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Taryn Simon
Born (1975-02-04) February 4, 1975 (age 41)
New York
Nationality American
Education Brown University
Known for Conceptual art
Notable work Image Atlas, Picture Collection, Black Square, A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters, Contraband, Zahra/Farah, An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, Nonfiction, The Innocents
Movement Contemporary art
Spouse(s) Jake Paltrow
Awards Guggenheim Fellowship, The Alfred Eisenstaedt Award in Photography, International Center of Photography Infinity Award for publication, KLM Paul Huf Award

I'm interested in the murky areas where there are no clear answers – or sometimes multiple answers. It's here that I try to imagine patterns or codes to make sense of the unknowns that keep us up at night. I'm also interested in the invisible space between people in communication; the space guided by translation and misinterpretation.
Taryn Simon
The majority of my work is about preparation.
In my work, I construct texts and images. Between those two points the blur occurs. Each is altered by the other again and again, back and forth.
Taryn Simon
My work is drawn to the political but avoids an agenda. There is no inherent critique or support.
Taryn Simon
I do seem to try to make things harder and harder for myself. In some perverse way, obstacles interest me and I'm drawn to projects that end up being incredibly laborious.
Taryn Simon