MORI YU GALLERY - Japanese Platform J05
Aki Kuroda had solo exhibitions at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo in 1993 and The National Museum of Art, 0saka in 1994, and he exhibited at the São Paulo Biennial in 1995. He was also in charge of editing and publishing the art-literature magazine NOISE, which featured contributions by several philosophers (Jacques Derrida. Michel Serres etc...).
Yasuhiro Fujiwara was born in Matsusaka City (Mie) and earned a BA from Tama Art University in Tokyo in 1992. He also completed an MA in Fine Art (Distinction) at the Chelsea College of Art & Design in London in 2002. He currently lives and works in Mie Prefecture, Japan.
Manavu Muragishi was born in 1971. In 1995, he graduated from the Kyoto College of Art. Muragishi's broad styles and activities include painting, collage works, film and animation, manga, design works, and more. He also conducts workshops, curates, and organizes exhibitions.
Masayuki Kawai was born in 1972. He creates video works in a unique style that takes radical visions of philosophy and politics and critiques informational society and the essence of the media. His broad styles and activities are unconstrained by existing genres such as film, contemporary art, and media arts. His works have been shown in over 30 countries, and he has received numerous awards in media art festivals and exhibitions around the world. In 2008, he launched a collaborative project ,"REF lab," with various creators, and has organized many events to create a new cultural scene of the media under the concept of "visual philosophy.”
Kentaro Taki is a video artist born in Osaka in 1973. He completed his Master of Fine Arts in the Department of Imaging Arts and Sciences at Musashino Art University. In addition to his artistic practice, he currently works as the Director of VIDEOART CENTER, Tokyo and is a lecturer in media art at the Kawaguchi Art School of Waseda University. He is committed to creating alternative artist networks and innovation. Taki's video work has been included in “Japanese Vidiot in Contemplation,” a compilation DVD of 7 Japanese video artists released by the VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo in 2007, and in “CITY 2 CITY,” a compilation of international video artists released by the independent French DVD label Lowave in 2006.