June 2nd - July 16th, 2016
Born 1978 in Miyagi, Japan – Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan
Hiraku Suzuki obtained his M.F.A. from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts in 2008. His art combines all kinds of techniques, such as drawing, installations, murals, videos, sculpture and the performance of drawing. His profound interest in the origins of alphabets and symbols led him to explore the idea of an alternate universal language that he connects to the familiar matter and environment of the contemporary world.
He has shown his work in solo exhibitions at London’s Diawa Foundation (2013) and Wimbledon Space (2011), the Project Room at galerie du jour agnès b. in Paris (2010), and Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya (2008). He has also participated in group shows, such as Son et Lumière, et sagesse profonde (2013) at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan, One and Many (2012) at Location One in New York, Roppongi Crossing (2010) at Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum, and Between Site & Space at Sydney’s Artspace in 2009.
Hiraku Suzuki edited the 1,000-page GENGA catalogue (2010), co-published by Kawade Shobo Shinsha/agnès b.