June 2nd - July 16th, 2016
Born in 1978 in Miyagi, currently lives and works in Kanagawa and Tokyo, Japan
Hiraku Suzuki obtained his M.F.A. from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts in 2008.
Engaging with the relationship between drawing and language as a consistent theme, Hiraku Suzuki’s artistic practice encompasses two-dimensional works, sculpture, installations, murals, video, and performance. It explores the potential of expanding drawing in contemporary space-time through the act excavating latent linear phenomena in an environment.
He lived and worked in New York in 2011–12 as a fellowship of the Asian Cultural Council, and in Germany in 2012–13 with a grant from the Pola Art Foundation. He has shown in exhibitions at many prestigious museums throughout Japan and internationally including the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Ishikawa, 2009), Mori Art Museum (Tokyo, 2010), Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw (Poland, 2015), Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art (China, 2016), MOCO Panacée (France, 2019), and Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Tokyo, 2019–20), and has led the platform for alternative drawing research and practice “Drawing Tube” since 2016.
Suzuki frequently collaborates with artists from other fields such musicians and poets, and has carried out many large-scale public projects. Published books of his works include GENGA (2010, Kawade Shobo Shinsha and agnès b.) and SILVER MARKER―Drawing as Excavating (2020, HeHe and agnès b.)