Erika Matsunami *1963 in Hiroshima, Japan, lives and works in Berlin, Germany (Pernanent residency in Germany since 2005). She is a visual artist and artistic researcher creating transdisciplinary works and projects in a wide spectrum of media. She graduated with a degree in fine arts, liberal arts, KAW – Aesthetic education / art and cultural studies / Institute for Art in Context at the Berlin University of the Arts, Germany, in 1997. Postgraduate professional education: 2009–2010 and 2011–2012 study of music, UNI.K l Studio für Klangkunst und Klangforschung, guest auditor under honorary professor Dr. Martin Supper, 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 which is not synchronized, and that is probably topologically manifold toward visual space.
Other professional activities:
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 / originator
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 / ll
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)