A.A. Murakami, New Spring, 2017, Milan, Aluminium scaffolding, robotics, mist, bubbles © A.A. Murakami A.A. Murakami Courtesy Emiliano Granado Details:Founded 2011Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves Read More A.A.Murakami is a Tokyo / London based Artist duo. Their unique sensory installations are an ongoing series of works, which follows the tradition of artists emulating nature.In the same way ancient civilisations made structures to chart the passage of the sun or early cave paintings to depict the natural world, A.A.Murakami pursues an innate human desire to use art to connect with and revere the natural systems on which our existence depends. They pioneer in ‘Ephemeral Tech’ which explores this intrinsic driver of creation using technology to evoke both primordial origins and future worlds.Notable projects include Infinity Blue (2018), a monumental breathing sculpture that pays homage to one of the world’s smallest but most important organisms, cyanobacteria, a permanent installation at the Eden Project in Cornwall; and New Spring (2017), a tree-like structure that emits scented mist bubbles. The artists’ work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Centre Pompidou, Paris and M+, Hong Kong. Read More A.A. Murakami, Infinity Blue, 2018, Permanent installation at Eden Project, Cornwall, Ceramics, Steel, Robotics, Fog, scent © A.A. Murakami A.A. Murakami, Dawn Particles 4, 2019, MDF base board, 3 Krypton light tubes, hardware, 40-3/16" × 35-1/2" × 7" (102.1 cm × 90.2 cm × 17.8 cm) © A.A. Murakami A.A. Murakami, Hair Highway, 2014, Shanghai, Bio resin, human hair, brass © A.A. Murakami A.A. Murakami, Hair Highway, 2014, Shanghai, Bio resin, human hair, brass © A.A. Murakami One-Artist Exhibitions Group Exhibitions Public Collections Books and Catalogues Periodicals Close One-Artist Exhibitions A.A. Murakami - Personal Exhibitions DatesAlexander GrovesBorn 1983, United Kingdom2006 BFA, Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, United Kingdom2011 MA, Royal College of Art, United KingdomAzusa MurakamiBorn 1984, Japan2006 BSC, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, United Kingdom2010 MA, Royal College of Art, United KingdomLive and work in TokyoAlexander Goves and Azusa Murakami co-founded Studio Swine (Super Wide Interdisciplinary New Explorers) in 2011.2021A.A. Murakami: A Thousand Layers of Stomach, Pearl Lam Gallery, Hong Kong, December 9, 2011–May 10, 2022. (Catalogue).A.A. Murakami: On the Threshold to the House of Eternity, Pearl Lam Gallery, Shanghai, May 2021.A.A. Murakami: Silent Fall, Burlington Gardens, London, October 12, 2021–Summer 2022.2020A.A. Murakami: Metabolic or Five Old Altars of Rare Bacteria, Arts Centre, Shenzhen, China, November 2020.2019A.A. Murakami: ‘WAVE. PARTICLE. DUPLEX.’, A/D/O, New York, January 2019.2018A.A. Murakami: ‘Silent Fall’, Ithra Museum, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 2018.2016A.A. Murakami: Fordlandia, Fashion Space Gallery, London, 2016. (Catalogue).2013Studio Swine: Can City, Coletivo Amor de Madre, São Paulo, Brazil, 2013. Traveled to: Centro Cibeles de Cultura y Ciudadania, Madrid, 2015.2012A.A. Murakami: Inspiring Matter, Henry Moore Gallery, London, 2012. Group Exhibitions A.A. Murakami Group Exhibitions 2021COSMOSCOW International Contemporary Art Fair, Moscow, September 2021.Welcome to Paradise, Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany, August 27, 2021–January 9, 2022.The Fiber Code, China Design Museum, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, May 2021.2020Connected, Design Museum London, September 11–October 11, 2020.2019Bubble Booth, Instagram Installation, Design Miami Basel, 2019.2018‘Water Futures’, A/D/O, New York, 2018. (Catalogue)Centre Création Industrielle, National