About


Vida Simon is a visual artist whose work incorporates drawing, writing, found/hand-crafted objects, sound, and gesture, combined to form site-responsive installations and performances. Her work has been presented internationally, in diverse contexts such as galleries, hotel rooms, storefronts, theatres, rooftops, a former synagogue, an old horse stable, and a century-old house on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. A running thread throughout her work is drawing, a form that most directly expresses her interests in visual storytelling, improvisation, and the resonance of elemental materials. Her work often draws attention to the detail, the intimate, and the ephemeral. Collaborating and teaching are also integral parts of her practice. Vida lives in Montreal.

  • Carried Away
    Performance-installation,
    Comox Valley Art Gallery,
    Courtenay, BC (2017)
    Photo: Alun Macanulty
  • Dresser la table
    Detail from long-term project
    with 3e impérial,
    Granby, Québec (2016)
    Photo: Jack Stanley
  • Cantastoria, a drawn opera
    Performance in former stable,
    Montreal (2010)
    Photo: Eman Haram
  • Preserves
    Performance-installation, At Home Gallery,
    Samorìn, Slovakia (2010)
    Photo: Vida Simon
  • The Suit
    Performance at Galerie B-312, Montreal (2009)
    Photo: John Sellekaers
  • A Complicated Escape
    Performance in a hotel room, Edmonton (2006)
    Photo: Laura Kozak
  • Facade
    Deformes International Performance Bienal,
    Colectivo Mapocho, Santiago, Chile (2008)
    Photo: Jorge Aceituno
  • Ähnlichkeit
    Installation at Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany (2017)
    Photo: Roman Starke