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Almine Rech

Taryn Simon

Taryn Simon directs our attention to familiar systems of organization—bloodlines, circulating picture collections, criminal investigations, mourning rituals, ceremonial flower arrangements—making visible the contours of power and authority hidden within them. Incorporating mediums ranging from photography and sculpture to text, sound, and performance, her works are informed by research on and with institutions including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the International Commission on Missing Persons, and the Fine Arts Commission of the CIA.

Simon’s work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunstmuseum Lucerne; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Her work has been exhibited with Fondazione Prada at Venice Biennale (2022), the New York Public Library (2021), Aichi Triennale (2019), Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts (2018–2019); Artangel in Islington, London (2018); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark (2016–2017); Park Avenue Armory, New York (2016); Albertinum, Dresden (2016); United Nations, New York (2016); Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague (2016); Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2016); the 56th Venice Biennale (2015); Jeu de Paume, Paris (2015); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2013); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012); Tate Modern, London (2011); Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2011); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2007); and MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York (2003). Simon’s honors include the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Photography and a Photo London Master of Photography award.

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