Alejandra Sieder

Sydney, Australia, Australia

Biography

Alejandra Sieder is a Venezuelan-Spanish artist who is currently living and working in Sydney, Australia. Sieder’s paintings are an abstract interpretation of her personal perception of the world around her and an exploration into the introspective self.

Expressing Consciousness:
Given that Sieder’s paintings are an exploration of consciousness and interiority, each work is different as it expresses a different mental process. While some pieces feel sombre and almost claustrophobic others are far softer and lighter, transmitting an atmosphere of hopefulness. Her work centers on the analysis of the human condition and how we respond to the situations we are confronted with.

Subjectivity and Materiality:
Sieder’s works start as personal subjective pieces, but once in the public realm move farther away from the personal and psychological, given the non-objective nature of abstraction. Sieder uses an innovative range of materials in her pieces, such as oil, acrylic, sand, ink, iron shavings and resin. These materials add an impasto physicality to the canvas that bring a new dimension and mimic her underlying emotional process.

Prizes and International Collections:
Sieder has works in private and corporate collections, and has exhibited in shows worldwide in countries such as Spain, Norway, Australia, the UK and the USA. In both 2017 and 2018, Sieder has been selected as a finalist for the Contemporary Art Prize in Australia.
Alejandra Sieder is a Venezuelan-Spanish artist who is currently living and working in Sydney, Australia. Sieder’s paintings are an abstract interpretation of her personal perception of the world around her and an exploration into the introspective self.

Expressing Consciousness:
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Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019 Colours of NSW / Parliament of NSW - Sydney, Australia
2018 Artists of Mosman 2088 / Mosman Art Gallery - Sydney, Australia
2017 Tell me I am still here, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2017 Parallax, Art Fair, London, UK
2014 Peace in Silence, Artista Gallery, Oslo, Norway
2010 Words, Lindvedske Gallery, Arendal, Norway
2009 Be a woman, Hove Galleri, Arendal, Norway
2008 Resurrection, Lindvedske Gallery, Arendal, Norway
2008 Opening, Kulturfabrikken, Arendal, Norway
2004 Internal Spring, Espacio Artepolis, Madrid, Spain
2004 Soul Vibration 2, Exquisitio Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2003 Soul Vibration, Mambo Gallery, Madrid, Spain

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 The Other Art Fair Sydney / Australian Technology Park - Sydney, Australia
2018 Mosman Art Society, Fred Hutley Hall, North Sydney Council, Australia
2018 Artist of Mosman 2088, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2017 Summer Small Art, Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, ROA, London, UK
2017 Artist of Mosman 2088, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2017 What a Home Means to You, Warringah Creative Space, Sydney, Australia
2016 What a Home Means to You, Warringah Creative Space, Sydney, Australia
1995 Portraits 3, Expographic 95, Caracas, Venezuela
1994 Faces and Feelings, Institute of Design Hans Neumann, Caracas, Venezuela
1994 Portraits 2, Expographic 94, Caracas, Venezuela
1993 Death Nature, Institute of Design Hans Neumann, Caracas, Venezuela
1993 Portraits, Expographic 93, Caracas, Venezuela
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019 Colours of NSW / Parliament of NSW - Sydney, Australia
2018 Artists of Mosman 2088 / Mosman Art Gallery - Sydney, Australia
2017 Tell me I am still here, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2017 Parallax, Art Fair, London, UK
2014 Peace in Silence,...
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Press

PRESS
2017 "Mujer, tú me inspiras!" (Woman, you inspire me!) T.V. SBS Spanish Interview, Australia.
2017 “Art as a healing mechanism”, radio interview. SBS Spanish, Australia.
2004 TV and radio interview, Telemadrid, Amalgama Space. Latinamerican Artist, Madrid, Spain

ART PRIZES
2018 Shaping thoughts into physical manifestations, Contemporary Art Awards, Finalist, Brisbane Australia
2017 Melting Snow, Contemporary Art Awards, Finalist. Sydney Australia
2016 Thirty by Thirty, Finalist. Colour Trap Gallery, Sydney
1996 Latin-American Indigenous Faces, Ministry of the Environment, Third prize. Caracas, Venezuela
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2017 "Mujer, tú me inspiras!" (Woman, you inspire me!) T.V. SBS Spanish Interview, Australia.
2017 “Art as a healing mechanism”, radio interview. SBS Spanish, Australia.
2004 TV and radio interview, Telemadrid, Amalgama Space. Latinamerican Artist, Madrid, Spain

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Influences

Optimal mental health is non-existent. The chaos of life is the result of a variety of mental processes triggered by intrusive thoughts. The paintings that comprise my body of work, are an exploration of the relation between conscious and sub-consciousness. Both, the media and dimensions for each work, change based on the density or immensity of the mental process portrayed.
Each work in this series portrays a variety of intense emotions. Some are darker—like the airless feeling of a panic attack—and some lighter, like the feeling of hope and fulfilment.
Since childhood, I have been focused on analysing the nuances of human behaviour. Later in my life,
and through my studies in psychology, I have come to realise that often people are unable to reflect and identify the intrusive thoughts that fill their psyche, thus precluding any attempt to receive the so much needed help. This dark hole can be felt by many as a hopeless place. However, my paintings express that there is light in darkness. Through the reflection of oneself with the canvas, transcendence over diminished mental states begin to be possible.
When I work, I think of a white canvas as a clean, untouched territory. As a painting develops, I correlate
the act of going deeply into the surface with going deeply into oneself. Painting becomes a meditative process between myself and the canvas —a point of concentration in field self-focus.
My aim in these soul-stirring series is for these works to resonate with the audience by challenging and pushing the limits of our comfort zone. An apparent first-impression of discomfort leads the viewer
to unfold the intrinsic beauty and evanescence of each scene.

Alejandra Sieder.
Optimal mental health is non-existent. The chaos of life is the result of a variety of mental processes triggered by intrusive thoughts. The paintings that comprise my body of work, are an exploration of the relation between conscious and sub-consciousness. Both, the media and dimensions for...
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Alejandra Sieder

Sydney, Australia, Australia

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