Ryoji Ikeda



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

Upcoming exhibitions

'A Leap into the Void', GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy
'Ryoji Ikeda', Amos Rex, Helsinki, Finland

Solo exhibitions


'Ryoji Ikeda: micro / macro [pavilion]', Serralves Foundation Park, Porto, Portugal
Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art, Aomori, Japan

180 The strand, London, UK

'Ryōji Ikeda: Data-Verse', Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany 
'Ryoji Ikeda', Taro Nasu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
'Ryoji Ikeda', Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
'data.flux [12 XGA Version]', audiovisual installation, Onassis Cultural Center, Athens, Greece 
'100 cymbals', world premiere with L.A. Percussion Quartet and Alexandre Babel
Fluxus Festival, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, USA

'Continuum', part of 'Japonismes 2018', Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
'Spectra’, MONA Museum Of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
'micro|macro', Carriageworks, Eveleigh, Australia
Eye Film Art Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
'Hiroshi Sugimoto / William Forsythe', music & scenography, Palais Garnier, Paris, France
The Atlantic Project 2018, concert Plymouth, UK
'music for percussion; datamatics', Barbian Concert Hall, London, UK
'music for percussion; datamatics', concert RomaEuropa Festival 2018, Rome, Italy

‘Imprevedibile’, Bologna, Italy
‘Datamatics’, UCLA theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA
‘π, e, ø’, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France
‘π, e, ø’, Almine Rech Gallery, London, UK
'test patterns [nº12]’, site specific installation commission by The Vinyl Factory, 180 The Strand, London, UK
Parallax 2017, Yilan, Taiwan
‘William Forsythe x Ryoji Ikeda’, audiovisual installations, Grande Halle de la Vilette, Festival d'automne, Paris
‘Concert series’, The Theater at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, USA

‘supersymmetry’, KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

‘datamatics’, Espai d’art contemporani de Castello, Castelló de la Plana, Spain
‘micro | macro’, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
‘supersymmetry’, The Vinyl Factory, London, UK
‘data.tron/data.scan’, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, USA

‘Ryoji Ikeda’, HeK/House of Electronic Arts Basel, Basel, Switzerland
‘test pattern [no6]’, Red Bull Music Academy – Spiral Hall, Tokyo, Japan
‘Ryoji Ikeda’, Salon 94, New York City, NY, USA
‘test pattern [times square]’, Times Square, New York City, NY, USA
‘supersymmetry’, le lieu unique, Nantes, France
‘C4I [screening version]’, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
‘supersymmetry’, YCAM/Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, Yamaguchi, Japan

‘systematics’, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan
‘data.path’, Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain
‘data.tron [3 SXGA+ version]’, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
‘test pattern [nº5]’, Carriageworks/ISEA2013/VividSydney, Sydney, Australia
‘test pattern [nº4]’, FRAC Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
‘test pattern [100m version]’, Ruhrtriennale, Kraftzerntrale, Duisburg, Germany
‘data.scan [nº1-9]’, MU and STRP Biennale, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

‘Ryoji Ikeda’, DHC/ART, Montréal, Canada
‘data.anatomy [civic]’, KRAFTWERK, Berlin‘datamatics’, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain
‘db’, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany

‘datamatics’, Museo de Arte, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia 
‘the transfinite’, Park Avenue Armory, New York City, NY, USA 

‘test pattern [nº3]’, Théâtre de Gennevilliers, Gennevilliers, France
‘Ryoji Ikeda’, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan
‘the transcendental’, French Institute Alliance Française, New York City, NY, USA
‘spectra [barcelona]’, Grec Barcelona Festival and Sonàr, Barcelona, Spain

‘data.tron’, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
‘data.tron/data.scan’, Surrey Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
 ‘+/- [the infinite between 0 and 1]’, Museum of Contemporary Art,Tokyo, Japan
‘data.tron [8K enhanced version]’, Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria

‘V¹L’, Le Laboratoire, Paris, France
‘data.tron’, MIC Toi Rerehiko, Media and Interdisciplinary Arts Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
‘spectra [amsterdam]’, dream amsterdam 2008, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
‘datamatics’, YCAM/Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, Yamaguchi City, Japan

‘data.tron [prototype]’, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands
‘db’, NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo, Japan

‘db’, curated by Minoru Hatanaka, NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo, Japan

