b. 1967, Japan; lives and works in London, New York and Tokyo.
1992–1993 Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program
1989–1992 Chelsea College of Art and Design, BA
1988–1989 Byam Shaw School of Art
Mariko Mori’s practice explores the intersection of life and death, reality and technology, and has garnered international recognition for her interactive installations. Mori’s Wave UFO (2003) showed at Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria before moving to New York with Public Art Fund, Genoa and was also included in the 2005 Biennale di Venezia. It further featured in Oneness, a survey of Mori’s work at the Groninger Museum, Netherlands; the Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark and the PinchukArtCentre, Kiev.
Mori’s solo exhibitions have been exhibited throughout the world, including the Royal Academy of Arts, London; Japan Society, New York; Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Brooklyn Museum, NewYork; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Serpentine Gallery, London and Dallas Museum of Art. Her works are in the collections of Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Prada Foundation, Milan; Los Angeles County Museum of Artl; MoMA, New York and The Israel Mueseum, Jerusalem, amongst others.
In 2016, Mori’s large-scale installation, Ring: One with Nature, was exhibited as part of the Rio 2016 Olympics Cultural Program. In 2014 she was made Honorary Fellow of University of the Arts, London.