Transforming public spaces into off-the-wall digital art museums.
Yoshi Sodeoka is a Japanese-born artist and musician who has been producing art projects since the early 1990s. In 1989, he moved to New York to study art and design at the Pratt Institute and has lived there ever since. His work is characterized by its neo-psychedelic aesthetic and its exploration of multiple media and platforms. Mainly composed of video, GIFs and prints, his practice also simultaneously inhabits the world of fine arts, music, publications and advertising. His work has been the subject of international exhibitions (Centre Pompidou, Tate Britain, Museum of Modern Art, La Gaîté lyrique, Baltimore Museum of Art, Sonar Festival, etc.)
Yoshi has also given numerous lectures on the subject of digital art and design and has been a member of the jury of the Webby Award, the Art Director’s Club, the One Club, the Society of Publication Designers and the MOV Festival organized by Shift Japan. He was the founding artistic director of Word Magazine, one of the oldest (1995) and influential web-based electronic magazines. His works are part of the permanent collections of the Museum of the Moving Image in New York and the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco.