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, 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). Numerous publications and magazines have featured his works, such as Blouin Artinfo, ArtReview, ArtAsiaPacific, Kaleidoscope, Tank, and King Kong.
He has been the recipient of the Japan Photo Award (2014); he has also been nominated and shortlisted for several prizes such as Foam Paul Huf Award (Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, 2018), Prix Pictet Japan Award (2017), Outset (Unseen Photo Fair, finalist, 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.