Born 1975, New York, New York | Lives and works in New York, New York
Taryn Simon uses photography, text, and graphic design to investigate the impossibility of absolute understanding. Recent projects include an archive mapping the relationships among chance, blood, and other components of fate (A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters, I–XVIII; 2011) and a catalogue of more than 1,000 objects seized upon entering the United States at John F. Kennedy Airport over a five-day period (Contraband; 2010). Simon’s work has been the subject of monographic exhibitions at institutions including Museum of Modern Art (New York, 2012), Tate Modern (London, 2011), Neue Nationalgalerie (Berlin, 2011), and the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, 2007). She received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Photography in 2001 and was represented in the 54th Venice Biennale (2011). Simon’s work is held in many international collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris), and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles).
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