Studied the relationship between Japan and international art festivals and regional development at the Department of Aesthetics and Art History, Faculty of Letters, Keio University. Currently, she is promoting the customer experience-based DX area from the standpoint of strategy formulation, project management, etc.
Bag artist. Born in 1984. He has a father, Seiji Kagari, a washi paper artist. he started taking pictures of walls around 2005, and around the same time started making bags that reproduce the texture of walls. Influenced by the picture book artist Maiko Akiba, he started weathering. Major works include "wall" series, which reproduces the texture of a wall by applying construction putty on leather; "urban camouflage," which is a weathering process applied to "wall" to make it more like a wall; "Re:form," which is created with the users of "wall"; "virtual wall and "skin," which is a leather bag with an intense wrinkle finish.
Artist. Born 1999 in Tokyo. Using beeswax and soil, he draws shapes by connecting and separating lines created by random brush strokes. Studied in Serbia and Spain for three years from the age of 15, aiming to become a professional tennis player. However, he developed tic disorder due to excessive practice. As part of treatment, he began abstract painting, and while studying abroad, he was shocked by racism and the gap between the rich and the poor. At the same time, influenced by Neo-Dada and New Painting, he taught himself the history of contemporary art.
Born 1989 in Tokyo. After studying architecture in the UK, he participated in the launch of FabCafe Tokyo. He specializes in digital fabrication and conducts production design and planning based on FAB. He is FabCafe Tokyo's COO/CTO. At the same time, he was in charge of the direction of the "Connecting Forms Exhibition" at the Tomohiro Tate Laboratory at the University of Tokyo. Academic staff member at the University of Tokyo. Part-time lecturer at Tokyo University of the Arts.
Mirai-e-Go (Go for Future) Bus driver, Miraibi (Future art professional School) tutor. He has also ongoing activities such as Kappa Teahouse, Future Dragon Big Sky Kite, “for you,” DJ Jamihen, Crawling Along, Dragon Releas. Enjoys skiing. He has been obsessed with fishing since this spring.
Idea section chief of Patchworks LLC, which produces "Nebukuro Cinema" (sleeping bag cinema), a cross between a movie, the outdoors, and family life and "Ippin Ichi" marche.
Born 1987 in Gunma. Graduated in 2012 with an M.A. from Tokyo University of the Arts. She creates hand-sewn sculpture and collages, and produces a range of works that include self-portraits staged with the objects she makes. Major exhibitions include “home again” (Maison Europeenne de la Photographie STUDIO, Paris, 2021) and The 58th Venice Biennale (2019). Major publications include GIFT (United Vagabonds, 2019). In 2020, she was the recipient of the 45th Kimura Ihei Award.
Representative of Katsuyoshi Maruyama Architects, who aim to create a sustainable relationship between the space and its users, and implement new standards in society. Their principle is to explore the conditions of the place and its premise (RESEARCH), think about what is needed there (DESIGN), and put it into practice in the field (OPERATION). Designing and supervising architecture, interior design, and renovation projects, the team uses the "design operation" method to plan and manage projects, and conducts a wide range of activities including research, consulting, and product development in collaboration with both the government and private sectors.
Born in Oakville, Ontario. Keeley now lives and works in Toronto after living 22 years in New York City and Paris. At the core of her work is a drawing practice that is based on a corporeal embodied response to readings and research in poetry, politics, film and architecture. Throughout her international career of 40 years her practice has been focused on a vast body of drawing made in an expanded field working beyond the studio creating on site ephemeral wall drawings.
Keeley’s recent projects have been presented by Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA, USA (2022); MOCA Toronto (2020); IFA Gallery Stuttgart (2017); Vancouver Art Gallery (2017 and 2015); National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2017); Museu Colecao Berardo, Lisbon (2016); MoMA Library and Archives, New York (2015); Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai, India (2015) and The Power Plant, Toronto (2014). Keeley has also been part of a large number of international group shows and her work is in many public collections and international museums including MoMA, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Van Abbe museum, Eindhoven; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Les Musées de la Ville de Paris; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; and the Harvard Art Museums, Boston among others.
