Sandy Sigala is an interdisciplinary artist that currently lives and works in Glasgow. Her work explores identity, desire, oral histories, gender, ritual, satire, playthings, contemporary archaeology, waste lands and assemblage. S finds inspiration in mundane everyday life occurrences, experimental film, subcultures, found objects, the occult, urban noise, literary fiction, irony, paradox, queer approaches, puns, plants, artefacts, the historic avant-garde, writing lists, humid summer evenings and lust. She enjoys experimenting with materials and employs humour and wit as tools to question and reflect on stuff.


PhD Fine Art- Edinburgh College of Art, the University of Edinburgh (2021-ongoing)

MLitt Fine Art Practice- Glasgow School of Art- (2017)

BA (Hons) Photography and Film- Edinburgh Napier University- (2015)

Commemorative Diploma in Art Therapy, Dance and Film- Ash in Arts- Athens, Greece (2010)

Photography Graduate- IEK AKMH College- Athens, Greece (2009)

Rosedale Heights School Of The Arts- Toronto, Canada (2005)

Member of: Glasgow Sculpture Studios & Transmission Gallery

Co-founder of: Eye Am Camera collective (2015-2017)

Awards / Grants

  • NEON PhD Scholarship (2021 - 2022)
  • Visual Artist and Craft Makers Award | Creative Scotland & Glasgow Life (2021)
  • Hope Scott Trust Grant (2019)
  • The Eaton Fund Grant (2019)
  • Schilizzi Foundation Award (2014-2015)

Solo Shows

  • Unbind- Fringe Festival- Edinburgh, Scotland (2015)
  • Unbind- Summerhall- Edinburgh, Scotland (2015)


  • Future Relics (collaboration with writer/curator Fiona Allan & artist Christine Novosel)- 16 Nicholson Street Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland (2019)
  • BLTDSM (collaboration with artists Jack Low & Christine Novosel)-Annuale Art Festival- Leith Walk Police Box, Edinburgh, Scotland (2018)

Selected Group Shows

  • 195th RSA Annual Exhibition- The Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture, Scotland (2021)
  • Life on Venus |||The Organic- The Tub Hackney & The Auction Collective- London, England (2021) 
  • Life on Venus |The Landscape- The Tub Hackney & The Auction Collective- London, England (2020) 
  • Heavy Duty- Transmission Gallery- Glasgow, Scotland (2019)
  • Little Islands Festival Video & Sound Art (LIF)- Sikinos Island, Greece (2018)
  • Home of Multiple Occupancy (HoMO)- Transmission Gallery- Glasgow, Scotland (2018)
  • GY Open House Arts Festival- Glasgow, Scotland (2018)
  • Centre for Unsuccessful Submissions_Act I- Coburg House Art Studios- Edinburgh, Scotland (2018)
  • Drifting Corridors- The Old Hairdresser's- Glasgow, Scotland (2017)
  • Fields of Wheat- Transmission Gallery- Glasgow Scotland (2017)
  • Glasgow School of Art Postgraduate Degree Show- Tontine Building- Glasgow, Scotland (2017)
  • 1st Helensburgh Art Festival- Victoria Halls- Helensburgh, Scotland (2017)
  • Permanent Vacation- The Old Hairdresser's - Glasgow, Scotland (2017)
  • Pub(i)c- The Old Hairdresser's - Glasgow, Scotland (2017)
  • Deltiology II- Leith Depot - Edinburgh, Scotland (2017)
  • Deltiology- Six Foot Gallery - Glasgow, Scotland (2016)
  • Fringes- Fine Roots Gallery - Edinburgh, Scotland (2016)
  • Wish You Where Were?- Leith Late Festival - Edinburgh, Scotland (2016)
  • BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer)- St. Margaret's House- Edinburgh, Scotland (2016)
  • All of This and Nothing- Woodland Creatures- Edinburgh, Scotland (2015)
  • Kennardphillipps 'Here Comes Everybody' (collaborative collage exhibition)- Stills Gallery- Edinburgh, Scotland (2015)
  • Free Range - Old Truman Brewery- London, England (2015)
  • Plastic Camera Show- Rayko PhotoCentre- San Francisco, U.S.A (2014)
  • Africa In Motion Film Festival- Stills Gallery- Edinburgh, Scotland (2013)
  • Africa In Motion Film Festival- CCA- Glasgow, Scotland (2013)

Mentorships / Residencies

  • Mentor for CCA Artist Mentorship Programme- CCA Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland (2021)
  • Raizvanguarda artist residency programmeCasa do Artista- Gois, Portugal (2015) 

 Symposia / Workshops 

  • Ms. Behave sound workshop with Natalie McGhee of Comfort at 16 Nicholson Street Gallery- Glasgow, Scotland (2019)
  • Tarkovsky: Cinema and Dreams Symposium- Summerhall- Edinburgh, Scotland (2018)

Interviews / Publications 

Work Experience

  • Chef de partie- Saramago in CCA Glasgow (2019- ongoing) 
  • Administrative Support- SolidarityNow Finance Department- Athens, Greece (2020)
  • Teaching Assistant- Highland Centre- Ha Giang, Vietnam (2019)
  • MiniMarket co-organizer- Pop-up maker's market held monthly at The Old Hairdresser's- Glasgow, Scotland (2018-2019)
  • 1st Year Fine Art Photography Tutor- Glasgow School of Art (2017)
  • Art Director- Fine Roots Gallery- Edinburgh, Scotland (2016)
  • Programming Assistant - Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival- Hawick, Scotland (2015-2016)
  • Art Director - Woodland Creatures- Edinburgh, Scotland (2013-2016)
  • Director and Producer of Motion Creatures film screening events; in association with BARK Productions- Fringe Festival- Edinburgh, Scotland (2015)
  • Curatorial Assistant- Jupiter Artland- Wilkieston, Scotland (2015)

Photograph courtesy of Jack Low

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