Yoko Shimizu

Latest Exhibitions

Vibrant Matter

BioBAT Art Space
Brooklyn, New York, USA
October 8, 2022 - April 26, 2023

Vibrant Matter is a solo exhibition that features a selection of the artist’s work exploring the dynamism, agency, and expressive potential of living systems. Working with plants, microbial organisms, and natural phenomena as subject matter, material, and artistic collaborators, Shimizu’s work probes and reveals the invisible intra-acting forces that animate processes of creation, adaptation, growth, and transformation in all organic matter.

Image Credit: BioBAT Art Space, Yoko Shimizu
Image Credit: Ars Electronica

Ars Electronica Festival 2022

Welcome to Planet B
Linz, Austria
Sept 5 – 11, 2022

Welcome to Planet B – A different life is possible! But How? A festival takes on the challenging search for answers to the contradictions of our time. From September 7 to 11, 2022, Linz once again hosts a “Festival for Art, Technology and Society” where participants from science, business, the creative and art scenes from the local region and around the world share their latest projects and perspectives.

Moon Gallery

International Space Station (ISS)
February 19, 2022 - present

Moon Gallery is an international collaborative artwork and a gallery of ideas worth sending to the Moon. The project aims to set up the first permanent museum on the Moon by launching 100 artifacts within the compact format of 10 x 10 x 1cm plate on a lunar lander exterior panelling. "To Space, From Earth - Space Art DNA Capsule" is now part of the first off-planet gallery aboard the International Space Station. What are the ideas we want to promote into the future? What are the ideas we want to leave behind?

Image Credits: Moon Gallery Foundation, Beyond Earth
Image Credits: Blue Marble, Yoko Shimizu


Shinjuku Sumitomo Building Triangle Square
Tokyo, Japan
February 17 - 19, 2022

NEW ENERGY, curated by Blue Marble, is a festival for sustainable design encompassing exhibitions, markets, and media. How can human creativity contribute to the future of Earth? Leading fashion brands and designers from around the country come together to showcase their latest creations in the event held at the heart of Tokyo. Yoko Shimizu presents her latest projects as part of the “Creative Symbiosis – The Future of Design” series.

Ars Electronica Festival 2021

A New Digital Deal
Linz, Austria
Sept 8 – 12, 2022

Digitization doesn’t change our world but it does, however, radically change HOW and WHAT we can or must deal with in this world. The Festival for Art, Technology and Society presents numerous exhibitions, conferences, concerts, performances and tours in Linz, Austria, from September 8-12, 2021. The locations range from the city center to the Ars Electronica Center to “Kepler’s Gardens” on the campus of Johannes Kepler University.

Image Credit: Ars Electronica
Image Credits: Moon Gallery Foundation, Beyond Earth

The Future Happened

Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)
Atlanta, USA
Online from 9 April 2021

Exploring how design can be key in sharing our stories and amplifying our power to make a difference in the world. Examining innovation and technology that enhances connections and opens doors, reinforcing our capacity to spark change. "To Space, From Earth - Space Art DNA Capsule" reference life on Earth and the current challenges we face referencing human population growth, consumption and degradation, and preservation of Earth’s biodiversity.

MOT Annual

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT)
14 Nov 2020 - 14 Feb 2021
Tokyo, Japan

Yoko Shimizu exhibits her latest art projects in the “MOT Annual 2020 - Invisible Powers” Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT). The museum presents a group exhibition every year to introduce the latest achievements in Japanese Art. The exhibition celebrates young Japanese artists who represent the current art scene from diverse and distinct perspectives. Yoko Shimizu is one of the selected artists in the MOT Annual 2020. In the exhibition, she presents innovative artworks that explore biology, chemistry, and nature.

Image Credits: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Yoko Shimizu