Erika Matsunami *1963 in Hiroshima, Japan, lives and works in Berlin, Germany (Permanent Residence Title since 2005), is a transmedia artist in cross-disciplinary and transdisciplinary (Her profession is a visual artist and sound composer, as well as choreographer.), and an artistic researcher. My transdisciplinary artist research is based on aesthetic education, which is my academic background for more than 30 years long. I studied sculpture, but also the traditional Japanese Dance-Theater in Japan, and in Germany, I studied liberal arts in visual arts and music at UdK Berlin.
I transform autobiographical experiences and motives from her social environment into an artistic context and creates projects with different mediums. My 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. My 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)