Miriam Simun




2021  Your Urge to Breathe Is a Lie, Goyki 3 Art Inkubator, Sopot, Poland

2019   How Can I Believe What You Say When I Can Feel What You Do? Carpintarias  de  São  Lázaro, Lisbon, PT

2017   A WET CHEMICAL TRACE, Helena Anrather, New York, NY

2017   I Did Not Have to Kill in Order to Survive, Museum of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia

2016   A Measure of Scatter Across Berlin Sky, Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin, DE

2015   GhostFood, The Contemporary, Baltimore, MD

2014   Agalinis Dreams, Stream Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014   Squeezing Out Every Last Drop, Kappatos Gallery, Athens, Greece

2011   The Human Cheese Project, Kaefin, Montreal, Canada

2011   The Lady Cheese Shop, Michael Mut Gallery, New York, NY



Sensing Nature, MOMENTA Biennale de l’image, Montreal, Canada (forthcoming)

Artificial History, Darwin Museum, Moscow, Russia (forthcoming)

Molecular Minds // Monstrous Matters,Teschnische Samlugen, Dresden, Germany (forthcoming)
Molecular Minds // Monstrous Matters, Akademie Schloss Solitude Digital Exhibition, [online]


Immersion - Down to Earth, Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany

Friends and Bodies, ZDVIG, Saint Petersburg, Russia

On Water, The Performance Agency, Vienna, Austria

Slow Art, Circeo Art Project, Sabaudia, Italy

Tomorrow is Already Here, Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA

Cloud Edge, Solyanka Ground, Moscow, Russia

Design and Science, Esther Klein Gallery, Philadelphia, USA


45th National Salon of Colombia, El Revés de la Trama, Bogotá Museum of Modern Art, Bogota, Colombia

RELATED Video, New Art Dealers Association Invitational, Chicago, USA

Animal Internet, KHODYNKA Municipal Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Design and Science, Eastern Michigan University Gallery, Michigan, USA

Art in Nature, Instituto Yvy Maraey, Porto Alegre, Brazil

GhostFood, Polytechnic Museum, Moscow, Russia

EAT, Biotopia Museum, Nymphenburg, Germany


Furies, Helena Anrather, New York, NY


Interdisciplinarium, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

Seeds of Time, Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, China

Chimeras, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE         

Multiple Halo, XI Contemporary Art Center, Dongguan, China

Future Wild, Paragon Art Center, Portland, Oregon


A Body of Knowledge, Beall Center for Art + Technology, University of California

Work In Progress, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY

Public Beta, New Museum, New York, NY

Material Value, Chinatown Soup, New York, NY 

Resonant Structures, Inter Space, New York, NY

Resonant Structures, Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery @ Stony Brook University, NY


Photosynthesis, Lanng Art Center, Beijing, China

Alternative Unknowns, Apex Art, New York, NY

Knew Normal, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM

Block Party, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM

Wave & Particle, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY

Biopolitical Tactics, Inter Space, New York, NY 

Systematic Sampling, Stream Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


MAD Biennial: NYC Makers, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

OUTPOST on the Border, PDX Contemporary, Portland, OR

Creative Climate, Taipei Cultural Center, New York, NY

The Future of Food, SIAL Food Show, Paris, France

Build Your Own University, Bruce High Quality Foundation University, New York, NY

Symposium, Performance Philosophy School of Athens, Athens, Greece


Quiet Earth, Robert Rauschenberg Project Space, New York, NY

Newark Open Doors 2013, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ

Pop-Up Place, DesignPhiladelphia Festival, Philadelphia, PA

Northern Spark,
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN


The Switched-On Garden. Bartram’s Garden, Philadelphia, PA

Hello World.  319 Scholes Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Multispecies Salon, City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, NY

Eat Me!
Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY

ITP Winter Show, Tisch School for the Arts, New York, NY

Conflux Festival, New York, NY

SITEFEST Festival, 319 Scholes Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Conference for New Realities, Tisch School for the Arts, New York, NY


