Taryn Simon, born in 1975 in New-York City, USA lives and works in New-York City

Artfacts (04/2016) : 201

2015 Taryn Simon, Rear Views, A Star-forming Nebula and the Office of Foreign Propaganda, Galeries Nationales du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France

2012 Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters – MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, USA, (2011 : Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany, Tate Modern, London, UK).

Public Collections (selection) : MoMA, New-York, USA, Tate Modern London, UK, Centre Pompidou Paris, France

Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, Brussels

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Taryn Simon is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked in photography, text, sculpture and performance. Guided by an interest in systems of categorization and classification, her practice involves extensive research into the power and structure of secrecy and the precarious nature of survival.

She is a graduate of Brown University and a Guggenheim Fellow. Simon lives and works in New York.


Dynamo III, Studying Magnetic Fields and Impending Pole Reversal, An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007 © Taryn Simon studio & Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, Brussels




Grand Palais and Tour Eiffel g e - copie jour largeProject : Illuminated Wind Turbine

Illuminated Wind Turbine is presented within the perspective of Greater Paris with the aim to embody the very symbol of the “third industrial revolution”: the wind turbine.  Illuminated by hundreds of LED lights in the “City of Light”, this technical object imposes itself,  echoing the symbol of another industrial revolution: the Eiffel Tower. The future and past collide, invoking considerations of history, preservation and time’s passage.

Illuminated Wind Turbine takes place in our daily lives and engages us in dialogue with renewables at the heart of Greater Paris. The wind turbine, illuminated, questions our behavior, both local and global, simply by its architectural presence and geographic location. This act of visual break appears strategic, challenging us to consider the means of action necessary to change our behaviors and create possibilities for the future.

Illuminated Wind Trubine for Paris Climate 2015, project (artist view, illustrative exemple) © Taryn Simon studio & Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, Brussels

20 to 30 October 2015: “Le Méridien Climatique”, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne