Simon Ferdinando is an artist-curator who lives and works in Amsterdam. Born in Mombassa, Kenya he studied fine art at Goldsmiths College 1984-1988. Ferdinando is currently a MPhil/PhD researcher at Liverpool John Moores University where he is researching parallels and relationships between the interpretations and inspirations of the works of Vincent Van Gogh made by Antonin Artaud and Francis Bacon. He graduated from Goldsmiths' College, London in 1988.
Since 1989 he has lived and worked in Amsterdam, as a practicing artist and curator (since 1998). He has a particular interest in questions concerning the area of contingency production. He describes himself, within the context of his practice, as a despecialized, 'bricoleur'.