“An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar”
"Paperwork and the Will of Capital"

  • Nuclear Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility, Cherenkov Radiation
    Hanford Site, U.S. Department of Energy
    Southeastern Washington State

    An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007
    © Taryn Simon
    Image courtesy of the artist and Gagosian



  • Born 1975 in New York, USA
  • Based in New York, USA

Taryn Simon directs our attention to familiar systems of organization--bloodlines, criminal investigations, mourning, flower arrangements--making visible the contours of power and authority hidden within. A multidisciplinary artist who has worked in photography, text, film, sculpture, and performance, Simon reveals the imperceptible space between language and the visual world--a space in which multiple truths and fantasies are manufactured, and where translation and disorientation occur. The technical, physical, and aesthetic realization of her projects reflects the control and authority that are the very subject of her work.

Selected Works & Awards

2018 Taryn Simon: A Cold Hole + Assembled Audience (solo), MASS MoCA, North Adams, USA
2018 Taryn Simon: An Occupation of Loss (solo), Artangel, London, UK
2018 Taryn Simon: Shouting Is Under Calling (solo), Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland
2017 Taryn Simon: An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar (solo), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
2015 56th Venice Biennial, All the World’s Futures, Venice, Italy


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