Simona Castricum


Simona Castricum is a musician, performer, DJ and structures academics from Melbourne, Australia. She actually is a PhD applicant in architecture in the University or college of Melbourne College of Style. She performs beneath the moniker SIMONA.


Like a PhD applicant in architecture in the University or college of Melbourne, Simona’s creative and intellectual study practise explores how gender non-conforming, transgender and queer encounters and identity can be found in architectural space and professional design practises. She's presented her function ‘When Program may be the Foe of Function…’ in the 13th International AHRA Meeting ‘Structures & Feminisms’ in the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden with ‘Queering Structures’ for 2017’s Melbourne Style Week on the Country wide Gallery of Victoria International. Graduating from RMIT College or university using a Bachelor of Structures (Hons) in 2001, Simona proved helpful as an exhibition developer on the Jewish Museum of Australia and a visual developer for Melbourne style companies Tom Kovac and ARM Structures.


Simona has stated her biographical songwriting is influenced by her existence and identity like a gender non-conforming transgender female, both openly and closeted. Musically, her audio is explains as “reverb drenched vocals and commercial power percussion”. Simona offers said her affects come from relationships between digital and shoegaze designs and cites rings Depeche Setting, New Purchase, My Bloody Valentine, Curve (music group) and both Detroit techno and Belgian New Defeat genres as affects.Live, Harry Hughes from the Music, says she, "instructions... interest with her pseudo-militaristic motions and bold design". Sara Savage of i-D offers created Simona presents “a sort of cathartic membership music that’s reflective of her live present—which frequently induces audiences right into a pulsating dancefloor”.Simona Castricum has previously recorded beneath the brands Simona Kapitolina and Fluorescent and was an associate of rings Ana Nicole and Trans Pixies. Simona was also the creator from the Melbourne queer record label Women Who Smoke cigarettes Poke and membership night The Surprise of THE BRAND NEW.

Writing & Advocacy

As a article writer, Simona Castricum has contributed content articles to magazines including Vice Publication, i-D and Thump on presence and access for queer and transgender performers. She's also experienced personal memoirs released in The Guardian, The Huffington Post and Archer Publication. Her short nonfiction and critique composing on sexuality, gender and structures have appeared on the net in The Lifted Brow, Mongrel Rapture: The Structures of Ashton Raggatt McDougall From your Heart: Ladies Of Characters and CARRYING IT OUT: Women Inform the reality About Great Sex.Simona can be an advocate for safer areas and inclusivity of queer and gender diverse performers. She has made an appearance at Australian music meetings BIGSOUND and LISTEN like a moderator and panelist advocating for higher representation and collateral in music and overall performance for gender non-conforming artists.



Post Nuclear (2005) Cattle Brand - Remix (2006) Winter season (2008) Unfamiliar - Solitary (2009)

Ana Nicole

Twinkie (2010) Mainlining - One (2011)

Simona Castricum

Difficulty In Utopia (2013) Even now - One (2014) Exotic Girls of Birobidzahn (2014) Very own - One (2015) Zero Allegiance (2015) Ennis Home Pool - One (2015) #TriggerWarning40 (2016) Evenings Don't Breathe - One (2016) Triumph (2017)