Yoko Shimizu 清水陽子

Yoko Shimizu


Contemporary artist and biochemistry researcher

Linz / Austria

Tokyo / Japan

Yoko Shimizu is a contemporary artist and biochemistry researcher based in Linz, Austria and Tokyo, Japan. Born in Kyoto and raised in the United States, she was inspired by the art scene in New York as a child. To pursue her passion in science, she studied Biology and Chemistry in Kobe University. Her career began as a creative director and consultant in an advertisement company. She then started her own creative innovation lab in Japan. Yoko has received numerous awards for biology-inspired installations that integrate art and science, and has held exhibitions in countries around the globe. She is also a media personality on international art and music programs in Japan, and has given talks and performances in global events such as TED, FITC, and Ars Electronica. Yoko is the founder and director of the Matsudo International Science Art Festival and a co-founder of Beyond Earth. She is currently an artist and researcher at the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz, Austria, managing creative innovation projects for corporations and government organizations worldwide.

科学と芸術を融合するテクノロジーやインスタレーションをグローバルに研究、制作、発表。リンツ(オーストリア)と東京を拠点に活動する。アメリカで育ちNY のアートに影響を受ける。大学では生物化学を専攻。制作会社においてクリエイティブ・ディレクター兼コンサルタントとしてキャリアをスタートし、後に自身のラボにおいてバイオテクノロジーなどの先端科学を用いたデザインを研究しながら、ギャラリー、ミュージアム、企業、行政と協業。国際放送局でのパーソナリティや、TED、FITC、アルスエレクトロニカなどのグローバルイベントにおけるトークやパフォーマンスなど、メディアを通じた活動の他、各種芸術賞を受賞。国際フェスティバル「科学と芸術の丘」ディレクター、イノベーション・アワードの審査員も務める。アメリカを拠点に宇宙アートを手がける Beyond Earthの共同設立者。現在、オーストリアのリンツ市におけるアルスエレクトロニカ・フユーチャーラボのアーティスト兼リサーチャーとして、グローバルな企業や行政機関のクリエイティブなイノベーション・プロジェクトのマネジメントを行う。

