Agathe Simon is a French artist, born in 1977. She lives and works in Paris. She is a Ph.D. holder from Sorbonne University and from Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP). She is frequently invited abroad for creative residencies.
Since 2008, Simon has created a cycle comprising of imaginary characters. Her scope is to explore and warp the borders often ambiguous between reality and fiction. Her work unfolds in various media: installation, text, video, performance, sound, photography.
Simon’s artistic process questions politics and imagination in different ways: freedoms, history, fiction, intangible heritage. Her work is driven by a humanistic vision through which otherness and new horizons are regularly present.
She works in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of Argentine Government, the French Institute of Argentina, the French Institute of Algeria, the French Institute of Sweden, Pushkinskaya-10 Art Center, The Museum of Non-Confirmist Art, Russian State Arctic & Antarctica Museum, Dostoevsky museum of Saint-Petersburg, France Culture, Arte France, the Musical Library of Paris, Chez Jean Music & Radio Production Company, Île-de-France Region, etc.
She has been invited in creative residencies by National Direction of the Antarctica (Carlini, Antarctica), Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris, France), Pushkinskaya-10 Art Center (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), AIR Bergen (Bergen, Norway), EMS Studio (Stockholm, Sweden), Visby International Center for Composers (Visby, Sweden), Fundación Valparaíso (Mojácar, Spain), Saari Residence (Mynämäki, Finland), Yeonhui Art Space Center (Seoul, South Korea), Fiskars Artist in Residence program (Fiskars, Finland), Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities (Bogliasco, Italy), The House of Literature (Lefkes, Greece), The International Writers and Translators’ Center (Rhodes, Greece), The Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators (Visby, Sweden), Council of Danish Artists’ Residences (Hirsholmene, Denmark).