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b. 1982, United Kingdom

Simon Fujiwara Biography

Simon Fujiwara's early installations and narrative performances (2008–2012) largely traced his own identity formation as a multi-part auto-fiction presented through the re-staging of his own childhood events, reconstructions of historical places associated with his conception and the mythologising of his origins as an artist. His work can be seen as a complex response and sometimes critique of the increasing cultural obsession with self-presentation that new technologies offered to his generation. Working often in collaboration with others in the telling of supposedly personal stories, Fujiwara's work explores the concept of the contemporary individual–self-determined, self-narrativised, unique–and presents a highly contingent notion of the self that can only be defined through the participation of others.

Simon Fujiwara Featured Artworks

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A Year of Magic by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork
Simon FujiwaraA Year of Magic, 2020Antique book, collage (inkjet print, colour pencil drawings, mirrored foil), velvet fabric on board, plexiglas case
Esther Schipper Contact Gallery
The Trans-Hogwarts Express by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork
Simon FujiwaraThe Trans-Hogwarts Express, 2020Found collectible train model, wood, inkjet print on paper
55.7 x 10.8 x 24 cm
Esther Schipper Contact Gallery
Leider Hatten Sie Diesmal Kein Gluck! (No
Luck this time) by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork
Simon FujiwaraLeider Hatten Sie Diesmal Kein Gluck! (No Luck this time), 2020Collage and charcoal on paper
100 x 70 cm
Esther Schipper Contact Gallery
US Comfort by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork
Simon FujiwaraUS Comfort, 2020Collage and charcoal on paper
70 x 100 cm
Esther Schipper Contact Gallery
Pink Panther vs The Sistine Chapel by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork
Simon FujiwaraPink Panther vs The Sistine Chapel, 2020Collage and charcoal on paper, copper nails
77 x 220 cm
Esther Schipper Contact Gallery
Pink Panther vs The Pope by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork
Simon FujiwaraPink Panther vs The Pope, 2020Plexiglas, metal frame, chains, paper, light fitting
Esther Schipper Contact Gallery
Heaven by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork
Simon FujiwaraHeaven, 2017Artificial hair, acrylic box
170 x 70 x 8 cm
Taro Nasu Contact Gallery
Masks (Merkel B4.1 & G4.1) by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork
Simon FujiwaraMasks (Merkel B4.1 & G4.1), 2017Make-up on canvas
194 x 138 x 7 cm
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Taro Nasu

Simon Fujiwara Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, PS81E at Esther Schipper, Berlin
Closed
16 June–26 July 2020 Group Exhibition PS81E Esther Schipper, BerlinBerlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Simon Fujiwara, The Antoinette Effect サイモン・フジワラ at Taro Nasu, Tokyo
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13 July–10 August 2019 Simon Fujiwara The Antoinette Effect サイモン・フジワラ Taro Nasu, TokyoTokyo
Contemporary art exhibition, Simon Fujiwara, Empathy I at Esther Schipper, Berlin
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31 August–30 September 2018 Simon Fujiwara Empathy I Esther Schipper, BerlinBerlin

Simon Fujiwara Represented By

Taro Nasu contemporary art gallery in Tokyo, Japan Taro Nasu Tokyo

Simon Fujiwara In Video & Audio

FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects - Simon Fujiwara (ACAW 2017) Related Video & Audio FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects - Simon Fujiwara (ACAW 2017) 21 December 2017, Asia Contemporary Art Week

Emerging from his most ambitious installation project to date – Fujiwara's keynote lecture performance transported the audience through the process of reproducing a full-scale replica of the Anne Frank House presented as a building within a building across four floors of a gallery in Tel Aviv.

Fade out copy.
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