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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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Untitled (Superstructure) by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork
Simon FujiwaraUntitled (Superstructure), 2020Polycarbonate and cardboard
33 x 100 x 70 cm
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Heaven by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork
Simon FujiwaraHeaven, 2017Artificial hair, acrylic box
170 x 70 x 8 cm
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Fabulous Beasts (Elegy I) by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork
Simon FujiwaraFabulous Beasts (Elegy I), 2017Shaved fur coat on wooden stretcher frame
140 x 100 x 2.3 cm
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Fabulous Beasts (Bluewashed Mink) by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork
Simon FujiwaraFabulous Beasts (Bluewashed Mink), 2017Shaved fur coat on wooden stretcher frame
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Fabulous Beasts (True North) by Simon Fujiwara contemporary artwork
Simon FujiwaraFabulous Beasts (True North), 2017Shaved fur coat on wooden stretcher frame
85 x 85 x 2.5 cm
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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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Simon Fujiwara Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, PS81E at Esther Schipper, Berlin
Upcoming
16 June–25 July 2020 Group Exhibition PS81E Esther Schipper, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Simon Fujiwara, The Antoinette Effect サイモン・フジワラ at Taro Nasu, Tokyo
Closed
13 July–10 August 2019 Simon Fujiwara The Antoinette Effect サイモン・フジワラ Taro Nasu, Tokyo
Contemporary art exhibition, Simon Fujiwara, Empathy I at Esther Schipper, Berlin
Closed
31 August–30 September 2018 Simon Fujiwara Empathy I Esther Schipper, Berlin

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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.

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