TSUDA Michiko

TSUDA Michiko


Born in Kanagawa in 1980. Based 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:
2021 “The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art,” Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
2020 Solo Exhibition “Trilogue,” TARO NASU, Tokyo
2020 “Inter+Play Season 1,” Towada Art Center, Aomori
2019 “Roppongi Crossing 2019: Connexions,” Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
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 maze-like spaces with simple structures and video equipment to blur the boundary between performer and spectator through a disorienting visual experience that alters the audience’s perception and physical sensation of the space. 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.

Journey 3D printing, 2013-  Photo: Damien GUICHARD

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