Miriam Simun works at the intersection of ecology, technology and the body. Her practice spans multiple formats including video, performance, installation, and communal sensorial experiences.

Trained as a sociologist she spends time in communities of experts, ranging from biomedical engineers to breastfeeding mothers. Taking on the role of ‘artist-as-fieldworker,’ much of her process is rooted in research as lived experience, forefronting corporeal and sensorial ways of learning, listening and knowing.

Her practice is concerned with the collision of bodies (human and non) with rapidly evolving techno-ecosystems. If collision can be understood to be a form of disturbance (in the ecological sense), then in disturbance we move through damage to an opportunity for renewal. Simun works with the role of the sensory in the possibilities for renewal.

Simun’s work has been presented internationally, including the New Museum (New York), Himalayas Museum (Shanghai), Gropius Bau (Berlin), The Contemporary (Baltimore), Bogota Museum of Modern Art (Bogota), Ronald Feldman Fine Arts (New York), Museum of Fine Arts (Split), Museum of Arts and Design (New York), Robert Rauschenberg Gallery (New York), and the Beall Center for Art + Technology (California). She is a recipient of awards from Creative Capital, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, as well as a 2021 Onassis Foundation fellow, a 2019 Gulbenkian / Carpintarias de  São  Lázaro International Artist-in-Residence, a 2018 Visual Arts residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts, a 2016 Artist Residency with OMI International Arts Center in New York, a 2015 Food Justice Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, and a 2014 Art Professionals in Athens residency in Greece.

Her work has been recognized internationally in publications including the BBC, The New York Times, The New Yorker, CBC, MTV, Forbes, Art21 and ARTNews. Simun is a graduate of the MIT Media Lab, ITP at NYU Tisch School for the Arts and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Miriam Simun is an artist working at sites of collision: the collision of bodies (human and non) with rapidly evolving techno-ecosystems. If collision can be understood to be a form of disturbance (in the ecological sense), then in disturbance we move through damage to an opportunity for renewal. Simun works with the sensual conditions of this renewal. Spanning multiple formats including video, performance, installation and communal sensorial experiences, her work has been supported by Creative Capital, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Onassis Foundation, Gulbenkian Foundation, and Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and can be found at miriamsimun.com

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Miriam Simun is an interdisciplinary artist working at the intersection of ecology, technology and the body. Her practice spans multiple formats including video, performance, installation and communal sensorial experiences. Her work can be found at miriamsimun.com