In the interplay of space, mechanics and material, Zimoun creates spatial installations and sculptures in which sounds and noises are generated through movements. He often works with a large number of simple mechanical elements and uses unspectacular materials from everyday life and industry. In the sum of the often very simple elements and building blocks, their interplay creates a complex whole, a kind of continuously changing organism.
He is interested in artistic research on sound, space, movement, material and generative systems, as well as in creating artificially generated but organic-looking behavior in sound and movement. Simple, artificial systems, which however unfold complex forms and structures often reminiscent of nature. The simultaneity of primitiveness, simplicity and complexity.
Even if all his works sound and produce sounds, he is never only concerned with sound, but just as much with space and its effect, material properties and aesthetics, systems, organisms, perception and connections.
He often collaborates with third parties, other artists, but also experts in fields of technology, research, architecture, science, engineering and development.
In recent years, interest in his work has steadily increased and it has been presented in numerous exhibitions in Europe, North America and Asia, and occasionally in South America and Africa. In 2009, his work was awarded the main prize of the Aeschlimann-Corti Fellowship, and in 2010 he received an "Honorary Mention" at Ars Electronica in Linz.
Zimoun lives and works in Bern, Switzerland, where he develops and realizes his work with the support of a team of assistants. His work has been presented internationally, most recently at Museum Haus Konstruktiv Zurich; Museum of Contemporary Art MAC Santiago de Chile; Nam June Paik Art Museum Seoul; Kuandu Museum Taipei; Art Museum Reina Sofia Madrid; Ringling Museum of Art Florida; Mumbai City Museum; National Art Museum Beijing; LAC Museum Lugano; Seoul Museum of Art; Museum MIS São Paulo; Muxin Art Museum Wuzhen; Kunsthalle Bern; Taipei Fine Arts Museum; Le Centquatre Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art Busan; Museum of Fine Arts MBAL; Kunstmuseum Bern; Museum Collection Lambert Avignon; among others.