Atsushi Ogata

Born in Japan and raised partly in the United States, Ogata has been working in Europe, Japan, and the US as a video artist/director, script-writer, and an actor. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies. He was also a Fellow at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany.

Ogata’s videos and collaborative installations have been exhibited at festivals and museums world-wide, including the Reina Sofia Museum Madrid, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Museum of Modern Art New York Rockefeller Center Video-Wall, and the Venice Bienniale Xenografia ’93, ICC Tokyo, and have been awarded in Locarno, Oberhausen, and Osnabrueck (European Media Art Festival).

Graduate of Maurits Binger Film Institute, Amsterdam, in script-writing, Ogata has received funding from ZDF German public television and the Dutch Film Fund for his screenplays.

Trained in acting at New York University and HB Studio in New York City, Ogata also appears regularly as the “Pocket Japanese” score-keeper on the “Mike & Thomas show” comedy quiz series on VARA Dutch national TV. His one-man performance comedy video “The Dutch Touch” (collaboration with Ingeborg Houwen) was awarded TVF2003 Prize at the Tokyo Video Festival.

Artist Code: 121



2005, 11:00 minutes, colour, English

Phony Story

2004, 01:30 minutes, colour

The Japanese Tease

2002, 15:13 minutes, colour

New York Talk

2001, 12:40 minutes, colour

The Dutch Touch

2001, 16:30 minutes, colour, English

Built Space - texture of home

1999, 06:30 minutes, colour

by the way

1999, 05:30 minutes, colour

Cicada dream

1993, 05:00 minutes, B&W

Timeless Scent

1992, 03:30 minutes, colour

tsuru no mai (crane dance)

1992, 03:00 minutes, colour

haru no tawamure (spring playfulness)

1992, 04:00 minutes, colour

fuyu no tawamure (winter playfulness)

1992, 04:10 minutes, colour

aki no tawamure (autumn playfulness)

1991, 06:30 minutes, colour

Kiri no uta (mist song)

1991, 06:00 minutes, colour

Otakiage (bonfire)

1989, 16:00 minutes, colour

Karan Koron

1989, 06:00 minutes, colour

Kagen (aceleration/deceleration)

1988, 09:00 minutes, colour

semi no uta (cicada song)

1987, 09:00 minutes, colour

Critical Writing

Continent-hopping as artistic excercise
by Mariko Kuyama. Japan Times, June 21 Spring, 1998.
Video killed the radio star...: But helped the artist go mobile
by Isabel Nunez. Mainichi Daily News, July 7, 1998.
Celebrating Intimacy
by C.M Judge. UMZ Research Press, 1989.