Rainy Siagian (b.1994) is an artist and researcher born in Indonesia, grew up in Belgium, and is currently living and working in-between Reykjavik and Brussels. 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.

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 space.

She 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.

CURRENT PROJECTS
(ongoing)  
Research: The Nomadic Phenomenon of Alternative Museum Making:
(Re)imaginging what a museum is and can be


EDUCATION
2016 - 2018 MFA in Visual Arts
                     School of Arts / KASK & Conservatory,            
                     Ghent (BE)
2013 - 2016 BA in Visual Arts
                     School of Arts / KASK & Conservatory
                     Ghent (BE)

LECTURES
2024 KU Leuven - LUCA School of Arts, Brussels, Belgium 
2022 The School of Photography, Reykjavik, Iceland

INTERNSHIP
2021  Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
2020 Studio Olafur Eliasson, Reykjavik, Iceland

RESIDENCIES
2019  Gamli Skóli Arthouse, Hrísey, Iceland

EXHIBITIONS  
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,
           Ghent, BE
2017   Made by, Bijloke, Ghent, BE    
                                                           
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
2023  Insider Magazine 
2021   Dodho Magazine
2020  OD Magazine
2020  C41 Magazine
2020  LoosenArt
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

AWARDS
2019  Nominee International Photography Grant