In 2013 Keeley created a collaborative book project with refugee children entitled Desire to Join and published by Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, Germany (2013).
Artist. Born in Indonesia. Kho’s works are mosaics of art and culture from my country, which is a variety of arts, cultures and languages, is a synthesis between east and west. His art education background in Germany, at FH-Cologne Art Academy, majoring in glass paintings and textile art-tapestry, therefore my works is a synthesis of mosaic and textile art. A particular theme in his work is people, from the past until now, with various techniques in his works. He using mixed medium, acrylic colors, colleges such as jute, rope, modeling paste and transparent paper. It looks 3-dimensional, because He likes cubism, apart from painting he also likes to make sculptures.
The subjects in Kho’s works are mostly about the mosaic of his life, the people around his life, he works with various phases, like circulation of his life.
Creative strategist. After working as a creative director/producer at a production company, he is currently engaged in new business creation and experimental projects based on cutting-edge technologies such as XR and IoT. He pursues projects and art that blur the boundary between real and digital worlds.
Steffi Klenz is a German artist based in London. She approaches photography as an expanded visual discipline. Her practice has been consistently preoccupied with the built environment, critically exploring the notion of place and spatiality.
Clare Strand is a British conceptual photographer based in Brighton and Hove in the UK. Strand describes herself as, “an artist working with and against the photographic medium.” Over the past 25 years she has worked with found imagery, kinetic machinery, web programs, fairground attractions and large-scale paintings.
Hamburger producer. He has participated in numerous restaurant start-up projects. In 2005, he opened a restaurant Bigote in the Central East Tokyo (CET) area after an event at "Central East Tokyo," and offered his restaurant as a venue for Asao Tokolo exhibition at CET 2006. After that, he presided over THE BURGER SHOP and is now the representative of "BBB" and a hamburger producer.
Spatial director, writer, choreographer, representative of "Performing Arts School"
Born in Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture. He is the director of "Papa Tarahumara" (1982-2012) and "HIROSHI KOIKE BRIDGE PROJECT-ODYSSEY" (2012-2023). He has created 83 works that transcend genres such as theater, dance, art, and music in 18 countries, and has performed in 42 countries. He has created and produced works with artists in various countries, commissioned performances from around the world, and conducted numerous workshops for professionals and citizens. He has served as artistic director of the Tsukuba Stage, chairperson of the Asian Performing Artists Forum, and councilor and juror for the Japan Foundation's specific endowment funds. Books: "Long Good Bye Papa Tarahumara and His Time" (2011, Seigensha), "Karada no koe wo kiku" (2013, Shinchosha), "New Theory of Performing Arts: 21st Century Kazeki Kaden" (2017, Suiseisha), "Night, Words and Journey to the End of the World: Works of Hiroshi Koike" (2018, Suiseisha)
Sustainability Field Director, University of Creativity (UoC）. After worked as a commercial planner, studied at NYU/ICP MFA program, returned to work just before 9/11. Since 2020, he has been exploring creativity to realize sustainable society at UoC, a creativity research institute. He is the president of Tokyo Urban Farming and Circular Creativity Lab. and a jury member of the 2019-21 Good Design Award. He presides over Kyodo House, a house of regional symbiosis. He is the editor and author of many books, including Urban Permaculture Guide.
Photographer, artist. Born 1988 in Kanagawa, Japan. Kuroda won the Grand Prix at the 8th Photography "1_WALL” in 2013. Her major exhibitions include “Hidden indications” (Guardian Garden, Tokyo, 2014), “Who Grabs My Arm” (Nikon Salon, Tokyo/Osaka, 2017), and "Halfway Happy vol. 3 Natsuki Kuroda: The Photograph Begins" (Gallery αM, Tokyo, 2021). Since 2016, she has participated in the annual media art exhibition "Hikaru Dobutsuen (Glowing Zoo)" at Yokohama Municipal Kanazawa Zoo (Kanagawa, Japan), and in 2019 she organized the group exhibition "Dobutsuen no Me (Zoo Eyes)" at the zoo, featuring photography and video.