B.S. Biochemistry, Kobe University, Japan
2021 The Future Happened, Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)
2020 – 2021  MOT Annual 2020 Invisible Powers, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
2020 Quantum Questions | EFECT exhibition, Centrul Cultural Clujean, România
2020 PHYTOPIA,  Science Gallery Bengaluru, India
2019 Biodesign Lab Exhibition, NARS Foundation, New York
2019 India Design ID – Harvest Exhibition, New Delhi, India
2018 Matsudo International Science Art Festival, Japan
2018 Future Tunnel, Tokyo Gaikan Expressway Tunnel
2017 Berlin Science Week, Germany
2017 Link of Life, Shiseido Gallery, Japan
2017 steirischer herbst festival, Austria
2017 SingularityU Japan Summit, biotech exhibition, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Japan
2017 Shibuya Cast Grand Opening, Japan
2017 Yoko Shimizu Exhibition “Layers of Life,” LAD GALLERY, Japan
2017 Science Inspires Art: Biodiversity/Extinction, The Silva Gallery of Art, USA
2016 Yoko Shimizu Exhibition “Anatomy of Flora,” LAD GALLERY, Japan
2016 Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria
2016 Glacial Forest, NARS Foundation, New York, USA
2015 Science Inspires Art: Biodiversity/Extinction, New York Hall of Science, USA
2015 Celestial Sunset, NARS Foundation, New York, USA
2015 Yoko Shimizu Exhibition “Photosynthegraph,” LAD GALLERY, Japan
2015 Yoko Shimizu Exhibition “H2O,” PIgallery, Japan
2015 Yoko Shimizu Exhibition “The Clean Room,” LAD GALLERY, Japan
2014 Secret Garden, NARS Foundation, New York, USA
2014 Yoko Shimizu Exhibition, 5/R HALL & GALLERY, Japan
2013 The Garden, NARS Foundation, New York, USA
2012 Nagoya Art Fair, Westin Nagoya Castle Hotel, Japan
2012 Yoko Shimizu Exhibition, GALLERY APA, Japan
2012 On the Road, Changdong Art Studio, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
2012 Tokyo Art Fair, Japan
2012 Kyoto Art Fair, Japan
2012 AR Festival, Paju, South Korea
2012 Playing On, Changdong Art Studio, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
2011 Yoko Shimizu Exhibition, GALLERY APA, Japan
2011 Art Fair Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2011 Art Slope Exhibition, Shibuya Seibu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2011 Japan Earthquake Charity Show, GALLERY APA, Nagoya, Japan
2011 New Year Exhibition, GALLERY APA, Nagoya, Japan
2011 December Show, GALLERY APA, Nagoya, Japan
2010 Yoko Shimizu Exhibition, GALLERY APA, Japan
2010 +PLUS Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair, Tokyo, Japan
2010 December Show, GALLERY APA, Nagoya, Japan
2010 APA Contemporary Art Auction, GALLERY APA, Nagoya, Japan
2010 Yoko Shimizu “Bloom” Exhibition, Shibuya Seibu Gallery, Japan
2010 Shibuya Style, Shibuya Seibu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2009 Yoko Shimizu Solo Exhibition, GALLERY APA, Japan
2009 Yoko Shimizu Lab Exhibition, Gallery Introart, Japan
2009 Nagoya Contemporary Art Festival, Japan
2009 Shibuya Style, Shibuya Seibu Gallery, Japan
2009 December Show, GALLERY APA, Japan
2008 Yoko Shimizu Solo Exhibition, Aichi Art Center
2008 Mitsubishi-Jisho ARTIUM Award Exhibition, Japan
2008 Geisai Museum 2, Japan
2008 White Exhibition, Gallery Introart, Japan
2007 Tokyo Wonder Seed, Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan
2007 Tokyo Wonder Wall, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
2007 CNACC (Czech-Japan Art) Exhibition
2013 New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation, New York
2012 Changdong Art Studio, Changdong Art Studio, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
2012 Aichi Art and Culture Award
2009 Aichi Bank Art Grant
2009 Grand Prize, Nagoya Contemporary Art Festival
2008 Grand Prize, Mitsubishi-Jisho ARTIUM
2008 Nominated, Geisai Museum 2, Mori Art Museum Chairman, Keiko Mori Award
2008 Selected, Tokyo Wonder Seed
2007 Selected, Tokyo Wonder Wall
2007 Selected, CNACC (Czech-Japan Art) Exhibition
– Regular Shows (host)
2010 “Yoko Shimizu – Sunday Music Walk”, Aichi International Broadcasting, Live show, Every Sunday, 6 AM – 11 AM
2007 – 2009 “Yoko Shimizu – Cosmo Style”, Aichi International Broadcasting, Live show, Every Sunday, 5 PM – 9 PM
– Talk shows  (guest appearance)
2009 Aichi Television “NEWS FINE AI”
2014 MID-FM FM76.1
2014 Tokai Television “Super News”
2015 MID-FM FM76.1
2015 TEDxTokyo “Integration of Art and Science”
2016 FITC Tokyo “Integration of Art and Science”
2016 Japan Television SENSORS, Shibuya Fashioncode Week
2016 Japan Television, Megaten, Science Art
2016 Asahi Television “Design Code”
2017 FM4, Austria “Biodesign lab at steirischer herbst”
2018 Daily News J:COM “Matsudo International Science Art Festival”
2018 Science World
2019 TV series “Inhand” – bioart production
TV/ Media Commercials
Apple Commerial / Behind the Mac
Judging Panel
2018 Knowledge Innovation Awards, Japan
2019 Knowledge Innovation Awards, Japan
[Corporate Projects]
– Project management
Wacom, NHK, Hakuhodo
– Design consultant
Toyota, Mitsubishi-jisho, Procter & Gamble
– Creative director/creative consultant
Panasonic, Teijin, Kokuyo, Daikin, Osaka Gas
– Global project/business support
Toyota, Honda, IBM, Fast Retailing (Uniqlo), Denso, Walt Disney Japan, Tesco
神戸大学 生物化学専攻

