OFFICE IMPART

Pola Sieverding

1981 Born in Duesseldorf, working and living in Berlin
2002 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2005 Surikov Institut Moscow, Russia
2007 University of the Arts Berlin, master-class student of Stan Douglas

„The protagonists of my work are fascinating through their multitude and their controversy that generates its significance in regard to aesthetics. This is also the cutting point to my architectural work—the city as a stage of controversy, where diverse aesthetics and functions are performed next to each other and create the collage-like framework of the social fabric.“- Pola Sieverding for I HEART BERLIN

Pola Sieverdings artistic work usually consists of photo series and films in which she illuminates traditional views of cultural structures or motives from a different angle. What is particularly fascinating in her works is her compositional approach, in which her photographs refer to references in art history. With photography, video and sound she investigates the physical body as bearer of historical narratives that shape a contemporary discourse on the social body. Her series of the past years build upon each other and it is a great experience to allow oneself to be caught by her gaze, and to let the tension and staging of her works take effect on you.

Selected grants

2018 Produktionsstipendium, d’mage Fine Art Printmanufaktur, Berlin
2017 Publication grant, Stiftung Zukunft NRW
2014 Work stipend in the visual arts by the Senat of Berlin
2011 Artist in Residence, MeetFactory, Prague, Czech Republic
Artist in Residence, Maumaus, Lisbon, Portugal
2008/09 NaFöG stipend by the Senat of Berlin and the UdK Berlin
2008 Artist in Residence, ArtSchool Palestine, Ramallah, Palestine DAAD in New York, USA

Selected lectures & teaching

2016 – 2020 Assistant professor at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich
2019 Lecture „Pecha Kucha zum 100-jährigen Frauenwahlrecht“, Hearthouse, Munich
2018 „Days of Future Past“, book presentation, NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen
2016 Workshop, One Fine Day e.V., Nairobi, Kenia
„trail“, book presentation with Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Studio for Artistic Research, Düsseldorf

Curatorial projects

2022
Curator of 'Think We Must' at Akademie Galerie – Die Neue Sammlung for düsseldorf photo+, Düsseldorf
Co-founder, conceptualization and realisation of düsseldorf photo+ – biennial for visual and sonic media, Düsseldorf
2020
Co-founder, conceptualization and realisation of düsseldorf photo+ – biennial for visual and sonic media, Düsseldorf
2020
Curator of „Bodies that Matter – Yalda Afsah & Ginan Seidl, Talia Chetrit, Zanele Muholi, Collier Schorr, Pola Sieverding, Wolfgang Tillmans“, NRW Forum, Düsseldorf
2019
L'artiste devant sa toile – 33 students of the Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Kunstverein Marburg

Selected exhibitions

2022
VABANQUE, OFFICE IMPART, Berlin, DE (s)
La beauté sera convulsive ou ne sera pas, Knust Kunz Gallery, Knokke (s)

2021
That was then, this is now, signs and symbols, New York, USA
artists and allies IV, signs and symbols, online
Berlin-Britzenale 2021, Berlin
Paradise Lost. #gender shift, DG Kunstraum, Munich
A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss, Bark Berlin Gallery, Berlin
Points of Resistance, by KLEINERVONWIESE and MOMENTUM, Zionskirche, Berlin

2020
we tell ourselves stories in order to live, signs and symbols, New York, USA
Nocturnal, with Orson Sieverding, Kanya & Kage, Berlin
1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1 – VERSAMMLUNGSFREIHEIT – ART. 8 GG, Villa Schöningen, Berlin
OPEN, curated by Amélie Esterházy, Open Berlin, Berlin
PAS DE DEUX Part 2, Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich
Part of the radio play YOU’RE SO PARANOID, YOU PROBABLY THINK THIS RADIO SHOW IS ABOUT YOU, Paranoia TV, Steirischer Herbst 2020, Online
CHEAP People Are Other People 1–5, Open Air Performance Screening,  Akademie der Künste der Welt, Cologne
Bodies that Matter – Yalda Afsah & Ginan Seidl, Talia Chetrit, Zanele Muholi,  Collier Schorr, Pola Sieverding, Wolfgang Tillmans, NRW Forum, Duesseldorf
Paradise Lost #gendershift, Deutsche Gesellschaft für christliche Kunst, Munich

2019
Body Check. Pola Sieverding and Jochem Hendricks, Seehof, Frankfurt (s)
Conny Maier, Hannah Sophie Dunkelberg, Pola Sieverding, OFFICE
IMPART, Berlin
Interintimes Autoportrait, Lachenmann Art, Frankfurt
Copines – Copains, Wentrup Gallery, Berlin
Vertikalwinkel, Schaufenster, Berlin
Demi-gros, KWADRAT, Berlin

2018
Bodies that matter, Knust✕Kunz+, Munich (s)
Pola Sieverding, KSP Juergen Engel architects, Berlin (s)
Gustav Peichl – 15 Bauten zum 90sten, MAK – Museum of Applied Arts,
Vienna, Austria (s)
The Epic – Pola Sieverding, Studio for Artistic Research, Düsseldorf (s)
Video Art At Midnight – Festival ’18, Kino Babylon, Berlin
Interlocal, Art Gallery of Uzbekistan, Tashkent
The Inverse Narrative, Lippische Gesellschaft für Kunst, Lemgo
Von fremden Ländern in eigenen Städten, MAP Markus Ambach projects,
Düsseldorf
Ein Turm von Unmöglichkeiten, König Galerie, Berlin

2017
CLOSE TO CONCRETE II – Video des Monats, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund (s)
Video Art at Midnight, Kino Babylon, Berlin
MEASURES OF DISTANCE – A screening with works by Clark, Deleuze,
Hatoum, Leckey, Liden, Sieverding, POTTS, Los Angeles
Picha / Bilder – Zwischen Nairobi und Berlin, me Collectors Room, Stiftung
Olbricht, Berlin

*(s) solo exhibition

Collaborations & performances

2019 Palast der Republik. CHEAP 1+1 ungleich 1+1. Ein ausgeleiertes Konzert, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Berlin
2018 Düsseldorf Photo, VERSION featuring ORSON&POLA, Orson Sieverding und Pola Sieverding, Weltkunstzimmer Düsseldorf
2013 pssst LEOPARD 2A7+, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Johann König Galerie, Berlin
2012 http://pfad.d13.documenta.de, Natascha Sadr Haghighian in Zusammenarbeit mit Pola Sieverding, dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel

 

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