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MIHARA Soichiro


Born in 1980, Tokyo and currently works in Kyoto, Japan.

Aiming to make art that openly engages with the world, MIHARA creates systems that employ a wide range of materials, media, and technologies, such as acoustics, bubbles, radiation, rainbow, microbes and moss in order to continually questions the here and now. Since 2011, after an earthquake and tsunami struck the East coast of Japan, he has been working on ‘blanks project,’ which explores the boundaries of the systems that drive modern society. In other projects he has collaborated with the specialists from different backgrounds such as musicians, artists, electronic instrument engineers and researchers specializing in a haptic study.

MIHARA has exhibited and awarded internationally, as his solo exhibition “The World Filled with Blanks” was held at Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien in Berlin in 2013, and Kyoto Art Center in 2016. Group exhibitions include “Open Space 2017: Re-envisioning the Future” (ICC, 2017), “Elements of Art and Science” (Ars Electronica Center, Linz, 2015–16), “Sound Art—Sound as a Medium of Art” (ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2012–13), residency at SymbioticA (Perth, Australia), Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien (Berlin, Germany), DEPO2015 (Pizen, Czech Republic), Kuandu Museum (Taipei, Taiwan) and DoAFront (Yamaguchi, Japan), awarded from Ars Electronica, Transmediale, Japan Media Arts Festival and more.



Exhibitions & Events

HIVE 101: Introduction to ICC’s Video Archive

Archiving “Interactive Art”: Toward a New Methodology

Gallery Talk MIHARA Soichiro

Open Space 2017: Re-envisioning the Future

Lifepatch ‘Rumah dan Halaman (Rumah and Halaman)’ Workshop

Farewell event of MIKAMI Seiko ‘RE/membering MIKAMI Seiko’

OTOMO Yoshihide: Between Music and Art

Yasuaki Kakehi Laboratory, Keio University

Artists’ Talk “SymbioticA × metaPhorest : Exploring Life at Open Space 2” metaPhorest (Waseda University BioAesthetics Platform)

Artists’ Talk MIHARA Soichiro + SAITA Kazuki

Open Space 2012

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SAITA Kazuki+MIHARA Soichiro+MUGIBAYASHI Hiroko “moids”

Closing Event “Vexations-c.i.p. @ Tokyo Opera City”

Talk “Meet the artists vol.1”

Connecting Worlds

Open Space