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.
Zimoun, born in Switzerland in 1977, is a self-taught artist based in Bern. His work has been presented in solo and group shows as well as performances in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and South America. Zimoun has been awarded different art prizes and residencies and has served as a guest lecturer.
Recent displays of his work include exhibitions at the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei; the Ringling Museum of Art, Florida; the Contemporary Art Museum MNAC Bucharest; Art Basel; Galerie Denise René Paris; bitforms gallery New York; Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein;and an upcoming show at the Nam June Paik Art Center in Korea, among others.
In 2003, Zimoun and graphic designer Marc Beekhuis founded Leerraum [ ] - which has become a platform for creative exchange among artists, designers, architects,... who explore forms and structures based on reductive principles and careful yet radical use of materials.