Main Gallery Area Artist


Satoshi Murakami

Main Gallery Area

Living Migration


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Artist Information

村上 慧

Photo by Kenryou Gu

Satoshi Murakami

1988 Born in Tokyo
2011 Graduated from Musashino Art University, Architecture
2017 “OpenArt Biennale 2017”, Örebro City (Örebro,Sweden)
2017 “Without waiting for wind -Satoshi Murakami, Hitoshi Ushijima, Kyohei Sakaguchi's practice-”, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto (Kumamoto,Japan)
2017 “TERATOTERA Festival Neo-political”, Mitaka Station (Tokyo,Japan)
2018 “Migratory life”, Busan City (Busan,Korea)
2018 “Altering Home” Culture City of East Asia 2018 Kanazawa (Ishikawa,Japan)

In this capitalist society, by using money to live in cooperation with others, everything I do can become a public action no matter how private it is. In the same way, the things that I am doing on my own privately are also influenced by the public. I believe that "public" should be built as a result of the inward pursuit being reversed and becoming an outward action. I am interested in creating that public and how the lives of individuals influence our society, so I am practicing it.


Hiromi Kurosawa

Chief curator of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

[Comment by Selector]


After the Great East Japan Earthquake, Murakami participated in exhibitions, held in Japan and overseas, as part of his “Living Relocation” project. Through the project, he shouldered a single-person house made out of Styrofoam, repeatedly moving locations. Interested in how space exists in society and invisible connections in communities, he presents artworks that make use of the act of living everyday life, performance, video, and drawing. While there are social forms that can be generalized and universalized, the places, acts, and human attitudes and relationships that cannot be labeled and fall between existing frameworks have a complicatedness to them, making it hard to offer adequate explanations. Murakami, proposing an important perspective, embodies the transition from previous eras, in which settling in one place was the norm, to the contemporary one, in which movement has become normalized.