Ryoji Ikeda

Born in Gifu, 1966 and lives in Kyoto and Paris

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: Continuum
The exhibition Continuum features a new installation by the composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda,...
15 Jun 2018 - 27 Aug 2018
Centre Pompidou
Ryoji Ikeda: A Cosmic Journey from Infinitesimal to Astronomical
“A Cosmic Journey from Infinitesimal to Astronomical” is the most comprehensive solo exhibition...
10 Aug 2019 - 17 Nov 2019
Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM)
Art Spaces
Almine Rech Gallery London
Galleries in London