July 2015

Museum of Non-conformist Art, Saint Petersburg, Russia

© Agathe Simon
Video Screenshot: Andréa Stanislav

During the vernissage of the Transpositions exhibition at the Museum of Non-conformist Art, Agathe Simon introduces herself as a representative of the French Institute of Saint Petersburg. She announces that Agathe Simon has been detained and will be late for her performance and that, meanwhile, she will present this artist whom she’s been following for several years.

Under this fictional identity, Agathe Simon then comments her own art works in a peremptory tone and with erudite digressions proper to institutional codes.

Agathe Simon is a Paris-based artist, born in 1977. After a decade of art projects throughout the world, she starts a partenrship with the art company The Group in Paris in 2017. She is also conducting artistic creation workshops at the Sorbonne University.

Agathe Simon is currently preparing projects in partnership with ‘Les Voûtes’ (a Parisian alternative art venue), the “C.N.R.S.” (the largest governmental research organisation in France), the Paris Cergy National Graduate School of Arts, the University of Cergy-Pontoise, and the Museum of Non-conformist Art (Saint Petersburg, Russia). These projects will include performances, films, and exhibitions.