Curriculum Vitae

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 lives and works in Bern, Switzerland.

Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions 2005 - 2019
* = Solo Exhibitions
 
2019 Figge Art Museum, Daveport, Iowa, USA. *
2018 Museum of Contemporary Art MAC, Santiago, Chile. *
2017 Le Centquatre, Paris, France. *
Rå Hal, Capital of Culture, Aarhus, Denmark. *
2016 Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
Museum Galleria Civica di Modena, Italy. *
Museum of Fine Arts, Le Locle, Switzerland. *
Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, Mumbai, India. *
Museum of Fine Arts, Thun, Switzerland.
Calgary Contemporary, Calgary, Canada. *
Contemporary Art Museum MAC, Santiago de Chile.
BIAN Biennale, Montreal, Canada.
2015 LAC Art Museum, Lugano, Switzerland. *
Knockdown Center NYC, New York, USA. *
bitforms gallery NYC, New York, USA. *
Central for Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium. *
MOTA Museum, Lublijana, Slovenia. *
Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey.
2014 National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China.
Museum of Fine Arts, Lugano, Switzerland. *
Beall Art Center, Los Angeles, USA. *
Kunstverein Mannheim, Germany. *
2013 Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Republic Korea.
Museum of Fine Arts, Rennes, France. *
Harnett Museum of Art, Richmond, USA.
Museum of Fine Arts, Bern, Switzerland.
Museum Les Champs Libres, Rennes, France. *
Le Centquatre, Paris, France.
2012 Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan.
Nam June Paik Museum, Soeul, Republic Korea.
Museum MIS São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil. *
Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey.
MSUM Museum of Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia. *
bitforms gallery, New York, USA. *
2011 The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota FL, USA. *
Contemporary Art Museum MNAC, Bucharest, Romania. *
GAFTA Art Space, San Francisco, USA. *
Lydgalleriet, Bergen, Norway. *
Galerie Denise René, Paris, France. *
Kunsthalle Luzern, Switzerland. *
List Art Center, David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, USA.
Mois Multi Arts Center, Québec City, Canada.
2010 Museum of Contemporary Art Liechtenstein. *
Museum Vasarely' Fondation, Aix en Provence, France.
Arts Center Vooruit, Gent, Belgium. *
La Rada, Locarno, Switzerland. *
Biennial of Contemporary Art ULA-2010, Venezuela.
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany.
2009 Museum of Fine Arts, Bern, Switzerland.
bitforms gallery, NYC, USA.
2008 Miller Fine Art Center, Mcminnville, USA.
Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland.
2006 Stadtgalerie, Bern, Switzerland. *
2005 Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland.
Museum of Fine Arts, Bern, Switzerland.
Tonus Labor, Bern, Switzerland. *

Live Performances

Selected live Performances 2004 - 2017  
2017 Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, Denmark.
Orbital Garden Laboratory, Bern, Switzerland.
2016 Museum Galleria Civica di Modena, Italy.
CT::SWaM, NYC, USA.
Orbital Garden, Bern, Switzerland.
2015 Knockdown Center NYC, USA.
Dampfzentrale Bern, Switzerland.
2013 Haus der elektronischen Künste, Basel, Switzerland.
Headfun, Presences Electroniques, Geneva, Switzerland.
2012 List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, USA.
Störung Festival, Barcelona, Spain.
2011 Nuit Blanche Art Festival, New York, USA.
Mois Multi, Québec, Canada.
Tonus Labor, Bern, Switzerland.
Weltecho Galerie, Chemnitz, Germany.
Swissnex, San Francisco, USA.
2010 Drake Underground / Yatra Arts Toronto, Canada.
Tonus Labor Bern, Switzerland.
R3s3t, Bern, Switzerland.
2009 Transmediale, Berlin, Germany.
2008 Elektra Festval, Montreal, Canada.
Sonic Acts Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Elektroni[k] Festival,Rennes, France.
Tag, Den Haag, the Netherlands.
Yatra Arts / Interacess, Toronto, Canada.
Blurred Edges Festival, Hamburg, Germany.
Ausland, Berlin, Germany.
Kornhaus, Bern, Switzerland.
RH Studio, New York, USA.
Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany.
Casa del Popolo, Montreal, Canada.
Institute for Advanced Studies, Philadephia, USA.
Monkey Town, New York, USA.
Melkweg, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
2007 Lmak Projects, New York, USA.
Dissonanze Festival, Roma, Italy.
Zentrale Randlage, Berlin, Germany.
Theatre L'L, Bruxelles/Brussels, Belgium.
Kulturbunker Mühlheim, Cologne, Germany.
Festival de Marseille, Marseille, France.
Hörbar, Hamburg, Germany.
Intro, Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Hamilton Arts Collective, Baltimore, USA.
2006 Kunstraum, Aarau, Switzerland.
osc/8 Festival, Geneva, Switzerland.
ACAF, Alexandria, Egypt.
Jesuit Art Center, Cairo, Egypt.
2005 Gallery Wandelbar, Gstaad, Switzerland.
Cave12, Geneva, Switzerland.
Dampfzentrale, Bern, Switzerland.
2004 DDM Gallery, Shanghai, China.
Yan Art Space, Beijing, China.
Mokka, Thun, Switzerland.
Tonus Labor, Bern, Switzerland.

Collections & Permanent Works

Museum of Fine Arts, Lugano, Switzerland.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida, USA.
Contemporary Art Museum MAC Santiago de Chile.
Museum of Fine Arts, Thun, Switzerland.
Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey.
Villa Datris, L'Isle-Sur-La-Sorgue, France.
Raja Art Collection, France.
Luciano Benetton Collection, Italy.
Art Collection Canton Bern, Switzerland.
Public Art, City of Bern, Switzerland.
Private collections.

Discography

2016 Oren Ambarchi + Zimoun «18.58» [leerraum.ch] (5.1 composition).
Zimoun «28.34» [leerraum.ch] (5.1 composition).
2015 Richard Garet + Zimoun «21.21» [leerraum.ch] (5.1 composition).
2010 Zimoun «feat. Helena Gough» [leerraum.ch] (5.1 dvd).
2008 Mahmoud Refat, Pe Lang + Zimoun «Statics III» [leerraum.ch] (4.1 dvd).
Asher + Zimoun «Untitled Movement» [leerraum.ch] (5.1 dvd).
Fourm + Zimoun «Primary Structures» [leerraum.ch] (5.1 dvd).
2007 Zimoun feat. Mik Keusen «Prepared I» [leerraum.ch] (cd).
Kenneth Kirschner + Zimoun «July 29, 2004 (4.1)» (4.1 dvd).
Leerraum [ ] «Sound Contributions I» [leerraum.ch] (5.1 dvd).
2006 Zimoun «Kabel 0.1/0.2» [leerraum.ch] (cd).
Mahmoud Refat, Pe Lang + Zimoun «Statics II» [leerraum.ch] (cd).
Mahmoud Refat + Zimoun «Statics I» [leerraum.ch] (cd).
2005 Fm3 + Zimoun «live 19.06.2004» [leerraum.ch] (cd).
2004 Zimoun «Nå» [tonus-music-records.com] (cd).
2003 Zimoun «Flachland» [leerraum.ch] (cd).
Zimoun «Viskos» [leerraum.ch] (cd).
Zimoun «Drums» [leerraum.ch] (cd).
2002 Zimoun «Momental» [ammoniac-music records] (cd).