KYOTO STEAM 2020International Art Competition Launch Exhibition

Photo: Mitsumori Hiroshi

KYOTO STEAM—International Arts × Science Festival will hold an international art competition as the core program for the upcoming second edition of the festival in 2022, presenting works by artists selected through an open call in collaboration with corporations and research institutes.

“KYOTO STEAM 2020 International Art Competition Launch Exhibition” looks ahead to this art competition. The exhibition features the works created collaboratively by seven artists with corporations and research institutes for “STEAM THINKING: Art to Create the Future̶ Kyoto International Art Competition: Launch Exhibition,” which was canceled due to the coronavirus. Also included are rearranged versions of the collaborative works by three art universities in Kyoto, corporations, and research institutes from “STEAM THINKING: Art to Create the Future—Art × Science GIG,” originally planned to take place concurrently with the exhibit ion but likewise canceled.

Moreover, the exhibition also includes works by corporations whose aim of creating new values through integrating art, science, and technology aligns with the goals of KYOTO STEAM—International Arts × Science Festival.

Experience the potential for integrating art, science, and technology, pioneered by these collaborations among artists, corporations, and research institutes.

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Saturday, October 31–Sunday, December 6, 2020 / 10:00 am—6:00 pm

*Closed on Mondays (except public holidays)
*Please visit the website of Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art for more information.


Higashiyama Cube, Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art


Open to all

Ticket Information

Due to the coronavirus, entry to Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art is by advance reservation only. Visit the museum’s website for information about how to purchase tickets.


adults ¥1,000 (incl. tax), free for junior high school students or younger

*Free admission for high school students who reside or attend school in Kyoto City (student ID required), and those with certified disabilities and one accompanying adult

Participating Artists, Corporations, Research Institutes

Ichihara Etsuko (media artist) × Digital Hollywood University Graduate School and Hacosco Inc.
Kubo Gaetan (artist) × KOTOBUKI CORPORATION and TOWN ART Co., Ltd.
Suzuki Taro (media artist) × Fukuoka Weaving Co., Ltd.
Hayashi Yuki (video artist) × Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University
Yagi Lyota (media artist) × MINO SHOJI CO., LTD.
Yamato Mio (artist) × SHIMADZU CORPORATION
Kyoto University of the Arts × SeedBank Co., Ltd., Kimoto Katsunori (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), and Nakamura Yasuhide (Shimane University)
Kyoto Institute of Technology × Watanabe Shrine, Temple Architecture Ltd., and more
Kyoto City University of Arts × KYOCERA Corporation Minatomirai Research Center,
Shiose Takayuki (Associate Professor, The Kyoto University Museum), and Tomita Naohide (Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Science, Kyoto University)
Panasonic Corporation × Konel
curiosity, Inc.
mui Lab



In cooperation with curiosity, Inc., Nissha Foundation for Printing Culture and Technology, and Panasonic Corporation

*For information of the participating art universities, corporations, and research institutes, please check the STEAM THINKING: Art to Create the Future-Art × Science GIG page.