Simeon Nelson

‘Desiring Machine’, 2005

“Simeon Nelson is an award winning sculptor, installation and interdisciplinary artist who works within the museum and in the public domain. His gallery based work and interventions into urban sites are concerned with revealing and mapping the hidden systems and significations of the site.  He obtained a BA in Fine Art from Sydney College of the Arts in 1987. After establishing himself as an artist in Australia and Asia in the 1990s, he moved to London in 2001 and is currently working on projects in Asia, Australia, Europe and the UK. He is Reader in Sculpture at the University of Hertfordshire and a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts. He was a Finalist in the National Gallery of Australia’s National Sculpture Prize in 2005 and a Finalist in the 2003 Jerwood Sculpture Prize. Passages, a monograph on his work was published by The University of New South Wales Press, Sydney in 2000.  He has received numerous awards including seven arts council grants in Australia and the UK, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship in 2000 and a Leverhulme Trust grant in 2007. In 1997 he was the Australian representative to the IX Triennial India, New Delhi.” (via)

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