Maton II/1 A
Courtesy of the artist
© Katharina Sieverding, VG Bild-Kunst; Photo: Klaus Mettig, VG Bild-Kunst; Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, Germany
German artist Katharina Sieverding's status as a counterpart to Joseph Beuys, Sigmar Polke, and the Düsseldorf Art Academy pioneers is undisputed. In her work since the late 1960s she has used her own likeness as a basis for exploration, methodically layering, dissecting, and manipulating photographic images to investigate the mechanical process of representation and the unexpected malleability of visual identity. Politics and technology inform much of her oeuvre, with the artist acting as a lens through which viewers can reconsider relevant developments.
Sieverding's work is critically acclaimed across the globe, figuring prominently in SFMOMA's 2008 exhibition In Collaboration, as well as in solo exhibitions at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and in multiple iterations of Documenta, the Biennale de Paris, and the Venice Biennale. She is represented in the collections of SFMOMA, Deutsche Guggenheim, and New York's Museum of Modern Art, among others.