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.
2005, 11:00 minutes, colour, English
2004, 01:30 minutes, colour
2002, 15:13 minutes, colour
2001, 12:40 minutes, colour
2001, 16:30 minutes, colour, English
1999, 06:30 minutes, colour
1999, 05:30 minutes, colour
1993, 05:00 minutes, B&W
1992, 03:30 minutes, colour
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
1991, 06:00 minutes, colour
1989, 16:00 minutes, colour
1989, 06:00 minutes, colour
1988, 09:00 minutes, colour
1987, 09:00 minutes, colour
by . Toronto: Vtape, 2001.
by . Japan Times, June 21 Spring, 1998.
by . Mainichi Daily News, July 7, 1998.
by . UMZ Research Press, 1989.