National Organisation of Media Arts Database

Simon Biggs

Short bio:
Simon Biggs was born in Australia, 1957, and moved to the UK in 1986. He studied Electronic and Computer Music at Adelaide University 1979-81. Since 1978 Biggs has been working with computers and interactive systems within large-scale installations, web-based artworks and other media. He is Research Professor at Edinburgh College of Art.

His work has been shown at numerous international venues in over 35 countries around the world, including (in the UK) Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool, Whitechapel, Institute of Contemporary Arts and (internationally) Centre de Georges Pompidou, Academy de Kunste and Kulturforum (Berlin), Rijksmuseum (Twenthe), Macau Arts Museum, Cameraworks (San Francisco), Walker Art Center, Paco des Artes (Sao Paulo), Museo OI (Rio De Janeiro), McDougall Art Gallery (Christchurch) and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. He has participated in numerous symposia and lectured in Europe, the America's, Asia and the Pacific region. He has also curated exhibitions for Site Gallery, Sheffield, Berlin Video Festival, National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Canada and the Adelaide Festival of the Arts.

Recent publications by the artist include theoretical book Autopoeisis (with James Leach, Artwords, London, 2004); CD-ROM's Great Wall of China and Book of Shadows (both Ellipsis, London, 1999 and 1996) and monographs Halo (Film and Video Umbrella, London, 1998) and Magnet (McDougall Art Gallery, NZ, 1997).

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