Marianna Simnett lives and works in Berlin. Her interdisciplinary practice includes video, installation, performance, sculpture and drawing. Simnett uses vivid and visceral means to explore the body as a site of transformation. Working with animals, children, organs and often performing herself, Simnett imagines radical new worlds filled with untamed thoughts, strange tales and desires.
Simnett has shown in major museums internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include those at Kunsthalle Zürich (2019), Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem (2019), Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2019), the New Museum, New York (2018) and Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2018). She is a joint winner of the Paul Hamlyn Award 2020, and she won the Jerwood /FVU Award in 2015 and was shortlisted for the Jarman Award in 2017.