Simon Denny (b. 1982) graduated from the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste (Städelschule) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. 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 Simon Denny—Worker Cage Document Reliefs, Fine Arts Sydney, Australia (2020), and K21: Simon Denny, K21, Düsseldorf, Germany (2020). Other solo exhibitions include Simon Denny: The Founder’s Paradox, MOCA Cleveland (2018); 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 & 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 Vallery: Being Human in the Age of AI, de Young, San Francisco (2020); Circular Flow, Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland (2019); I Was Raised on the Internet, MCA Chicago (2018); 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).
Simon Denny was the winner of Art Basel’s annual Baloise Art Prize (2012). His work is included in public collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Museum of New Zealand; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Danjuma Collection, UK and the Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, New Zealand, among others.