Yuki Anai is a Japanese artist working with sound, lighting, sensing technology. He was born in Oita, Japan, 1987. Completed Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University. He was worked at teamLab for seven years, engaged on set up art and product teams. After graduated he started his own company that focused on consulting a space design of lighting.

His inspiration for artworks come from nature's messages. For example, "A Seashore" expresses light fluctuation like a surface of a sea. “in the rain” expresses the potential of rain, it works as communication media of us.

He got many prizes of award: "Ah" got a Grand Prize of Asia Digital Award 2012, "ChAir" got the Best Award of Smart Illumination Award 2012, teamLab Hanger got a Prize at the 14th Japan Media Art Festival(as teamLab), etc.



Nature is simply nature. Even though it just exists, it has meaning. Its interpretation depends on the person. For example, almost all people have memories that are associated with scenes of nature like falling rain, a summer sunrise, rippling waves, etc. When one sees a similar phenomenon, it works as interactive media. In other words, nature has a message for each of us even though it simply exists. It is a medium.

I'm deeply interested in how to memorize the message that created by nature's phenomenon. Therefore, my works are always tied to the concept of nature. Especially, I am strongly desired to create a new experience that reacts to the five senses such as tactile, smell, and taste; It emergence from only visual information. Because I believe that the five senses are included in the memory with nature.

It is a very meaningful activity to evokes the memory that created by people and nature, which are present only inside of each person, that works as time machine from now to the past, it also is a message to the future. I’m certain it.


[2012]Ah @ Fukuoka Asia Museum
[2012]Sound Gardening @ TEDxTokyo
[2012]on the ground @ Taketa Art Culture, Oita
[2012]on the ground @ Fuca/IDPW, Fukuoka
[2012]on the ground @ Saga Castle
[2012]on the ground @ Miyazaki Art Center
[2012]on the ground @ Calm & Punk Garelly, Tokyo
[2013]on the ground @ Tokushima LED Festival
[2014]Ah @ Sensors Ignition
[2014]ChAir @ Smart Illumination Award
[2014]on the ground @ MEDI-ARTz ZUSHI
[2014]a path on the ground @ NIKKO TOSHOGU
[2014]Look at Me! @ Spiral Garden,Tokyo
[2015]ChAir @ Hikarie, Shibuya
[2015]A Seashore @ Smart Illumination
[2016]Ah @ Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
[2016]Ah @ Oita Prefecture Art Museum
[2017]in the rain @ Zushi Art Festival
[2017]in the rain @ Sketch, Mayfair, London, UK
[2018]in the rain @ Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Tokyo
[2018]in the rain @ Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria
[2018]Kehai to Yoin @ Kizugawa Art 2018, Kyoto, Japan
[2018]Stardust Memories @ Staro Riga, Latvia
[2019]in the rain @ Klanglicht 2019, Graz, Austria
[2019]in the rain @ Kunstkraftwerk, Leipzig, Germany
[2019]Signs @ Nakanojo Biennale 2019, Gunma, Japan
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