Satoshi Fujiwara is a 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.
He has been exhibiting internationally at key institutions includes Jameel Arts Centre Dubai, UAE, 2021; Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, Canada, 2019-2020; Fondazione Prada, Italy, 2017/2020; La Boverie (former Palais des beaux-arts de Liège), Belgium, 2018; 21_21 Design Sight, Japan, 2018; Deutsche Oper Berlin, Germany, 2016, among others. He has participated in several art and photography fairs, art festivals, and biennials such as Biennale de l’Image Possible, La Boverie, Belgium, 2018; Photo London, Somerset House, UK, 2016; Paris Photo, Grand Palais, France, 2015; Art Souterrain, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Canada, 2018; Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam, Westergas, Netherland, 2015, among others.
He has produced and contributed to several art books such as Code Unknown, Satoshi Fujiwara, IMA, 2015; 5K CONFINEMENT: HD environment surface surveillance, Luigi Alberto Cippini, Fondazione Prada, 2015; HORSES, Satoshi Fujiwara and Yngve Holen, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2018. His works have appeared in numerous publications such as Dialogue—21 Artists Who Reshaped Contemporary Photography, Joanna Fu, Zhejiang Photographic Press, 2021; Why Art Photography?, Lucy Soutter, Routledge, UK, 2018; also in numerous magazines includes Extra FOMU, Fotomuseum Antwerp; Blouin Artinfo; ArtReview; ArtAsiaPacific; WIRED; Kaleidoscope; IMA Magazine; Chinese Photography Magazine; Tank; Vogue; King Kong, among others.
He has been the recipient of the Japan Photo Award 2014. He was nominated for several prizes includes Foam Paul Huf Award, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, 2018; Prix Pictet Japan Award, 2017; Outset, Unseen Photo Fair, 2015.
The artist has had collaborative projects with multidisciplinary institutions, brands and creative entities such as Sharjah Architecture Triennial, 2019; Deutsche Oper Berlin, 2016-2017; Issey Miyake, 2015; Balenciaga, 2020. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he has remotely 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 program in 2020.