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sm.ART curating & consulting

sm.ART curating & consulting

Private Gallery
Sieglinde Van Damme, Opening Reception Feb19, 6-8pm @ San Jose State University
Sieglinde Van Damme
Sieglinde Van Damme
  Dear sm.ART friends,

San Jose-based artist

Sieglinde Van Damme

would like to invite you to visit her MFA thesis show

@ San Jose State University
SJSU Campus, Gallery 3 (Art Building, 1st floor)
1 Washington Sq, San Jose, CA 95112

Opening Hours:
Monday: 10am-6pm
Tuesday + Thursday: 10am-8pm
Wednesday: 10am-4pm

where Sieglinde presents her 2-channel video installation

Things change and then nothing happens
(sneek peak)

The Artist's Reception is tonight

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
6 -8 pm

The show opens tonight

February 18, 2013

and runs until

February 21, 2013

Sieglinde will also participate in 2 public presentations of her work:

On Wednesday, February 20 @ Root Division in San Francisco


on Wednesday, February 27 @ PechaKucha Night San Jose

More details on Sieglinde's website

Sieglinde Van Damme was born in Leuven, Belgium. She holds a Masters Degree in Economic Sciences from the Catholic University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven) since 1996. For her thesis she researched the dynamics surrounding price structures on the market for paintings. Following her thesis defense, she was selected to publish an extract in a Belgian economic newspaper and gave a late night TV interview about Art and Economics.
After a brief career in Marketing Analysis and a position as research assistant at the Economic Faculty of her university, Sieglinde moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in Spring 1998. Immediately, she started pursuing studio art classes and she received the Certificate in Art Studio from UC Berkeley Extension in 2002. After graduating, her main focus shifted to video with sound and video/multi-media installations.
In addition, she also developed a body of work consisting of prints (digital and alternative photo media) derived from her videos and other lens-based work. Sieglinde Van Damme currently attends the MFA program in photography at San Jose State University (class of 2013).

Fueled by her relocation experience from Europe to the US, Sieglinde is intrigued with the social management of identity. She states: "little do we realize how conditioned our lives truly are, until we consciously break away from the predestined path we already embarked upon." Her lens-based media work questions the authenticity of oneself in light of the social restrictions, expectations and ever-present critical observations embedded within a society. As such, her focus on identity is not centered on the question "who am I" but rather on the question "who can I be" given the context I live in.
Siegline van Damme, 2013

Please view the portfolio as pdf-File

Or, if you happen to be in Vermont around the same time, please check out a video still from this video installation in the PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury:

"Lines: Walked and Crossed and Otherwise"
January 29 - February 23, 2013

For more information please contact sm.ART at

or visit Sieglinde's website at

Best regards from sm.ART and enjoy Sieglinde's installations,


sibylle mueller
sm.ART curating & consulting

sm.ART curating & consulting
Le Rose de France - 17, boulevard de Suisse
98000 Monte Carlo

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Sieglinde Van Damme
Still from video installation
"Things change and then nothing happens", 2013
2--channel video with sound
visuals by Sieglinde Van Damme
music by Cole Ingraham
(total playtime: 5'40" and looping)
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