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CV | Ai Hasegawa - Expand the Future
Ai Hasegawa

Expand the Future

I use art and design to present a solution to the challenges encountered in our daily lives. At the same time, the solution itself questions our perception of living in this world. Having studied computer graphic animation and interactive media art at IAMAS, Japan. After moving to London, I began working as an animator, character designer and illustrator. At the same time I worked as a designer for audience participatory interactive public art at Haque Design and Research. In 2012, I graduated with an MA in Interactions Design at The Royal College of Art. Recent works are “The Extreme Environment Love Hotel” series and “I wanna deliver a shark…” series. Assistant researcher at MIT Media Lab, since 2014 Sep until 2016 Sep. From 2017 April, become a special researcher at Tokyo University.

情報科学芸術大学院大学(IAMAS)にてメディアアートとアニメーションを勉強した後ロンドンへ。数年間Haque Design + Researchで公共スペースでのインタラクティブアートの研究開発に関わる。2012年英国Royal College of Art, Design InteractionsにてMA取得。2014年から2年MIT Media Lab, Design Fiction Groupにて研究員。2017年4月から東京大学大学院にて特任研究員・JST ERATO 川原万有情報網プロジェクトメンバー。

Awards and Nominations/受賞、ノミネーション歴

2016 :  Winner, Speculative Concept Award Student category  at Core77 Design Awards 2016 /Core77 デザインアワード 2016、スペキュラティブデザイン、プロフェッショナル部門準優勝

2015 : Won an Excellence Award at  19th Japan Media Arts Festival /19回文化庁メディア芸術祭、アート部門優秀賞受賞

2014 :  Runner Up,  the 2014 Core77 Awards for the Speculative Design Professional category /スペキュラティブデザイン、プロフェッショナル部門準優勝

2012 : Winner, ‘Moving Minds’ category, best Sustainability Projects – ‘I wanna deliver a shark’,Sustain Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK/ベストサステイナビリティプロジェクト、ムービングマインド部門優勝

2012 : Best of Student Shows ‘The Extreme Environment Love Hotel’,Blue Print Magazine, UK

2012 : Short listed – ‘Bottling Your Time of Flowers’ at Future Beauty Competition by International Flavours and Fragrances, London, UK

2001 : Winner, BBCC Net Art & Image Festa, Tokyo, Japan

2001 : Open Art Prize, 2nd Spiral Independent Creators Festival, Tokyo, Japan

2001 : Special Jury Prize, Image Forum Festival, Tokyo, Japan

2001 : Best Graphic Art Prize, NHK Digital Stadium DIGISTA Award, Tokyo, Japan/NHKデジタルスタジアム 、グラフィックアート部門賞


Dec 2017 : Interview – Bijutsutecho 美術手帖 Magazine Japan

2017 : Interview –  GalileoX – TV Japan

Jan 2017 : Featured – No.18 Magzine France

April 2016 : Interview – Net TV Houdoukyoku 

April 2016 : Interview -Magazine Numero Tokyo

Feb 2016 : Interview -Magazine Pen

Oct 2015 : Documentary film of  “(Im)possible Baby Case 1: Asako & Moriga” broadcasted in Japan on NHK,  Heartnet TV and NEXT : Now you can watch at HeartnetTV 

Oct 2015 : Featured – Bio Art, Altered Realities by William Myers 

 Sep 2015: Featured – ART PLUS  Taiwan

Jan 2014:  Featured – Book by  Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby, ‘Speculative Everything‘, p65 /スペキュラティヴ・デザイン 問題解決から、問題提起へ。—未来を思索するためにデザインができること

Nov 2013 : Featured – Design Magazine ‘AXIS‘ no.166,p41.

2013 : Meta-Life. Biotechnologies, Synthetic Biology, ALife and the Arts, a LeonardoMIT Press e-book edited by Annick BureaudRoger Malina and Louise Whiteley.

2012 : Featured – Interview ‘I wanna deliver a shark…’ – Vice magazine, France

2012 : Featured – Design Magazine INTRAMUROS, No161, p6

2012 : Radio interview with Regine Debatty, ResonanceFM

2012 : Featured, Magazine Io donna, Corriere della Sera, Italia

2012 : Featured – Interview ‘The Extreme Environment Love Hotel’ – We Make Money Not Art

2012 : Featured -‘I wanna deliver a shark…’ at National Geographic, scienceblogs.com


Exhibition, Events, /展示、イベント
1.20 – 3.4 2018 : AOMORI Triennale ACAC 国際芸術センター青森, Aomori, Japan


