Simon Asencio


Simon Asencio (France) creates performances that question the notions of liveness, stage, and audience. His work takes the form of exhibition scenarios, text-based ephemera, and covert acts. He often uses imposture and the expression of doubt as means to develop and present his work. He founds in 2014 Galerie, an immaterial art gallery dealing exclusively with immaterial artworks which he runs with Adriano Wilfert Jensen. Since 2014, he is a body for Jessica’s work, a protracted performance of real-life background acting, and works on the publication The Book of Rumours, an extended project on deceptive narratives and the performance of information. In 2018, he launched Memes, a series of text-based experiments to enable transferences of subjectivity. His work has recently been presented at Ujazdowski Castle for Contemporary Arts, Warsaw; Immaterial Performance program, Mexico City; Center for Contemporary Arts, Celje, Slovenia; and Jan Mot and Bureau des Réalités, both in Brussels. Residency projects include Triangle France, Marseille.