Junya Oikawa

Oikawa works internationally, and since 2011 he lives in Germany as a guest artist at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. He works focus on digital sound expression to pursue organic interaction and relationship between space and time, enviroment and humanity. His works are introduced in various exhibitions, festivals and organizations of contemporary art, experimental music and digital art, such as Transformation (2010, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo), ARD Hoerspieltage (2017, ZKM | Cube, Germany), Bains Numeriques (2014/2016, CDA, France), Noite Branca Braga 2018 (2018, Garden of Archeology Museum, Portugal), Resonanzen (2017/18, ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Germany), SONAR - Mirai Moriyama + Jon Filip Fahlstrom + Junya Oikawa (2018, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1, Japan), GEMISCHTES DOPPEL - Norbert Moeslang + Junya Oikawa (2016, Schwankhalle, Germany), and he was invited for the lecture at the Maison de la culture du Japon a Paris (2016, France), and also he collaborates with companies.
He received several awards such as the 1st prize "Qwartz Music Awards 9" Category:Experimentation (2012, France), Won the 1st Prize of the "EDIGMA SEMIBREVE Award" (2016, Portugal), Won the "Critic prize" Bains Numériques Festival (France,2014).

Voice Landscape Projects / Installation
Growing Verse No.1 / Interactive Installation
LiveInstallation in the garden
Adagio for guitar
Bell Fantasia / Acoustic-scape composition
Mixer fader performance for 44 laud speakers
Guitar experiment
3D-Audio Composition / Fohhn Audio|IOSONO 3D Lab.

Academic degrees

2007 B.A., Music and Sound Design Course Senzoku Gakuen College of Music with distinction (Japan)
2011 M.F.A., Department of Inter Media Art in Tokyo University of the Arts (Japan)

Prize / Grant (selection)

2012 Pora art foundation, project grant of the sound art (Tokyo, Japan)
2012 Arts Foundation Baden-Wuerttemberg (Stuttgart,Germany)
2013 Won the 1st prize Qwartz Music Awards 9 Category:Experimentation, (France) [winning work: Bell Fantasia]
2014 Won the critic prize Bains Numériques Festival (Enghien-les-Bains, France) [winning work: Voice Landscape]
2014 Nomura art foundation, project grant of sound art (Tokyo, Japan)
2016 Won the 1st Prize of the EDIGMA-SEMIBREVE Award (Braga, Portugal) [winning work: Growing Verse n1]
2017 Ministry of Science and Culture of the State of Lower Saxony - BS Project (Germany)

Exhibition / Concert etc. (selection)

=Solo, =Concert, =Exhibition, =Commission of the project/work, =Artist Talk

2010 Tokyo Art Meeting - Transformation (Museum Of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan)
2010 Music Under the Influence of Computers: Environment (USA)
2012 Festival Europäische Kirchenmusik (Germany)
2012 CAMP Festival (Württembergischer Kunstverein, Germany)
2012 FILE 2012 - Electronic Language International Festival HYPERSONICA (Brazil)
2013 six memos for the next... vol.4 - IN ARBEIT (Magazin4, Austria)
2013 Gegenklänge (Sindelfingen Stadt Gallery in Sindelfingen)
2014 Digital Arts biennale – Bains Numériques 8 (Jardin de la Villa du Lac, France)
2014 Junya Oikawa - Polifilo and the Dream of Sound (Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan)
2014 DOMMUNE (Japan)
2015 Festival AKOUSMA (Usine C, Montreal, Canada)
2015 3D Konzert mit Junya Oikawa im Fohhn-Audio IOSONO 3D lab (Germany)
2015 Festival Rapid Ear Movement (Spedition in Bremen)
2015 Junya Oikawa - Voice Landscape (Honen-in temple, Kyoto Japan)
2015 Spuren akustischer Lebenswelten in (WELTKUNSTZIMMER, Germany)
2016 Digital Arts biennale - Bains Numériques #9 (Enghien les bains, France)
2016 SEMIBREVE festival (Portugal)
2016 MANTIS Festival - Junya Oikawa (England)
2016 Guest talk (Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris, France)
2017 Festival - ARD Hörspieltage (ZKM | Sound Dome, Germany)
2017 VOLVO CAR x Audio Art - Junya Oikawa (VOLVO Toyama, Japan)
2017 Physical training by the original acoustic method for the Pro-baseball teams in japan (Japan)
2018 I say yesterday, you hear tomorrow - Vision from Japan (GALLERIE DELLE PRIGIONI, Treviso, Italy)
2018 Resonanzen (ZKM | Contemporary Museum, Germany)
2018 Dance Dance Dance festival - Mirai Moriyama × Jon Filip Fahlstrøm × Junya Oikawa (Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1, Japan)
2018 Noite Branca 2018 (Garden of Archeology Museum Braga, Portugal)
2019 REFLEX BAUHAUS. 40 OBJECTS(The Design Museum | Pinakothek der Moderne, München, Germany)