Art Center Ongoing


Eri Saito

Eri Saito is a Japanese visual artist living and working in Kanagawa. Born 1991 in Fukushima. Graduated from Wako University, Department of Arts, Faculty of Representational studies, in 2015. Focusing on the video, she creates works themed on such invisible and uncertain dynamics as memory and cognition. Since 2022, Momoyo Iijima + Eri Saito have been conducting research and creating artworks on the theme of mixed-race children brought about by the ravages of war and the issue of microaggressions in our time, as considered in the wake of the Negishi Foreign Cemetery (Yokohama). Her recent exhibitions include “Whenever Wherever Festival 2023” (SHIBAURA HOUSE, Tokyo, 2023), ”WVlog: personal” (Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo, 2022), “Until It Gets Dark” (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 2021). Video works have been shown at occasions including “EAST EAST TOKYO” (Science Museum, Tokyo, 2023), “THE COMPULSIVE LANDSCAPE: ERI SAITO & MASANOBU NAKAMURA”, (Collaborative Cataloging Japan, Philadelphia, USA, 2022), Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2022 (Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, 2022). She is concurrently engaged in exhibition in gallery spaces and screening in theater spaces.

Born 1991 in Fukushima, Japan
Lives and works in Kanagawa

2011-2015  Wako University, Department of Arts, Faculty of Representational studies, Tokyo/JP

2023  Whenever Wherever Festival 2023, SHIBAURA HOUSE, Tokyo
2022  WVlog: personal, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo
2021  Until it gets dark, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
2020  Glory of 2020, YUMI ADACHI CONTEMPORARY+Awoba Soh, Tokyo
2020  1GB, Spiral Hall, Tokyo
2017  Setoyama Art Sanpo 2017, Kurokawa district art project, Kanagawa

2023  European Media Art Festival [EMAF], Cinema Hasetor, Osnabrück, Germany
2023  EAST EAST TOKYO, Science Museum, Tokyo
2022  THE COMPULSIVE LANDSCAPE: ERI SAITO & MASANOBU NAKAMURA, Collaborative Cataloging Japan [CCJ], Philadelphia, USA
2022  The 40th edition of the International Festival of Films on Art [Le FIFA], Montreal, Canada
2022  Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2022, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo
2020  Image Forum Festival 2020, Theater Image Forum, Tokyo
2020  Zeitgenössische experimentelle Videokunst aus Japan, Das Japanische Haus e. V., Leipzig, Germany
2019  Cine Experimental de Japón, Kino Palais, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2019  The Movie Theater Floating on the Sea, Kanagawa
2019  Image Forum Cinematheque No.1018 !8 exclamation-8 2019, Image Forum, Tokyo2018  !8 to !!16 [exclamation-8 to exclamation-16], Lumen Gallery, Kyoto

2017  Nanso-Kanaya-Geijutsu-Tokku, Kanaya artist in residence program, Chiba

2022  MINART2022, Kisarazu Minatoguchi Art Project, Chiba

2022- Research/Art projects on unnamed mixed-race child brought by the ravages of war (Momoyo IIJIMA + Eri SAITO)