On the occasion of the opening of Battlelands, his newly-commissioned video work for PAMM, artist Meiro Koizumi will discuss the development of his project and how it dialogues with his previous works involving military histories of his native Japan. For this new work he has collaborated with five US veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, documenting their daily struggles living with traumatic memories. Meiro Koizumi: Battlelands will be on view through August 19, 2018.
Meiro Koizumi attended the International Christian University, Tokyo; Chelsea College of Art and Design, London as well as the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include Annet Gelink Gallery (2017), De Hallen, Haarlem (2016), Arts Maebashi, Maebashi (2015), Kadist Art Foundation, Paris (2014), Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013), Centro de Arte de Caja de Burgos (CAB), Burgos (2012), Art Space, Sydney (2011) and the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2009). He participated in numerous group shows such as the Experimenta's 5th International Biennial of Media Art, Melbourne (2014), 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, Shenzen (2014), Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo (2014), MSGSU Tophane-i Amire Culture and Arts Center, Istanbul (2013), Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev (2012), Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2011), Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2011), Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (2010), Media City, Seoul (2010), Shanghai MOCA, Shanghai (2008) and many other. His works are included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.