Sofie Siegmann’s art practice investigates archetypes, chaos, desire, memory, play and games, that express themselves in multiple media ranging from paintings, installations and sculptures with found objects.
Coming from a family of scientists, she is interested in the dialogue between natural science and visual arts. The properties of everyday objects and the memories they contain is often a starting point for her work. A recent commission for a public sculpture in Switzerland incorporated handling hundreds of plastic bags. The “Beast” in the Alps was a synthesis of her interest in structure and construction, serving as a reminder that the Alps themselves were once the bottom of an ocean. Plastic “made forever” transcends time, international and geological boundaries.
She is inspired both by the physical world we live in and the possibility of transforming people and spaces through art. Her practice of working with youth and art influences much of her public work. Over the last thirty years she has led over forty projects.
Her paintings and sculptures have been represented by Galerie für Gegenwartskunst/Switzerland, SF MOMA Artists’ Gallery/USA, Kunstfokus/Switzerland. International art fairs include art Zurich/Switzerland and art Karlsruhe/Germany.
Numerous solo and group exhibitions with critical acclaim took place in England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Slovenia, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand and the USA.
Residencies in Osor/Croatia, Piran/Slovenia, Osaka/Japan, Berlin/Germany, Las Vegas/NV, Richmond/CA, and Bangkok/Thailand.
College of Fine Arts Bangkok
Bank J. Safra Sarasin
Artefact Hotel Art Consultants London
Firma Marcuard FO
Goldwell Open Air Museum
Collection Nikolas Hayek
Foundation Castle Greifensee
Lied Discovery Children’s Museum
Hospital of Olten
Klinik zur Linde
Federal Health Department of Switzerland
United Nations San Francisco
Swiss Re Zurich
Sulzer AG Winterthur
Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Egypt, Mexico, Austria, Thailand, France, Great Britain, United States.