1.4 – 1.17 2018 : MECÂNICA -平成29年度文化庁メディア芸術祭愛知展 at Nadia park,  Nagoya, Japan http://www.mediaarts-aichi.com/
11.29ー12.26 2017 : 《後設與思辨》生物藝術展 at Digital Art Center (臺北數位藝術中心) Taipei, Taiwan
10.26- 11.10 2017 : Link Of Life 2017 Exhibition at 銀座資生堂ギャラリー /The Shiseido Gallery, Ginza Tokyo Japan
2017.10.21-11.19  Kakegawa Chaennale at  掛川城・御殿/大日本報徳社, Kakegawa, Shizuoka, Japan

2017.8.4 – 2017.9.3 : Atypical Human-Interdisciplinary Art Exhibition 伊日藝術台北空間 Yiri Arts Taipei, Taiwan http://atypical.o-o-o-o.tw/ 

01.28-02.25 2017 : Solo exhibition “Second Annunciation” at ART & SCIENCE gallery lab AXIOM Tokyo, Japan 

08.09. – 12.09, 2016 : Ars Electronica 2016  “RADICAL ATOMS and the alchemists of our time “at PostCity, Ars Electronica Linz GmbH, Austria

May 13 until the end of 2016 : Exhibition at ECO EXPANDED CITY http://wrocenter.pl/en/eec/ , WRO Art Center, Poland

March 26, 2016 – July 10, 2016: Exhibition at Roppongi Crossing 2016: My Body, Your Voice

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Feb 2016 : 19th Japan Media Arts Festival, The National Art Center, Tokyo

March 26, 2016 – May 21, 2016 : Exhibition at THE LONG-LASTING INTIMACY OF STRANGERS  Luckman Gallery

Nov 2015 : Solo-exhibition ”Annunciation”, Kapelica Gallery , Ljubljana. Slovenia

Sep 2015 : Exhibited – Domestic Future, Nationalmuseum Design in Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm Sweden

Aug 2015 :Exhibited – Imaginary Body Boundary (想像的身體邊界), Digital Art Center (台北數位藝術中心), Taipei, Taiwan

Oct 2013 – Jan 2014 : Exhibited – Grow your Own…, Science Gallery / Dublin, Ireland

May 2013 : Exhibited -The Incubator (Taiwan Bio Art) Freedom Men Art Apartments / Taichung, Taiwan

Apr 2013 : Exhibited – Invisible Design, The Salone del Mobile, Ventura Lambrate Design, Milan, Italy

Mar 2013 : Talk and Exhibition – The Evaporation of Things symposium, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Sept 2012 : Exhibited – Sustain show 2012, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2012 : Exhibited – SHOW, Royal College of Art / London, UK

2012 : Exhibited – Paradise, Milano Salone, Via Ventura 4 / Milan, Italy

2012 : Exhibited – WIP SHOW, Royal College of Art / London, UK

2008 : Exhibited – ‘Reconfigurable House 2.0’ (Group work), Z33 / Hasselt, Belgium

2007 : Exhibited – ‘Remote’ Mixed Realities exhibition, Second Life, Ars Virtua, Huret & Spector Gallery, Emerson College / Boston, USA

2007 : Exhibited -‘Evoke’ at Illuminating York / York, UK

2004 : Film screening – ‘An example 01’ Ars Electronica 2004 at KUNSTUNIVERSITÄT LINZ, Austria

2003 : Film screening – WRO 03 International Electronic Art Competition, Poland

2002 :Film screening – Digital Stadium, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography / Tokyo, Japan

2002 : Film screening at Hida International fairy tale animation Festival, Hida, Japan

2002 : Exhibited at Media Arts, Shizuoka, Japan

2001 : Exhibited at Yokohama Video Dance Festival 00, Yokohama, Japan


Teaching, workshop,  talk / トーク、ワークショップ、教育

May 2016: Talk session “Families in the Future – Potentially of Science and Life”, Mori Art Museum, Japan

May 2016: Guest speaker for Information Design, Art and Media course, Tama Art University, Japan

Oct 2015: Guest speaker for States of Design class, Harvard Graduate School of Design, USA

Feb 2015: Teaching Assistant for Design Fiction class, MIT Media Lab, USA

Jan 2014: Guest speaker for History of Communication Design class, Nihon University College Of Art, Japan

Feb 2014 : Marry me ! 2050 Workshop at Interaction Design program, Kobe Design University

Nov 2013: Guest speaker for Information Design, Art and Media course, Tama Art University, Japan

Dec 2012 : Body Futures Workshop at Interaction Design program, Kobe Design University http://www.kobe-du.ac.jp/2012/12/35020/