Simon Denny (b. 1982, Auckland, New Zealand) graduated from the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste (Städelschule) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Simon Denny was the winner of Art Basel’s annual Baloise Art Prize (2012).
His work has challenged numerous themes entrenched in modern society’s globalized culture: the Internet, technological obsolescence, corporate culture, television broadcasting, and national identity. Recent solo exhibitions include MINE, Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania (2019); Hammer Projects: Simon Denny, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2017); Innovator’s Dilemma, MoMA PS1, New York (2015); Envisaging Vocational Rehabilitation, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany (2012); Cruise Line, NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany (2011); Chronic Expectation: CFS/ME Documentary Restoration, T293, Rome (2011); Corporate Video Decisions, Michael Lett, Auckland; Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York (2011); Negative Headroom: The Broadcast Signal Intrusion Incident; Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, Germany; and the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (2010).
Recent group exhibitions include Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI, de Young Museum, San Francisco (2020); Fluidity, Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany (2016); Secret Power, New Zealand Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2015, 56th International Art Exhibition, Venice (2015); That's The Way We Do it: The Techniques and Aesthetic of Appropriation from Ei Arakawa to Andy Warhol, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2011); and Based in Berlin, KW Center for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2011).