Sigi Torinus was born and grew up in the US Virgin Islands. She studied Fine Art, Philosophy and Art Education in Germany and received her MFA from the Braunschweig Art Institute, Germany, and San Francisco State University in California. Informed by her nomadic life, Sigi’s work explores our perceptions of the migratory journey, through time and space, in both physical and digital worlds. Her art returns time and again to the themes of origin, departure, navigation and destination. Playing with concepts like presence and absence, visibility and intangibility, her hybrid new media installations often combine sculptural elements with video, audio, and performance, creating an immersive environment that activates our different senses both viscerally and intellectually.

Sigi Torinus has presented internationally on New Media / Electronic & Temporal Arts / Performance Art in both universities and galleries, among them York University Toronto, Museum London, White Mountain Academy (Canada); Braunschweig University of Art/HBK, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Berlin (Germany); TV Gallery Moscow (Russia); Maryland Institute College of Art, the San Francisco Art Institute, Siggraph California, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, the San Francisco Film Arts Foundation (USA); Sydney College of Art, Canberra School of Art, University of Melbourne, Monash University, the Adelaide Film & Video Festival, The International Symposium on the Transition from Analog to Digital Imaging (Australia).

selected exhibitions/performances

2017

• SOFIA-BERLIN, Sofia History Museum, Sophia, Bulgaria
• Goethe-Institut Bulgaria, Sophia, Bulgaria
• My Islands Do Not Make a Nation, 
Casa de la Américas, Havana, Cuba
• Noiseborder Festival, Windsor, Canada
• Brandon Music Festival, Manitoba, Canada
• Sonique,
Centro Hispanoamericano de Cultura, Havana, Cuba

2016

• VBK Galerie, Berlin, Germany
• Festival del Caribe,
 Santiago de Cuba
• in/fuse 23, with Noiseborder Ensemble, Studio A, Windsor, ON

2015

• Stories of the City, SB Contemporary Art, Windsor ON
• Festival de Musiques de Création,
Jonquière, Québec, with Nicholas Papador & Brent Lee (Noiseborder Ensemble)
• VibraFusionLab/LOMAA with Noiseborder Ensemble, London, ON
•  Beyond the Keys Colab Festival – Laban Theatre – with Megumi Masaki & Brent Lee, London, England
• browsing beauty, with Andrea Sunder-Plassmann featuring sound by Brent Lee, Kunstmuseet KUBE, Ålesund, Norway

2014

• 4th Wall Music presents the Noiseborder Ensemble at the Joy Theatre, Windsor ON
• Festival of Lights,
with Andrea Sunder-Plassmann, Berlin, Germany
• w.a.v.e.s. Festival,
 with Noiseborder Ensemble, Windsor, ON
• SANS SERIF
, Medienwerkstatt Berlin, Germany
• Lingua Franca
, with José Seoane, EinRaum 5-7, Braunschweig, Germany
• Into the Light
, Art Gallery of Windsor, ON Canada
• Prana, 
performed at in/fuse 19: matralab, Studio A, Windsor, ON (Felix Del Tredici & Trevor Pittman)
• browsing beauty
with Andrea Sunder-Plassmann, Centro de Desarollo de Artes Visuales, Plaza Vieja, La Habana, Cuba
• cycle~, with Noiseborder Ensemble, Studio A, University of Windsor, ON

2013

• MASTER CONTROL, with the Noiseborder Ensemble & blackhole-factory, Kunstmühle, Braunschweig Germany
• I Hear Your Voice in the Circling Night (with Brent Lee, music) The 5th International Video Art Festival, Camagüey
• Ferrovia, with Brent Lee and Megumi Masaki, Chamberfest Ottawa 2013
Ferrovia, with Brent Lee and Megumi Masaki, Sonorities Festival, Belfast, Ireland

2012

Subatomic Time, with Brent Lee and Nicholas Papador, PASIC, Austin, Texas
• OLOFI, St. John Center for the Arts, US Virgin Islands
Ferrovia, with Brent Lee and Megumi Masaki, and Parvis, with Brent Lee, Casalmaggiore Festival, Italy
IB&, Art Gallery of Windsor, Mediacity Film Festival, Windsor, Canada
browsing beauty, with Andrea Sunder-Plassmann, 11th Biennial Havana: Artistic Practice and Social Imaginary, Taller de Investigación, Experimentación y Residencia in Havana, Cuba
Subatomic Time, with Brent Lee and Nicholas Papador, NMPL, Windsor ON
IB&, Interplay-Between Creativity & Imagination, Toronto, Canada

2011

• browsing beauty, with Andrea Sunder-Plassmann, Steinkjer, Norway
• Mirame
, SOVA Projects, SVA, Windsor, Canada
• I Hear Your Voice in the Circling Night(with Brent Lee, music, Trevor Pittman, clarinet) University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan
• THRUM, with the Noiseborder Ensemble, NMPL, Windsor ON

2010

• Particle Zoo, with Brent Lee & Nicholas Papador, NMPL, Windsor ON
• browsing beauty
, with Andrea Sunder-Plassmann,WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, Ontario Canada
• browsing beauty, with Andrea Sunder-Plassmann,Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario Canada
• Master Control
, with blackhole-factory/Germany & Noiseborder Ensemble, NMPL, Windsor ON
• Amala, St. John Arts Festival, St. John Center for the Arts, US Virgin Islands
• Selvedge, Live video for Brent Lee’s Selvedge performed with the The Windsor Symphony Orchestra as part of the Windsor Canadian Music Festival, Windsor, ON Canada
• Zero Craft, with blackhole-factory/Germany & Noiseborder Ensemble, NMPL, Windsor ON
• Sun in Pisces, SOVA Projects, Windsor ON

2009
• browsing beauty, with Andrea Sunder-Plassmann, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Canada
• Live video for Brent Lee’s Discrete Music (a companion piece to Brian Eno’s Discreet Music) performed with Contact Contemporary Music, SoundPlay Festival, Toronto, Canada
• Competitors Special, Green Corridor’s Drive Through Symphony, Windsor, Canada
• Far Reach Contact, with blackhole-factory/Germany & Noiseborder Ensemble, NMPL, Windsor ON
• Media City Festival, Capitol Theatre, with Noiseborder Ensemble, Windsor, Canada
• Too Blue to Fly, with Noiseborder Ensemble, NMPL, Windsor ON
• Creative Music Festival Guelph, with Noiseborder Ensemble, NMPL, Windsor ON
• 1/1. Far Reach. Contact, with blackhole-factory/Germany & Noiseborder Ensemble, NMPL, Windsor ON
• I Hear Your Voice in the Circling Night (with Brent Lee, music) St. John Film Society, St. John, US Virgin Islands

2008
• Balancing Perspectives: East Asian Influences in Contemporary Art, The Arts & Consciousness Gallery, JFK University, Berkeley, California
• Superstars of Wrestling, with Noiseborder Ensemble; an in/fuse event, NMPL, Windsor ON
• Rose City Variations, guest with Brent Lee/Electric Improv Lab, Canadian Music Festival Windsor, Canada

2007
• Rouge, Nightless City, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada
• Talking Walls, with José Seoane & blackhole-factory/Germany, Lola Festival London, Canada
• We Were Here, Bajo el Sol, St. John, US Virgin Islands

2006
• Dark Cities
, Club Instabil, Brunswick, Germany
• Talking Walls, with blackhole-factory and José Seoane, 9th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba
• Rendezvous, Electric Potential, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Canada
• Rendezvous, School of Visual Arts, Windsor, Canada

2005
• Ambulambis, Bajo el Sol, St. John, US Virgin Islands
• Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, California
• Manifesto, School of Visual Arts, Windsor, Canada

2004
• Talking Walls, with Blackhole-Factory and José Seoane, Braunschweig, Germany
• Puntos Cardinales, Thames Art Gallery Chatham, Canada
• Slouch Flop Slump, Artcite, MediaCity Festival, Windsor, Canada
• Global Lure, School of Visual Arts, Windsor, Canada
• One Second, Labour Arts Festival Windsor, Canada

2003
• transit, School of Visual Arts, Windsor, Canada
• EAT, York University, Toronto, Canada

2002
• Un Día Mas
, with Blackhole-Factory and José Seoane, Vivac, Carcel Historico, Santiago de Cuba
• Pase a Tierra
, Taller Cultural, Santiago de Cuba
• INTERNOS, international mural project, Santiago de Cuba

2001
• Show Me Me, Figurations of the Space Between, San Francisco Art Institute
• Next, University of Windsor, Canada
• A Novo, with José Seoane, Santiago de Cuba
• Obba y Changó
, video with José Seoane & Teatro Macuba, Santiago de Cuba
• Hacer el Mundo
, video with José Seoane & Teatro Macuba, Santiago de Cuba

2000
• Mural & video project with Karsten Meier, José Seoane & Teatro Macuba, Santiago de Cuba (2000/01)

1999
• Cross Links, browsing beauty, with Andrea Sunder-Plassmann, Berlin, Germany

1998
• The Panther’s Scent, Gallery 939, San Francisco
• Nadir, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
• Sluschai: Suschki & der Kosmos, Fotospektive/Galerie am Marstall, Berlin, with Andrea Sunder-Plassmann
• Observer/Secret Services, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Adlershof, Berlin
• browsing beauty, with Andrea Sunder-Plassmann, TV Gallery Moscow, Russia
• Arcadewhispers, Soma Gallery Berlin, Germany

1997
• Deep Screen Diving, Gallery 16, San Francisco & internet
• browsing beauty, with Andrea Sunder-Plassmann, Gallery 16, San Francisco
• browsing beauty, with Andrea Sunder-Plassmann, SCA Gallery, Sydney, Australia