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Ryo Shimizu received a BFA in architecture and building engineering from Kanagawa University in 2002 and an MFA five years later.
He is influenced by Japanese traditions and practices–the relationship between history and modern society and between the self and other people. His work ranges from photography to three-dimensional objects and installations.
Shimizu recalls the 2008 Yokohama Triennial, where he worked as a volunteer, as a turning point in his career as an artist. He has since received the 2010 Tokyo Wonderwall Award and SICF11 Incentive Award, among others, and his work has been exhibited across Japan.