Interview of Aiden Simon

Aiden Simon, a Brooklyn-based visual artist, details a life spent moving among different spaces both geographically and in terms of community. He discusses his experiences living in various cities in the US, seeing changes in queer and trans narratives over time, and the evolution of his artistic practice. Throughout, he expresses appreciation for the varied systems of support in his life, and for the increasing acceptance of gender variance in queer spaces, while also criticizing the rapid gentrification of New York City.

Date of Interview:

August 16, 2017

Location of Interview:

Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York

Place of birth:

Tucson, Arizona



Interviewed by

Evan Zavidow

Summary by

Jamie Magyar