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Amy Simon

Amy Simon, photo Jean Baptiste Béranger 

Amy Simon’s works are evocative meditations on the nature of recollection, identity, and the significance of place. Simon’s diverse works encompass photography, drawing, sculpture and documentary film. Her series A different STATE of mind homed in on domestic interiors, capturing separate emotional worlds with each room. The series The way of nature. The way of grace. consisted of surreal photographs and drawings of taxidermized animals in displaced environments, while the series Everybody Loves Angels focused on the cultural history of angels. Her 2017 show, (almost) Everybody I Say Hello To, at Wetterling presented more than 200 portraits of people Simon has met, as well as, highlighting the similarities of their features despite differences of gender, age and ethnicity - a welcome act of connection at a time of global political division. Drawing often from personal experience, Simon uses images to cull memories and to strengthen and relive experience. A conceptual artist working in a range of scale, her work invites viewers to explore questions about their own history and examine themes of memory, belonging, dislocation and impermanence.

Born in New York City in 1957, Simon received a bachelor’s in fine arts from the University of Florida, and a MA from New York University. Simon has exhibited extensively in Sweden, as well as in Paris, New York and Tel Aviv. Her work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale (2009) and can be found in private and public collections globally including the Modern Museum Stockholm. Simon lives and works in Stockholm, New York and Tel Aviv.