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Simon Farid

Artist

Wander

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Wander

The Hague,

Netherlands

Company Description

Wander provides a residency that is based on research, networking and the exchange of knowledge. Wander does not produce exhibitions, but offers you a cross-disciplinary network and public platform. You are provided with the opportunity to live and work in The...more

Background Information

Employment History

Resident Artist

Crescent Arts


Queen Street


Affiliations

Heritage Fine Wines Inc

Founder


Education

BA

Fine Art

Central St. Martins


Web References(30 Total References)


02.2014 Guest Who #1 with Simon Farid - Wander

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Read the two essays on our last event Being A.N. Other: a workshop by Simon Farid.
02.2014 Guest Who #1 with Simon Farid Simon Farid, Wander's current artist in residence, showed us almost all his identity signifiers, like passportnumbers and other personal details, and explained how that's related to his research residency in February and March.


Simon Farid - Wander

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Read the two essays on our last event Being A.N. Other: a workshop by Simon Farid.
See other news or check out our previous events. Search Simon Farid Simon Farid Who is 'Simon Farid'? Simon Farid first achieved brief notoriety in the City in the Eighties when he was a star salesman for DPR Futures, which was a scam investment firm. When its four bosses were charged with fraud, Farid was granted immunity from prosecution and gave evidence against them at the Old Bailey. Farid's total experience of the futures market was simply a four-day training course, but the court heard a tape recording of him telling a client: 'I have just traded £25,000 myself on the Swiss franc.' Farid was lying and the client lost £107,000. He later founded the now bankrupt wine importer Heritage Fine Wines Ltd. Another Simon Farid is interested in the relationship between administrative identity and the body it purports to codify and represent. Taking on the role of a hacker or trickster he looks to playfully intervene in the identity-generation process, operating as 'other people' and enacting ways to counter emergent institutional identity confirmation mechanisms. A quick Google search will, of course, reveal where he lives, works, what he looks like and information about other people with whom he shares his name. Simon's residency cumulated in the workshop Being A.N. Other on 21st March in De Boek. Check out the people he met during his stay at Wander.


investdrinks - Down Under

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The investigation is also looking into the role played by Simon Farid, who remains on UK FSA's the highly select Prohibited Individuals List.
The Australian reports that 'Some investors put as much as $500,000 into the investment scheme created by charismatic Englishman Simon Farid in 1999.' Farid, the 'charismatic Englishman' remains one of a small number of elite scamsters listed on the UK Financial Services Prohibited Individuals List. On 3rd May 2005 43-year-old Farid is quoted in The Australian as saying: ``Yes, I did have a banning order,'' he said. ``I was quite young when it happened.'' That might perhaps have been phrased differently as the banning order, made in 1996, is still in place and it is remarkable that Farid achieved this feat while still quite young. In view of the Heritage mess and Farid's past history it might well be prudent for the Australian authorities and journalists to take a close look at Art Equity in Sydney (artequity.com.au), which involves Farid. investdrinks understands that Simon Farid, formerly of Heritage and now involved with Art Equity, is now under investigation. One of the original directors of Heritage Fine Wines was Simon Farid, who remains on the UK Financial Services Authority's prohibited individual list. He resigned from Heritage last year and is understood to be involved in Art Equity of Barrack House Level 6, 16-20 Barrack Street Sydney NSW 2075 Ph: 02 9262 6660 Fax: 02 9262 6665, e-mail: fknox@artequity.com.au, Website: artequity.com.au. Art Equity 'opens the door to the world of investing and collecting artworks for pleasure and profit'. During the meeting it was confirmed that Simon Farid resigned as director of Heritage in July and has no further contact or involvement in company. According to an ex-employee of Heritage, Farid told the sales force to say whatever it takes to make a sale. investdrinks understands from Lyon that 'Simon Farid will resign as a director within a few days. I am buying his shareholding in the company, and this will make me, Simon Tilley, Ben Tilley and Cameron Hall the major shareholders.' The directors of HFW are currently Lyon, Cameron Hall (Chief Operating Officer and formerly acting CEO), Simon Tilley and Simon Farid. Simon Farid has this week (beginning 3rd May) written to the FSA seeking to have the ban on him reviewed and lifted. He has not been required to stand aside as a director of Heritage Fine Wines as he currently enjoys the confidence of fellow directors and private equity holders. As previously advised, Simon Farid is not involved in the day-to-day operation of Heritage Fine Wines. Heritage Fine Wines and Simon Farid investdrinks has been informed by Adrian Read of Heritage Fine Wines that Simon Farid applied last week to the UK Financial Services Authority asking for his case to be reviewed and for his name to be removed from the FSA Prohibited Individual List. investdrinks understands from the FSA that they do not publicise a successful appeal, so unless Farid or Heritage issue a press release the only way of checking is to see, over the next few months, if his name is removed from the Prohibited List. Heritage's two directors are Simon Tilley, understood to be a Sydney hotelier and son of Ben Tilley - a mate of Kerry Packer - and Simon Farid. If Farid did work for the Macquarie Bank, their due diligence needs tightening up. A search on Farid's background would soon throw up much cause for concern. Farid is one of only 41 individuals on the FSA (Financial Services Authority) banned from any involvement in the UK financial services sector. Banned by the SIB in 1996, this clearly demonstrated talent and application by Farid to join this select band while only 35 years old. In 1987 after a four-day training course he had joined DPR Futures. Farid gave evidence in exchange for immunity in the unsuccessful fraud trial of three of the company's directors. He joined Lancashire and Yorkshire Portfolio Management, which promoted various penny shares until the financial authorities closed it down in 1991. Following the closure of this scam 895 investors were paid out £3,307,000 in compensation. In 1992 Farid set up his own company Financial Management International. It was time to end the pantomime as Hamilton was chasing me to make a decision. 'Would you like to speak about the Langi now as I'm worried Joe is going to withdraw this offer as others on my team are snapping at his heals.' I emailed Hamilton to say that I wasn't interested in the deal and pointed out the FSA ban on Farid. It is not known whether Farid is also involved in Art Equity, which has the same investors as Heritage Fine Wines. Simon Farid was a founder of Heritage Fine Wines and remains a director and equity-holder. However, he has no day-to-day role in the running of the business. He considers his status with the UK Financial Services Authority as a reflection of events that are dead and buried in the past. He did not defend himself at the time. In the present-day interests of Heritage Fine Wines he will be appealing to the FSA to have his name removed from the 'prohibited individuals' list.


Crescent Arts » Archive 2010

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An interrogation of Helen Donnelly's New Work By Simon Farid
To read more about Helen Donnelly by Simon Farid, view What am I looking at? SIMON FARID Simon will lead an informal discussion about the work at Queen Street. Simon Farid 2010


Crescent Arts » SIMON FARID

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SIMON FARID
Simon will lead an informal discussion about the work at Queen Street. Simon Farid 2010


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