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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:

2018
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

2016
Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles

2015
Project Room, Villa Paloma, Nouveau Nacional Musée de Monaco

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

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

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
Cubitt Gallery and Studios, London


2009 

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

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



2008 

New Work, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (brochure)

Three films de Appel Foundation, Amsterdam

2003

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



Selected Group Exhibitions:

2019
16th Istanbul Biennial: The Seventh Continent – II, MSFAU Istanbul Museum of Painting and Sculpture

2017
Strange Days, Le plateau, frac île-de-france, Paris
Unpacking: The Marciano Collection, The Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles
The Times, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
Fleming Faloon, Office Baroque, Brussels
NEITHER, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels


2016
A Slow Succession with Many Interruptions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
From Minimalism into Algorithm, The Kitchen, New York
Pavlova’s Dawg and Other Works by Gallery Artists, Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles
Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney's Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Question the Wall Itself, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (catalogue)
Up, Down, Top, Bottom, Strange and Charm, Art Sheffield 2016, United Kingdom

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, Norway
Drawing Now, Albertina, Vienna
The Parliament of Things, firstsite, Colchester, United Kingdom
Geometries On and Off the Grid: Art from 1950 to the Present, The Warehouse, Dallas

2014
Nuit Américaine, Office Baroque, Brussels
Allegory of the Cave Painting, Extra City Kunsthal and Braem Pavilion, Middelhelm Museum, Antwerp, Belgium

2013
Endless Bummer II/ Still Bummin’, Marlborough Gallery, New York
A preface, Le plateau, frac île-de-france, Paris
AT WORK. Studio and Production as a Subject of Today's Art, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Germany

2012
Nounou; cage aux lions, Galerie de l’Erg, Brussels
Lifelike, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Traveled to New Orleans Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla; Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin; and Phoenix Museum of Art
Il Regalo, Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles
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 DC

2011

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

 (catalogue)
Alberto Martini - Paul Sietsema, Kaleidoscope Project Space, Milan

2010
Rethinking Location: Anytime, Anywhere, Everything, Sprüth Magers, Berlin

The Page, Kimmerich, New York

Barry Macgregor Johnston, Paul Sietsema, Erika Vogt, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin

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
Following A Line, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

Image by Image: Film and Contemporary Art from the collection of the Centre Pompidou, Museum Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany

The Artist’s Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
NOVEL, dépendance, Brussels
The More Things Change, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Held up by Columns, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

2009
Chinese Box, Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles

Against Interpretation, Studio Voltaire, London

3 Artists Selected by Dan Graham and a work by Dan Graham, 303 Gallery, New York

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

When a clock is seen from the side it no longer tells the time, Johann König, Berlin

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)
Index: Conceptualism in California from the Permanent Collection, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
When It’s a Photograph, Bolsky Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

2007

Fit to Print: Printed Media in Recent Collage, Gagosian Gallery, New York

Fast Forward: Contemporary Collections for the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art
Uneasy Angel / Imagine Los Angeles, Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers and Sprüth Magers Projekte, Munich

L.A. Desire (Part 2), dedicated to the memory of Brent Petersen (1972–2007), Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf

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

Exit Music (For a Film), Grimm/Rosenfeld, Munich (catalogue)
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 (catalogue)
Le Mouvement des Images, Centre Pompidou, Paris (catalogue)
Advancing Specifically to Get Lost, World Class Boxing, Miami

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, Iceland; Herning Kunstmuseum, Denmark; Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw; Le Musée de Sérignan, France; Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague; and Songzhuan Art Centre, Beijing (catalogue)

La Séance du Dimanche, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris

Hyperfocal – Five from L.A., Galerie Nelson, Paris (catalogue)

A Certain Tendency in Representation - Cineclub, Thomas Dane, London

2004
Group Show
Real World: The Dissolving Space of Experience, Modern Art Oxford

, United Kingdom (catalogue)

2003 

Inaugural Exhibition, Regen Projects, Los Angeles

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

Shadow and Light, Sprüth Magers Lee, Salzburg



2002 

Play it as it Lays, London Institute Gallery

2001
The Americans. New Art, Barbican Art Galleries, London (catalogue) 

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



2000
00: Drawings 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (catalogue)

L.A., Sprüth Magers, Cologne. Traveled to Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens


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 

Los Angeles, Philomene Magers Projekte and Sabine Knust Galerie, Munich


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

1998

Local Heroes, Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA
Transfiction I / Transfiction II, Charim Klocker Gallery, Vienna