TSUDA Michiko

TSUDA Michiko


Born in Kanagawa in 1980. Lives and works in Ishikawa. Earned her PhD at the Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Film and New Media in 2013.
Produces video, installations, and performance pieces with distinguishing characteristics of the visual media acting as the principal foundation for production.

Recent exhibitions:
2023 Solo Exhibition “Michiko Tsuda so far, not far,” Kanazawa Art Gummi
2021 “The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT10),” Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
2020 Solo Exhibition “Trilogue,” TARO NASU, Tokyo
2020 “Inter+Play Season 1,” Towada Art Center, Aomori
2019 “TOKAS Project Vol. 2 ‘FALSE SPACES’,” TOKAS Hongo

2017 “The 20th Japan Media Arts Festival,” New Face Award, Art Division

About works / performance

TSUDA Michiko produces a diverse range of installations and performance pieces that incorporate characteristics of video media. She creates spaces containing video equipment and simple structures which blur perceptual boundaries, altering viewers’ perspectives and actions and inciting contemplation of cognition and physical sensation. Since 2016, Tsuda has also been one half of artist duo “baby tooth” with KAMIMURA Megumi. Together they hold performance lectures that closely analyze and reenact the choreography of characters from OZU Yasujiro’s films to visualize issues such as the underlying distance between individuals and the role of women in society.

Tokyo Shigusa, 2021/2023, installation view at “ICC Annual 2023: Shapes of Things,” NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo
Photo: KIOKU Keizo Photo Courtesy: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]

Tokyo Behavior, 2021, installation view at “Back TOKYO Forth,” Tokyo International Cruise Terminal, 2021
Photo by : Akira Arai(Nacása & Partners Inc.)

You would come back there to see me again the following day., 2016-2020, installation view at “Open Space 2016: Media Conscious,” NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo Photo: Tadasu Yamamoto