About
About

Yuri Suzuki is a sound artist, designer and electronic musician. His practice explores the realms of sound through designed pieces that examine the relationship between people and their environments - questioning how both music and sound evolve to create personal experiences.

Suzuki was born in Tokyo in 1980. After studying Industrial Design he worked with Maywa Denki, the Japanese electronic art unit. During this period, Yuri began exploring the relationship between music and technology. In 2005, He moved to London to study Product Design at the Royal College of Art, where he further developed his interest in the crossover between art, design and music, using both analogue and digital technologies to explore this.

Central to Suzuki's practice is collaboration- he has worked with various musicians including will.i.am and Jeff Mills, as well as commercial clients such as Google, with whom he developed a unique AR Music Kit.

His work can be seen in several international museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has had both solo and group exhibitions at the Tate Britain London, Mudam Luxembourg, MoMA and the Museum of Modern Art Tokyo. In 2016, he received the Designer of the Future award at Design Miami.

In 2018 Suzuki was appointed a partner at Pentagram, the world’s largest independently owned design studio., where he began working as an artist in the London studio, Suzuki and his team work internationally - pushing the boundaries between art, design, technology and sound, crossing the fields of both low and high technology.

photo - Juan Trujillo Andrades



Selected Exhibitions

2019
Sound Of The Earth Chapter 2
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas

2019
Welcome Chorus
Turner Contemporary, Margate

2019
Sound In Mind
Design Museum, London

2019
Furniture Music
Lighthouse, Glasgow

2019
Digital Electronium
Barbican Gallery, London

2018
Sonic Playground
High Museum of Art, Atlanta

2018
Furniture Music
Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston Upon Thames

2015-2016
This is for everyone
Museum of Modern Art New York

2014
Digital Revolution
Barbican Gallery London

2013-2014
Jukeboxes in Tate Britain
Tate Gallery London

2013
Garden of Russolo
Victoria and Albert Museum London

2013
Looks Like Music
Mudam Luxembourg

2012
Designers in Residence
Design Museum London

2011
Media Scape
Nam June Paik Art Center Seoul

2010
Cyber Arts Japan
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

Awards

2016
Designer of the Future Award
Design Miami/Swarovski

2013
Honorary mention (Sound Art)
Prix ARS electronica

2013
Honorary mention (Interactive Art)
Prix ARS electronica

2012
Finalist PAD Award
Pavilion of Art and Design

2012
Designers in Residence
Design Museum London

2009
Honorary mention (Interactive Art)
Prix ARS electronica

Collections

Design Museum, London

Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

London Transport Museum, London

Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul

Église Saint-Pierre, Firminy