Simona Brinkmann was born in Milan and lives and works in London. She studied first at Middlesex University and then at Central St Martins, graduating with an MA in Fine Art from CSM in 2006. She has exhibited across the UK and internationally, including at The Agency, London; Maria Stenfors, London; MOT International, London; KARST Projects, Plymouth; Treignac Project, Treignac, France; Netwerk Centrum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Alst, Belgium; Marc de Puechredon, Basel; Kleio Projects, New York; and the ((audience)) festival of surround sound art which toured to New York, Syracuse and Toronto. Her work has been represented at Viennafair 2014, Volta5 Basel and Art Athina, Athens. She was the recipient of the Clifford Chance Sculpture Award in 2007, was Artist In Residence at Kingston University in 2011/2012 and again at the University of Hertfordshire in 2013/2014. Recent projects include an international artist residency at Fondazione Per L'Arte, Rome (The Spur, October-November 2017); 'Override' (March-May 2018), her first solo exhibition in the North of England, which marked the artist's month-long residency at The Art House, Wakefield; New Relics (June 2018) at Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London; and In-Ruins, a research project and artist's residency taking place at Scolacium Archaeological Park in Southern Italy (August/September 2018).