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Photo : Bunsei Matsuura


後藤 映則

Artist / Associate Professor at Musashino Art University

Born in Gifu, Japan (1984), lives and works in Tokyo.

2006  BFA, Musashino Art University

Goto works within a diverse range of formats, such as light and sound installation, and sculpture. His recent projects have explored phenomena that emerge from the interactions between modern technology and antiquated artistic techniques and obsolete media.

His representative works include "toki-" and "Rediscovery of anima", both of which contemplate time, movement, and a sense of aliveness. Goto's projects have been presented at a variety of international art festivals and museums, including Ars Electronica Festival(AU), SXSW ART PROGRAM(US).

Goto is an Associate Professor at Musashino Art University’s Department of Visual Communication Design.

Selected Exhibitions:

2024 "Athens Digital Arts Festival: Techno(s)cene | 20 YEARS" Former Santarosa Courts, Athens, Greece

2024 "[The 4th Crosswaves in Art] Belonging: Achievements of Artists from Gifu" The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan
2024 "Sapporo International Art Festival 2024" Future Theater, Sapporo, Japan
2023 "MOT Annual 2023 : Synergies, or between creation and generation" Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
2023 "Art Project Takasaki 2023" Takasaki City, Gunma, Japan

2023 "The Memories Film Fest" Bocchigliero, Italy

2023 "Art & Design 2023 Art Festival for Seniors" Musashino Art University Ichigaya, Tokyo
2023 "Illuminating Vacuum Media Arts Exhibition" Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong

2022 “The Doraemon Exhibition SINGAPORE 2022” National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

2022 "ART TAIPEI 2022" Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei

2022  "ARTBAY TOKYO ART FESTIVAL 2022" Tokyo Waterfront City, Tokyo

2022 "Akinori Goto "Heading" – phenomenal #01" nomena gallery Asakusa, Tokyo

2022 “Sense Island Sarushima Dark Museum" Sarushima, Kanagawa, Japan

2021 "2022 Taiwan International Light Festival" The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei

2021 "DIGITAL CORPOREALITY" Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab, Taipei

2021 "Great Reset, Small Reboots by Artists" BankART Station, Kanagawa, Japan
2021 “Invisible Reality” Mitsukoshi Ginza, Tokyo

2021 “The Doraemon Exhibition KYOTO 2021” Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
2021 “Jack into the Noösphere” Japanese garden "Mihama-en", Chiba, Japan
2021 “The Doraemon Exhibition SAPPORO 2021” Sapporo Art Park, Hokkaido, Japan

2021 "CROSS KOBE 2021", Kobe Port Tower, Hyogo, Japan

2020 "Room and Garden The Form of Distance" Musashino Art University Museum, Tokyo

2020 "Takamatsu Contemporary Art Annual vol.09 Imagine the presence of Time" Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan

2020 “Japan Media Arts Distributed Museum” Naha Airport, Okinawa, Japan

2020 “The Doraemon Exhibition NIIGATA 2020” The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Japan

2020 “Japan Media Arts Festival in Otaru” Canal Plaza 3rd WareHouse, Hokkaido, Japan

2019 "Ars Electronica Shows Exhibition in Shenzhen" Design Society, Shenzhen, China

2019 “Sense Island Sarushima Dark Museum" Sarushima, Kanagawa, Japan

2019 “Ars Electronica Festival 2019” POST CITY, Linz, Austria

2019 “The Doraemon Exhibition OSAKA 2019” Osaka Culturarium at Tempozan, Osaka, Japan

2019 “Open Space 2019: Alternative Views” NTT Inter Communication Center [ICC], Tokyo

2018 “Gyoen Night Art Walk” Shinjuku Gyoen, Tokyo

2018 “Prix Ars Electronica Exhibition” OK Center, Linz, Austria
2018 “The Doraemon Exhibition NAGOYA 2018” Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan

2018 “The Doraemon Exhibition TAKAOKA 2018” Takaoka Art Museum, Toyama, Japan

2018 “Japan Media Arts Festival Overseas Promotion at Annecy International Animation Film Festival” Annecy, France

2018 “Media Ambition Tokyo” Roppongi Hills, Tokyo
2018 "Ars Electronica Center at the permanent exhibition" Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria

2017 “The Doraemon Exhibition TOKYO 2017” Mori Arts Center Gallery, Tokyo

2017 “GLOW SPECIAL:STOP LICHT” Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

2017 “Ars Electronica Festival 2017” POST CITY, Linz, Austria

2017 “JOMON Life Festival” Togariishi Museum of Jomon Archaeology, Nagano, Japan

2017 “Ars Electronica Export 2017” DRIVE Volkswagen Group Forum, Berlin, Germany

2017 “SXSW Art Program” JW Marriott Hotel, Austin, USA

2017 “Media Ambition Tokyo 2017” Roppongi Hills, Tokyo

2016 “Roppongi Art Night 2016” Roppongi Hills, Tokyo

2016 “SICF17” Spiral, Tokyo

2016 “YouFab Global Creative Awards 2016” Fab Cafe, Tokyo

2015 “TOKYO DESIGN WEEK 2015” Meiji-Jingu Gaienmae, Tokyo

2011 “Nakanojyo Biennale 2011” Gunma, Japan

2010 “The Night of the Milky Way Train” Omotesando, Tokyo

2005 “Japan Media Arts Festival 2005” Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo

2005 “Digital Art Festival Tokyo 2005” Panasonic Center, Tokyo


2019 Japan Media Arts Festival - Jury Selections

2018 Prix Ars Electronica - Honorary Mention

2018 STARTS PRIZE (EU) - Nomination

2017 Japan Media Arts Festival - Jury Selections

2016 SICF17 - Second Prize / Audience Prize

2015 WIRED CREATIVE HACK AWARD - 3D product Prize

2015 Japan Sign Design Award - Grand Prize

2015 MUSIC HACK DAY - Grand Prize

2012 Wedding Movie Award - Grand Prize

2005 DIGITAL ART AWARD - Special Prize


Takamatsu Art Museum, Japan

National Science and Media Museum, England

Phaeno, Germany

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