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Biography


Born 1988 in The Hague, Netherland. Currently lives and works in Tokyo.

Vincent Ruijters is an artist concerned with emotion and human relations. Overstimulation, speed and coldness of contemporary systems clash with the artist’s need to cherish and express what is deeply human. This clash forms the context of his work which ranges from physical computing to watercolors. Physicality, materiality, technology, interaction/participation and the sense of touch are fundamental elements of his practice. Ruijters is a graduate from Utrecht School of the Arts, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Intermedia Art at Tokyo University of the Arts.

Past exhibitions include solo exhibition 'Breathing IN/EX-terior' (Komagome SOKO gallery, Tokyo) and ‘Radical Observers’ group exhibition (Akibatamabi gallery, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, 2019). Awards include Japanase Government Scholarship (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) and the Prins Berhard Culture fund Scholarship.



Education


2017 - current PhD Intermedia Art, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, JP
2017    MSc, Media Art, Tama Art University, Tokyo, JP
2014    Japanese Language, Tokyo Central Japanese Language School, Tokyo, JP
2014    Japanese Language, The Yamasa Institute, Okazaki, JP
2011     MA Creative Design for Digital Cultures, Utrecht School of the Arts, NL
2011     BA Art and Technology, Digital Media Design, Utrecht School of the Arts, NL



Grants and Awards


2019    Arts Council Tokyo Grant, JP
2015    Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship, JP
2015    Prins Bernhard Culture Fund Scholarship, NL
2012    Dutch winner European Charlemagne Youth Prize, EU
2011    1st prize International PORTICO students' challenge, Köln, DE



Solo Exhitibions


2019    'Breathing IN/EX-terior', Komagome SOKO gallery, Tokyo, JP
2014    'BOKUSAIGA: Expressing Japan', Atelier 228, The Hague, NL



Group Exhibitions (selection)


2018    'Radical Observers', Akibatamabi21 gallery, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, JP
2017    'Substantial Visions', Tama Art University Graduate School Information Design Course Artwork Exhibition 2017, YCC Yokohama Creativecity Center, JP
2015    Tokyo 5 Art Universities Joint Exhibition, Tokyo, JP
2014    Paintings 'BOKUSAIGA', Aichi Prefecture Foreign Artist Exhibition, Okazaki, JP
2012    Interactive Installation, 'VEINS', Off Centre festival, Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
2011    Interactive Installation 'Tactile Echo', Fiber festival, Trouw, Amsterdam, NL
2010    Watercolour 'The Pecular', One Hour Art, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL
2010    Interactive Installation 'Tactile Echo', Freemote festival, Utrechts Archief, Utrecht, NL
2010    Interactive Installation 'Tactile Echo', Fruitfest festival, Huis aan de Werf, Utrecht, NL
2010    Interactive Installation 'Tactile Echo', Music and Art Days festival, Vredeburg Leeuwenbergh, Utrecht, NL
2010    Interactive Installation 'Digital Marbles', Tweetakt Theatre Festival, Neude, Utrecht, NL



Performances


2015    Creative Director, 3rd Skin live-painting performance, Paint Your Teeth, Tokyo
2015    Creative Director, Triangle Tribes live-painting performance, Bar Rosso198, Tokyo



Related Activities


2018    Exhibition Designer, Art Fair Tokyo '18, World Art Tokyo: Pangea Tectonics', Tokyo, JP
2015    Art Director, Tokyo 5 Art Universities Joint Exhibition, Tokyo, JP



Lectures and Teaching


2017    Symposium 'Fine Art & The PhD - Art and Language' Korean Cultural Center, Tokyo
2017    Senior Tutor, Intermedia Art Course, Tokyo University of the Arts, JP
2016    Lecture 'The Bizarre Life of a Young Artist in Tokyo', Japanmuseum Sieboldhuis, Leiden, NL
2015    Graduate teaching assistant, Media Art Course, Tama Art University, Tokyo, JP
2015    Lecture 'Japanese Contemporary Art', Museon, The Hague, NL
2014    Workshop 'Japanese Calligraphy', Atelier 228, The Hague, NL
2014    Lecture 'Japanese Contemporary Art', Atelier 228, The Hague, NL
2012    Workshop 'New Media & Architecture' for Master Interior Architecture, Visual Arts and Design Faculty, Utrecht School of the Arts, Utrecht, NL
2011    Guerilla course for first year Media, Art and Media Technology Faculty, Utrecht School of the Arts, Hilversum, NL
2009    Lecture on the CCIG Interactive Installation for the Studium Generale at the Visual Arts and Design Faculty, Utrecht School for the Arts, Utrecht, NL



Committee


2011    Mid Year Assesment comittee for first year Media, Art and Media Technology Faculty, Utrecht School of the Arts, Hilversum, NL
2009    admissions committee Digital Media Design, Art and Media Technology Faculty, Utrecht School of the Arts, Hilversum, NL

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