Biography

Multi-media artist Siebren Versteeg creates interactive installations by processing digital information, generating codes, manipulating algorithms and allowing the computer to create artworks.

Versteeg’s work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including Possibly Living People, University of Georgia, Athens, US (2019); Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power, MCA, Chicago (2019); Noise! Frans Hals, Otherwise, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, the Netherlands (2018); Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2018); Innovation as a Method, Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia (2018); Siebren Versteeg: Daily Times, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago (2018); What Absence Is Made Of, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (2017); and Painting in the Network: Algorithm and Appropriation, Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, US (2017).

His work can be found in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, St Petersburg, US; Thoma Art Foundation, Chicago; Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, US; RISD Museum, Providence, US; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, US; and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Versteeg has received a MacDowell Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, US (2016); Artist Fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Chicago (2005); Merit Fellowship from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, US (2004); and Stone Fellowship for Graduate Study from the University of Illinois (2002).

He holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1996) and an MFA from the University of Illinois, Chicago (2004).

Born in 1971 in New Haven, US, Versteeg lives and works in New York.

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Art in the Age of Anxiety (2020)

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Art in the Age of Anxiety

The most ambitious exhibition in the region to date exploring art in the age of the internet, Art in the Age of Anxiety opens to the public from 26 June 2020 onwards. To view this exhibition, book your visit here.