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Artwork by Jeannie Simms
1974 in California
Photographs and video, 2005
Artwork by Jeannie Simms
Readymaids (Domestic workers in training in Java, Indonesia)
Biography

Jeannie Simms’ works are rooted in the history of photography and the moving image with interests in language, labor, citizenship and migration. She collaborates with civic leaders in Reggio Calabria, Italy (a major migration path) who support the integration of recent immigrants and refugees, using art to foster cultural exchange. Working with her Italian collaborators, Simms is currently producing a video. Her photographic work on Same Sex marriage was featured on a BBC World News America television program. Past exhibtions & screenings include the Museum of Fine Arts, The Currier Museum, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Camerawork, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Courtisane Video and New Media Festival in Belgium, the ICA in London, the ARS Electronica Center in List Austria, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Alternative Film Center in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, Los Angeles County Exhibitions (LACE), the Provincetown Art Association & Museum, the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, and the Tufts University Aidekman Arts Gallery. She completed a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts and received a film commission from the Nara International Film Festival in Japan. Simms has been funded by Art Matters, The Cambridge Arts Council, Tufts Faculty Research Awards, and the SMFA Daynard Faculty Travel Fellowship. She is a Professor of the Practice in Photography and the Director of Graduate Studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.