Artist Talk : Simon Fujiwara
25 January 2017, London
A rare opportunity to hear Simon Fujiwara speak about his new commission, Joanne.
Simon Fujiwara (b. 1982, UK) is known for his autobiographical explorations of identity and sexuality. His complex installations incorporate sculpture, performance, video and photographic elements to create fully imagined scenarios that underscore the interdependence of personal history and more universal narratives. Fujiwara studied Architecture at Cambridge University from 2002 to 2005, and then Fine Art at the Städelschule Hochschule für Bildende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main from 2006 to 2008. He participated in several recent biennials including the Venice Biennale, 2009; Manifesta 8 and São Paulo Biennial in 2010; Singapore Biennial, Manchester International Festival and Performa, New York, all 2011. He had Recent solo exhibitions at Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2016, the Sharjah Biennial, 2013, Tate St. Ives, 2012 and the Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf, 2010.
Photograph: Courtesy of the artis