UMEDA Tetsuya

UMEDA Tetsuya

update: 2024.1.17

UMEDA Tetsuya
Visual Art
Sound & Music
Media Art
Performing Art
Tokyo Contemporary Art Award / Talk (2024.2 - 2024.2)

Born in Kumamoto in 1980.

Recent exhibitions and activities
2023 Solo Exhibition “wait this is my favorite part,” WATARI-UM, The Watari Museum of Contemporary, Tokyo
2023 “Oku-Noto Triennale 2023,” Suzu, Ishikawa
2022   “Takatsuki Art Time: Interlude,” Takatsuki Modern Theatre, Osaka
2020 Solo Exhibition “Tetsuya Umeda in BEPPU ‘0 Tai’,” Beppu, Oita
2019   Solo Exhibition “On the origin of voices,” Fukuoka Art Museum

About works / performance

Umeda produces installations that are inspired by and incorporate existing elements found in the environment and circumstances surrounding the exhibition space including its architectural structure. In addition to exhibitions in museums and art institutions, he has produced numerous site-specific works based on the context of both urban spaces and the natural environment. Performance works are presented in Japan and abroad, such as tours inviting the audience to unfamiliar places, stage works focusing on functions found in theaters, and chorus projects without a center point. He is also internationally renowned as a leading artist in the field of sound art.

Installation view at “wait this is my favorite part,” WATARI-UM, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2023 Photo: Goto Shuji

Floor 0, 2020, installation view at “Saitama Triennale 2020,” Former Omiya ward office Photo: MARUO Ryuichi

Installation view at “On the origin of voices,” Fukuoka Art Museum, 2019 Photo: Yamanaka Shintaro (Qsyum!)