Sigi Torinus was born and grew up in the US Virgin Islands. She studied Art, Philosophy and Art Education in Germany and received her MFA from the Braunschweig Art Institute, 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 to create images and environments that are constantly in flux, visible and intangible at the same time. Her art returns time and again to the themes of origin, departure, navigation, and destination.

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 in the School of Creative Arts at the University of Windsor where she co-directs the Noiseborder Multimedia Performance Lab (NMPL).

Selected exhibitions/performances:

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