Satoshi Fujiwara is a Kobe-born, Berlin-based artist and photographer. He initiates a pressing and critical action on the gazer, through the focal length set from portrayed subjects and the heterogeneous definition of his photographs, diverting from the standards of photo-journalism and an exclusively documentary dimension, thus producing a new emerging lexicon.
His works have been shown internationally at institutions such as Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai, UAE, 2021; Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, Canada, 2019-2020; Fondazione Prada, Italy, 2017, 2020; La Boverie, Belgium, 2018; 21_21 Design Sight, Japan, 2018; Deutsche Oper Berlin, Germany, 2016, among others. He has also participated in numerous art and photography fairs, art festivals, and biennials such as Biennale de l’Image Possible, La Boverie, Belgium; Photo London, Somerset House, UK; Paris Photo, Grand Palais, France; Art Souterrain, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Canada; Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam, Westergas, Netherland; among others. He produced his first book Code Unknown in homage to the Austrian film director Michael Haneke, published by IMA in 2015. The portraitures of the series were featured on shirts and bags for Issey Miyake’s 2015 Men’s collection. Also, in collaboration with the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the images were displayed in billboards and posters all around Berlin, he also held his first solo exhibition in Germany in the Opera house in 2016. In 2020, he created a short visual essay Werewolves Playoffs together with German filmmaker and literary author Alexander Kluge, commissioned as part of Fondazione Prada’s Finite Rants programme.