Ryoji Ikeda

  • , systematics [nº1], 2012
    punched tape for vintage computers, acrylic panels, LEDs, stainless steel
    1030 x 16 x 59mm
  • , test pattern [100m version], 2013
    audiovisual installation, 2013
    © Wonge Bergmann für die Ruhrtriennale 2013
    © Ryoji Ikeda

    date / place:
    AUG 23-25, 2013 / Ruhrtriennale, Kraftzentrale, Duisburg, DE
    SEP 4-15, 2013 / Ruhrtriennale, Kraftzentrale, Duisburg, DE

    concept, composition: Ryoji Ikeda
    computer graphics, programming: Tomonaga Tokuyama

Born in 1966 in Gifu, Japan
Lives and works in Paris, France and Kyoto, Japan

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, ‘superposition’ (2012-), 'supersymmetry' (2014-) and ‘micro | macro’ (2015-).



  • Ryoji Ikeda x William Forsythe

    Grande Halle de La Villette / Festival d'Automne, Paris
    December 1 - 31, 2017

    In this exhibition, Ryoji Ikeda and William Forsythe present their artwork simultaneously. These two mesmerizing installations make for a mentally and physically engaging experience.

    To attend the opening, RSVP here

    La Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès 75019 Paris


    Almine Rech Gallery Paris is opening a solo exhibition of Ryoji Ikeda on November 29th, from 6 to 8 pm.
    Image: Ryoji Ikeda, test pattern [100 m version], audiovisual installation, 2013 / © Wonge Bergmann - Ruhrtriennale 2013

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