Artist/Appointed Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo
Born in 1985, Marissa Ozaki (also known as Sputniko!) is a Japanese/British artist based in Tokyo. After majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science at Imperial College, London, she went on to pursue a Masters in Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art. Marissa Ozaki is known for her film and multi-media installation works which are inspired by how technology changes society and people’s values – in particular focusing on gender issues. She has recently presented her works in exhibitions such as “Japanorama” at the Centre Pompidou-Metz (2017), the 2016 Setouchi Art Trienniale (where she created her first permanent art pavilion at the Benesse Art Site on Teshima), “NEW SENSORIUM” at the ZKM Art Center in Germany (2016), “The Universe and Art” at the Mori Art Museum (2016), “Collecting Future Japan – Neo Nipponica” at the Victoria & Albert Museum (2016). From 2017, Marissa Ozaki became an Appointed Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo where she is furthering her work at with the Royal College of Art – IIS Design Lab. From 2013 to 2017, Marissa Ozaki was an Assistant Professor at the MIT Media Lab, where she directed the Design Fiction research group. To date, she has had pieces included in the permanent collections of museums such as the V&A and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.