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b.1971, New Haven, CT
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Siebren Versteeg was born in 1971 in New Haven, CT. He holds an MFA from The University of Illinois at Chicago (2004) and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1996).

Solo exhibitions of his work have been mounted at University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI; Museum of Art at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Michael Jon and Alan, Miami, FL; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL; and Max Protetch, New York, NY.

His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD; Krannert Art Museum, Urbana-Champaign, IL; The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA; National Museum of Art, Prague, Czech Republic; James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY, and Clifton Benevento, New York, NY.

Significant achivements
man of the year, 2021
The images herein document the evolution and devolution of an algorithmic program that generates digital images of paintings of a subject that I prefer not to touch. They depict a kind of artificial intelligence in one sense, and fake news in another. While the machine and algorithm work tirelessly, proliferating nearly infinite visual variations; the thousands and thousands of by-product pixel matrices remain flat, forgettable and utterly valueless.

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