Miriam Simun Presentation and Talk

Event Date: Wednesday, October 3 - 1:00 pm
Location: FA 153
SFSU School of Design presents
Miriam Simun
Presentation and Talk
Wednesday, 3 October
FA 153
Supported by the Headlands Center for the Arts
And still, bodies, bodies, bodies… seeping out into the world is as the world seeps back into us… pleasure is important as is pain. I am interested in the collision of bodies (human and non) with rapidly evolving techno-ecosystems. Rituals are important– with ritual we make meaning while marking change. Embedded in ritual are our dreams, fears, neuroses, values, absurdities, incongruencies.  
Miriam Simun 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. Currently under development is Training Transhumanism (I Want To Become A Cephalopod), a psycho-physical training regimen for the future of the human, based on the model of the cephalopod. 
Simun’s work has been presented by the New Museum (New York), Museum of Arts and Design Biennial (New York), DeutscheBank Kunsthalle (Berlin), The Contemporary (Baltimore), Ronald Feldman Fine Arts (New York), Museum of Fine Arts (Split), Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha), XI Center for Contemporary Art (Donguan), and the Beall Center for Art + Technology (Irvine). She is a recipient of awards from Creative Capital, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, as well as Santa Fe Art Institute’s 2015 Food Justice Residency in New Mexico and 2016 Artist Residency with OMI International Arts Center in New York. Her work has been recognized internationally in publications including the BBC, The New York Times, The New Yorker, CBC, MTV, Forbes, Art21, and ARTNews. Simun is a graduate of the MIT Media Lab, ITP at NYU Tisch School for the Arts, and the London School of Economics and Political Science.


E-mail: design@sfsu.edu