Yasuhiro Suzuki

Japan Cultural Envoy FY2017
Yasuhiro Suzuki
media artist, associate professor of Musashino Art University, visiting research fellow of the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
  • Worked in The United States, Cambodia, Germany and Iceland
  • Active Period:From February 11 to March 15, 2018
  • Birthplace:Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
  • Birth:1979
  • Academic background:Department of Design, Tokyo Zokei University

He won the NHK Digital Stadium Yearly Grand Prix Award for his visual installation “Perspective of Globe-Jungle” in 2001. His installation traveled various exhibitions and art festivals in and outside Japan, including the Ars Electronica Festival. He creates works to be exhibited not only in museums but also in public spaces, including “Blinking Leaves” (2003), “Aerial Being” (2007), and “Zip-Fastener Ship” (2010).

[Major exhibitions]
2005 EXPO 2005 AICHI Opening Ceremony EXPO Dome (Aichi)
“Rising Sun, Melting Moon: Contemporary Art from Japan” (Israel Museum, Jerusalem)
2006 “Yokan-Kenkyusho (Presentiment laboratory) Art + Technology + Entertainment=? ! Presentiments of 325 researchers” (The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Tokyo)
2007 “Thermocline of Art New Asian Waves” (ZKM, Karlsruhe)
“Chocolate,” his first themed exhibition directed by Naoto Fukasawa (21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo)
2008 “Aerial Being” (IERIMONTI Gallery, Milan)
“XXIc.-21st Century Man,” the third themed exhibition directed by Issey Miyake (21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo)
Alhambra Palace Seville Biennale 2008 (Granada)
2009 “TOKYO FIBER ’09 SENSEWARE” (21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo and Triennale Design Museum, Milan)
Digital Public Art Exhibition in Haneda Airport “Air Harbor – Technology x New World Sensed with Air” (Tokyo International Airport, Tokyo)
2010 Setouchi International Art Festival 2010 (Kagawa)
2011 The 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (Russia)
Special exhibition “Donation Box Called Well” (Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo)
“BORDER – Earth, Blinking, Apples, Me” (Hamamatsu Municipal Museum of Art, Shizuoka)
2014 “mission [SPACE x ART] – beyond Cosmologies” (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo)
“Neighborhood Globe” (Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Mito)
“Suzuki Yasuhiro’s Mitate Laboratory” (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)
2015 “Megururi Art Shizuoka” (Rodin Wing, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka)
2016 London Design Biennale 2016 (Somerset House, London)
[Website URL] http://www.mabataki.com/

photo by Masako Nakagawa