The artist was born in Prague in 1944. Since 1975 she has worked with large-format photographs. At the beginning of her career, this pupil of Joseph Beuys worked mainly with the serial exploration of identity. In countless variations, Sieverding photographed her own face and superimposed on it Asian masks or the face of her life partner, the artist Klaus Mettig. She subsequently became interested in medical methods and their scientific imaging techniques, among them the Steigbild. Since 1964 the artist has lived and worked in Düsseldorf.