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Shōei Matsuda (松田将英, Matsuda Shōei, Born Jun 30, 1986) is a Japanese contemporary artist, living and working between Tokyo and Berlin. He started out as an anonymous internet user, creating multiple social media accounts attempting to re-question the concepts of subjects and authorships of the after social media era. Via his multiple personalities which often went viral, he created new communalities through intervening directly into societies through interactive performances. Using these ambiguous and irresponsible "existences" that is outside the definition of individual or organization, his participatory and transformable projects transports back and forth and as well as blends factors between the digital and the physical, the fake and the real, and illusion and essence; developing a completely new method of storytelling; interpreting today's space and time as nowness and flatness. Revealing his real name in 2019, he aims to update people's perceptions, through conceptual and poetic works on post-internet’s themes, including celebrities, economies, landscapes, etc.

EXHIBITIONS

Magic Number, TOH, Tokyo (2022)

超現代美術展, ANB Tokyo, Tokyo (2020)

White Magazine, EUKARYOTE, Tokyo (2019)

Black Box, AXIOM, Tokyo (2017)

GROUP_EXHIBITIONS

Roppongi Art Night, Tokyo Midtown, Tokyo (2022)

Mind Trail, Yoshino, Nara (2022)

新宿流転芸術祭, Decameron, Tokyo (2022)

Meta Fair, Sonoaida, Tokyo (2022)

Meta Mall, BnA Alter Museum, Kyoto (2022)

Standing Ovation 四肢の向かう先, Hotel Acao, Shizuoka (2021)

EUKARYOTE GROUP SHOW, EUKARYOTE, Tokyo (2021)
THE CHIBA CITY FESTIVAL OF ARTS, Jack into the Noösphere, Mihama-En, Chiba (2021)
Mimicry of Hollows 虚擬態, The 5th Floor, Tokyo (2021)

Mob World Reverb, TALION GALLERY, Tokyo (2021)

AIR SCG,  BnA Alter Museum, Kyoto (2021)

ENCOUNTERS, 楕円のつくり方, ANB Tokyo, Tokyo (2020)

SIGNALS, DiG Studio, Berlin (2017)

インフラ INFRA, Online (2017)

PERFORMANCES

AMBIENT REVOLTS, ZK/U, Berlin (2018)

#LutherLenin, Studio Hrdinů, Prague (2018)

Meet the Bot, Feed the Bot, Kunstuniversität, Linz (2017)

TACIT FUTURES, Volksbühne, Berlin (2016)

Prix Ars Electronica Exhibition, OÖ Kulturquartier, Linz (2016)

ISEA 2016, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (2016)

UN|COMMONS, Volksbühne, Berlin (2016)

TEDxTokyo, Hikarie Hall, Tokyo (2014)

NFT

​​The Laughing Man (2022)

AWARDS

Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Award of Distinction, Digital Communities (2016)

ISEA 2016, Hong Kong (2016)

PUBLICATIONDS

A Field Guide to the Snowden Files, DIAMONDPAPER (2017)

Cyberarts 2016: International Compendium Prix Ars Electronica, Hatje Cantz (2016)

LECTURE 

#memethinking Workshop, Agency for Cultural Affairs (2021)

University of Creativity, Hakuhodo (2020)

Department of Creative Innovation, Musashino Art University (2020)

Takemura-Juku (2019)

School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong (2016)

Career Developmen, Kyoto Seika University (2015)

ARTICLES

Lunatic Pandora, 美術手帖 (2022)

Ripples, HYPEBEAST (2021)

Ripples, It's Nice That (2021)

Ripples, 美術手帖 (2021)

超現代美術展, Bound Baw (2020)

White Magazine, NEUT (2020)

Snowden through a prism, EXBERLINER (2017)

Ars Electronica Festival, FUZE (2016)​​

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