Hiraku Suzuki – 2014 Residency Artist
Born in 1978 in Japan. Currently lives in Kanagawa, Japan and Berlin, Germany.
Associating the act of drawing with the process of “excavation”, he has continually expanded the sphere of drawing as the method of reflection and transformation of time and place, through his wide ranging practice including work on paper and panel, installation, mural, video, performance and sculpture.
Solo exhibitions have included those held at Daiwa Foundation (London, 2013); Wimbledon Space (London, 2011); Galerie du Jour (Paris, 2010). Group exhibitions include “NISSAN ART AWARD 2013”, BankART Studio NYK (Yokohama, 2013); “Son et Lumière, et sagesse profonde”,21st Century Museum of Contempwaikorary Art, Kanazawa (Ishikawa, 2013), “One and Many”, Location One (New York, 2012), and “Roppongi Crossing”, Mori Art Museum (Tokyo, 2010). He is also known for his frequent collaborations with Comme Des Garçons. He has produced the catalogue “GENGA” published by Kawade Shobo Shinsha/Agnes b. (2010)
In Vancouver, Hiraku Suzuki presented a life drawing performance in collaboration with local sound artists Ross Birdwise, Soressa Gardner, and Joe Rzemeniak at Coal Harbour Community Centre.