ABOUT


Rainy Siagian (b.1994) is an artist based in-between Brussels (Belgium) and Reykjavik (Iceland). In her work, she constructs a different understanding
of the meaning of light and space. She plays with confusion and the unknown of the tradition of romantic landscape. Whereas some images are carefully
being constructed, others are incidental scenes she encounters, thus becoming less about a specific subject and more about feeling.  

After she obtained her MFA at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium, Siagian has repeatedly returned to Iceland,
which has since been a fertile source of inspiration for her. There she continues to explore the unexpected juxtapositions between space, ideas, and forms.  

Exhibitions of Siagian work took place internationally and appeared in such publications as Aint Bad Magazine, Phases
Magazine, C41 Magazine, among many others. She is currently working on her long-term research project The Nomadic Phenomanon of Alternative
Museum Making: (Re)imagining what a museum is and can be, a research that question whether a museum can exist outside the institutions. 


CURRENT PROJECTS
2019 - 20.. 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, Belgium
2013 - 2016 BA in Visual Arts, School of Arts / KASK & Conservatory, Ghent, Belgium

OTHER PROJECTS
2021 Norræna Húsið, Reykjavík, Iceland
2020 Intern Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
2020 Intern Studio Olafur Eliasson, Reykjavík, Iceland
2019 Artist Residency, Gamli Skóli Arthouse, Hrísey, Iceland
2018 Photographer NGO Wisnu Foundation, Bali, Indonesia

AWARDS
2019 Nominee International Photography Grant

EXHIBITIONS  
2020 Isolation, Rome, Italy
2019 Ológyra, Athens, Greece
2018 Graduation, Ghent, Belgium        
2018 Camping In The Milimeters Kingdom, Ghent, Belgium
2017 Made by, Ghent, Belgium    
                                                                                                                                            
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 
2021 Dodho Magazine
2020 OD Magazine
2020 ‘Rainy Siagian finally recounts the Midnight Sun in Iceland’, C41 Magazine
2020 ‘Isolation’ Living Apart, 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

   

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