Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda focuses on the essential characteristics of sound itself and that of visuals as light by means of both mathematical precision and mathematical aesthetics. Ikeda has gained a reputation as one of the few international artists working convincingly across both visual and sonic media. He elaborately orchestrates sound, visuals, materials, physical phenomena and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and installations.

Alongside of pure musical activity, Ikeda has been working on long-term projects through live performances, installations, books and CD’s such as ‘datamatics’ (2006-), ‘test pattern’ (2008-), ‘spectra’ (2001-), ‘cyclo’ a collaborative project with Carsten Nicolai, and ‘superposition’ (2012-).

He performs and exhibits worldwide such as Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Singapore art Museum, Ars Electronica Center Linz, Elektra Festival Montreal, Grec and Sonar Festivals Barcelona, Aichi Triennale Nagoya, Palazzo Grassi Venice, Park Avenue Armory New York, Barbican Center London, Museo de Arte Bogota, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, DHC/Art Montreal, Festival d’Automne Paris, Sharjah Biennale, Carriageworks Sydney, Auckland Triennale, MONA Museum Hobart – Tasmania, Ruhrtriennale, Telefonica Foundation Madrid, MoMA New York, Kyoto Experiment Festival among others.

In 2014, he is touring his new performance ‘superposition’ in the US (Metropolitan Museum New York, Walker art Center Minneapolis, UMS Ann Arbor and Center for the Arts of Performance Los Angeles) and in Europe. He will present solo exhibitions in YCAM (Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media) Japan, Le lieu Unique Nantes (France), Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAM), and Haus für Elektronische Kunst, Basel.

He is the award winner of the Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN 2014

Ryoji Ikeda
Ryoji Ikeda
Gifu, 1966

Current Exhibitions

10 Aug — 17 Nov
“A Cosmic Journey from Infinitesimal to Astronomical” is the most comprehensive solo exhibition of works by Ryoji Ikeda and spans his career in Asia since 2009. The show brings together large-scale...

Past Exhibitions

Ryoji Ikeda: Continuum

Centre Pompidou
15/06/2018 — 27/08/2018

Solo Shows

Ryoji Ikeda | continuum, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
micro | macro, Carriageworks, Sydney, AU
Ryoji Ikeda: code-verse, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, RU
Ryoji Ikeda, Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, NL

π, e, ø, Almine Rech Gallery, Grosvenor Hill, London, UK
π, e, ø, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, FR

data.matrix [nº1-10], Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, US
data.scape, ICC Sydney, Sydney, AU

data.tron/data.scan, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, US
supersymmetry, The Vinyl Factory, London, UK
micro | macro, ZKM, Karlsruhe, DE
datamatics, Espai d’art contemporani de Castelló, ES
supersymmetry, KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn, EE

supersymmetry, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM), Yamaguchi, JP
C⁴I [screening version], Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, CA
supersymmetry, le lieu unique, Nantes, FR
test pattern [times square], Times Square, New York, US
Ryoji Ikeda, Salon 94, New York, US
test pattern [nº6], Red Bull Music Academy – Spiral Hall, Tokyo, JP
Ryoji Ikeda, House of Electronic Arts Basel (HeK), CH

data.scan [nº1-9], MU and STRP Biennale, Eindhoven, NL
test pattern [nº4], FRAC Franche- Comté, Besançon, FR
test pattern [nº5], Carriageworks/ISEA2013/VividSydney, Sydney, AU
data.tron [3 SXGA+ version], Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, US
data.path, Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, ES
systematics, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP

db, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, DE (curated by Ingrid Buschmann and Gabriele Knapstein)
datamatics, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, ES (curated by Benjamin Weil)
data.anatomy [civic], KRAFTWERK, Berlin, DE
Ryoji Ikeda, DHC/ART, Montréal, CA (curated by John Zeppetelli)

the transfinite, Park Avenue Armory, New York, US (curated by Kristy Edmunds)
datamatics, Museo de Arte, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, CO (curated by Maria Belen Saez de Ibarra)

spectra [barcelona], Grec Barcelona Festival and Sonár, Barcelona, ES
the transcendental, French Institute Alliance Française, New York, US
Ryoji Ikeda, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JP
test pattern [nº3], Théâtre de Gennevilliers, FR

data.tron [8K enhanced version], Ars Electronica Center, Linz, AT
+/- [the infinite between 0 and 1], Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, JP (curated by Yuko Hasegawa)
data.tron/data.scan, Surrey Art Gallery, Vancouver, CA (curated by Jordan Strom)
data.tron, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK (curated by Nigel Prince)
data.tron vy Ikeda on show in transmediale 10, Berlin, Germany

datamatics, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM), JP (curated by Kazunao Abe)
spectra, dream amsterdam 2008, Amsterdam, NL
data.tron, MIC Toi Rerehiko, Media and Interdisciplinary Arts Centre, Auckland, NZ
V≠L, Le Laboratoire, Paris, FR (curated by Caroline Naphegyi)

data.tron [prototype], De Vleeshal, Middelburg, NL

db, NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo, JP (curated by Minoru Hatanaka)

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Gifu Country of birth: Japan Date of birth: 1966 Lives in: Kyoto and Paris