Simon Fujiwara’s work deploys the power of art to sustain rather than explain the mysteries of the human condition. In his ambitious and diverse practice––working intuitively across performance, painting, video, sculpture, and installation––people, technology, images, and objects are tools used to paint a compelling and fragmented portrait of the 21st century. Recognized for his early well known performances and videos marked by their distinct rich and contradictory narratives centered around his personal experience, Fujiwara continues to explore how systems seemingly divergent as the political, the biological, the industrial, all work to structure the personal. Rather than accepting the impossibility of individual agency, his work insists on the power of the individual in an increasingly corporatized, global world.
Simon Fujiwara artist talk at The Photographers' Gallery, London
January 24, 2017
On January 25, join Simon Fujiwara for an artist talk on his current exhibition "Joanne" at The Photographers' Gallery. More information here.
The Photographers' Gallery
16 - 18 Ramillies St
London W1F 7LW
Simon Fujiwara at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
December 9, 2016
Simon Fujiwara will be featured in a major solo exhibition at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. The exhibition, entitled Figures in a Landscape, will on view from December 17, 2016 through March 5, 2017.
Simon Fujiwara at Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette
October 11, 2016
Simon Fujiwara will show his acclaimed work New Pompidou (2014) at the Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris as part of the group exhibition Faisons de l'inconnu un allié. The exhibition will be on view through October 23, 20156.
Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette
16 rue Debelleyme 75003
Simon Fujiwara at the Photographer's Gallery, London
September 6, 2016
The Photographers’ Gallery, London presents Simon Fujiwara's film Joanne from October 7 - January 8, 2017. A preview of the is available here. More information on the exhibition can be accessed on the Photographers' Gallery website.
The Photographers' Gallery
16-18 Ramillies Street
London, W1F 7LW
Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin and Simon Fujiwara in the 9th Berlin Biennale
May 25, 2016
Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin and Simon Fujiwara are participants in the 9th Berlin Biennale curated by DIS. The exhibition will be on view from June 4 - September 18, 2016.
Simon Fujiwara at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
April 27, 2016
Simon Fujiwara has been commissioned by the Irish Museum of Modern Art to create a work that reflects on the legacy of the commemoration of the Irish State. The Humanizer will be on view from May 20 - August 28, 2016.
In New Pompidou, artist Simon Fujiwara revisits personal memories and professional aspirations while enacting a procession that takes a sculpture of his through the streets of Paris to the Pompidou Centre, the building that radically transformed his dreams of becoming an architect.
Andrea Rosen Gallery is delighted to announce the representation of Simon Fujiwara. United by a common sense of formal and conceptual rigor, the artists in the gallery's program are each defined by having a distinct territory.