Artist, Critic, works in Tokyo
Visiting Professor, Musashino Art University
Kenjiro Okazaki (b. 1955) is a Japanese visual artist whose works span over several genres, including painting, sculpture, as well as landscape design and architecture. Many of his works has been featured in public collections throughout Japan and in various exhibitions around the world. In 2002, Okazaki participated in the Venice Biennale as the director of the Japanese pavilion of the International Architecture Exhibition. His works include a collaborative performance I Love my Robots with the choreographer Trisha Brown, premiered in early 2007. He received Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG) in 2014.
Okazaki is also extremely active as a theoretician and critic, and is the author or co-author of several books, including Renaissance: Condition of Experience (Bunshun Gakugei Library), featuring his analysis of Filippo Brunelleschi.