Mamoru Watanbe (b. 1992, Tokyo, Japan) lives and works in London. Having trained in New Media Art, Watanabe places our ever-changing relationship with technology at the center of his research. In particular, he focuses on the qualities inherent in our relationship with the ‘invisible’. As technology keeps evolving, he explores objects or digital media that will eventually blur the lines of visibility, and invites us to question what is perceived and what is not. Based on these subjects, his work ultimately manifests in the form of installation, sculpture, video, and sound art.
Watanabe’s educational background includes a BA in Media Arts from Tokyo Zokei University; an MA in Media Design from Keio University Graduate School of Media Design, Japan, plus further studies at Pratt Institute, USA, and the Royal College of Art, UK.