Onassis Foundation Artist Fellowship

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

Akademie Schloss Solitude / ZKM Center for Art and Media Web Residency

Izolatsaya Artist Residency, Kiev, Ukraine

Kaá Artist Residency, Institute Yvy Maraey, Porto Alegre, Brazil

CineAlfama International Film Festival Official Selection, Lisbon, Portugal


Gulbenkian Foundation International Artist Grant / Carpintarias  de  São  Lázaro Artist Residency

Artist Residency, Headlands Center for the Arts, California


Artist Residency, Art OMI International Arts Center, Ghent, NY

Art + Science Residency: Climate Change, Headlands Center for the Arts, California


Artist-in-Residence, NEW Inc, Incubator Program @ New Museum, New York, NY

Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

Food Justice Residency, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

Signal Fire Residency, Portland, Oregon


Art Professionals Artist Residency, Athens, Greece

Signal Fire Outpost Residency (in a tent), Pajarita, Arizona


Creative Capital Grant

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Commission

Smack Mellon ‘Hot Pick’


Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant

Northern Spark Festival Commission
DesignInquiry/Cities Residency, Berlin, Germany


le Sensorium Residency, Montreal, Canada

DesignInquiry Residency, Vinalhaven, ME

FEAST - Funding Emerging Artists with Sustainable Tactics Grant Presenter/Finalist


Awarded Tisch School for the Arts Dean’s Scholarship

AIGA Digital Design Honorable Mention



Transhumanist Cephalopod Evolution Workshop, Gyoki 3 Art Inkubator, Sopot, Poland (forthcoming)


Artist Talk, Chaos Communication Congress, [online]

Workshop: Sensory Knowsings, Food Futures Residency, Residency Unlimited, New York, NY

Transhumanist Cephalopod Evolution Workshop, Ground Solyanka, Moscow, Russia (postponed)

Transhumanist Cephalopod Evolution Workshop, Touchy Subjects, Copenhagen, Denmark (postponed)

Artist Lecture, Signal Contemporary, Malmo, Sweden (postponed)

Screening & Transhumanist Cephalopod Evolution Workshop, HYPNOS, Malmo, Sweden (postponed)

Artist Lecture,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Artist Lecture, Belas Artes, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Transhumanist Cephalopod Evolution Workshop, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, FR

Transhumanist Cephalopod Evolution Workshop,  Carpintarias  de  São  Lázaro, Lisbon, PT


Transhumanist Cephalopod Evolution Workshop, Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, CA

Transhumanist Cephalopod Evolution Workshop, CtrlShft, Oakland, CA

Artist Lecture, Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, Toronto, Canada

Artist Lecture, UNTITLED Podcast, San Francisco, CA

Artist Lecture, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

Artist Lecture, Cultura Cultivamos, San Miguel, Portugal

Artist Lecture & Transhumanist Cephalopod Training Workshop, List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

Artist Lecture, Boston TechPoetics, Boston, MA


Visiting Critic, Fundamentals in Digital Art, Brown University, Providence, RI

Artist Lecture, Fine Arts Faculty, University of Split, Croatia


Artist Lecture, Embodied Encounters, University of California Irvine, CA

Artist Lecture, iTeam Creative Europe, Istanbul, Turkey

Artist Workshop, Art and Community, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Artist Lecture, NYU Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Artist Lecture, NYU Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Artist Lecture,
Maryland Institute for Contemporary Arts, Baltimore, MD

Artist Lecture, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Artist Lecture, SVA BioArt Residency, New York, NY

Artist Lecture, USC Curatorial MFA, Los Angeles, CA

Artist Lecture, UCLA SciArt Center, Los Angeles, CA

Artist Lecture, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

Artist Lecture, School of Visual Arts MFA Fine Art, New York, NY


MFA Thesis Advisor, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

MFA Guest Critic, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA


Visiting Critic, MFA Interaction Design, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Private Actions in Privately Owned Public Spaces, ArtsTech Unconference, NY


A short tour of non-places. DesignInquiry/Cities, Berlin, Germany


ArtNow! Artist Lecture, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Canada

Artist Lecture, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Workshop: Making for thinking through doing:  Design Inquiry, Vinalhaven, ME

