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Art Installation


Art Installation


A cultural foundation is presenting an exhibition of artworks by a group of people known as S-Humans, that were created using synthetic DNA. After being ‘deprogrammed’ by an enigmatic character known as ‘i’. Each S-Human interrupted their day-to-day life to obsessively create artworks that tell stories about ‘i’ and her effect on them.

A future history of Japan

Told through a collection of  art works

A project about synthetic biology and cultural progress

The focus is on Japan

The messages are universal

I in the 22nd Century — Artists

Joanna Krótka
Joanna is an illustrator based in Poland. She received her MFA in Graphic Arts in 2010. She works mainly in the fields of illustration and comics. Other times she’s busy fangirling. More information about Joanna can be found at

Chizu Ikura
Chizu started painting shodo at the age of 16 and studied calligraphy with Mr Eguchi Oima. She Graduated from Kyoto Narashi Women’s Junior College Design Course majoring in oil painting. For over twenty years she worked as an exclusive kimono designer and dyer. Chizu began her professional career as a shodo artist in 2002. She has had solo and group exhibitions in Japan and Germany.

Yukiko Sugiyama
Yukiko was born in Kyoto, and received her Master of sculpture degree from Kanazawa College of Art, Kanazawa in 2011. Since then she has focused on Photography.  In 2018 she won the KG+‪ Award 2018 Japan, and the IPOTY – International Photographer of the Year award USA.

Nono Nagami
Nono was born in Kyoto in 1999. While not studying lacquer art at University, Nono spends her time playing the bass guitar,  illustrating, writing poetry and reading comics.

David Nerlich
David is an Australian creator of films, sounds and images. More information can be found on David’s website

Ross Gibson
Ross Gibson is Centenary Professor of Creative & Cultural Research at the University of Canberra.  In this role, he works collaboratively to produce books, films and artworks and he supervises postgraduate students in similar pursuits. Details about Ross can be found here

Roberto Iolini
Robert (Roberto) Iolini is an internationally recognised artist, filmmaker, composer and radio producer. His creative experience incorporates twenty years of producing innovative and meaningful time-based media works that are stylistically diverse, and united by a philosophical approach. Iolini makes work about humans and how we behave in contemporary cultural environments.


This project has been partly funded by: