Sigi Torinus was born and raised in the US Virgin Islands. She pursued studies in Art and Philosophy, earning her MFA from the Braunschweig Art Institute in Germany and San Francisco State University in California. The experience of migration and movement echoes in her art practice as she experiments with light and sound in poetic and playful ways. Taking flight and landing, her work evokes the lyrical tension between soaring and stillness in a layered meditation on the nuanced dance between darkness and illumination. Each creation embodies a sense of flux, shifting between the readily tangible and the subtly elusive.

Sigi Torinus creates new media works that include site-specific installation and improvisatory interactive live-video performance. She is a co-founder of the Noiseborder Ensemble and has been awarded significant funding for research/creation through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council. She is a Professor of Integrated Media at the School of Creative Arts / University of Windsor where she co-directs the Noiseborder Multimedia Performance Lab (NMPL).

Selected exhibitions/performances:

Equinox. CMCArts.
Caribbean Museum Center for The Arts
St. Croix, Virgin Islands (2024)

TWILIGHT. Bajo el Sol Gallery
St. John, Virgin Islands (2024)

IRRITATION – eine maximale ästhetische Verwirrung.
VBK Galerie, Berlin, Germany (2023)

VIBRANT. Künstlerforum Bonn, Bonn, Germany (2023)

CLEAR DE ROAD: Counter Archives of Resistance.
Fort Fredriksted, St. Croix Virgin Islands (2023)

X-Rapid. artLab, Schaffhausen, Switzerland (2023)

IRRITATION – the art of getting lost.
VEBIKUS Kunsthalle Schaffhausen, Switzerland (2023)

Windsor Handmade. The Chimczuk Museum, Windsor, Canada (2022)

Brave New Earth, VBK Galerie, Berlin, Germany (2021)

Medianautik, VBK Galerie, Berlin, Germany (2021)

Contemporary Art Ruhr, Zeche Zollverein, Essen, Germany (2020)

Feral / Senselab, Estudio DNasco, La Habana, Cuba (2020)

Bajo El Sol Gallery, St. John, Virgin Islands (2020)

Pinacoteca Aldo Locateli, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2019)

Hybrid Labs/Renewable Futures, Helsinki, Finland (2018)

VBK Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2018)

Sofia History Museum Bulgaria (2017)

Goethe-Institut Bulgaria (2017)

Case de las Américas, Havana, Cuba (2017)

Festival del Caribe, Santiago de Cuba (2016)

KUBE Art Museum Ålesund, Norway (2015)

Laban Theatre, London, England (2015)

Festival of Lights, Berlin, Germany (2014)

Medienwerkstatt Berlin, Germany (2014)

Art Gallery of Windsor, ON, Canada (solo show, 2014)

International Video Art Festival, Camagüey, Cuba (2013)

Sonorities Festival, Belfast, Ireland (2013)

11th Biennial Havana: Artistic Practice and Social Imaginary, Havana, Cuba (2012)

Casalmaggiore Festival, Italy (2012)

Sigi Torinus portrait
Research/Teaching Interests:

Intermedia, Time Based Media, Installation Art, Aesthetics and Sustainability, AI