Steve Badgett


Emerging Fields, 2002

Since 1998, Steven Badgett has completed four projects with Matt Lynch under the name SIMPARCH. These works have included Ship from the Desert; The Moorings Project at the Maschinenhalle in Potsdam, Germany; Free Basin at the Hyde Park Arts Center in Chicago; and Spec at the Renaissance Society of the University of Chicago. Previously he created site-specific and environmental installations in New Mexico, Texas, and Cergy, France. Badgett has been a visiting lecturer at Montreal’s Concordia University, The University of Utah, and L’Ecole Nationale d’Art in France. He is the recipient of a New Mexico Arts Council grant and residencies from the Atelier de Pointoise in France, the Brandenberischer Kunsterein in Germany, and the Center for Land Use Interpretation in Los Angeles. SIMPARCH’s work is in the 2002 Documenta.

Awards and Accomplishments

2007: SIMPARCH receives Illinois Arts Council Grant

2006: SIMPARCH receives Ohio Arts Council Grant

2005: SIMPARCH receives InSite_05 residency

2004: SIMPARCH is featured in the Whitney Biennial