Ichihara Etsuko × Tsuda Yoshinori
Born 1988 in Aichi Prefecture, Media Artist, Fantasy Inventor. Graduated in Studies of Media, Body and Image from the School of Culture, Media and Society, Waseda University. She has been creating artworks that interpret Japanese culture, customs and beliefs from a unique point of view and present new, technology-based approaches. She received the Excellence Award in the Entertainment Division at the 20th Japan Media Arts Festival and Honorary Mention at Ars Electronica. She has recently presented her works in exhibitions such as “Digital Shamanism: Japanese Funeral and Festivity” at NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo, 2016), “Ars Electronica Festival” in Linz, “Japan Media Arts Festival”. She is a basic concept design creator for the Japan Pavilion at Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.
Born in Kyoto in 1961, Tsuda is a professor in the Arts Department at Nagoya University of the Arts, with a specialty in Media Art. Since 1984, he has held solo exhibitions at Muramatsu Gallery (Tokyo), Plus Minus Gallery (Tokyo), Nagoya University Institute for Liberal Arts & Sciences Project Gallery “Clas,” and other venues. In 1996, he held a solo exhibition “(Kyoyu) Sareru Shisen -Shared gaze” at the former Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (now Tokyo Photographic Art Museum). Major exhibitions include “Prospect ’93,” “3rd Frankfurt International Contemporary Art Triennale” (Frankfurter Kunstverein), “Compound of the Maniera: Current Expression in Print and Film” (Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts), and “COLD_SCHOOL MS004: Art as Lecture” (Toyoda Auditorium, Nagoya University). Collaborative works include “JAPANESE ART AFTER 1945 SCREAM AGAINST THE SKY” in a collaborative group “Bulbous Plants” with Okazaki Kenjiro (visiting exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art).