suguru goto

Suguru Goto

Suguru Goto is a media artist, an inventor and a performer and he is considered one of the most innovative and the mouthpiece of a new generation of Japanese artists. He is highly connected to technical experimentation in the artistic field and to the extension of the existing potentialities in the relation of man-machine. In his works, the new technologies mix in interactive installations and experimental performances; he invented the so-called virtual music instruments, able to create an interface for the communication between human movements and the computer, where sound and video image are controlled by virtual music instruments in real-time through computers.

“A journey to the boundaries of sound with human sensitivity. This is the near future, between science fiction and reality, towards which Suguru Goto, a leading exponent of the new generation of Japanese experimental artist that has made an important contribution to the world.”
From the catalog of Venice Biennale 2009

“The speed of the technological evolution is another challenge. When the artist will have explored an interactive phenomenon, developed an idea of performance, and surmounted all technological obstacles, the invention may already be superseded by a new process. It is surprising to see Japanese Suguro Goto offer a room with this direct link.”
From the magazine « Dancer » (2009.9) in France

Major Presentations

3.2016 WWW, Shibuya, Tokyoà
4.2015 Akademie Der Künste, Berlin, Germany
10.2014 Le Cube, France
10.2012 Transonic Festival, Taiwan
3. 2011 Festival, Némo, France
6. 2010 Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, France
9-10.2009 The 53rd Venice Biennale 2009 in Italy
4.2009 STRP Festival 2009, Holland
3.2006 AV Festival, England
10.2003 Pompidou Center, France
10.2002 ISEA, Japan
1999 ISEA, Japan
6.1998 SONAR, Spain
1996 IRCAM, France
1995 Shauspielhaus, Germany

Grants and Awards

2013 Prix Ars Electronica 2013 Digital Musics & Sound Art | Honorary Mention
the 2nd prize in the 2013 KAO International Kinetic Art Competition
2011 Action Sharing 2, in Italy
2010 Electronic Sonority Honor Award Prize, FILE PRIX LUX, in Brazil
DIRECAM, French Cultural Minister
2009 "OFQJ-dance and new technology prize" at Bains Numérique #4, International Festival of digital art of Enghein-Les-Bains, in France
2008 Music Theater Award 2008 in Berlin
DIRECAM, French Cultural Minister
2002 DIRECAM, French Cultural Minister
1993 Berliner Kompositionaufträge, Cultural Minister in Berlin
1990 The first prize at the Marzena, Seattle, USA
1989 Boston Symphony Orchestra Fellowship, USA
Koussevitzky Prize, Tanglewood Music Festival, USA