Tatsuo Miyajima


Tatsuo Miyajima
(b. 1957, Japan)

Tatsuo Miyajima is an internationally acclaimed Japanese sculptor and installation artists. His works frequently employ digital LED counters and are primarily concerned with the function and significance of time and space, especially within the context of Buddhist thought.

Miyajima made his first LED counter in 1988; typically, a block will display two display two digits in red or green, and count from 1 to 99. The counters never register zero, because the artists considers the idea of zero is a purely Western concept.

Miyajima participated in the Venice Biennale in 1988 and 1999, and has exhibited in numerous exhibitions worldwide including San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

The jewellery project “ Time Ring” in collaboration with Elisabetta Cipriani is part of the collection of the Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Holland.


Public collections

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo · Dannheisser Foundation, New York, USA · IIwaki City Art Museum, Fukushima, Japan · Tate Gallery, London, UK · Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece · National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada · Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan · Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima · Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan · Samsung Cultural Foundation, Seoul · Australian Museum, New South Wales, Sidney · FARET Tachikawa, Tokyo · National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto · Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France · Chiba City Museum, Chiba, Japan · Tokyo Opera City, Tokyo · The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan · Universite de Geneve, Switzerland · Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan · Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas · San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco · Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan · Benesse Art Site Naoshima, Kagawa · Saitama Prefectural University, Saitama, Japan · La Caixa, Barcelona · Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst , Munich · Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland · Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland · Dallas Museum of Art , Dallas · Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto · Izumi City Plaza, Osaka · TV Asahi, Roppongi hills, Tokyo · Group Home En in Florence Village, Akita, Japan · Leeum, Somsong Museum, Seoul, Korea · Chinese Telecom, Taipei, China.