JESSE SIEGEL born 1984, Cancun, Mexico.
Is an artist and technologist currently based in the Netherlands. His work is concerned with the global spread of the default, primarily in the form of architectural derivatives. He explores the erasure of culture and nature by economic forces. He has a BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art and is currently a Master Artistic Research student at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.
As an artist he has shown in San Francisco, California, Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, NYC and Antwerp, BE and The Hague, NL. He has participated in Printed Matter’s LA and NYC Art Book Fairs on multiple occasions. In 2016 he participated in Out of Sight, a survey of Pacific Northwest-based artists.
He has explored curatorial and administrative projects as a founding member of Mosshouse and the Basement creative collective in San Francisco, CA. He is part of the Worksound International team in Portland, OR. In 2014 in conjunction with Modou Dieng he was a recipient of PICA’s Precipice Fund Award supported by the The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Calligram Foundation. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Zuckerman Museum in Atlanta, GA.
In addition to his artistic practice he is also a versatile editor and translator of English and Spanish texts, primarily in the technology and art fields.