Ei Arakawa

Ei Arakawa, Harsh Citation, Harsh Pastoral, Harsh Münster, 2017. Installation view at Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017. Photo: Henning Rogge

Ei Arakawa, Harsh Citation, Harsh Pastoral, Harsh Münster, 2017. Installation view at Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017. Photo: Henning Rogge

Ei Arakawa (b. 1977, Fukushima, Japan) currently lives in New York. Arakawa works in performance, sculpture and installation. His performance works are typically collaborative and subvert performative conventions by breaking the boundaries between audience and performer, resulting in spontaneous live actions. He often incorporates other artists’ works as source material and his works explore ideas of authorship, subjectivity, geography and collaboration.

Recent exhibitions include Skulptur Projecte Münster, Germany (2017); Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (2016); 9th Berlin Biennale, Germany (2016); Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany (2015); Gwangju Biennial, South Korea (2014); Whitney Biennial, New York, USA (2014); Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, USA (2013); Pavilion of Georgia at the 55th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Italy (2013); Tate Modern, London (2012); 30th São Paulo Biennial, Brazil (2012); and MoMA, New York, USA (2012).