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Paul Sietsema

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Los Angeles

Birth year

Lives in
Los Angeles and Berlin

Works in
Los Angeles and Berlin

Representing galleries

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Nov, 2016 Question the Wall Itself
Walker Art Center
Current Exhibitions and Events
Sep, 2016 Solo Exhibition
Matthew Marks Gallery, Santa Monica
Sep, 2016 Solo Exhibition
Matthew Marks Gallery, North Orange Grove


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 and Berlin.

Selected One-Person Exhibitions:

Paul Sietsema-Anticultural Positions, Midway Contemporary Art in collaboration with Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Paul Sietsema, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Alberto Martini - Paul Sietsema, Kaleidoscope, Milan

Paul Sietsema: Anticultural Positions, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin
Paul Sietsema, Cubitt Gallery and Studios, London

Paul Sietsema, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)
Paul Sietsema, Figure 3, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

Paul Sietsema, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (brochure)
Paul Sietsema, de Appel Foundation, Amsterdam (catalogue)

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

Paul Sietsema, Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Paul Sietsema, Brent Petersen Gallery, Los Angeles

Selected Group Exhibitions:

All of this and nothing, Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles
Exhibition of Distances, Tulips and Roses, Brussels, Belgium
Drawn from Photography, The Drawing Center, New York

Rethinking Location: Anytime, Anywhere, Everything, Sprüth Magers, Berlin
The Page, Kimmerich, New York
Barry Macgregor, Paul Sietsema, Erika Vogt, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin
Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles
A Selection of Works From MOCA’s Permanent Collection, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Hauntology, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.
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, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
NOVEL, dépendance, Brussels, Belgium
The More Things Change, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Second Nature: The Valentine-Adelson Collection at the Hammer Museum, Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles

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
Inside Architecture: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art at the Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles (catalogue)
5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin

Fit to Print: Printed Media in Recent Collage, Gagosian Gallery, New York
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, The 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
Live/Work: Performance into Drawing, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Radio Daniele, broadcast by Citta del Capo Radio Metropolitana, in collaboration with Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Uncanny Nature, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Victoria, Australia
Le Mouvement des Images, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Advancing Specifically to Get Lost, World Class Boxing, Miami

Recent Acquisitions, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Ecstasy: In and About Altered States, The 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, N.Y.; Serpentine Gallery, London; Reykjavik Art Museum; Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning, Denmark; Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw; Le Musée de Sérignan, Sérignan, France; Galerie Rundolfinum, Prague; 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

group show, Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Real World: The Dissolving Space of Experience, Modern Art Oxford

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

Play it as it Lays, London Institute, London

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

00, 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, Santa Monica, Calif. Traveled to CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (catalogue)

Los Angeles, Philomene Magers Projekte and Sabine Knust Galerie, Munich
The Perfect Life: Artifice in L.A., Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, N.C. (catalogue)

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

Recent Exhibits

Paul Sietsema participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2016 Pavlova's Dawg and Other Works by Gallery Artists
Matthew Marks Gallery, Santa Monica
Apr, 2016 Pavlova's Dawg and Other Works by Gallery Artists
Matthew Marks Gallery, North Orange Grove
Feb, 2016 Group Exhibition
Matthew Marks Gallery - 522 W. 22nd St.
Jan, 2016 From Minimalism into Algorithm: Part 1
The Kitchen
Oct, 2015 Drawing | The Bottom Line
Sep, 2014 At the hour of tea
Matthew Marks Gallery - 502 West 22 Street
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