- Born 1975 in Hiroshima, Japan
- Based in Hiroshima, Japan
Iwasaki Takahiro studied under the Faculty of Arts at Hiroshima City University. He mainly produces three-dimensional work and installations, creating intricate landscapes out of everyday objects including toothbrushes, towels, ribbon bookmarks attached to paperbacks, and duct tape. The appeal of his work lies in the instant cognitive leaps that accompany shifts in scale. For example, Iwasaki built tower cranes using the bookmark strings that come attached to paperback books: when the viewer comes closer and notices the cranes perched atop the pages, what had appeared at a distance to be books suddenly take on the appearance of buildings under construction. Born and raised in Hiroshima, the artist has always been aware of how this major city was instantly destroyed by the force of microscopic atoms. The characteristic way in which a small manipulation instantly and completely changes the viewer’s perspective originates in this history of Hiroshima as a place.
- 57th Venice Biennial, Japan Pavilion, Venice, Italy
- Takahiro Iwasaki: In Focus, Asia Society, NewYork, USA
- 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, Australia
- Yokohama Triennale 2011, OUR MAGIC HOUR ーHow Much of the World Can We Know?ー, Kanagawa, Japan
- La 10e Biennale de Lyon, The Spectacle of the Everyday, Lyon, France