Ryoji Ikeda

Born in Gifu, Japan, in 1966, Ryoji Ikeda is one of the few international artists working convincingly across both visual and sonic media.

Crossing the realms of music, mathematics, science and art, with sound, light and data as its medium, Ryoji Ikeda’s work has developed a language that can transform the imperceptible into heightened sensory experiences.

Driven by the spatial visualisation of data, mathematical theories and quantum physics, Ikeda’s work are often presented in contrasting screens of black and whit and frequently described as “minimalist electronica”.

Known to be particularly modest, Ikeda primarily refers to himself as a composer and discourages his own interpretation of his work, repeatedly insisting that his installation works are only activated by an audience.