Eiko Ishizawa

With such extreme developments in science and technology, I am constantly confronted with questions regarding a human life in relationship to humanity in general and the supernatural.


Discovering how we perceive reality, and the questions I get in the pursuit of the truth of nature are my inspiration. My work translates these observations into metaphysical visuals, which assert their own tentative explanations allowing a broader view of reality.


Through sculptures, installations, photos and drawings; I approach the viewer with visual fantasy and inane humor, attempting to synchronize the feelings and emotions we have in life.


Graduated from Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam (MA, Vrij Vormgeving) in 2008
Graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (BA, Mode) in 2005
Lives and Works in Amsterdam


Solo Show

2014 “It’ stimeto le aveem otions”,Kunstverening Diepenheim,Diepenheim ?(NL)
2012 Etalages Zeeheldenbuurt, Zeeheldenbuurt, Amsterdam(NL)


Group Show

2015 Kersgallery, Kers Tuin, KunstRai
Gallery Lokaal WV15, Amsterdam
2014 “PIEP, zei de muis”, Groesbeekseweg 177, Nijmegen
2013 “Vous voulez rire ?” Saint-Étienne, Site Le Corbusier – Firminy
2012 Stepping Stone, Kurumayamuseum of Art, Oyama city (JP)
Moving Art Box, CBK Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2011 Double Work, Kunst Kapel, Amsterdam
Booking Together, Outpost, Amsterdam
2009 Invincible, Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam
Drawing Conclusions, the result exhibition of the residency at SOCO, Amsterdam
Kappalai, circulating exhibition, Sieboldhuis, Leiden / Havenmuseum, Rotterdam (NL) (NL)
2008 View, Museum Waterland, Purmerend (NL)
The Archipel,Meneer de Wit, Amsterdam,
Otemba, Roodkopje, Rotterdamm
Kunstvlaai A.P.I 08, Amsterdam
Amuse, Kunstverniging Diepenheim (NL)
2007 Checking In, Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam
Day Dreaming, Wetering Gallery, Amsterdam
2006 Kunst Vlaai 06, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
Tex·tiel5, Gallery Intermezzo, Dordrecht (NL)
2005 Body Language, Fredeskerk, Amsterdam
Graduation show, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam
2004 Exhibition The Ambimorphous Tulp, Utrecht Central Museum, Utrecht (NL)

Artist In Residence
2015 EKWC, ‘s-Hertogenboschthe, Netherlands
2015 Amsterdam Grafisch Atelier, Netherlands
?2014 Werkplaats Diepenheim, Netherlands
2008 SOCO Amsterdam, the Netherlands, granted by pola art foundation
2007 AUDAX Textielmuseum Tilburg, Mastercourse, Netherlands



2015 Mondriaan Fonds for the residency at EKWC
2008 POLA Art Foundation, Japan
2007 Scholingsfonds, the Netherlands
2005 Berlage Fonds, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, the Netherlands



Lloydhotel & Cultural Embassy, Amsterdam

Publications/ Periodicals
2010 Voyager Crazy, book (FR)
2009 Sierra magazine (US), july – august issue, pg 54?
2009 Elle magazine (SE), june issue, pg 211?
2009 The Sun-Herald Life Magazine(AU), april issue, pg 06?
2009 Mono magazine (JP), april issue, pg 105?
2009 Milk Magazine, march issue (HK), pg 161-165?
2006 Amsterdam Weekly (NL), may 11 – 17, pg 05?
2006 AvantGarde magazine(NL), september issue, pg 181?
2005 Designum, may issue(SK), pg 31-32 a