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  • Organization : TAISUKE KOYAMA
  • Section : International project
  • Type of Grant Program : Single Individual
  • Art Forms : Visual Art / Media Art


Taisuke Koyama’s solo exhibition “SENSOR_CODE” was held at South London gallery SEEN FIFTEEN. The exhibition featured nineteen abstract photographic works produced using not only cameras but hand scanners and flat bed scanners. These pieces are based on the concept of the “sensor-based image” — that is, an image based on data recorded by a photodetector, and presented by the artist as a photograph for the digital age. Ten of the works were presented as large-scale prints randomly suspended from the ceiling in an installation designed to be a physical experience for the viewer as he or she journeys around the gallery space. This exhibition was held as part of the main program of contemporary photography festival Peckham 24, which took place alongside London’s largest photography fair, Photo London. On Peckham 24’s opening night, there was a special outdoor screening of video art, as well as gallery talks and more.


Born in 1978, currently based in Tokyo. Based on the background in biology and environmental studies, Koyama producing works that explored the possibilities of image making in the post-digital era using scientific viewpoints and experimental production methods. In 2009, he was selected for “Foam Talent 2009” by Foam Magazine in The Netherlands. In 2012, he received the honor of the Jury Recommended Works from the “15th Japan Media Arts Festival” by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. In 2015, he was selected to participate for “PLAT(T)FORM 2015” by Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland and in 2017 he was selected for “AIMIA | AGO PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE 2017” by Art Gallery of Ontario in Canada as finalists. From 2014 to 2016, Koyama lived in London via the “Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists” by the Agency for Cultural Affairs.


Seen Fifteen, London, Great Britain