The work of Australian-born artist Simon Biggs marries old with new, applying sophisticated technological language to themes and motifs drawn from classical art and mythology. Working across web and moving image based-media, his works have often incorporated interactive technology into large-scale installations to explore issues around identity and reality as social constructs.
Film and Video Umbrella worked with Biggs to commission ‘The Great Wall of China’ in 1999, and ‘Halo’ in 1998, which was accompanied by a publication.
Biggs’ work has been shown extensively; included in exhibitions at Tate Modern, South London Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Tate Gallery and FACT, Liverpool; Centre de Georges Pompidou, Paris; Academy de Kunste and Kulturforum, Berlin; Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Holland; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, and the Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide. The artist has participated in numerous symposia, giving keynote lectures at major international festivals and venues. He is currently Professor at Edinburgh College of Art, UK.