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Photographer: ITO Akinori, Stylist: SHINICHI Miter, Hair and makeup: NEMOTO Asami

Artist, interaction designer, programmer, and DJ.

Launched Rhizomatiks in 2006. Specially-appointed professor at Keio University SFC.
MANABE’s works, which range into a variety of fields, takes a new approach to everyday materials and phenomena. However, his end goal is not simply rich, high-definition realism by recognizing and recombining these familiar elemental building blocks. Rather, his practice is informed by careful observation to discover and elucidate the essential potentialities inherent to the human body, data, programming, computers, and other phenomena, thus probing the interrelationships and boundaries delineating the analog and digital, real and virtual.

A prolific collaborator, he has worked closely with a diverse roster of artists, including SAKAMOTO Ryuichi, Björk, OK Go, Nosaj Thing, Squarepusher, Andrea BATTISTONI, NOMURA Mansai, Perfume and sakanaction. Further engagements include groundbreaking partnerships with the Jodrell Bank Center for Astrophysics in Manchester, and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the world’s largest particle physics laboratory.
He is the recipient of numerous awards for his multidisciplinary contributions to advertising, design, and art. Notable recognitions include the Ars Electronica Distinction Award, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Titanium Grand Prix, D&AD Black Pencil, and the Japan Media Arts Festival Grand Prize.



Exhibitions & Events

Artists’ Talk IWAI Toshio x MANABE Daito

Curator’s Talk MANABE Daito

Tribute to RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: Music / Art / Media

Lecture by TERUOKA Masaki with MANABE Daito

[Temporary Closed] Open Space 2019: Alternative Views

Screening of the Video Documentation of the Artists’ Talk

Artists’ Talk

Talk “New Styles, New Artists: The Contemporary Trends of Artists”

International Symposium for Media Art ‘Art & Technology’

Artists’ Talk

Artists’ Talk

Artists' Talk “Perfume inspired by Rhizomatiks”

Rhizomatiks inspired by Perfume

Open Space 2011

Artists’ Day

ICC Kids Program 2009
playful learning

ICC Kids Program 2007
Sight & Sound: Watch the sound Listen to the images

ICC Kids Program

n_ext : New Generation of Media Artists