John F. Simon Jr. is one of the pioneers in the development of Software Art and is renowned in this area for articulating the use of code in digital and multimedia works since the mid 1980s. This early community of artists and curators created the first wave of software applications, web-based projects, and digital approaches to art making, which continue to expand in new directions every year. As an example, in 2011 Simon completed an app for Icelandic singer Björk’s album Biophilia; the first app album ever created.
He has had a retrospective at Collezione Maramotti in Bologna, and solo exhibitions at institutions such as SITE Santa Fe, Knoxville Museum of Art, and University Art Museum at the State University of New York in Albany. His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Media City Seoul, and Musee des Beaux-Arts in Lille.
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