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Miriam Simun is a visual artist whose multidisciplinary practice uses science, somatics, scent and humor to create art works in various formats, for example - video, installation, painting, performance, and communal sensorial experiences. Recurring questions revolve around interspecies relations and non-human intelligence; the relationship of technological innovation to mythology and desire; the construction of knowledge and the violence of categories; and radical reimaginings of life under ecological crisis.

Trained as a sociologist, Simun takes on the role of ‘artist-as-fieldworker,’ conducting first-person research with diverse places and communities: from scientific laboratories to rewilded forests, from freedivers to human pollinators. This in-depth and corporeal research dictates the form of the final artworks.

Simun’s work has been presented internationally, including Gropius Bau (Berlin, 2020), Momenta Biennale (Montreal, 2021), New Museum (New York, 2017), Himalayas Museum (Shanghai, 2017), MIT List Center for Visual Art (Cambridge, 2022) and the Bogota Museum of Modern Art (Colombia, 2019). Simun is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the Creative Capital Foundation grant, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation grant, Onassis Foundation fellowship, and Gulbenkian Foundation International Artist grant, among others. Recognized internationally in publications including the BBC, The New York Times, The New Yorker, CBC, MTV, Forbes, Flash Art International, Art21 and ARTNews, Simun's works are included in private collections and in the public collection of FRAC-Bretagne.

Simun holds degrees from the MIT Media Lab (Design Fiction group), NYU's ITP Program, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is currently an artist-in-residence with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and a fellow at Onassis Foundation’s ONX Studio.

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The New Yorker

The Washington Post

Ocula Magazine

Esse Magazine

2023 Artist Talk & Panel

Interspecies Attentiveness: An Artist Panel Discussion 

presented by

MIT List Center for the Visual Arts 

2022 Artist Talk

BIOART VISIONARY “Corporeal Entanglements All The Way Down" with Miriam Simun

presented by 

Sanctuary for Independent Media & the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies at  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 

2015 Creative Capital: Survival Trilogy

5 min / 

Presenting my Creative Capital funded series Survival Trilogy

Creative Capital Retreat 2015

2013 Artist Talk

7 min /

Artist Talk

Creative Capital Retreat 2013

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