Miriam Simun (1984, Palo Alto, USA) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is situated at the intersection of ecology, technology, and the body. She works in multiple formats including drawing, writing, performance, installation, scent, video and sculpture. Simun is a graduate of the London School of Economics, the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. Her work has been the subject of numerous international presentations, including exhibitions at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; the DeutscheBank Kunsthalle, Berlin; The Contemporary, Baltimore; Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Split; the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha; the Himalayas Museum, Shanghai; and the Beall Center for Art + Technology, Irvine. Simun is a recipient of awards from Creative Capital, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. She was the recipient of the Santa Fe Art Institute’s 2015 Food Justice Residency in New Mexico, and the OMI International Arts Center’s 2016 Artist Residency in New York. Simun’s work has received extensive coverage in media outlets both stateside and abroad, including the BBC, The New York Times, The New Yorker, CBC, MTV, Forbes, Art21, and ART News. In New York, she is represented by Helena Anrather Gallery.
This residency has the support of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and is an initiative by Carpintarias de São Lázaro. In the context of the AiR Carpintarias 2018 to happen with Miriam Simun, HANGAR – Centro de Investigação Artística is glad to announce the partnership that was established with Carpintarias de São Lázaro, by providing the artist’s lodging, during her residency at CSL.