Keijiro Suzuki

Keijiro Suzuki is an interdisciplinary contemporary artist who applies art and social practice into community. He was born in Nagoya in 1981 and received his B.A. in Humanities and Social Sciences from Nagoya City University in 2004 and completed his M.F.A. in Sculpture at the University of Houston in 2010.

Suzuki works on cross-cultural perspectives, interpretations, and imaginations by employing anthropological and journalistic approaches to local culture and context. He creates fictitious realities and stories, layering these into various forms of art and experiences. These works, in turn reflect on our own perspectives while evoking a particular cultural mental structure. He invents visual rhetoric to trigger random associations that give his audience a chance to see alternative perspectives and interpretations about their own presence, culture, and life.

Suzuki is also a cultural connector and an initiator of an alternative art space called “the temporary space”, focused on collaborative projects with other art organizations in Japan and abroad. In 2015, he launched an art and design production project called cagerow production, which aims to internationally connect Japan’s skill, materials, wisdom, and aesthetics.

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