Soichiro Mihara (Japan) was born in 1980, Tokyo and currently works in Kyoto, Japan.
Aiming to make art that openly engages with the world, Soichiro Mihara creates systems that employ a wide range of materials, media, and technologies, such as acoustics, bubbles, radiation, rainbow, microbes and moss in order to continually questions the here and now. Since 2011, after an earthquake and tsunami struck the East coast of Japan, he has been working on ‘blanks project’, which explores the boundaries of the systems that drive modern society. In other projects he has collaborated with the specialists from different backgrounds such as musicians, artists, electronic instrument engineers and researchers specializing in a haptic study.
Mihara has exhibited and awarded worldwidely, as his solo exhibition ‘The World Filled with Blanks’ was held at Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien in Berlin in 2013, and Kyoto Art Center in 2016. Group exhibitions ‘Open Space 2017’ (NTT ICC, Tokyo, 2017), ‘Elements of Art and Science’ (Ars Electronica Center, Linz, 2015-16), ‘Sound Art ‒ Sound as a Medium of Art’ (ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2012-13),‘Simple Interaction―Sound Art from Japan’ (Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark, 2011) and ‘ISEA RUHR 2010’ (Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, 2010).
Personal website : http://www.mhrs.jp/