Vida Simon is a visual artist whose work incorporates drawing, writing, found/hand-crafted objects, sound, and movement, combined to form site-responsive installations and performances. Her work has been presented internationally, in a wide range of contexts – galleries, hotel rooms, people’s homes, storefront windows, theatres, rooftops, and books. Drawing live often plays a central role in her performances, as a way of foregrounding ephemeral gestures, materiality, and embodiment. Much of her work plays with scale extremes, through projected drawings or situating the body in relation to miniature worlds. Collaborating and teaching are also integral parts of her practice. Vida lives in Montreal.

  • 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
  • Newfoundland watercolours
  • Walking in Russia
    (work in progress, 2005)
    Photo: Vida Simon