The Canadian artist Vida Simon lives and works in Montreal. She studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design and Cooper Union (NY) at the beginning of the 1990s and presented her artistic work at performance festivals such as TraficArt in Saguenay, Quebec, and the 9th International Performance Festival in Giswil, Switzerland. Vida Simons artistic work combines drawing, found and hand – made objects, sound and movement in the form of location – specific and – related installations and performances.
A continuous aspect of her work is drawing: a medium that expresses their interests most directly in visual narrative, improvisation and elementary materials. In their performances, drawing plays an important role on the ground. Based on handmade miniatures or fragments from nature, her work often draws attention to the detail, the intimate, the ephemeral. In their performances the reflection of history plays an important role, including that of Jewish history.
Vida Simon will develop a new installation and performance for the first floor of the Kunsthalle, which will be presented at the opening of the exhibition.
The Kunsthalle Lingen would like to thank the Emsland Sparkassenstiftung, the state of Lower Saxony, the Emsland district, the town of Lingen (Ems) and the cultural foundation Heinrich Kampmann for its generous support.