Shimon Attie is known for installations that raise questions about memory, place, and identity. He brings public places to life, whether he remembers Jewish inhabitants in Berlin by projecting images of a former Jewish neighborhood onto contemporary buildings, as in The Writing on the Wall project, or asks immigrants to respond to questions about home in New York’s Lower East Side as in Between Dreams and History. During his two-part residency, which will be completed in March, Shimon will prepare an installation through the Urban Video Project.
Born in Los Angeles in 1957, Shimon Attie lived in Europe for six years before moving to New York in the Fall of 1997. He has exhibited widely in both the United States and Europe, including shows at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. His work is held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, the Miami Art Museum, among many others.