Yuri Suzuki is a sound artist, designer and electronic musician who produces work that explores the realms of sound through exquisitely designed pieces.
Suzuki was born in Tokyo in 1980. He has worked for Japanese art unit Maywa Denki, where he developed a strong interest in music and technology.
After working with them he moved to London to study at the Royal College of Art. During this time he worked on some projects for Yamaha, and after
his graduation in 2008 he opened his own studio in London.
Suzuki’s work raises questions of the relation between sound and people and how music and sound affect people’s minds.
His sound art pieces and installations have been shown in exhibitions all around the world.
In 2013, he started teaching at Royal College of Art London and also began an associate position for Disney, New Radiophonic Workshop and Teenage Engineering.
During the same year, he founded Yuri Suzuki Ltd (YS Lab) which is an R&D consultancy working with several companies including Google, Panasonic and Disney.
Suzuki also founded Dentaku Ltd which produces OTOTO the DIY musical instrument, comprising of a built-in synthesizer and sampler.
In 2014, Museum of Modern Art New York acquired his work OTOTO and Colour Chasers to their permanent collection.
This is for everyone : Museum of Modern Art New York 2015-2016
Digital Revolution : Barbican gallery London 2014
Jukeboxes in Tate Britain : Tate gallery London 2013-2014
Garden of Russolo : Victoria and Albert Museum London 2013
Looks Like Music : Mudam Luxembourg 2013
Designers in Residence : Design Museum London 2012
Media Scape : Nam June Paik art center Seoul 2011
Cyber Arts Japan : Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo 2010
Designer of the Future Award : Design Miami/Swarovski 2016
Honorary mention (Sound Art) : Prix ARS electronica 2013
Honorary mention (Interactive Art) : Prix ARS electronica 2013
Finalist PAD Award, Pavilion of Art and Design 2012
Designers in Residence, Design Museum London 2012
Honorary mention (Interactive Art) : Prix ARS electronica 2009
Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul
Église Saint-Pierre, Firminy