Often based on performances and constructed scenarios, Meiro Koizumi’s video installations investigate the boundaries between public and private, which are of particular importance in his native Japanese culture.
His recent solo exhibitions include Today My Empire Sings, De Hallen Haarlem, the Netherlands (2016); Portrait of a Failed Silence, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City (2015); Trapped Voice Would Dream of Silence, Arts Maebashi, Maebashi, Japan (2015) Project Series 99: Meiro Koizumi, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013) and Human Opera, San Art, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (2012). Among his group exhibitions are Negotiating the Future, Asian Art Biennale, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taichung (2017); Reenacting History, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea (2017); The Grand Balcony, La Biennale Montréal (2016); The Time is Out of Joint, Sharjah Art Foundation (2016); Maju Kena, Mundur Kena: Bertindak Sekarang, Jakarta Biennale (2015); Roppongi Crossing, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2013); Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev (2012) and Aichi Triennale, Japan (2010).
His works are part of the collections at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate, London; M+, Hong Kong; Kadist Art Foundation, Paris/San Francisco; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; De Hallen Haarlem, the Netherlands; Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; Frac Poitou-Charentes, France; Ishikawa Collection, Japan; Toyota Municipal Museum, Japan; Taguchi Collection, Japan; Takahashi Collection, Tokyo and National Museum of Art, Osaka.
Koizumi holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from the International Christian University, Tokyo (1999) and a bachelors’ degree in fine art from the London Institute, Chelsea College of Art and Design (2002). He also attended the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam (2006). Born in Gunma, Japan (1976), Koizumi currently lives and works in Yokohama, Japan.
Sharjah Biennial 14
The Time is Out of Joint (2016)