Sina Seifee (c) Tereza Havlínková
سینا سیفی / Sina Seifee (*1982) is a visual artist and researcher based in Brussels. Structured around a research-intensive and transversal exploration of performative storytelling and image-making, Seifee’s artistic practice looks at how aesthetic knowledge is shaped. His work has been recognized for its commitment to the social dimensions of imagination at the intersection of techno-media and globalism with an emphasis on the heritage of zoology in West Asia. He has presented internationally at WIELS, Brussels (2020); SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin (2016); Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE (2018); Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2017); Temporary Gallery, Cologne (2019); Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen (2019); and Akademie der Künste der Welt, Cologne (2015).
Seifee completed an artistic residency held in 2021 in Prague in the framework of the tranzit.cz / Biennale Matter of Art project Center and Periphery: Cultural Deserts in Eastern Europe, funded by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (EEA and Norway Grants) in the program Culture. The residency resulted in the creation of a new work that was exhibited at the second edition of the Biennale Matter of Art 2022 in Prague.