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Born 1960 in Japan. Residing in New York since 1993. Hirakawa is an internationally known contemporary artist. He has created numerous works in photography, video, dance, installation, and performance and have been exhibited over 300 times at museum, art center, galleries all over the world including “Venice Biennale Aperto”,”Istanbul Biennale”,”Site Santa Fe Biennale.” Also, he has worked on several collaborations with artists in other fields, such as poet, musicians, choreographers and architects and presented at Das TAT, Frankfurt, Danse Montpellier and Fondation Cartier.
Hirakawa believes human activity forms the culture in which we live. Art proposes to extend the capacity of human perception for furthering this culture. Within this framework, Hirakawa is pushing the boundaries of perception, altering aesthetic views for the future.