“Shimon Attie is an internationally renowned visual artist.
His artistic practice includes creating site-specific installations in public places, accompanying art photographs, immersive multiple-channel video and mixed-media installations for museums and galleries, and new media works.
For two decades, Attie has made art that allows us to reflect on the relationship between place, memory and identity. In many of his projects, he engages local communities in finding new ways of representing their history, memory, and potential futures, and explores how contemporary media may be used to re-imagine new relationships between space, time, place and identity. He is particularly concerned with issues of loss, communal trauma and the potential for regeneration.
Attie’s work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world, including at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; The Miami Art Museum, and The National Gallery of Art, among many others. A survey exhibition was organized by Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art.
Five commercial monographs have been published on Shimon Attie’s work, which has also been the subject of several films, which have aired on PBS, the BBC, and ARD.
Mr. Attie has received 11 year-long visual artist fellowships, including from the John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the American Academy in Rome (The Rome Prize), The National Endowment for the Arts, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and Kunstfonds (Germany’s NEA equivalent).
In 2013-14, Attie was awarded the Lee Krasner Lifetime Achievement Award.
Shimon Attie was born in Los Angeles California and lives and works in New York City.”