2021 The Future Happened / アトランタ・デザイン美術館
2020 – 2021 MOTアニュアル2020 透明な力たち/東京都現代美術館

2020 Quantum Questions | EFECT exhibition/Centrul Cultural Clujean/ルーマニア

2020 PHYTOPIA / Science Gallery Bengaluru /インド
2019 Biodesign Lab Exhibition/NARS Foundation/ニューヨーク
2019 India Design ID – Harvest展/ニューデリー/インド
2018 国際芸術祭「科学と芸術の丘」/日本
2018 Future Tunnel 未来トンネル/東京外環高速道路/日本
2017 Berlin Science Week/ドイツ
2017 Link of Life/資生堂ギャラリー/日本
2017 steirischer Herbst festival/オーストリア
2017 SingularityU Japan Summit, biotech exhibition/日本科学未来館
2017 Shibuya Cast Grand Opening / 渋谷キャスト
2017 Science Inspires Art/The Silva Gallery of Art/アメリカ
2017 Yoko Shimizu Exhibition 「Layers of Life」/LAD GALLERY
2016 アルスエレクトロニカ・フェスティバル/リンツ/オーストリア
2016 Yoko Shimizu Exhibition 「Anatomy of Flora」/LAD GALLERY
2015 Science Inspires Art/ニューヨーク科学博物館
2015 Celestial Sunse/NARS Foundation/ニューヨーク
2015 Yoko Shimizu Exhibition 「Photosynthegraph」/LAD GALLERY
2015 Yoko Shimizu Exhibition 「H2O」/PIgallery
2015 Yoko Shimizu 「The Clean Room」/LAD GALLERY
2014 Secret Garden/NARS Foundation/ニューヨーク
2014 Yoko Shimizu Exhibition/5R HALL & GALLERY
2013 The Garden/NARS Foundation/ニューヨーク
2012 ART NAGOYA/ウェスティン名古屋キャッスルホテル
2012 On the Road展/Changdong Art Studio/韓国国立現代美術館/ソウル
2012 アートフェア東京/東京国際フォーラム
2012 アート京都/国立京都国際会館
2012 AR Festival/パジュ市/韓国
2012 Playing On/Changdong Art Studio/韓国国立現代美術館/ソウル
2012 New Year Exhibition/GALLERY APA
2012 December Show/GALLERY APA
2011 アートフェア東京/東京国際フォーラム
2011 Yoko Shimizu Exhibition/GALLERY APA
2011 アートスロープ展/西武渋谷店
2011 東日本大震災チャリティーショー/GALLERY APA
2011 New Year Exhibition/GALLERY APA
2011 December Show/GALLERY APA
2010 Yoko Shimizu Exhibition/GALLERY APA
2010 Yoko Shimizu 「Bloom」/西武渋谷店
2010 +PLUS Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair/東京美術倶楽部
2010 December Show/GALLERY APA
2010 APA Contemporary Art Auction/GALLERY APA
2010 シブヤスタイル/西武渋谷店
2009 Yoko Shimizu Exhibition/GALLERY APA
2009 Yoko Shimizu 「実験展」/Gallery Introart
2009 名古屋発・現代美術展「Dアートフェスティバル」
2009 シブヤスタイル/西武渋谷店
2009 December Show/GALLERY APA
2008 For Rent For Talent 4 受賞展/三菱所アルティアム
2008 Yoko Shimizu Exhibition/愛知芸術文化センター
2008 Geisai Museum 2/Tokyo Big Site
2008 白の三十人展/Gallery Introart
2007 Tokyo Wonder Seed/Tokyo Wonder Site
2007 Tokyo Wonder Wall/東京都現代美術館
2007 U-35 CNACC (チェコ-日本美術文化センター)展/横浜赤れんが倉庫

2013 New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation/ニューヨーク
2012 Changdong Art Studio/韓国国立現代美術館

2012 愛知県芸術文化選奨 文化新人賞
2009 愛知銀行文化助成受賞
2009 名古屋発・現代美術展 最優秀賞
2008 三菱地所アルティアム FRFT 4 グランプリ
2008 GEISAI MUSEUM #2 森美術館理事長 森佳子賞ノミネート
2008 Tokyo Wonder Seed入選
2007 Tokyo Wonder Wall入選
2007 CNACC (チェコ-日本美術文化センター)展入選

2010 愛知国際放送「Sunday Music Walk」毎週日曜 5時間生放送 79.5FM
2007 – 2009 愛知国際放送「Cosmo Style」毎週日曜 4時間生放送 79.5FM

2009 テレビ愛知「NEWS FINE アイ」現代アートの楽しみ方
2014 MID-FM FM76.1 生放送
2014 東海テレビ「スーパーニュース」生物学をアートに
2015 MID-FM FM76.1 生放送
2015 TEDxTokyo「科学と芸術の融合」
2016 FITC Tokyo「科学と芸術の融合」
2016 日本テレビ「SENSORS」 Shibuya Fashioncode Week
2016 日本テレビ「所さんの目がテン!」サイエンスアート特集
2016 テレビ朝日「Design Code」
2017 オーストリア放送局「FM4」Biodesign lab at steirischer herbst
2018 デイリーニュース J:COM「科学と芸術の丘」
2018 Science World
2019 TBSドラマ「インハンド」バイオアート監修

Apple CM / Macの向こうから / Behind the Mac

2018 第5回ナレッジ・イノベーション・アワード
2019 第5回ナレッジ・イノベーション・アワード


– プロジェクト・マネージャー
ワコム、NHK、博報堂 、他

– デザイン・コンサルタント
トヨタ、三菱地所、P & G、他

– クリエイティブ・ディレクター/コンサルタント

– グローバル・ビジネス・サポート

Ars Electronica Futurelab

Laboratory and atelier for future systems



Envisioning the Future – At the Ars Electronica Futurelab, a team of international artists and scientists come together from a wide range of disciplines for the research and development of technological innovation. Concepts, designs, and technologies for the future are realised in collaboration with companies, government organisations, educational institutions, and creative communities worldwide.

Beyond Earth

Exploring new frontiers of art, space, and biology



The future of humanity transcends the boundaries of Earth and beyond – Beyond Earth is an international multidisciplinary artist collective that expands the possibility of art on Earth and beyond. By linking art, space, and biology, we build global awareness of our home planet and explore creativity in the far reaches of outer space.