Siemon Allen is a South African artist who currently lives and works in the United States. His recent installations or "collection projects" include the display of multiple historical artifacts in which he explores issues of identity and branding. His most current collection project is an extensive web-based archive documenting South African audio history. Records, an installation that developed out of this archive, was shown in South Africa in 2009 and in the United States in 2010. In addition to collection projects and woven panel installations, Allen also employs cut-up collage techniques using comics. These works have been shown in a number of venues including Art Positions at Basel Miami and at The Project in Los Angeles. Allen is currently a visiting professor in the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.