Photo: NINAGAWA Mika
「Landscape of TOBITA #1, #2, #3」 2023 tension fabric
「Re-Imagination of Landscape」 2023 3D data of landscape, LED vision, speaker [23:48]
Media artist born in 1987, began working around 2010. His works are based on the motif of materialization, transformation, and the yearning for mass in the boundary area. He has been an associate professor at the University of Tsukuba, a visiting professor at Kyoto City University of Arts and Osaka University of Arts, a specially-appointed professor at Digital Hollywood University, a visiting professor at Kanazawa College of Art. He has served as a Cultural Exchange Ambassador in 2020 and 2021, and currently serves as a producer of theme projects for the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan.
His photography collections include “Longing for Mass (amana, 2019),” He has received a 2016 Prix Ars Electronica Honor Award, the STARTS Prize from the EU, the 2019 SXSW Creative Experience ARROW Awards, the Apollo Magazine 40 UNDER 40 ART andTECH, Asia Digital Art Award for Excellence, and many works recommended by the Jury Committee of the Japan Media Arts Festival Art Division.
Major solo exhibitions include “Image and Matter (Malaysia, 2016)”, “Yearning for Mass (Tokyo, 2019),” “Ruminating with Emotion (Leica Professional Store Ginza, 2019)”, “Remembering the Unknown (Shibuya Marui MODI, 2020)”, “Bukka-Transformation of Material Things -(Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2021)”, “Perspective of the Circular World (Kitakyushu Museum of Life and Travel, 2021)”, and others. Permanent exhibitions include “Computers and Nature, Computational Nature (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, 2019)”; other exhibitions include SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, ArsElectronica Festical, Media Ambition Tokyo, “AI More Than Human (Barbican Centre, UK, 2019)”, “My Childhood Heart for You (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan)”, and many others.
He has also collaborated with various fields as the executive director of “New JapanIslands 2019/2020” and directed “Yoichi Ochiai x Japan Philharmonic Project” and “SEKAI NO OWARI at TIMM@ZeppDiverCity Tokyo”.
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