"Olga Simón does not belong to those groups of artists who pursue visual images quickly and easily. Instead, she belongs to a very small number who concentrate on recreating an ambiance and atmosphere, a situation, an exploration. She throws herself into her work and analyses the results”.
Olga Simón has a degree in Fine Art from the University of the Basque Country. Currently she is working on her doctoral thesis on introspective photography at the Complutense University in Madrid.
In her professional career the scholarship she received from the University of the Basque Country (1996) is of particular note, as is her solo exhibition in Sala Rekalde Area2 in Bilbao (1997), and the 2nd prize in the Thibierge & Comar Awards in Paris, France (2006).
Olga Simón’s images make up parts of a number of collections and archives, in particular the Spanish Ministry of Culture’s photographic archive Madrid in Memoriam and the photographic archive of the Musée of Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland. Galleries in Spain and in Germany represent her work.