Simon Farid

Artist at Wander

The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
Wrong Simon Farid?

Last Updated 2/1/2017

General Information

Employment History

Resident Artist  - Crescent Arts


BA  - Fine Art , Central St. Martins


Founder  - Heritage Fine Wines Inc

Web References  

02.2014 Guest Who #1 with Simon Farid - Wander

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.

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Simon Farid - Wander

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.

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Crescent Arts » Archive 2010

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

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