Artist Presentation [Gallery Tour]
AKI INOMATA graduated with an MFA in Inter Media Art from Tokyo University of the Arts.
She creates her artworks through collaboration with living creatures.
Her “Why Not Hand Over a ‘Shelter’ to Hermit Crabs?” series, in which she gives hermit crabs shells made with a 3D printer, brings to mind migrants, refugees, and their ability to swap nationalities. For “I Wear the Dog’s Hair, and the Dog Wears My Hair”, she makes herself a cape out of her dog’s hair and a smaller cape out of her own hair. Wearing the dog hair cape, the artist has the dog wear the cape made from her hair so that they are wearing each other’s coats.
Her recent exhibitions include “KENPOKU ART 2016”.
Assistant Professor of University of Tsukuba / BA(Media Arts and Sciences) from University of Tsukuba, 2011, Ph.D (Applied Computer Science) from University of Tokyo 2015 (he got PhD in 2 years: the fastest record).
He is interested in post-pixels multimedia and conducting research towards his vision called “Digital Nature”.
He has been certified to the super creator / genius programmer certification from the Information-Technology Promotion Agency． And received “the World Technology Award 2015”, global media award “Ars electronica award”, and many more.
Born in Gifu prefecture in 1984. Media artist, designer. Graduated from the Department of Visual Communication Design at Musashino Art University. Combines cutting-edge technologies with classic methods and media to create new forms of expression. Focuses on the development of projects that attempt to decipher the invisible connections and relationships behind people and objects by examining them from a variety of angles. Occasional physical demonstrations. Winner of many awards.
Born in 1982. After graduating from the collage, Yuta Sasaki has launched a unit called “Sasaki Seisakusho” to replace a space with media itself. Having won various awards such as “Japan Media Art Festival (15th & 19th)”, he has worked at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. At present, while working at Center for Spatial Information Science in the University of Tokyo and Public Collaboration Center at Tokyo University of the Arts, he produced personal works at Sasaki Seisakusho.
Born in 1992 in Tokyo.Graduated from college Yokohama College of Art and Design in 2014.I am making works for personal time that was familiar things and action a motif.
Toshiya Yui was born in Suwa city, Nagano in 1993. He is at the Department of Intermedia Art and Science in the School of Fundamental Science and Engineering, Waseda University. He is engaged in developing a TUI in the Tomoko Hashida Lab. Additionally, he belongs to the technology group “City & Dots,” and a product called “BUBBLY” was exhibited at SXSW in 2016. He was nominated for “The 22nd Campus Genius Award” and won top prize at the 6th Application Contest at Waseda University.