Sachiko Kodama C.V.

The Japanese artist Sachiko Kodama was born in 1970. As a child she spent a lot of time in the southernmost part of Japan. This area is rich in tropical flowers and plants, edged by the sea, and washed with warm rain.
Sachiko loved art and literature from an early age, but also had a strong interest in science. After Graduating Physics course in the Department of Science at Hokkaido University, In 1993, Sachiko matriculated in the Fine Arts Department at the University of Tsukuba, studying Plastic Art and Mixed Media. Then she completed Master's and Doctoral Program in Art and Design at the University of Tsukuba. She received Ph.D. in Art.

In 2000, Sachiko began work on a ferrofluid art project that she named "Protrude, Flow". The dynamic movement of liquids is the theme of this project. The main expressions of her ferrofluid sculpture can be seen in the generation of organic forms and movement using ferrofluid, to present growing forms, atrophy, rhythm, composition of curved surface and light, and other texture generation.Furthermore, the contradictory nature of ferrofluid (hard/soft, beautiful/ugly, growth/atrophy, attraction/repulsion, and rise against gravity/fall due to gravity) can communicate similar contradictory concepts and ideas in living organisms.

Her work has been exhibited at Ars Electronica Center /Linz, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Wexner Center for the Arts/Columbus, Skirball Cultural Center /Los Angeles, The National Art Center/Tokyo, Reina Sofia National Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.Kodama is currently an associate professor at University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo.

Solo Exhibition

Open Studio Program 78 : Sachiko Kodama : Pulsate – Melting Vision and Melting Moment, Rhythm in Motion, Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo, 2020
Sachiko Kodama − On Dazzling, Tokyo Publishing House, Tokyo, 2019
Sachiko Kodama Exhibition - Éblouissant, Oct 6 - Nov 26, 2017, Seikado Gallery, Kyoto
Sachiko Kodama - Ferrofluid Sculpture and Design of New Media Art (Chofu City Cultural Hall Tazukuri 1F Gallery, Tokyo) 2016 (video in YouTube)
Sachiko Kodama - Solo Exhibition (Agora Art Project × Space, Taipei) 2012
Sachiko Kodama Solo Exhibiton ( Input/Output Gallery, Hong Kong) 2011
Sachiko Kodama 'My Little Sea ' Exhibit( NC Soft 'Creative Fountain, Seoul ) 2011
Sachiko Kodama 'Invisible Garden' ( Miraikan Museum, Tokyo) 2010
Sachiko Kodama Solo Exhibition (Gallery Sakamaki, Tokyo) 2007
Sachiko Kodama' Morpho Tower' (Gallery Sakamaki, Tokyo) 2006
Dynamic Fluid: 'Sachiko Kodama’s Magnetic Fluid Art Project' (Science Museum, Tokyo) 2005
Sachiko Kodama 'Breathing Chaos' (Telic Gallery, Los Angeles) 2004
Sachiko Kodama Exhibition (Gallery Kobayashi, Tokyo) 1996

Gallery Sakamaki, 2006


"Morpho Tower" was accepted for SIGGRAPH 2006 Art Gallery, USA, 2006
Accepted for the Ninth Annual MadCat Women's International Film Festival USA, 2005
"Breathing Chaos" was acepted for VIDEOEX2005 International Experimentalfilm & Video Festival Switzerland
The 5th Media Arts Festival, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Grand Prize (Digital Art Interactive Division)2001
The 16th Digital Content Grand Prix, Digital Content Association of Japan, Art Award, 2001
Japan Information-Culture Society, Art Award 2002
"Protrude, Flow" was accepted for SIGGRAPH 2001 ART GALLERY : N-SPACE (Los Angeles Convention Center)

Group Exhibitions (Selected, before 2016)

Japan Media Arts Festical 20th Anniversary Exhibition, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, 2016 (video)
LIVE: Work from the Collections #5, MA Curating and Collections 2014-2015 (Chelsea Space, Chelsea College of Arts) Sep/2015
Ankoku - Matières Noires (Galerie Da-End, Paris) 2014
'Boundless Fantasy: Multimedia Art from East Asia' Exhibition, Stony Brook University, Charles B. Wang Center (New York) 2014

