Simon Fujiwara

Public Art Fund Talks at The New School Wed 10 Nov 2010 6.30PM-8.30PM The New School, Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street
Admission: $10 for single talk, $20 for full series of three talks, free for all students, as well as Public Art Fund members and New School faculty, staff and alumni with valid ID
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This fall, the Public Art Fund Talks series presents three artists who all transform the conventional lecture into a unique work of art. These hybrid performance-lectures provide a window into each artist's practice and present viewers with a new way of experiencing their art. Using live video and dialogue, Simon Fujiwara loosely retells his parents' life as erotic fiction in Welcome to the Hotel Munber.

Born in 1982 in London, United Kingdom, Simon Fujiwara studied architecture at Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK (2005) and Fine Art at Staedelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2008). Current and recent exhibitions include 29th Sao Paulo Biennale, San Paulo (2010); Manifesta 8, Murcia (2010); The Collectors, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice (2009); Art Basel Statements, Basel (2010); and Huckleberry Finn, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco (2010). Forthcoming exhibitions include a multi-part performance series curated by Jens Hoffman for Performa 11, New York (2011) and a major solo survey exhibition at TATE St.Ives, UK. He is this year's winner of both the prestigious Baloise Prize, Art Basel 41 and the Frieze Cartier Award 2010 and is nominated for the Future Generation Art Prize, Victor Pinchuk Foundation, Kiev. He is represented by Gio Marconi, Milan and Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt am Main. Simon Fujiwara lives and works in Berlin and Mexico City.

This event is presented by the Public Art Fund in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.