Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth, the acoustic hum of natural phenomena in Zimoun’s minimalist constructions effortlessly reverberates.
A self-taught artist based in Switzerland, Zimoun has been honored by numerous residencies and grants, including Bundesamt für Kultur / BAK and the Aeschlimann Corti Award. Also recognized by Ars Electronica and the Swiss Art Awards, his work has been presented in exhibitions and performances in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and South America. In 2003, Zimoun and graphic designer Marc Beekhuis founded Leerraum [ ], a platform for creative exchange among artists, designers, and architects– particularly those exploring structures based on reductive principles and careful, yet radical, use of materials.
Zimoun’s first solo exhibition in NYC opened at bitforms gallery in February 2012. Sculpting Sound, his first solo exhibition at a U.S. museum opened in October 2011 at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, FL. Recent displays of his work also include solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum, Bucharest, Romania; Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco; Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan; and Lydgalleriet, Bergen, Norway. His work has also been featured at the Vasarely Foundation, Aix en Provance; Kunsthalle, Bern; Galerie Christinger de Mayo, Zurich; Museum of Fine Arts, Bern; Galerie Denise René, Paris; Art Basel; Frankfurter Kunstverein; bitforms gallery nyc; Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence; CUNY Graduate Center, New York; and Vooruit Art Center, Gent, among others.
In June 2012, Zimoun opened a solo exhibition at Denise René in Paris, France.
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