Rainy Siagian (b.1994) is an artist born in Indonesia, grew up in Belgium, and is currently living and working in Reykjavik, Iceland. Her works originate from a strong interest in the theoretical, physical, ideological, political and critical meaning of what space entails. She sees ‘space’ as a subjectivity in flux. A necessity in order to function in society, and as a process of becoming.
In her artistic process, Siagian uses the methodology of nomadic theories, which often depict of senses of belonging. Perpetually she engage herself in dynamic relations with her current tangible surroundings. Her works embodies in various mediums that follow an exploration to create a deeper understanding of new ways of perceiving.
Siagian received her MFA from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium in 2018. Her works have been exhibited in De Romaanse Poort, Leuven (2022), in Siilk Gallery, Athens (2019), and has appeared in publication such as Aint-Bad Magazine, C41 Magazine, PhaseMagazine, among many others.
She is currently working on her long-term research project The Nomadic Phenomenon of Alternative Museum Making: (Re)imagining what a museum is
and can be, a research that questions whether museum can exist outside the institutions.
2019 - (ongoing)
Research: The Nomadic Phenomenon of Alternative Museum Making:
(Re)imaginging what a museum is and can be
2016 - 2018 MFA in Visual Arts
School of Arts / KASK & Conservatory,
2013 - 2016 BA in Visual Arts
School of Arts / KASK & Conservatory
2021 Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik Iceland
2020 Studio Olafur Eliasson, Reykjavik, Iceland
2019 Gamli Skóli Arthouse, Hrísey, Iceland
2022 PhotoTWENS ‘22, De Romaanse Poort, Leuven, BE
2020 Isolation, LoosenArt Gallery, Rome, IT
2019 Ológyra, Siilk Gallery, Athens, GR
2018 Graduation, Bijloke, Ghent, BE
2018 Camping In The Milimeters Kingdom, De Zwarte Zaal, Bijloke,
2017 Made by, Bijloke, Ghent, BE
2021 Dodho Magazine
2020 OD Magazine
2020 C41 Magazine
2019 Album cover ‘There are Two’, Foil Music
2019 Phases Magazine
2019 Aint Bad Magazine
2019 ‘Abstraction Issue’, F-Stop Magazine
2019 Interview w/Rainy Siagian, Siilk Gallery
2019 Nominee International Photography Grant