Lorna Simpson

Lorna Simpson was born in 1960 in New York, United Stated. She is part of the generation of artists who, in the 1980s, seized on issues relating to identity politics, and focused on marginalised communities in order to raise public awareness of the problems these communities were and still are faced with. Her works are veritable enigmas that are as complex as the subjects she tackles, and possess both a visual and a verbal dimension. In her latest works, Simpson combines archive images that she reinvents by placing herself as subject. “The theme I turn to most often is memory. But beyond this subject, the underlying thread is my relationship to text and ideas about representation.”

Her work was included in the exhibition 'Untitled, 2020' (2020) at Punta della Dogana.