Ryoichi Kurokawa | AD/AB Atom



Japanese artist, born in 1978, lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Kurokawa’s works take on multiple forms such as installation works, recordings, and concert pieces.

He composes the time sculpture with the field recordings and the digital generated structures, and reconstructs architecturally the audiovisual phenomenon.

In recent years, his works are shown across the world at international festivals and museums including TATE Modern[UK], Centre Pompidou[FR], Venice Biennale[IT] , Palais de Tokyo[FR], ARS Electronica[AT], Mutek[CA/MX], Minsheng Art Museum[CN], YCAM[JP], EMPAC[US], National Centre for Contemporary Arts[RU], LABoral[ES], FACT[UK], Palais des Beaux-Arts[BE], Transmediale[DE], ACC[KR], Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton[FR] and Sonar[ES/UK/JP].

In 2010, he was awarded the Golden Nica at Prix Ars Electronica in the Digital Musics & Sound Art category.

Ryoichi Kurokawa has the unusual distinction of having performed live and released music as a musical artist – back in 2004 he even released a record via Daisyworld, a label run by Haruomi Hosono of Yellow Magic Orchestra.

In 2014 Kurokawa also played at Semibreve Festival, also held annually in Braga and loosely linked to the GNRation space. Kurokawa performed in the vast Theatro Circo on a bill that included Demdike Stare and patten, and subsequent bills have been no less impressive, including the likes of Lawrence English and GAS.