Artist Lecture, LucidNYC, New York, NY

Artist Lecture, Festival for New Ideas, The New Museum, New York, NY

Artist Lecture, FutureLabCamp, GenSpace, Brooklyn, NY

Artist Lecture, Dining as Performative Politics, NYU Performance Studies, NYC

Artist Lecture, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY

Artist Presentation, Funding Sustainable Artists with Emerging Tactics, NYC


Visceral Light Switch Workshop, P.S. 234, New York, NY


Research Lecture, The Future of the Internet Conference, Harvard University, MA

Research Lecture, Center for Computation & Society, Harvard University, MA

Research Presentation, Boston Sunday Review, WBCN Radio, Boston, MA



Johnson, Jameson. “Training Transhumanism.” Boston Art Review

Chilida, Gisela. “Feminismos Crusados.” La Maleta

Feature. “GhostFood” Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, vol. 10

Scott, Andrea. “Furies.” The New Yorker

Streltsov, Ivan. “Internet of Animals.” Spectate

Romero, Mariana Meneses. “Eating human cheese: The Lady Cheese Shop (est. 2011).” FEAST

Valencia, Ana Ruiz. “A View from the Other Side of Things.” Contemporary &: Art America Latina


Arnold, Frances. “The Shanghai Art Project That’s Working to Save Us from a Dystopian Future.” Artsy

Ballet, Heidi and Stefanie Hessler. “A Quest Towards Thinking in Oceanic Ways.” Mousse Magazine 

Barnard, Neal. The Cheese Trap. New York: Grand Central Life & Style

Barton, Dave. “Exploring the Interconnection of Body and Mind at UC Irvine's Beall Center.” OC Weekly

Farber, Janet. “Creature Discomforts.” The Reeder

Falls, Susan. White Gold: Stories of Breast Milk Sharing.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Jenkins, Mark. “In the Galleries: Doublind Down on Artworks.” Washington Post

Mannion, Jonelle. “A Wet Chemical Trace.” Degree Critical

Roan, Shari. “Technology is part of life - and art.” UCI Magazine

Feature. “Gender, Identity & The Human Body.” Omaha Herald


Spencer, Justina. “Miriam Simun” Esse Art + Opinions, Issue 87 The Living

Helmreich, Stefan. “Cheese in and as art.” Oxford Companion to Cheese (ed. Catherine Donnelly)


Cassidy, Tanya and Abdullahi El Tom. Ethnographies of Breastfeeding. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.

Farley, Michael Anthony. “Today, Miriam Simun let’s us taste the future and it’s gross (mostly).” ArtFagCity

McCauley, Mary. “GhostFood provides food for thought about climate change.” Baltimore Sun

Roberts, Kathaleen. “Artists show the damaging effects of climate change in ‘The Knew Normal” Albuquerque Journal


Davis, Ben. “What to Make of MAD’s Maker Biennial?” ARTNews

Smith, Roberta. “Many Hands in Creative Frenzy,” The New York Times

Stolz, Gregory. “Bridging the Gap between Art and Life,” ARTNews

Tarpinian, Katherine. “I Took A Whiff of New York’s Most Endangered Scent,” VICE Creator’s Project

Twilley, Nicola. “Agalinis Acuta, Phantom Flower,” The New Yorker

Williams, Maxwell. “Agalinis Dreams,” GOOD Magazine


Alonso, Bogar. “A Future Without Your Favorite Foods,” Vice Creators Project

Blackmore, Willy. “GhostFood: Eating the Extinct Foods of the Future,” Yahoo News

Bush, Ian. “Artists Fend Off Food Extinction with Taste ‘Illusion,’” CBS Philly

Douka, Helen. “GhostFood: What is eaten after an ecological disaster,” Art Nouveau

Feature. “The Food Served in Olfactory called GhostFood,” Japan Times

Fuchs, Liliana. “GhostFood: A reflection on products threatened with Extinction,” Directo Al Paladar

