b.UK 1984. Lives and works in Glasgow, UK.

Simon is the co-director of the Action Research Group DURTY BEANZ (DB). For information on DB projects, please visit their website.


Curriculum Vitae

Selected Solo & Two-person Exhibitions/Projects

2022 – The Master & Puzzler. Oreilles Internaxionales, Basel, CH

2020 – When the Language Leaves Me. The Tip, Frankfurt am Main, DE

2019 – BALK. With Lars Karl Becker. Govan Project Space. Glasgow, UK

2018 – Foundation Painting Show. With Othmar Farre. Glasgow International. Glasgow, UK

2017 – Cooperation Show (Best of BADWORLDS). With Hardeep Pandhal. Two Queens, Leicester, UK

2017 – I Learned to Say no and Walk Towards the Sun. AC Repair Co. Toronto, CA

2016 – Rot House. Tentacles Gallery, Bangkok, TH

2016 – As You Were, As We Are. Spreez Gallery, Munich, DE

2015 – Nothing Really Matters (Except Me). Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, IC

2015 – EVIL EMPIRE. The Market Gallery, Glasgow, UK

2014 – The Bacon, The Cheese & The Lies. Schauspiel Commission, Frankfurt am Main, DE


Selected Groups Exhibitions

2024 – Atopia I. Dacodac. Zurich, CH

2019 – Next Top Model. Govan Project Space, Glasgow, UK

2018 – Silver Spoon. Bangkok Biennial with TheTip. Bangkok, TH

2017 – All You Need. Riverside Gallery. Bern, CH

2017 – Village of Hope Trees. Part 1. Koln, DE

2016 – Grand Opening (intervention at Othmar Farre & Raphael Linsi opening) Part 1. Koln, De

2016 – Í DRÖGUM / PREHISTORIC LOOM IV. Akueryri Art Museum. IC

2015 – Mediating Landscape. Flip. Napoli, IT

2013 – MFA Degree Show. Glue Factory. Glasgow, UK


Selected Performances

2022 – WORMS. Oreilles Internaxionales, Basel, CH

2018 – Tales from Autoscopy. Institut Kunst, Basel, CH

2018 – This is The Place. Natalie Portman Collective. Basel, CH

2018 – Nowhere. Take Me Somewhere Performance Festival. Tron Theatre, Glasgow, UK

2015 – The Relevance of Irreverence. The Market Gallery, Glasgow, UK

2015 – Words Don’t Come Easy. Harbinger Gallery, Reykjavik, IC


Selected Art Writing

2023 – Schattenspiel (a micro-remix). A short text accompanying Isadora Vogt’s exhibition Forbidden Cuteness. Derosia Gallery, New York City, US

2022 – All That’s Left. Parafictional essay for Alys Owen and Durty Beanz exhibition at Newcastle University, UK

2021 – Schattenspiel. A short text for Isadora Vogt. Published with: Kiefer Hablitzel & Göhner Kunstpreis, CH / AU

2021 – Turritopsis Dohrnii (an immortal jellyfish, Sarah Kane and Franz Kafka walk into a bar). Online text series for Machoire (Camille Brêteau)

2020 – Echo’s Bones. Beagles & Ramsay. Gallery text and catalogue essay (written in character) for Circular Holding Patten, GPS, Glasgow, UK

2020 – The Singular en Masse: Meditations on the collaborative practice of Beth Shapeero and Fraser Taylor. Commissioned Essay.

2020 – Foundation Painting Show Book. Co-editor with Othmar Farre. Published by If I Ran the Circus/Walther-Koenig, Koln, DE

2019 – The Kink in the Arc. Short text for The Sanatorium for the Weary Image. Edited by Paul Becker, UK

2019 – Bad Swimmer. Adrian Falkner Exhibition Text (written in character) for Circle Culture Gallery, Hamburg, DE

2018 – Birds, Rats and the Dark. Beth Shapeero and Fraser Taylor exhibition text for Govan Project Space, Glasgow, UK.

2018 – Out of Office Auto Reply. Map Magazine. Short fiction written with Dr Sarah Tripp, UK

2017 – Low Tides. Co-editor & designer. Bi-annual joke book, self-published with Scott Rogers, UK

2015 – Nothing Really Matters (except me). Solo-exhibition of wall-drawn dialogues. The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, IC



2015 – Städelschule, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste

2013 – MFA, Glasgow School of Art

2010 – PG-Dip, Analytic Philosophy, Bristol University

2007 – BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of the West of England


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