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Yutaka Makino was born in Tochigi, Japan in 1976. He studied earth science, computer music and visual arts in Japan, Europe and the USA. He lives and works in Berlin.

On the basis of research into areas such as phenomenology, experimental psychology, psycho/acoustics, social sciences and system theory, Makino probes the processes of perception in experimental setups. His performances and installations provide visually and acoustically conditioned environments that make processes of perception tangible to the perceivers and provoke reflection on the acts of perception.

Makino has recently shown in institutions and festivals such as Donaueschinger Musiktage, Akademie der Künste Berlin, MärzMusik, daadgalerie, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Transmediale, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Sonic Acts, Japan Society, etc. He has received prizes, grants and residencies from the DAAD’s Artists-in-Berlin Program, Villa Aurora Los Angeles, Prix Ton Bruynèl, Japanese Agency of Cultural Affairs, Pola Art Foundation among others.

Selected Exhibitions / Performances

 

2016

Donaueschinger Musiktage
Donaueschingen, Germany

sonADA Festival
Aberdeen, UK

2015

Villa Autora 20th Anniversary Exhibition
BOLD
Los Angeles, CA, USA

daadgalerie
Berlin, Germany

Cafe OTO
London, UK

Wayward Geometry
Ambika P3, University of Westminster 
London, UK

2014

Festival of Future Nows
Neue Nationalgalerie
Berlin, Germany

BodyControlled #7 – Echo
LEAP - Lab for Emerging Arts and Performance
Berlin, Germany

Graduale 14
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Berlin, Germany

EMS 50th Anniversary Concert
Theater and Music Museum
Stockholm, Sweden

Jahresgaben
Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof
Hamburg, Germany

2013

DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program 50th Anniversary
Jubiläumsfestival
Akademie der Künste
Berlin, Germany

Salon of Aesthetic Experiments
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Berlin, Germany

move - align - avoid
On the Swarm as Principle & Phenomenon
Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof
Hamburg, Germany

Acht Brücken Festival
Film Museum
Cologne, Germany

Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, SAR

2012

DAAD Gallery
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Biennale
Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany

Fabra i Coats
Barcelona, Spain

An-archives of sound
University of Arts
Berlin, Germany

2011

DAAD Gallery
Berlin, Germany

Kontraste
Krems, Austria

ZKM
Karlsruhe, Germany

MaerzMusik
Berlin, Germany

Clubtransmediale
Berlin, Germany

Gaudeamus Muziekweek
Utrecht, The Netherlands

2010

Sonic Acts XIII: The Poetic of Space
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Japan Society
New York, NY

Akademie der Künste
Berlin, Germany

Inventionen 2010
Berlin, Germany

STRP Festival
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2009

Issue Project Room
New York, NY, USA

Machine Project
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Loop Gallery
Seoul, South Korea

Divus Gallery
London, UK

Worm
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

International Generative Art Exhibition
Machine Dreams
Seoul, South Korea

2008

Gaudeamus Muziekweek
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Night of the Unexpected
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2007

Seoul International Computer Music Festival
Seoul, South Korea

MusikTriennale Köln
Köln, Germany

Gaudeamus Muziekweek
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sonorities Contemporary Music Festival
Belfast, UK

2006

Transmediale
Berlin, Germany

STRP Festival
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

STEIM
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Publications

 

2015

Relational Conditions
Monographic Catalog
Kehrer Verlag

2014

Differential Relations
Book
Berlin University of Arts Publications

2013

Procedural Formation
Book with Sound Files
Berlin University of Arts Publications

2010

Lee Gamble / Yutaka Makino - SPLIT
Cassette Tape
Entr'acte

2009

BLACK
CD
Strukto

2006

STRP1 - Reactions To The Music Of Dick Raaijmakers
CD
Basta Records

Audile(with Takuro Mizuta Lippit)
7" Vinyl
33.99 Records

 

Commissions

 

