Taryn Simon

Taryn Simon

Agreement Establishing the International Islamic Trade
Finance Corporation
Al-Bayan Palace, Kuwait City, Kuwait, May 30, 2006

From the series
Paperwork and the Will of Capital, 2015

Archival inkjet print in mahogany frames with text in windowed compartment on archival herbarium paper
85 × 73 1/4 × 2 3/4 inches framed (215.9 × 186.1 × 7 cm)
© Taryn Simon

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Taryn Simon is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked in photography, text, sculpture and performance. Her practice involves extensive research, in projects guided by an interest in systems of categorization and classification.

Taryn Simon was born in 1975 in New York. She received her B.A. in 1997 from Brown University, Rhode Island. Simon’s works have been the subject of several solo and group museum exhibitions. Recent solo shows include MoMA P.S.1, New York (2003); Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen (2004); Museum Jan Cunen, The Netherlands (2005); Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago (2005); Musée de L'Elysée, France (2006); Contemporary Arts Center, Ohio (2006); High Museum of Art, Atlanta (2006); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2007); Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2007); Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam (2008); Institute of Modern Art, Australia (2009); Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand (2010); Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2010); Lever House Art Collection, New York (2010); Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin (2011); Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2011); Tate Modern, London (2011); Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (2011); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012); The Geffen Contemporary at Museum Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2012–13); Multimedia Art Museum Moscow, Russia (2012); Helsinki Art Museum, Finland (2012); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2013); Museum Folkwang, Germany (2013); 2013 Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2013); MOCAK—Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland (2014); Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2014); Le Point du Jour—Centre d’Art Editeur, Cherbourg–Octeville, France (2015); Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris (2015); and Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2016).

Simon was awarded the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Photography, New York, in 2001, and her work was included in the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015.

Simon currently lives and works in New York.