Erika Matsunami *1963 in Hiroshima, Japan, lives and works in Berlin, Germany (Permanent residency in Germany since 2005). She is a transmedia artist in cross-disciplinary and transdisciplinary (Her profession is a visual artist and sound composer, as well as choreographer), and artistic researcher. She graduated from the Faculty of Fine arts in liberal arts at the KAW – Aesthetic education/art and cultural studies / Institute for Art in Context at the Berlin University of the Arts in Germany in 1997. Her professional education from 2009–2010 and 2011–2012 (2012/13), she researched as a guest auditor under the honorary professor Dr. Martin Supper in the Faculty of Music, at the Berlin University of the Arts.
She transforms autobiographical experiences and motives from her social environment into an artistic context and creates projects with different mediums. Her works comprise a spectrum of both themes and media that spans from sculpture and photography by way of video (audiovisual) and performance art all the way to mixed-media installations. Her auditory work in the installation is a kind of secondary space and time that is not synchronized, and that is probably a topologically manifold in relation to the visual space.
2019– IGBK (Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste/International Association of Art)/UNESCO, Germany, membership: individual
2016 – 2019 (at the end of March 2020) The International Dance Council CID, UNESCO, Paris, France, membership: individual
2011– GEMA, Germany, Professional group: composer / Author
2008 – 2018 GEDOK (Federation of Women Artists and Patrons of the Arts), discipline: Fine Arts / IGBK (Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste/International Association of Art), Germany
2005 – VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany, Professional Group I / (II)
2020 (November)– The American Society for Aesthetics (ASA)
2018– The Society for Artistic Research (SAR)
2016– The European Society for Aesthetics (ESA)
2016– The Nordic Society for Aesthetics (NSA)
2015– The British Society of Aesthetics (BSA)
2012– The research catalogue that is provided by the Society of Artistic Research (SAR)