Group exhibitions

YET, IT MOVES!, Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

'70 years of records and sound works by artists', Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
'Festival Images Vevey', Oriental Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland
Okayama Art Summit 2022, Okayama, Japan
'Kinetismus – 100 Years of Electricity in Art' curated by Peter Weibel, Kunsthalle Praha, Praha, Czechia 

TI ZERO, Palazzo delle Esposizion, Rome, Italy
Arsenal Contemporary Art, Montreal
‘Bunkacho Media Art Festival’, The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

'Immaterial / Re-Material: A Brief History of Computing Art', UCCA, Beijing, China
'Audiosphere — Experimental Social Audio, Pre- and Post-internet', Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain 

‘Ascending City, Bi-City Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture', Shenzhen, China       
Tokyo Midtown Design Touch 2019, Tokyo Midtown, Tokyo, Japan
Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s, Los Angeles, US
'Observations — Highlights of the Centre Pompidou New Media Collection', West Bund Museum, Shanghai, China
‘Sound Art?', Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
‘May You Live in Interesting Times', La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

'Artistes & Robots', Grand Palais , Paris, France
'The Wiener Festwochen', Vienna Festival 2018, Vienna, Austria
'Experience Traps', Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, Belgium
'Evening #7', Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France
OzAsia Fetival, Adelaide, Australia
Bildmuseet, Uema, Sweden
'Dream', Chiostro del Baramante, Rome, Italy
'Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imagination', Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden

‘Japanese Connections’, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
‘Japanorama, Nouveau regard sur la création contemporaine ’, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France
‘Parallax 2017’, Yilan, Taïwan
‘Elevation 1049: Avalanche’, curated by Neville Wakefield and Olympia Scarry, Gstaad, Switzerland
‘Reb Bull Music Academy Festival’, Los Angeles, CA, USA
‘IMPREDIBLE, essere pronti per il futuro senza sapere come sarà’, Fondazione Golinelli, Bologna, Italy
‘Performance! Les Collections du Centre Pompidou, 1967-2017’, Tripostal, Lille, France
‘Everything at Once’, 180 The Strand, London, UK 
‘lichtsicht 6’, Projection-Biennale, Bad Rothenfelde, Germany
‘Elevation 1049’, Gstaad, Switzerland
‘Dialogue with Leonardo da Vinci / 4th Art & Science International Exhibition’, Tsinghua University Art Museum, Beijing, China

‘Kyoto Experiment 2016 Autumn’, ROHM Theatre Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
‘Legítimo/Rezo – Carte Blanche – Jone San Martin’, DSS2016: Donostia/San Sebastián European Capital of Culture 2016, Tabakalera, San Sebastián, Spain
‘Aufstiege – Lichtkunstfestival zur Inszenierung des Auf und Ab’, Akademie für Darstellende Kunst Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg, Germany
‘Big Bang Data’, Singapore Art Science Museum, Singapore
‘Digital Archives’, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany
‘Vanités, L’Autre du Côté Miroir’, Biennale Musiques en Scène, Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France
‘0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987, 1597, 2584, 4181, 6765, 10946’, Société, Brussels, Belgium
‘How to live? - Future images yesterday and today’, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Ludwigshafen, Germany
‘Big Bang Data’, Somerset House, London, UK
‘lichtsicht 5’, Projection-Biennale, Bad Rothenfelde, Germany

‘ACT Festival’, ACC ACT Center, Gwangju, Korea
‘Dojima River Biennale 2015’, curated by Tom Trevor, Dojima River Forum, Osaka, Japan
‘Pilsen 2015’, European Capital of Culture, Pilsen, Czech Republic
‘Logical Emotion – Contemporary Art From Japan’, Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle (Saale), Germany
‘PROPORTIO’, curated by Daniela Ferretti and Axel Vervoordt, Palazzo Fortuny, Venezia, Italy
‘Void: there’s nothing more left, but a little trace from human being’, Ginkgo Space, Beijing, China
‘Logical Emotion – Contemporary Art From Japan’, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, MOCAK, Kracow, Czech Republic
‘COSMOS - Multiple Practices in Art’, The Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
‘open museum, open city’, curated by Hon Hanru, MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy
‘Logical Emotion - Contemporary Art From Japan’, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland

Victoria Tower Gardens, London, UK (as part of the WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, produced by ArtAngel)

