Alberto Simon was born in
1961 in São Paulo, Brazil.
From 1993 on he started with photography as well, and with this medium he developed various documentary-like projects (Bedouin tribes in the Negev and Sinai deserts,1993/94; Along the Love Highway: the Brazilian Motel,1996; Domingão: Plane Spotters in São Paulo, 1997, among others)
In 1999 he made a documentary film, Our Lady on the Rocks, in Butte-Montana, USA, together with Bianca Bodau.
He also works with the computer, creating fictionalized imagery that mocks the documentary's supposed factuality (Rise and Fall of DH 106 Comet, 1998; Art and Cocaine, 1950-2000: a Survey. Curated by Alberto Simon, 2001).
Besides exhibiting his work on solo and group shows, he has also written articles for magazines such as Daidalos and Kunstforum International.
In the year 2000, he was awarded a fellowship by the Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur, Berlin.