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Biography 


Maya Masuda (b. Tokyo, JP, she/her), is a Tokyo/London-based, queer interdisciplinary artist. Maya brings her unique speculative post-human/post-patriarchal realism to life through storytelling via film, performance, writing and time-based installation. As an artist who has a background in machine engineering, Maya proposes affective, sensual, spatiotemporal narrative which reimagines ‘otherness’  as a perfect totality set within the abjected state, which interweaves non-human, marginalised and symbolic. Developing a kinship with the imperfect and political nature of technology, her work reveals and interrogates constructed images of idealised futurity while suggesting an alternative methodology that negates capitalistic patriarchy.


Graduating from Tama Art University in Japan, she currently studies and researches new media archaeology at the Royal College of Art. Her practice encompasses a wide range of fields such as curation, publishing and activism. She is the co-founder of the feminist-queer journal “i+med(i/e)a”, and was recently shortlisted for Bloomberg New Contemporaries(2022, UK), Sustainability First Art Prize (2021, UK). Her recent exhibitions include Trans×Formation(2022, AnBTokyo), Ars Electronica (2021, Tokyo Midtown), Aichi Triennale U27 program Exhibition (2019, Art Lab Aichi) etc.




Education


2021
MA Royal College of Art, Sculpture
2019
BA Tama Art University, Art and Media Course
2017
BA Keio University,Information and Environmetal Studies



Exhibitions

2022
Apr. Group Exhibition, “ESC” - YYYYMMDD + VVOVVA (online/Vienna)
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Apr. Group Exhibition "A Vail", Museum of Model art, Scotland
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Apr. Group Exhibition "Trans×Formation" Kuma Foudation Exhibition, ANB Tokyo
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Feb. Group Exhibition "We Won't stop showing", Set Woolwich, London
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Jan. Royal College of Art WIP show, Online
2021
Nov. Group Exhibition "Naturisms", 399 Hornsey Road, London
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Apr. Group Exhibition "Sweep - Space - Surface", BankART Station, Yokohama
2020
Mar. Tokyo Midtown×Ars Electronica "SCHOOL FESTIVAL OF THE FUTURE" Exhibition, Tokyo Midtown Design Hub, Tokyo
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Feb. Group Exhibition "#404 Near Nowhere Newtopia" ,Gallery LE'DECO
2019
Nov. Group Exhibition "Ball Pool",Tama University of the Arts
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Sep. Aich Triennale あいちトリエンナーレ U27 Program Exhibition ,Art Lab Aichi
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May. Solo Exhibition "Room", award granted by 100Banch
2018
Sep. Solo Exhibition "A Tree without a Forest"
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Feb. Acousticlub vol.3 Performance "a Blue Sheep"
2017
Sep. Group Exhibition "心に触れる装置展 - Touching machines"




Awards/Talks


2022
Shortlisted, Bloomberg New Contemporaries
2021
3rd Prize, Sustainbility First Art Award
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Shortlisted, Alpine Fellowship Visual Art Award
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Grant Awarded, Kuma Foundation Scholarship
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Grant Awarded, Ezoe Memorial Recruit Foundation Scholarship
2020
Guest Speaker, Pre-talk SICF21
2019
Nominated, CGC Contest
2017
Special Jury Award, Art&Techinology Tohoku


Publication


2022
Critique on "Welcome, Stranger, to this Place" published by Tokyo University of the Arts
MA Cutating Course,2022
Archive webiste / Exhibition website

2021
i+med(i/e)a magazine issue vol.1, “Beyond Female Gaze”
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Bijyutsu Techo 美術手帖, critique written by Arata Hasegawa on her curated exhibition `Sweep - Space - Surface'
Fluctuating between 'Artists' and 'Students', Possibilities of Degree shows
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Directed Exhibition at BankArt(JP)
“Sweep-Space-Surface”

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