Agathe Simon is a French artist, born in 1977. She lives and works in Paris. A Ph.D. recipient from the Sorbonne University and CNSMDP, she is frequently invited abroad for exhibitions and creative residencies. She has taught for several years at the Universities Paris IV, Paris VII, and Cergy-Pontoise.


Simon’s practice investigates the ambiguous materiality of limits – between reality and fiction, visible and invisible, memory and oblivion. It unfolds in performance and installation. Based on deconstructed narratives, it invents a space at the confluence of several fields (history of art, science, literature, and geopolitics) by offering an ironical documentation of natural, social or unreal phenomena.

Simon’s artistic process questions politics and imagination in different ways: freedom, history, archives, and intangible heritage. Her work is driven by a humanistic vision through which otherness and new horizons are constantly present.


Performances (selection)

  • Paris’ ‘Cité Internationale des Arts’ (France)
  • Museum of Nonconformist Art (Russia)
  • French Institute of Fès (Morocco)
  • Halifax Art Festival (Canada)
  • Audiorama (Sweden)
  • French Institute of Algiers (Algeria)
  • Paris’ International University City (France)
  • Cergy-Pontoise University (France)
  • ‘Médiathèque musicale de Paris’ (France)
  • Trocadéro Library (France)

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

  • Audiorama & MDT (Sweden)
  • French Institute of Algiers (Algeria)
  • Art and History Museum of Tlemcen (Algeria)
  • Sciences and Technology University of Oran (Algeria)
  • French Institute of Constantine (Algeria)
  • City Hall of 10th district of Paris (France)

Group Shows (selection)

  • Paris ‘Cité Internationale des Arts’ (France)
  • Contemporary Art Festival Nocturne Halifax (Canada)
  • CDG Gallery (Morocco)
  • Museum of Nonconformist art (Russia)

Creative Residencies

  • Atka Sailing Vessel (Greenland, Arctic)
  • National Direction of the Antarctic of the Argentine government (Carlini Base, Antarctica)
  • ‘Cité Internationale des Arts’ (Paris, France)
  • Pushkinskaya-10 Art Center (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
  • USF International Artists Residencies (Bergen, Norway)
  • EMS Studios (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Visby International Center for Composers (Visby, Sweden)
  • Valparaíso Foundation (Mojácar, Spain)
  • Artists Residency Saari (Mynämäki, Finland)
  • Yeonhui Art Center (Seoul, South Korea)
  • Fiskars Artists Residency (Fiskars, Finland)
  • Bogliasco Foundation (Bogliasco, Italy)
  • House of Literature (Lefkes, Greece)
  • International Center for Writers (Rhodes, Greece)
  • Baltic Center for Writers (Visby, Sweden)
  • Danish Arts Council (Hirsholmene, Danemark)

Institutional Collaborations (selection)

  • Argentine Ministry of Culture (Argentina)
  • Swedish Arts Grants Committee (Sweden)
  • French Institute of Argentina (France)
  • French Institute of Sweden (France)
  • Pushkinskaya-10 Art Center (Russia)
  • Museum of Nonconformist Art (Russia)
  • Dostoevsky Museum (Russia)
  • Île-de-France Region (France)

Broadcast

  • France Culture (France)
  • Arte (France)
  • CBC Radio (Canada)
  • Radio-Canada Télé (Canada)
  • Canal Algérie (Algeria)
  • Al-Arabiya (United Arab Emirates)