‘I look to you and I see nothing’, curated by Olivier Varenne, Sharjah Art Foundation Art Spaces, Sharjah, UAE
‘Marseille Provence 2013’, Fondation Vasarely, Marseille-Provence 2013, Aix-en-Provence, France
Ruhrtriennale, Kraftzentrale, Duisburg, Germany
‘Beam In Thine Own Eye’, curated by Olivier Varenne, Dark Mofo Festival, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
‘The 5th Auckland Triennial’, curated by Hou Hanru, Auckland, New Zealand
‘Datascape’, curated by Benjamin Weil, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey
‘Art & Music – Search for New Synesthesia’, exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
‘Sound Art. Sound as a Medium of Art’, curated by Peter Weibel, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

‘Mediacity Seoul 2012’, Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), Seoul, Korea
‘OiR project’, Praia do diabo, Arpoador (Devil’s Beach), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

‘Decode: Digital Design Sensations’, Design Museum, Holon, Israël
‘DATA/FIELDS’, Artisphere, curated by Richard Chartier, Arlington, VA, USA
‘Trans-Cool TOKYO’, curated by Yuko Hasegawa, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

‘Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid’, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
‘Decode: Digital Design Sensations’, Museum of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
‘Aichi Triennale 2010’, curated by Akira Tatehata, Ninomaru Square, Nagoya Castle, Aichi, Japan
‘Seconde Nature’, Fondation Vasarely, Aix-en-Provence, France
‘ARTe SONoro’, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
‘Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid’, Madrid, Spain
‘Trans-Cool TOKYO’, curated by Yuko Hasegawa, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
‘Transmediale’, Haus der Kultur der Welt, Berlin, Germany

‘Decode: Digital Design Sensations’, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

‘Dans la Nuit des Images’, curated by Alain Fleischer, Grand Palais, Paris, France
‘Now Jump!’, Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul, Korea
‘Nuit Blanche’, curated by Hervé Chandès and Ronald Chammah, Tour Montparnasse, Paris, France
‘PLACE@SPACE’, Arts Center Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
‘Beautiful New World’, curated by Fumihiko Sumitomo, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

‘Beautiful New World’, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
‘Beautiful New World’, Inter Art Centre, Beijing, China
‘Zone V2’, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
‘Panorama 8’, Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, France

‘Sensorium’, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, USA
‘In Between Time’, Arnolfini Center for Contemporary Arts, Bristol, UK

‘White Noise’, ACMI/Australian Center for Moving Images, Melbourne, Australia
‘Art Meets Media : Adventures in Perception’, ICC/ NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo, Japan

‘Audioframes’, Kortrijk, Belgium
‘Terminal 5’, JFK Airport Terminal 5, New York City, NY, USA
‘Feel the Old Feel the New’, Arts Center Z33, Hasselt, Belgium

‘Blindgangers en Voetzoekers’, Voormalig Gerechtsgebouw, Utrecht, The Netherlands
The 2nd International Biennale for Contemporary Art – Against All Evens, Gothenburg, Sueden

‘Frequenzen [Hz]’, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

‘Impakt Festival’, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands
‘Perspectives’, Mica Moca, Milan, Italy

‘Sonic Boom’, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
‘Sound Art – Sound as Media’, ICC/ NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo, Japan
‘The Mind Zone’, The Millennium Dome, London, UK

‘Just About Now’, CBK Villa Alckmaer, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


music and video collaborations with Royal Danish Playhouse, Copenhagen, Denmark
'datamatics [ver.2.0]', audiovisual concert at Asia TOPA, Melbourne, Australia
live set at STROM - FESTIVAL, Berliner Philharmoniker, Berlin, Germany

'data-verse 2', audiovisual installation at Tokyo Midtown Grass Square, Tokyo, Japan
'At the Hawk's Well - Hiroshi Sugimoto', Commission by Paris Opera Ballet, Music & Sound Creation, Opera National de Paris, Paris, France

Public Collections

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning, Shenzhen, China
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (FNAC), Paris, France
FRAC Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Canada
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT), Tokyo, Japan
Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Hobart, Australia
Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Takamatsu, Japan
Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM), Karlsruhe, Germany
Fondation Guy and Myriam Ullens, Orsières, Switzerland
LUMA Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland / Arles, France

Award winner of the Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN (Artist in Residence), Austria/Switzerland

Giga-Hertz-Award in the category of Sound Art, ZKM, Germany (w/Carsten Nicolai)

Nominated for Arts category, World Technology Awards, USA

Golden Nica prize for Digital Music category, Ars Electronica, Austria