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Japanese artist, born in 1978, lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Kurokawa’s works take on multiple forms such as installation works, recordings, and concert pieces. He composes the time sculpture with the field recordings and the digital generated structures, and reconstructs architecturally the audiovisual phenomenon. In recent years, his works are shown across the world"at international festivals and museums including TATE Modern [UK], Centre Pompidou [FR], Venice Biennale [IT], Pinakothek der Moderne [DE], Palais de Tokyo [FR], Barbican Centre [UK], ARS Electronica [AT], Mutek [CA/MX/JP/ES], Tretyakov Gallery [RU], Minsheng Art Museum [CN], YCAM [JP], EMPAC [US], LABoral [ES], FACT [UK], Palais des Beaux-Arts [BE], National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts [TW], National Centre for Contemporary Arts [RU], CTM/Transmediale [DE], ACC [KR], Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton [FR] and Sonar [ES/UK/JP]. In 2010, he was awarded the Golden Nica at Prix Ars Electronica in the Digital Musics & Sound Art category.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
  • Líthi, KAMU kanazawa, Kanazawa, 2020
  • fluxes, K11, Wuhan, 2018
  • al-jabr, FMAV (Fondazione Modena Arti Visive), Modena, 2018
  • objectum, Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2018
  • unfold, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, 2018
  • A la llum de les idee, Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, 2016
  • unfold, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool, 2016
  • Ordered Disorder, Espacio Fundacion Telefonica, Lima, 2015

Selected Group Exhibitions
  • Artificial Dreams, "re-assembli", Grand Palais Immersif, Paris, 2024
  • Glitch, "ground", Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, 2023
  • Are You Working Now, "rm", National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, 2023
  • Scenery of the Emptiness, and Asia, "rm", ACC(Asia Culture Center), Gwangju, 2022
  • Future Shock, "re-assembli", 180 The Strand, London, 2022
  • Living Matter, "lttrans" & "lttrans_ctx", New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, 2021
  • attraper le JE / champs de JEU, "unfold.alt", National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, 2020
  • Welcome! You Are Connected!, "ground", Suwon Museum of Art, Suwon, 2019
  • Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions, "ad/ab Atom", Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, 2019
  • Coder le monde, "unfold.alt", Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2018
  • The Dream of Forms, "mol", Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2017
  • ACC_R, "node 5:5", ACC (Asia Culture Center), Gwangju, 2016
  • Adelaide Festival, "34º55’11"S 138º35’53"E", Adelaide Festival Center, Adelaide, 2015
  • BIAN, "rheo: 5 horizons", Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal, 2014
  • Digitalife, "ground", Museum of Contemporary Arts of Rome Testaccio, Roma, 2013
  • Elastic Reality, "mol", LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijon, 2013
  • Catastrophology, "ground", Arko Art Center, Seoul, 2012
  • Bozar Electronic Arts Festival, "rheo: 5 horizons Projection ver.", BOZAR (Palais des Beaux-Arts), Brussels, 2012
  • Scopitone, "mol", e Lieu Unique, Nantes, 2012
  • Turbulences, "rheo: 5 horizons", Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, 2012
  • Panorama, "mol", Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, 2012
  • The 54th Venice Biennale - One of a thousand ways to defeat entropy, "Octfalls", Arsenale Novissimo, Venice, 2011
  • EXIT, "ground", Maison des Arts Créteil, Créteil, 2011
  • ARS Electronica, "rheo: 5 horizons", Tabakfabrik, Linz, 2010
  • Eye of the City, "scentless", Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, 2008

Selected Concerts
  • CineGlobe/CERN x Mapping, "subassemblies", CERN, Meyrin, 2024
  • CaixaForum, "subassemblies", CaixaForum, Barcelona, 2023
  • New Rituals, "subassemblies", Barbican Centre, London, 2022
  • Biennale Nemo, "subassemblies", Le CENTQUATRE, Paris, 2021
  • L.E.V., "subassemblies", Teatro de la Laboral, Gijon, 2021
  • MUTEK JP, "subassemblies", Line Cube Shibuya, Tokyo, 2019
  • ARS Electronica, "subassemblies", Postcity, Linz, 2019
  • ACT Festival, "syn_", ACC, Gwangju, 2015
  • RCVM, "syn_", HARPA, Reykjavik, 2014
  • NEMO, "syn_", Le CENTQUATRE, Paris, 2013
  • MUTEK, "syn_", Metropolis, Montreal, 2013
  • EMPAC, "syn_" EMPAC, Troy, 2013
  • TodaysArt, "syn_","Lucent Danstheater, The Hague, 2012
  • SonarSound Tokyo, "syn_", ageHa | Studio Coast, Tokyo, 2012
  • YCAM | sound tectonics, "Rheo", YCAM, Yamaguchi, 2011
  • Rencontres Internationales, "Rheo", REINA SOFIA National Museum, Madrid, 2010
  • Lexus. Hybrid Art", "celeritas", Vetoshny, Moscow, 2010
  • National Theater Concert Hall, Theatre piece "celeritas", National Theater Concert Hall, Taipei, 2009
  • SONAR, "Parallel Head", Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, 2009
  • Transmediale/CTM, "Parallel Head", House of World Cultures, Berlin, 2009
  • Sonic Acts, "Parallel Head", Paradiso, Amsterdam, 2008
  • Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille", "cm: av_c", Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, Lille, 2007
  • synthesis, "cm: av_c", TATE MODERN, London, 2007
  • ARS Electronica, "cm: av_c", Brucknerhaus, Linz, 2006
  • MUTEK, "cm: av_c", Ex-Centris, Montreal, 2006

Selected Awards and Fellowships
  • Director, Kinetic Media Lab/ACT, ACC (Asia Cultural Center), Gwangju, 2016
  • Guset Professor/Invited Artist, Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, 2011-12
  • Golden Nica, Prix Ars Electronica, Digital Musics & Sound Art category, Linz, 2010

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