Introducing the participating artists in Biennale.



Tad Ermitaño
Manila, Philippines
Born 1964 in Manila. Studied biology at the University of Hiroshima, and philosophy at the University of the Philippines. A video artist who incorporates in his works sound design, algorithmic editing, and computer technology, focusing primarily on how these fields modify or relate to the moving image.

Seo Hyo Jung
Seoul, South Korea
Born 1979 in Seoul. Seo Hyo Jung's works are exhibited permanently in the YMCA Counseling Center for Youth and Seoul Youth Factory for Alternative Culture. Other recent exhibitions include "live environment no.1 – EUPHORIA" (2005) together with Japanese artist Niitsu Adoka, the solo show "Beyond Imagination" (2006), and participations in "tradition und zeitgeist" in Munich, International Digital Art Festival 2005, SIGGRAPH 2006, etc.

Jamsen Law
Hong Kong, China
Born 1973 in Hong Kong. Law is a prominent experimental artist in Hong Kong whose videos and performances have been exhibited in Asia, Europe, North and South America. At present one of the directors of Microwave International Media Art Festival, and the programme director (media arts) of Hong Kong Art School. Completed IAMAS masters program in 2006.

Kamol Phaosavasdi
Bangkok, Thailand
Born 1958 in Pitsanulok, Thailand. After receiving art education in Thailand, Kamol earned an M.F.A. in Intermedia. His video works and installations using natural materials often deal with environmental contamination and the destruction of nature as side effects of rapid economic growth, as well as developments in technology, and the estrangement of humankind. Exhibitions include among others a solo show at Yokohama Museum, exhibitions at Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2000 and Venice Biennale 2003.

Raqs Media Collective
Delhi, India
The Delhi-based group working in contemporary art (new and old media, installation, video, sound, photography and text) began working together in 1992. They also founded Sarai at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, in 1992. Participated in many international exhibitions including Guangzhou Triennale, the Taipei and Venice Biennales, Documenta 11 (Kassel), and Ars Electronica (Linz).

Saso Sedlacek
Ljubljana, Slovenia (presently in Japan)
Born 1974 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Studied industrial design, sculpture and new media. From 2001 participated in many international group exhibitions across Europe, Russia and Japan. Received an award in Italy for best recycling toy, and the OHO award for young artists from central east Europe to be promoted in New York. Artist-in-residence at IAMAS.

Marcia Vaitsman
Cologne, Germany
Born 1973 in Nilopolis, Brazil. Studied in Sao Paulo (USP) and Cologne (KHM). Docent at KHM. EMMA Award, UK; Residences: IAMAS, Japan and UNESCO-Aschberg in Finland; Project grant from Prince Claus Fund, Netherlands.

Shinta Inoue + H.584
Kyoto, Japan
Born 1967 in Osaka. Two-dimensionally working artist. Project of Shepherd started in '97 when he has stayed in Germany. H.584 consists of members of the HD Contents Making Project for research into Hi-Vision and other high-definition imaging technology: Shinjiro Maeda, Masakazu Saito, Ken’ichi Hagihara, Takuya Shiraishi, Tomoko Igarashi, Shunsuke Takawo, and Nobuyuki Yamamoto.

Kazuki Saita + Soichiro Mihara + Hiroko Mugibayashi
Tokyo/Yamaguchi, Japan
Formed in 2004 by 5th grade students at IAMAS (Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences). Moids was presented in February 2006 at "IAMAS 2006 – The Wanderers' Engawa in the Era of Technocodes".

Nobuya Suzuki
Gifu, Japan
Electronica 1996, Interactive Art, Honorary Mention受賞。IAMAS講師。
Born 1969 in Tokyo. Engages in artistic work and research mainly in communication and coordinated activity through networks, spanning the fields of IT, art and design. Won a Honorary Mention in the Interactive Art section of Ars Electronica 1996. Lecturer at IAMAS.

Masami Hirabayashi
Gifu, Japan
Born 1964 in Nagano. Assistant Professor at IAMAS. PHD in engineering. Main interest is Internet communication and its mechanisms. CCCity is a result of several seminars in intellectual property rights.

Hisako K. Yamakawa
Gifu, Japan
Born 1977 in Ogaki. Completed IAMAS masters program and graduated from the IAMAS Institute research student program. Currently studying interface cultures at Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria, as a guest researcher. KODAMA was shown at the "emergencies 001" exhibition at NTT InterCommunication Center.

Date: 2006.09.14 1:10 AM |


Venzha Christ
Venzha Christ has been focusing on new media art since 1999. Established the "House of Natural Fiber" (Yogyakarta new media art laboratory), and produced and organized projects related to new media and education. Some of his works and projects have been presented in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, France, Brazil, Netherlands, Germany, and Finland.

Zulkifle Mahmod
Born 1975 in Singapore. Majored in sculpture at Singapore's LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, and graduated in ‘97. His multi-disciplinary artistic activity encompasses sound, installation, drawing and sculpture, and is always inspired by relationships of objects in certain spaces. Formally trained in sculpture, over the past three years he has expanded his range of activity to sculpted sound and live sound performances.

HANA☆JOSS + Takahiro Hayakawa
HANA☆JOSS (Rofit Ibrahim+Hiromi Sasaki)
Studied gamelan at Indonesia Fine Arts University, and appeared as a performer and lecturer in countless concerts and workshops in Japan.
Takahiro Hayakawa
Born in 1979. A young artist who has been attracting attention with his unique animation methods. Currently a second grade student at IAMAS graduate school.

Kansai-based performance group launched in 1992. Representative works include: Hungerer’s Speech (Kufukusha no Ben), in which dice are being used to assigns performers' roles and lines; and Green, a piece of a total of 23 hours performance time.

A bus remodeled into a mobile event space, in which various exhibitions, sound performances and workshops have been held throughout Japan since 2005, including among others the SHOBOSHOBO BUS TOUR and MobLab: Japanese-German Media Camp in 2005.

Date: 2006.09.14 1:00 AM |


Yoshihisa Suzuki
Kanagawa, Japan
Musician. Began leading the algorithmic ensemble “team SZK” since 2003, holding sound performances based on rules found in familiar play. Winner of ARS Electronica 2006 Honorary Mention in Digital Music for "mimiz".

Ritsuko Matsumoto
Kanagawa, Japan
Marimba Player. Marimba Major Graduate, Percussion Department, Showa Academia Musicae. She has made countless concert appearances at educational institution arts appreciation classes, regional recitals, outreach musical performances, and other events. Formed the Ritsuko Matsumoto and Etsuhisa Suzuki Marimba and Percussion Duo in 2005.

Date: 2006.09.14 12:00 AM |