Silvi Simon

Since the mid-90s, the artist has been developing a work that is part of the wider cinema movement. She is particularly interested in the chemigram, a creative process combining painting and photography.



Chimie lumineuse

SIT DOWN gallery

22.09.18 – 14.12.18


Silvi Simon (born 1970 in Livry-Gargan, Seine-Saint-Denis) lives and works in Strasbourg. She gained her visual arts training at the Université des Sciences Humaines in Strasbourg and in animation cinema at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels de La Cambre in Brussels. At the same time, she took a number of alternative courses for the laboratory processing of film stock, notably at Ateliers MKT in Grenoble.
In 1991, Silvi Simon co-founded the collective Burstscratch, which runs an artisan cinema laboratory in Strasbourg and works for the creation and distribution of experimental cinema on gelatin-silver film. Her early practice explored the fields of expanded cinema. Over the last twenty years, her immersives installations have been shown in numerous venues around the world. Since 2013, the artist has been engaged in extensive experimental photography work on the chemigram. She also realizes minimal lighting installations with laser pointers. During a residency in Stuttgart with the French Institute, Kunstiftung Baden-Württemberg and Ceaac Strasbourg, she started a new video installation work : Dys Focus, n°1.


Silvi SIMON : “Ce qui me plaît dans la création de chimigrammes, c’est que je deviens tributaire des outils.” Dominique Poiret, Libération, 9 November 2018   
La magie de la chimieBéatrice Andrieux, Ideat, novembre 2018
Chimie LumineuseSébastien Ronceray,, 27 novembre 2018