14 March 2013 - 20 April 2013
Opening Reception 14 March 2013 7pm


Mercer Union is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by Paul Sietsema in Canada. The exhibition will foreground the 16mm film Telegraph as well as a small selection of ink drawings.

Deeply invested in the process of image-making, Paul Sietsema’s layered, self-reflective work explores how imagery and material affect society’s understanding of culture and history.

This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Images Festival of Independent Film and Video, 11-20 April 2013. For details visit

Paul Sietsema has had solo museum exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; SFMOMA; the de Appel Foundation, Amsterdam; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; MoMA, New York; Cubitt, London; and the Schinkel Pavillion, Berlin. Honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Wexner Center Residency Award. Sietsema lives and works in Los Angeles and Berlin, and is represented by Matthew Marks Gallery.