Simon Fujiwara is the winner of The Cartier Award 2010 – one of the world's leading yearly awards for emerging artists. The award is developed as a collaboration with Frieze Art Fair, funded by Cartier.
British-Japanese artist Simon Fujiwara is based in Berlin and Mexico City. In his installations, performances and writings historical facts meet speculations, resulting in likely, yet fictional arrangements. During his residency at Gasworks, Fujiwara will develop Frozen, a site-specific work to be presented at Frieze Art Fair. The installation will be based on a fictive premise that an ancient lost city has been discovered beneath the site of the fair. As such, vistors will encounter archaeological digs, displays of found artefacts and graphic panels describing a historic civilization that was once a hub of art and commerce.
Simon Fujiwara studied Architecture at Cambridge University and Fine Art at Städelschule Hochschule für Bildende Künst in Frankfurt am Main. Selected shows and projects from 2010 include Manifesta 8, Murcia; 29th São Paulo Biennial; Bringing Up Knowledge, MUSAC, León; Huckleberry Finn, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco; 100 Years, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf. Forthcoming shows include a week-long performance project for Performa 11, New York, curated by Jens Hoffmann, and a solo exhibition at TATE, St.Ives.
Frozen will be on show at Frieze Art Fair from 14-17 October 2010 in Regent's Park, London.