2016

Donaueschinger Musiktage
Donaueschingen, Germany

2013

DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program
Berlin, Germany

2011

DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program
Berlin, Germany

2010

STEIM
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2008

Foundation Ton Bruynel
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2006

STRP Festival
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Selected Awards / Fellowships / Residencies

 

2016

Grants in Support of Art-Related International Exchange
Pola Art Foundation
Tokyo, Japan

2015

Residency
Villa Aurora
Los Angeles, CA USA

BS Projects
Braunschweig University of Arts
Braunschweig, Germany

Arbeits- und Recherchestipendien 2015 für Neue Musik und Klangkunst
Kulturverwaltung des Berliner Senats
Berlin, Germany

2014

Residency
EMS
Stockholm, Sweden

Fellow
Berlin Centre for Advanced Studies in Arts and Sciences
University of the Arts
Berlin, Germany

2013

Fellow
Berlin Centre for Advanced Studies in Arts and Sciences
University of the Arts
Berlin, Germany

2012

Fellow
Berlin Centre for Advanced Studies in Arts and Sciences
University of the Arts
Berlin, Germany

Music Grant
Nomura Foundation
Tokyo, Japan

2011

Residency
ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Karlsruhe, Germany

Visual Arts Grant
Nomura Foundation
Tokyo, Japan

2010

Residency
DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm 2010 - 2011
Berlin, Germany

2009

Residency
MacDowell Colony
Peterborough, NH USA

2008

Residency
Visby International Center for Composers
Visby, Sweden

2007

Winner
Prix Ton Bruynèl 2007
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Residency
STEIM
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2006

Grants for Overseas Study by Young Artists
Pola Art Foundation
Tokyo, Japan

Residency
Electronic Music Studio, TU Berlin
Berlin, Germany

2005

Japanese Government Fellowship for Emerging Artists
Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs
Tokyo, Japan

 

Selected Pesentations / Guest Critiques / Teaching

2016

University of Arts
Studium General
Berlin, Germany

2015

Otis College of Art and Design
Fine Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Los Angeles, CA, USA

California Institute of Arts
The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist
Valencia, CA, USA

2014

University of Arts
Studium General
Berlin, Germany

2013

University of Arts
Institute for Spatial Experiments
Berlin, Germany

City University of Hong Kong
Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre
Hong Kong, SAR

2012

University of Arts
Art and Media
Berlin, Germany

University of Arts
Institute for Spatial Experiments
Berlin, Germany

2011

University of Arts
Institute for Spatial Experiments
Berlin, Germany

ZKM
Karlsruhe, Germany

Clubtransmediale
Berlin, Germany

2010

Japan Society
New York, NY

University of Arts
Sound Studies
Berlin, Germany

Sonic Acts XIII: The Poetics of Space
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Royal Academy of Art
ArtScience
The Hague, The Netherlands

Clubtransmediale
Berlin, Germany

2009

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sound Department
Chicago, IL USA

University of Arts
Art and Media
Berlin, Germany

Newcastle University
Culture Lab
Newcastle, UK

Tokyo University of the Arts
Art Media Center
Tokyo, Japan

International Generative Art Symposium
Seoul, South Korea

2008

Royal Conservatory
Institute of Sonology
The Hague, The Netherlands

2007

University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Art
Los Angeles, CA USA

California Institute of Arts
The Herb Alpert School of Music
Valencia, CA USA

MuzikTriennale Köln 2007
Computer.Music.Instrument
Köln, Germany

 

Education

 

Degrees

2005

M. Music
ArtScience
Royal Academy of Art / Royal Conservatory
The Hague, The Netherlands

2003

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Studio
Art and Technology Studies
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA

2000

B. Science in Earth Science
School of Education
Waseda University
Tokyo, Japan

 

Non-degrees

2007

Center for the Composition of Music Iannis Xenakis (CCMIX)
Romainville, France

2005

Institute of Sonology
The Royal Conservatory
The Hague, The Netherlands

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