ASAKO FUJIKURA
藤倉麻子
Asako Fujikura was born in Saitama, Japan in 1992. She currently lives and works in Tokyo. Fujikura received her Master of Film and New Media degree from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2018 and her Bachelor of Language and Culture Studies degree from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in 2016.
Accentuating images with artificial textures and tactile sensations, Fujikura assembles scenes that can free us from the continuation of time and sprawl in the modern city. The scenes materialize from industrial goods designed, manufactured, and installed by humans. Overwhelmed by the excess of the city, these items deviate from their programmed functions and from human control. As naked objects, they derive a peculiar trace of spirituality and a primal animism. On a plane where things exist as things, they render a form which will go on to possess autonomy. Interweaving 3D CG animation techniques and computer programming, Fujikura generates movement that surpasses even the creator’s intentions and devises a fabricated realization which can be perceived only through a screen.
Her work was selected for recognition by the jury of the 22nd Japan Media Arts Festival in 2019. Fujikura’s recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition entitled Colony Highway Broadcast (NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo, 2018), and group exhibitions in FLUSH(EUKARYOTE, Tokyo, 2021), The Museum in the Multi-layered World,(NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo, 2021) and Close to Nature, Next to Humanity,(Taitung Art Museum, 2020).

EDUCATION

2018
MA of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts
2016
BA of Language and Culture Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Colony Highway Broadcast (emergencies! 035) , NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo, Japan
Primal Scenes in Bare Mountains, Ask?P, Tokyo, Japan

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021
FLUSH, EUKARYOTE, Tokyo, Japan
The Museum in the Multi-layered World, The NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo, Japan
NITO4, NITO, Tokyo, Japan
2020
LUMINE meets ART AWARD 2019-2020 The Award Winner’s Exhibition, Lumine Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
土字旁‧人字邊 Close to Nature, Next to Humanity, 臺東美術館 Taitung Art Museum, Taitung, Taiwan
2019
The Shape of Things to Come: Technology, Campus of Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan
PHENOMENON:RGB, Lafouret Museum Harajyuku, Tokyo
2018
Artists in FAS 2018 exhibition, Fujisawa city Art Space, Kanagawa, Japan
19th"1_wall"graphics exhibition, Gardian Garden, Tokyo, Japan
MEC award 2018 awarded artists exhibition, Skip city visual plaza, Saitama, Japan
MEDIA PRACTICE 17-18, Bank ART Studio NYK, Kanagawa, Japan
Tokyo University of the Arts Game department exhibition, Museum of Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan

SELECTED SCREENINGS

2019
TOKYO ANIMA!, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
2018
Young Perspective, Image Forum ,Tokyo, Japan

AWARDS

2020
Grand Prize for LUMINE meets ART AWARD 2020
2019
Jury Selection for 22nd Japan Media Art Festival
2018
Young Perspective selection for Image Forum Festival
Winner for Artists in FAS prize
Finalist for 19th"1_wall"graphics
Kobayashi Shigeru judge prize for KDCC
Winner for MEC award 2018

RESIDENCIES

2018
Artists in FAS, Fujisawa City Art Space, Kanagawa, Japan