Paris (catalogue)

2005

Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Ecstasy: In and About Altered States, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (catalogue)

Uncertain States of America, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo. Traveled to Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Serpentine Gallery, London; Reykjavik Art Museum; Herning Kunstmuseum, Denmark; Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw; Le Musée de Sérignan, France; Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague; Songzhuan Art Centre, Beijing (catalogue)

La Séance du Dimanche, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris


2004 

Real World: The Dissolving Space of Experience, Modern Art Oxford

 (catalogue)

2003 

Celebrating Sculpture: Modern and Contemporary Works from Dallas Collections, Dallas Museum of Art


2002 

Play it as it Lays, London Institute

2001 

Sonsbeek 9: Locus/Focus, Arnhem, The Netherlands
 (catalogue)
Bright Paradise: Exotic History and Sublime Artifice / The 1st Auckland Triennial, The University of Auckland Art Gallery (catalogue)



2000 

Mise en Scene: New Los Angeles Sculpture, Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA. Traveled to CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (catalogue)



1999 


The Perfect Life: Artifice in L.A., Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC (catalogue)