2013 Season I
Yoko Shimizu is a contemporary artist and biochemistry researcher based in Tokyo, Japan. Born in Kyoto and raised in the Unites States, she was inspired by the art scene in New York as a child. She studied Biology and Chemistry in Kobe University to combine science and art. Yoko has received numerous awards for biology-inspired installations that integrate art and science, and has held exhibitions in countries around the globe. She is also a media personality on international art and music programs in Japan, and has given talks and performances in global events such as TED, FITC, and Ars Electronica. Founder and director of Lab +1e.