Miriam Simun, Workspace 2023-2024


Miriam Simun is a visual artist whose multidisciplinary practice engages science, somatics, and interspecies relations. Simun creates art works in various formats, for example video, sculpture, installation, writing, painting and performance.

Trained as a sociologist, Simun adopts the position of “artist-as-fieldworker” conducting research with communities of experts, including scientists, cephalopods, perfumers, hunters, breastfeeding mothers, human-pollinators, freedivers and engineers. This in-depth and corporeal research informs the form final artworks take. Recurring questions revolve around the ways power and poetry burrow themselves into the construction of knowledge; tactile and non-ocular forms of knowing; the relationship between hallucination and innovation; and the terms of our shared ecological death and renewal.

Simun’s work has been presented internationally, including Gropius Bau, New Museum, MIT List Center for Visual Art, Momenta Biennale, New Museum, Himalayas Museum, MIT List Center for Visual Art, Ars Electronica, Museum of Arts and Design, The Contemporary, Rauschenberg Project Space and Bogota Museum of Modern Art. Recognized internationally in publications including the BBC, The New York Times, The New Yorker, CBC, MTV, and Flash Art International, the work has been supported by Creative Capital and the Foundations of Robert Rauschenberg, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Gulbenkian and Onassis.