Johnson, Paddy. “From Operas to Activism,” Art Fag City

Medina, Sammy. “How We’ll Eat After the Ecopocalypse,” Fast Company

Meier, Allison. “The Foods Forever Lost to Climate Change,” Hyperallergic

Micchelli, Thomas. “Engaging with Art from the Ground Up,” Hyperallergic

Robertson, Adi. “GhostFood” The Verge

Seward, Zach. “Meals from a climate change future,” NewsWorks WHYY Radio

Twilley, Nicola. “GhostFood,” Edible Geographies

Zaringhalam, Maryam. “GhostFood: a Taste of Your Foodie Future,” ArtLab

Zimmerman, Jess. “GhostFood truck gives you a taste of life after climatepocalypse,” Grist


Mallouk, Elyse. “Species Being,” Landfill Quarterly

Rao, Tejal. “3 Good Things: Human Cheese?” The Village Voice

Remos, Ronaldo. “ModMTV: Sound Art,” MTV Brazil


Allen, Jonathan. “New Yorkers sample cheese made from human breast milk.” Reuters AP

Bielski, Zosia. “Human Cheese: Sustainable or Sick?,” The Globe and Mail

Camargo, David. “Interview with Artist Miriam Simun,” Colombian National Radio

Caruth, Nicole. “Out of the Mouth of Babes,” Art 21

Feature. “Interview with Artist Miriam Simun,” Sistema Brasileiro de Televisao

Feature. “Miriam Simun ‘The Human Cheese Shop,’” NY Art Beat

Feature. “Human Cheese, Please.” Metro New York

Feature. “New York Artist Serves Human Cheese,” BBC Radio Russia

Feature. “New York Artist Miriam Simun creates cheese made from breast milk,” The Telegraph

Feature. “New York Artist Miriam Simun creates human breast milk cheese,” Metro London

Feature. “New Yorkers sample cheese made from human breast milk,” China Daily

Feature. “Nu Laver Man ost og is ad Modermaelk,” Politiken

Ettinger, Jill. “Pass the Human Cheese, Please,” Organic Authority

Feldmar, Jamie. “Artist Miriam Simun, The Human Cheese Shop,” Gothamist

Ghys, Clement. “A New York, Goutez le Fromage au Lait Materne,” Liberation Next Arts

McCarthy, Bonnie. “Breast Milk Ice Cream, Human Cheese, are Finding an Audience,” Daily Finance

Molloy, Joanna. “Breast Milk Cheese?” New York Daily News

Patteson, Thomas. “Switched-On Garden: Public Art Goes Green,” Acousmata

Siestsema, Robert. “Why Manufacturing Human Milk Cheese is Disgusting,” The Village Voice

Sullivan, Andrew. “Daily Dish: Human Cheese,” The Atlantic

Varatanian, Hrag. “Musings & Images from the 2011 Bushwick Open Studios,” Hyperallergic

Vogelzang, Marie. “Design:Digest,” Design INDABA


2021        “Follow Your Nose,” in Design and Science: Catalyzing Collaborations, Bloomsbury Press (ed. Leslie Atzmon)

2020        “Un-Cancelling the Future“ in Platform Austria for the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennial

Body/Antibody: Artist Project” in Art Papers 

2017        “Prototypes for a Shifting Baseline,” in Organs Everywhere

2014        “A Recipe for Human Cheese,” in MultiSpecies Salon, Duke University Press (ed. Eben Kirksey)

2012        “A Q+A with Strike Debt,” in Motherboard (VICE)

“Where’s the Synthetic Beef?,” in Motherboard (VICE)

“The Most Mind-bending Inventions at Ars Electronica,” in Motherboard (VICE)

“Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg uses DNA to Reconstruct Your Identity,” in Motherboard (VICE)

2010         “Designing for the Human System,”  ITPBOOK 2.0

Digital Lifestyle and Online Travel’ with Urs Gasser. Trends and Issues in Global Tourism.  Eds. R. Conrady and M. Buck.  New York:  Springer.

2009        “My Music, My World: Using the MP3 Player to Shape Experience in London,” New Media and Society,11(7).

“Youth, Creativity and Copyright in the Digital Age,” International Journal of Learning and New Media,1(2).


2018. MAS, Media Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

2011. MPS, Interactive Telecommunications New York University, New York, NY

2006. BSc, Sociology London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK