Born in 1975 in New York City, USA. Lives and works in New York City.
Taryn Simon is a multidisciplinary artist whose photographs and installations flourish in the gaps of representation. With cues from experimental archival practices, Simon investigates personal themes of interest like professional mourners, bloodlines, or government sites where public access is restricted. Her research and data collection methods build unique knowledge bases of images, texts, and performances; the exhibited content is influenced as much by Simon’s inclinations as the limitations imposed on her by authorities and collaborators who control her access to information. In many of Simon’s works, the rejections, denials, and declinations of cooperation reveal as much as what is seen or heard: about power structures, globalization, and different experiences of loss.