Marianna Simnett

Marianna Simnett

“So hypnotic, this artist’s work palpates sinister tissues inside the body that few others can touch. […] Brooding on girlhood and its traumas, she operates with the creepy elegance of Narnia’s White Witch.”

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Marianna Simnett, (b. 1986), London, UK

Slade School of Fine Art, MA Fine Art Media (2011-2013)

Forthcoming exhibitions, screenings and commissions
The Holding Environment, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn; Espressioni, Castello di Rivoli, Turin; British Art Show, various venues, UK (all 2020).

Selected solo exhibitions and screenings
CREATURE, IMA, Brisbane (2020); LAB RATS, Kunsthalle Zürich; Bits of girls left out to dry, bits of boys left out to die, Disappearing Berlin, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin; My Broken Animal, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem; Marianna Simnett / Ericka Beckman, FACT, Liverpool (all 2019); Marianna Simnett, MMK, Frankfurt; Athens Biennale 2018: ANTI, Athens; Blood In My Milk, The New Museum, New York; Marianna Simnett / Ericka Beckman, Zabludowicz Collection, London; Wing-sleepers, London Night Tube map & poster design, Art on the Underground (all 2018); Blue Roses, Park Nights, Serpentine Pavilion, London (2015).

Selected group exhibitions and screenings
It’s Urgent!, Luma Foundation, Arles; Unprecedented Times, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz (both 2020); My Head Is A Haunted House, Sadie Coles, London; Straying From The Line, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin; The Body Electric, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (all 2019); The Needle & The Larynx, Channel 4 Random Acts, UK TV (2018); Borealis Festival, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway (2017); Miracle Marathon, Serpentine Galleries, London (2016).

Simnett received the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award in 2020, the Jerwood / Film and Video Umbrella Award in 2015, and was shortlisted for the Jarman Award in 2017.

Marianna Simnett’s unique, virtual private studio visit will run approximately 1 hour. The visit will consist of the following:

Teleconference into Simnett’s studio. She will discuss her work, such as upcoming, current and past exhibitions and projects, and some influences related to her artistic practice, conceptual framework and process.

You might view some documentation, videos, readings, or do some remote desktop sharing related to her work or ongoing research. Take a look at her workspace and perhaps even some works in progress.

If a date is not available for when you would like to visit, other availabilities may be accepted by the artist by emailing

For virtual visits, after selecting an available date and time, and upon your Booking Request being accepted by the artist, you will receive an email with a unique link to Google Meet, Skype or Zoom where Marianna Simnett will be hosting her live virtual studio visit with you.

Cancellation policy – Any studio visit can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the studio visit starts.

Please note, Booking Requests may take up to 48 hours for confirmation by the artist. Your payment will not be taken until your Booking Request is confirmed. If you would like to make a Booking that will take place within 48 hours, you may do so however it is at the discretion of the artist to confirm in time.

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