Amie Siegel was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1974; she lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Siegel works variously with film, video, photography, sculpture, painting and installation. She is known for her layered, meticulously constructed works that trace and perform the undercurrents of systems of value, cultural ownership and image-making.
Amie Siegel, The Architects (2014), film still. Courtesy the artist
Her work has been featured in the 12th Gwangju Biennial (2018); Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh (2018); Glasgow International, Scotland (2016); 5th Auckland Triennial, New Zealand (2013); and the Whitney Biennial (2008). Her films have screened at the Rottderdam International Film Festival (2019), Toronto International Film Festival (2014), Berlin International Film Festival (2014, 2006, 2003), Cannes International Film Festival (2011), and the New York Film Festival (2009).
Together with artist Katarina Burin she curated the exhibition Brute at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2013). Amie Siegel has been a fellow of the DAAD Berliner-Künstlerprogramm and Guggenheim Foundation, a Fulton Fellow at The Film Study Center at Harvard University, and a Smithsonian Artist Fellow. She has been a recipient of awards from the Sundance Institute, Creative Capital, Anonymous Was A Woman, and ICA Boston’s Foster Prize.
Siegel’s work is held in public collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany; Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria; Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand; The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.