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, Once Upon a Who? (2021). Film still. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin.

Simon Fujiwara Featured Artworks

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Who Loves Who? by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork sculpture, moving image
Simon Fujiwara Who Loves Who?, 2021 Sculptural video installation
199 x 184 x 12 cm
Esther Schipper Contact Gallery
Armour (Truvada) by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork sculpture
Simon Fujiwara Armour (Truvada), 2021 Chainmail, Plexiglass, pills
Esther Schipper Contact Gallery
Syphilitic Comrades (Goya) by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork sculpture
Simon Fujiwara Syphilitic Comrades (Goya), 2020 Found objects, skeleton, antique fabric, digital print on plexiglas, metal mesh, paper, paint
144 x 52 x 33 cm
Esther Schipper Contact Gallery
Who’s Childhood? by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork sculpture, moving image
Simon Fujiwara Who’s Childhood?, 2021 Sculptural video installation (cardboard, electrical tape, Plexiglas, antique tripod, projector, projection screen)
164 x 73 x 73 cm
Esther Schipper Contact Gallery
Leider Hatten Sie Diesmal Kein Gluck! (NoLuck this time) by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork works on paper, drawing
Simon Fujiwara Leider Hatten Sie Diesmal Kein Gluck! (No Luck this time), 2020 Collage and charcoal on paper
100 x 70 cm
Esther Schipper Contact Gallery
Heaven by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork installation
Simon Fujiwara Heaven, 2017 Artificial hair, acrylic box
170 x 70 x 8 cm
Taro Nasu Contact Gallery
Masks (Merkel B4.1 & G4.1) by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork mixed media
Simon Fujiwara Masks (Merkel B4.1 & G4.1), 2017 Make-up on canvas
194 x 138 x 7 cm
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Taro Nasu

Simon Fujiwara Current & Recent Exhibitions

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