miu (Ryutaro Mimura)
Conceptual artist miu was born in Shimane, Japan, in 1976. He studied sonology and electronic music at Kunitachi College of Music (Tokyo, Japan) as well as at the Koninklijk Conservatorium (Den Haag, the Netherlands). He has been living in Europe since 1998, working as a freelance artist since 2001. He realised numerous performances, concerts, and exhibitions both nationally and abroad, characterised by his intercultural experiences. In his works, he reflects on the overlap and interrelation of individual action and collective infrastructure. Through this, identity evolves as a multi-layered construction, as an in-between space that comes under negotiation on stage. With an interdisciplinary approach and especially through the employment of idiosyncratic means of translation and interpretation, he develops stage performances that reflect his scope of perception as a Japanese having lived abroad for more than 20 years, enabling the audience to question their own everyday life. miu has been living and working in Düsseldorf since 2014.