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Alejandra Sieder is a Venezuelan-Spanish artist who is currently living and working in Sydney, Australia. Sieder’s paintings are an abstract interpretation of her personal perception of the world around her and an exploration into the introspective self.

1.- EXPRESSING CONSCIOUSNESS:

Given that Sieder’s paintings are an exploration of consciousness and interiority, each work is different as it expresses a different mental process. While some pieces feel sombre and almost claustrophobic others are far softer and lighter, transmitting an atmosphere of hopefulness. Her work centers on the analysis of the human condition and how we respond to the situations we are confronted with.

2.- SUBJECTIVITY & MATERIALITY:

Sieder’s works start as personal subjective pieces, but once in the public realm move farther away from the personal and psychological, given the non-objective nature of abstraction. Sieder uses an innovative range of materials in her pieces, such as oil, acrylic, sand, ink, iron shavings and resin. These materials add an impasto physicality to the canvas that bring a new dimension and mimic her underlying emotional process.

3.- PRIZES & INTERNATIONAL COLLECTIONS:

Sieder has artworks in private and corporate collections and has exhibited in shows worldwide in countries such as Spain, Germany, Norway, Australia, the UK, and the USA. In both 2017 and 2018, Sieder has been selected as a finalist for the Contemporary Art Prize in Australia two years in a row.

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Education

EDUCATION
2014 – Current. Bachelor of Psychology, International University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
2016 Art Therapy Course, Drawing, Painting and Self-Exploration, Udemy, Sydney
1998 Art Therapy Course, Within the Current of the Human Gestalt Psychology, ArsMandala, Caracas, Venezuela
1992 – 1994 Color and Light with Josue Arocha, Caracas, Venezuela
1991 – 1995 Mixed media and Technique with Josu Calvo, Caracas, Venezuela
1991 – 1995 Drawing with Marcela Navea, Caracas, Venezuela
1991 – 1995 Photography with Ricardo Ferreira, Caracas, Venezuela
1991 – 1995 Diploma of Graphic Design at Hans Neumann Design Institute, Caracas, Venezuela

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 "Tell me, I'm still here", Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
2017 Parallax Art Fair, London, UK
2014 Peace in Silence, Artista Gallery, Oslo, Norway
2010 Words, Lindvedske Gallery, Arendal, Norway
2009 Be a woman, Hove Galleri, Arendal, Norway
2008 Resurrection, Lindvedske Gallery, Arendal, Norway
2008 Opening, Kulturfabrikken, Arendal, Norway
2004 Internal Spring, Espacio Artepolis, Madrid, Spain
2004 Soul Vibration 2, Exquisitio Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2003 Soul Vibration, Mambo Gallery, Madrid, Spain

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 Mosman Art Society, Fred Hutley Hall, North Sydney Council, Australia
2018 Artist of Mosman 2088, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2017 Summer Small Art, Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, ROA, London, UK
2017 What a Home Means to You?, Warringah Creative Space, Sydney, Australia
2017 Artist of Mosman 2088, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2016 What a Home Means to You?, Warringah Creative Space, Sydney, Australia
1995 Portraits 3, Expographic 95, Caracas, Venezuela
1994 Faces and Feelings, Institute of Design Hans Neumann, Caracas, Venezuela
1994 Portraits 2, Expographic 94, Caracas, Venezuela
1993 Death Nature, Institute of Design Hans Neumann, Caracas, Venezuela
1993 Portraits, Expographic 93, Caracas, Venezuela

ART PRIZES
2018 Shaping thoughts into physical manifestations, Contemporary Art Awards, Finalist, Brisbane Australia
2017 Melting Snow, Contemporary Art Awards, Finalist, Brisbane Australia
2016 Thirty by Thirty, Finalist. Colour Trap Gallery, Sydney
1996 Latin-American Indigenous People, Ministry of the Environment. Third prize. Caracas, Venezuela

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS
Bluethumb
ArtLovers Australia
Saatchiart
Singulart
Artzine

RESIDENCIES
Bushwick South Art Residency, Sydney, Australia

WORKSHOPS
2011 – 2012 Mandala Art Therapy, Instructor, Bjørnsletta, Arendal, Norway
2001 – 2003 Mandala Art Therapy, Instructor, ArsMandala, Caracas, Venezuela

COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS
Painting Commission, "Mujer, tú me inspiras!" (Woman, you inspire me!) T.V. SBS Spanish, Australia.
Private collection, Mosman, NSW, Australia.
Private collection, Dee Why, NSW, Australia.
Private collection, Freshwater, NSW, Australia.
Private collection, Arendal, Norway.
Private collection, Oslo, Norway.
Private collection, Stavanger, Norway.
Private collection, Miami, USA.
Private collection, Madrid, Spain.
Private collection, Arendal, Norway.
Private collector, Caracas, Venezuela.
Public Collection, El Refugio de Cristal, Madrid, Spain.
Commissioned work, Rialto Theater, Madrid, Spain.

Press

2017 "Mujer, tú me inspiras!" (Woman, you inspire me!) T.V. SBS Spanish, Australia.
2017 “Art as a healing mechanism”, radio interview. SBS Spanish, Australia.
2004 TV and radio interview, Telemadrid, Amalgama Space. Latinamerican Artist, Madrid, España.

195cm (W) x 95cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,550
150cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,650
170cm (W) x 195cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$2,700
30cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Mixed Media
$230
30cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Mixed Media
$230
30cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Mixed Media
$230
100cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$650
90cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$650
120cm (W) x 45cm (H)
Mixed Media
$1,100
200cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$2,800