Simon Denny lives and works in Berlin. He was born in Auckland, New Zealand and holds a BFA from Auckland University. He completed his MFA from the Frankfurt Städelschule and has taken part in 4 residencies split between Western Europe and Australia.
Simon Denny’s work has challenged numerous themes entrenched in modern society’s globalized culture: the Internet, technological obsolescence, corporate culture, television broadcasting, and national identity. He is interested in technology’s role in shaping global culture and in the ways information is controlled and shared. The rapid technological growth and innovation seen by large corporations and start-ups alike since the dot com boom is a phenomenon which motivates Denny’s practice. He creates a dialogue with these ideas through installations that combine sculpture, graphics, and moving images.