Design Shanghai 2013
Museum of the Magic, Art in Wonderland, The Ueno Royal Museum, 2013
Lille 3000:"Natures Artificielles", 2013
Magic Art Museum: Light Art is Fun for Everyone - Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto -CAMK, Kumamoto, 2013
We are in complete control" exhibition at the 3:e Våningen, Göteborg, 2013
Natures Artificielles, Maubeuge, 2013

Turbulences (Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris) Jun/21-Sep/16/2012
Art Rock Festival (Musée de Saint-Brieuc) 2012
'Transmurtation' exhibition' ( Highline Loft, New York ) 2012
'Media Geijutsu Exhibition' ( GYRE in Shibuya, Tokyo ) 2012

'Left to my own devices' exhibit ( INSPACE, Scotland ) 4/Aug-4/Sep/2011
'Art Futura XXI' ( Spain ) 14/Jul -1/Sep/2011
'Light of Art' exhibit, ( Malios Morioka, and Takehara museum in Hiroshima, Japan ) 30/Jun/-24/Jul/2011
'Device art collection' exhibit (a group exhibition with device art project members) started (Miraikan, Tokyo)

'Poetry of Motion- External Exhibition Ars Electronica ' (Automobilforum Unter den Linden, Berlin) 25/Jun - 5/Sep/2010
'Japan Media Arts Festival in Istanbul 2010 ' (Pera Museum, Istanbul ) 6/Aug-3/Oct/2010 Cyber Arts Japan (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo) 2010
Silicon Dreams: Art, Science and Technology in the European Union (Tabakalera, San Sebastián) 2010
The Armory Show 2010 (Morpho Tower with Acura ZDX team, New York) 2010
Device Art Exhibit (UCLA DMA, Los Angeles) 2010

Ars Electronica 2009 Device Art Exhibit (Ars Electronica Center, Linz) 2009
Art Futura 2009 (Auditorio IMAGINA, Barcelona) 2009
Summer Vacation for Me and Art (Ichihara City Hill of Water & Sculpture Museum of Art) 2009

Machine & Souls (Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid) 2008
Haptic Literature (Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo) 2008
Andy Moses, Sachiko Kodama, Eewerdt Hilgemann (Samuel Freeman Gallery, Santa Monica) 2008
Sculpture in Motion (Atlanta Botanical Garden) 2008

The Power of Expression, Japan (National Art Center, Tokyo) 2007
Message 2007 (Miyakonojo City Museum of Art, Miyazaki Prefecture) 2007
Ubiquitous Media: Asian Transformations (The University of Tokyo) 2007
Electronic Alive IV (Scarfone Gallery, Florida) 2007

Device Art Exhibition (Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo) 2006
Electrical Fantasista exhibit (BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama) 2006
Woman's Perspective in New Media (Bitforms Gallery Seoul) 2006

Meta Visual - 10 Anniversaire du Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Centre des Arts d'Enghien-les-Bains, France) 2005
DAF(Digital Art Festival) Tokyo (Panasonic Center, Tokyo) 2005
The Ninth Annual MadCat Women's International Film Festival (Artist's Television Access, San Francisco) 2005
VIDEOEX2005 International Experimentalfilm & Video Festival(Zurich) 2005

Navigator -- Digital Art in the Making.(National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts) 2004
Time/Space, Gravity, and Light (Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles) 2004

Reimagination image/media/museum (Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui Prefecture) 2002
Japan Media Arts Exhibition 2002 Fusion of Art, Technology and Entertainment, (Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing) 2002
program・seed (Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto) 2002
Cibervision'02 (Conde Duque Cultural Centre, Madrid) 2002
Mood River (Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus) 2002

The interaction'01: Dialogue with Expanded Images (Softpia Japan Center, Gifu Prefecture) 2001
Zone Exhibite (Para Globe Gallery, Tokyo) 2001

CHAOS & CHANCE exhibit (Tokyo Electric Power Company's Plus Minus Gallery, Tokyo) 1996