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.
He has exhibited internationally, including at Jameel Arts Centre, UAE (2021); Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto(MOCA 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 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.
The artist has had collaboration projects with multidisciplinary institutions, brands and creators, such as Deutsche Oper Berlin (2016-2017); Sharjah Architecture Triennial (2019); Issey Miyake (2015); Balenciaga (2020). He has produced and contributed to several art books: 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). Numerous publications and magazines have featured his works, such as Why Art Photography? (Lucy Soutter, 2018); Extra (FOMU, Fotomuseum Antwerp), Blouin Artinfo, ArtReview, ArtAsiaPacific, Kaleidoscope, Tank, and King Kong.
He has been the recipient of the Japan Photo Award (2014); he was nominated for several prizes such as Foam Paul Huf Award (Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, 2018); Prix Pictet Japan Award (2017); Outset (Unseen Photo Fair, 2015).
In 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic, he had 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.