• Born 1975 in New York, USA
  • Based in New York, USA

Taryn Simon directs our attention to familiar systems of organization—bloodlines, criminal investigations, mourning, flower arrangements—making visible the contours of power and authority hidden within. A multidisciplinary artist who has worked in photography, text, film, sculpture, and performance, Simon reveals the imperceptible space between language and the visual world—a space in which multiple truths and fantasies are manufactured, and where translation and disorientation occur. The technical, physical, and aesthetic realization of her projects reflects the control and authority that are the very subject of her work.

Selected Works

Taryn Simon: A Cold Hole + Assembled Audience (solo), MASS MoCA, North Adams, USA
Taryn Simon: An Occupation of Loss (solo), Artangel, London, UK
Taryn Simon: Shouting Is Under Calling (solo), Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland
Taryn Simon: An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar (solo), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
56th Venice Biennial, All the World’s Futures, Venice, Italy
  • Nuclear Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility, Cherenkov Radiation
    Hanford Site, U.S. Department of Energy
    Southeastern Washington State
  • An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007
    © Taryn Simon
    Image courtesy of the artist and Gagosian