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Born 1973 in Tokyo. Lives and works in Tokyo. He graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London with a BA in textiles in 1998. He then completed an MFA in fiber and material study from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2001. Employing industrial-level sewing machines, his practice expands the frame of the embroidery medium by questioning the values inherent in humanity and labor that have continued to change since modernization.
Born 1975 in Kanagawa Prefecture. Lives and works in Kanagawa. Painter. He graduated with a degree in painting from Tama Art University in 2000, where he also completed postgraduate studies in 2002. He won the top prize at the open-call competition Tokyo Wonder Wall in 2001. From 2013 to 2017, he was a part-time lecturer in painting at Tama Art University. In 2018, he launched a series of art lectures and workshops in partnership with Satoru Aoyama and Yoichi Takebayashi. The theme of his works is turning humans and nature into two-dimensions.
The Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, commonly known as “YCAM”, is an art center located in Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. In addition to exhibition spaces, the Center’s facilities include a cinema, a library, workshop spaces and a restaurant among others. Operating around a central axis defined by the pursuit of new artistic expression incorporating media technology, the Center has been hosting a variety of events including exhibitions, performances, movie screenings, workshops for children, etc. since its opening in November 2003.
Kanoko Tamura (SIAF2020 Director of Communication Design）