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Pola Sieverding

Berlin, Germany

Photography, Video • Born in Germany • Studied at University of the Arts Berlin

Published  03/03/2015   |   Updated  20/11/2017

"Stone-Skin"

“A major part of the realization of my work happens outside or in laboratories, ” Pola Sieverding explains right away, probably to prevent us from being disappointed. Normally a photographer’s studio looks rather dry when compared to that of a painter’s - an assumption which certainly does not apply to Pola’s working environment!

She resides in a generous and beautifully maintained historic accommodation, located in an...

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“A major part of the realization of my work happens outside or in laboratories, ” Pola Sieverding explains right away, probably to prevent us from being disappointed. Normally a photographer’s studio looks rather dry when compared to that of a painter’s - an assumption which certainly does not apply to Pola’s working environment!

She resides in a generous and beautifully maintained historic accommodation, located in an area where a painter’s studio would not easily be found. The working space itself is equipped with functional yet eclectic design furnishings and has an almost elegant appearance. Elements of her artwork and research are spread all over the place. Each and every corner, wall or table tells a story. Here is where the conceptualization takes place and ideas become concrete.

Pola Sieverding works on different projects at the same time. Besides photography she also does film and is presently collaborating with her brother Orson Sieverding on a sound project.

Her topic of choice are surely “bodies” and skin and continually shows how broad this spectrum can be, portraying sweating wrestlers, ancient torsos with “stone-skin” and the interaction between architecture and the body, as in her project Close to concrete.

http://braennen.de/cross-metropolis-machine-close-to-concrete/

The work of a photographer is lengthy and goes through many stages until it is finished. To bring some immediacy in her work - similar to drawing - Pola does Polaroid photos in addition to her large format work.

Pola Sieverding could work anywhere in the world, but somehow she favours the fragmentary, the ambivalence and the historicity of Berlin: “The counterculture of this city is what inspires me.”


EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2017

CLOSE TO CONCRETE II – Video des Monats, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund

2016

THE EPIC, NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany

IKON, European Month of Photography, Anna Jill Lüpertz Gallery, Berlin, Germany

GROUP

2017

MEASURES OF DISTANCE - A screening with works by Clark, Deleuze, Hatoum, Leckey, Liden, Sieverding at Potts, Los Angeles / Ampersand, Lisbon

2016

Von den Strömen der Stadt, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany

2015

History is a warm gun, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany

PUBLICATIONS

AWARDS

2017, Publication grant, Stiftung Zukunft NRW

2014, Work Stipend in the Visual Arts by the Senat of Berlin

2008, Stipend for the Promotion of Junior Achievement in Artistic Fields by the State of Berlin


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