Soya Arakawa, Artist


Soya Arakawa, The Zentraal Theatre - Boku Ha Unagi Da 2021, installation, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, video excerpt of the installation


Soya Arakawa (born 1984, Hamamatsu, JPN), studied at the Kanazawa Collage of Art and Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Prof. Rita McBride. He lives and works in Krefeld, Germany. He works in sculpture, drawing, painting, installation and performance – including solo performances on his own and collaborations in various fields in which he performs as a singer, dancer and instrumentalist. He incorporates choreographic methods into his installations or choreography into his installations. His work often plays with ideas of cultural appropriation, fiction, and self-mythology. Performances: Zo Hana Unagi/象鼻鰻, directed by Soya Arakawa, with Baptiste Bersoux, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2021); Bibliopark, directed by miu, Stadtbüchereien Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 2021; Ghost3 Butoh Soundart Performance-Parcours ll, with Yu Sonoda, Weltkunstzimmer, Düsseldorf, 2021; Crystals, as solo performance, Market Gallery, Glasgow, UK, 2020; The Teacher, directed by Agnes Scherer, Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich (CH), 2020. Exhibitions: 友達と – „tomodachito“. Mit Freund*innen, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 2021.