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Taryn Simon is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked in photography, text, sculpture, and performance. Her practice involves extensive research, resulting in projects guided by an interest in systems of categorisation and classification.Read More
Simon was born in 1975 in New York. She received a BA in 1997 from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. Recent solo museum exhibitions include PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2003); Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen (2004); Museum Jan Cunen, Oss, Netherlands (2005); Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne, Switzerland (2006); Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (2006); High Museum of Art, Atlanta (2006); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2007); Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany (2007); Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam (2008); Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia (2009); Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2010); Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin (2011); Tate Modern, London (2011, travelled to Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, through 2013); Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (2011); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012); Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles (2012–2013); Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow (2012); Helsinki Art Museum (2012); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2013); Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (2013); Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków, Poland (2014); Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2014); Le Point du Jour—Centre d’Art Editeur, Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, France (2015); Jeu de Paume, Paris (2015); Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2016); Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague (2016); Albertinum, Dresden (2016); Park Avenue Armory, New York (2016); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark (2016); George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York (2016); and Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland (2018). Simon’s work was included in the Gwangju Biennale (2008); Singapore Biennale (2011); Carnegie International (2013); Yokohama Triennale, Japan (2014); and 56th Biennale di Venezia, Venice (2015). She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography in 2001.
Simon’s work is featured in museum collections worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Tate, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany.
Simon lives and works in New York.
Text courtesy Gagosian.
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Like the museum, Simon catalogues objects and information under specific organising principles: symmetry, crispness of detail, and refined, minimal installation. Through this highly careful mode of tracing, depicting, and presenting, she both mirrors the systems she sets out to examine and surpasses them in her rigorous application of their...
In her recent shift toward performance, large-scale installation, and sound, Simon raises new questions about the role of the living, breathing body as an agent within the increasingly pervasive, even ritualised photographic technologies of the past decade. In An Occupation of Loss , which had its second iteration in London in April 2018, she...
Enthusiasm, delight and 'how are you going to do that?': these are common reactions to Taryn Simon's planned commission at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass Moca) in North Adams, says its curator, Allie Foradas.
Taryn Simon's An Occupation of Loss is a somber meditation on grief, exile and recovery. When the piece debuted last year at the Park Avenue Armory, it took the form of a row of 11 concrete towers, each inhabited by professional mourners, each enacting a grieving ritual from a different region of the world. Two Venezuelan women covered their...
Having gathered professional mourners from around the world to perform their laments in New York in 2016, artist and erstwhile Wallpaper* Guest Editor Taryn Simon is now bringing her groundbreaking artwork to London, opening this evening. We caught up with Simon in midst of rehearsals to talk about grief, performance and ephemerality.
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