Museum of Modern Art, Brussels, Belgium, 2018.POÈME BRUT, Design Museum Gent, Belgium, 2018.Common Good, The Museum of Applied Arts and Science, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, 2018.Halte à la croissance, Centre for Innovation and Design, Hornu, Belgium, 2018.Homo Faber, The Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, September 14–30, 2018.Doppia Firma, Villa Mozart, Milan, April 17–22, 2018.2017REHOGAR 8, Museu del Disseny, Barcelona, 2017.5KV / 5 Years of Art and Design in Kvalitář Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, 2017. (Catalogue)Mutations-Creations / Imprimer Le Monde, Centre Pompidou, Paris, March 15–June 19, 2017.‘New Spring’, Art/Basel, Miami, 2017. Traveled to: Cinema Arti, Milan, 2017; Shanghai West Bund, China, 2017–2018.2016DesignMarch, Reykavik, Iceland, 2016.Ideas in Action, Shanghai Art & Design Biennale, China, 2016.Les sens du beau : Biennale Internationale, Design Saint-Étienne, Saint-Étienne, Switzerland, 2016.New Territories, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico, 2016.HAAR!, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands, February 20–May 29, 2016.Brutal Beauty: Violence and Contemporary Design, Marta Herford Museum, Germany, February 7–May 1, 2016.2015Vita Vitale, 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, May 9–November 22, 2015.Domestic Affairs, Shenzhen Architectural Biennale, China, 2015.New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft, and Art in Latin America, Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico, December 19, 2015–April 3, 2016.New-Craft, Holon Institute of Technology, Israel, December 12, 2015–January 7, 2016.Our Domestic Futures, National Museum, Stockholm, September 18–November 15, 2015.What is Luxury?, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, April 25–September 27, 2015.201425th Anniversary Global Art Showcase Arts Brook eld, Los Angeles, 2014.New Territories. Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America, Museum of Art and Design, New York, November 4, 2014–April 6, 2015.2013City of Counterlight, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, December 2013–January 2014.Surface Tension, Kitchener Museum, Ontario, Canada, September 2013.2012Art and Science International Exhibition and Symposium, Beijing, 2012. Public Collections A.A. Murakami - Public Collections The Centre Pompidou, ParisM+ Museum, Hong KongMuzej za arhitekturo in oblikovanje: MAO, Ljubljana, SloveniaThe Museum of Modern Art, New YorkRöhsska Museet, Gothenburg, SwedenVitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany Books and Catalogues A.A. Murakami - Bibliography: Books 2021A Thousand Layers of Stomach (exhibition catalogue). Text by Kelly Chong. Hong Kong: Pearl Lam Gallery, 2021.2018Where Will the Water Come From: One Year of Water Futures (exhibition catalogue). Text by Paola Antonelli. New York: A/D/O, 2018.2017Ambrose, Gavin and Harris Paul. Design Genius: the Ways and Workings of Creative Thinkers. London: Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017.5KV / 5 Years of Art and Design in Kvalitář Gallery (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Monika Čejková, Adam Štěch, Gwednolyn Albert, et al. Prauge: Kvalitář, 2017.2016Fordlandia (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Ligaya Salazar and Adam Štěch. London: Centre for Fashion Curation, London College of Fashion, 2016.HonnunarMars: Design March (exhibition catalogue). Reykavik, Iceland, 2016.Les sens du beau: Biennale Internationale, Design Saint-Étienne (exhibition catalogue). Saint-Étienne, Switzerland, 2016.Williams, Gareth. Design: An Essential Introduction. London: Goodman Fiell, 2016.2015IN Residence, Design Dialogues Diary #7: Today Was Tomorrow. Edited by Barbara Brondi and Marco Raino. Mantua, Italy: Corraini Edizioni, 2015.New Territories. Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America (exhibition catalogue). Madrid: Turner Ediciones, S.A., 2015.Super-Modified: The Bechance Book of Creative Work. Berlin: Gestalten, 2015.Vita Vitale, 56th International Art Exhibition (exhibition catalogue). Venice: La Biennale di Venezia, 2015.2014Box It Up: Graphic Express. Singapore: Basheer Graphic Books, 2014.Stuart, Christopher. DIY Furniture 2. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2014.64 GB, 64 Eminent Creatives from Great Britain. Hong Kong: Viction Workshop, 2014. Periodicals A.A. Murakami - Bibliography: Periodicals 2023Hayward, Andrew. “Bright Moments Transports Live NFT Art Minting Experience to Tokyo.” Decrypt, 5 May 2023. https://decrypt.co/138965/bright-moments-transports-live-nft-art-minting-experience-tokyo2022Katy Shiu-Chin Chieh. “Post-pandemic Great Strides: Marc Glimcher CEO of Pace Gallery Making New Arrangements for Worldwide Locations.” ARTouch, October 1, 2022. https://artouch.com/art-market/content-82363.htmlNatalee. “Pace Verso and Art Blocks Detail First-Ever NFT By A.A. Murakami, the Second Project to be Released as Part of Multifaceted Partnership.” NFT Culture, 26 August 2022. https://www.nftculture.com/nft-news/pace-verso-and-art-blocks-detail-first-ever-nft-by-a-a-murakami-the-second-project-to-be-released-as-part-of-multifaceted-partnership/“Pace Verso and Art Blocks Detail First-Ever NFT by A.A. Murakami.” NFT Culture, 12 December 2022. https://www.nftculture.com/nft-news/pace-verso-and-art-blocks-detail-first-ever-nft-by-a-a-murakami/Zuri, Afrodet. “NFTs Invade South Korea for Frieze Seoul.” NFT Now, 5 September 2022. https://nftnow.com/art/nfts-invade-south-korea-for-frieze-seoul/2021Cascone, Sarah. “Superblue Will Flood the World’s Art Capitals with Climate Change-Themed Immersive Art Experiences This Fall” (Pace Gallery and The Shed exhibition preview). Artnet News, 12 August 2021. https://news.artnet.com/art-world/superblue-studio-drift-swine-1998085Shaw, Anny. “Superblue to bring its immersive art experiences to New York and London this autumn” (Pace Gallery exhibition preview; Guild Hall exhibition review). The Art Newspaper, 12 August 2021. https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/superblue-to-bring-its-immersive-art-experiences-to-new-york-and-london-this-autumnWaddoups, Ryan. “Superblue Is Coming to New York and London in the Fall” (Pace Gallery and The Shed exhibition preview). Surface Magazine, 16 August 2021. https://www.surfacemag.com/articles/superblue-new-york-london-fall-2021/2018Studio Swirn. "Watch our talk with Studio Swine live from Brooklyn." Interview with Sebastian Jordahn. Dezeen, 2 October 2018. Online video, 51:47. https://www.dezeen.com/2018/10/02/movie-studio-swine-a-d-o-livestream-video/2017"A Pop Art Scentsation." The Art Newspaper, Art Basel in Miami Beach Special Issue, 6 December 2017: 6, illustrated.Harris, Gareth. "Studio Swine Joins Stable of High-tech Art Organisation Future\Pace." The Art Newspaper, 27 March 2017. http://theartnewspaper.com/news/news/studio-swine-design-duo-joins-future-pace-the-high-tech-art-organisation-working-with-random-interna/Herriman, Kat. “8 Highlights from Miami Art Week.” T: New York Times Style Magazine, 7 December 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/07/t-magazine/miami-art-week-highlights.htmlRoux, Caroline. “Studio Swine: Art World Bubbles.” Financial Times, 1 December 2017.Tauer, Kristen and Leigh Nordstrom. “Art Basel Miami Beach Preview: Exhibition Watch.” WWD, 4 December 2017. http://wwd.com/eye/lifestyle/art-basel-miami-beach-preview-exhibits-new-spring-franchise-freedom-11060642/2014The 2014 It’s Nice That Journal (2014).