KYOTO STEAM 2022International Art Competition

KYOTO STEAM 2022 International Art Competition is the core program for the upcoming second edition of KYOTO STEAM—International Arts × Science Festival, organized by its executive committee. Unique in Japan, this is an international competition exhibiting and awarding works created by artists in collaboration with corporations, research institutes, and other partners.

An open call for submissions was made in 2020. From the 111 project plans and 41 partners, a panel of experts matched the partners with the artists to selected 11 sets of collaboration. These will now transform into projects that embody the possibilities of art, science, and technology at an exhibition opening in late January 2022.

Get ready to experience new works of art created through the interdisciplinary practices of artists and their project partners.


Saturday, January 29–Sunday, February 13, 2022 / 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (last entry 5:30 p.m.)

Closed Mondays


Higashiyama Cube, Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art


Open to all

Planning Your Visit

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, opening hours and the visiting system are subject to change. Please check the official Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art website for the latest information.


¥1,000 (incl. tax)

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

Exhibiting Artists and Partners

Onishi Yasuaki × Fukuda Metal Foil & Powder Co., Ltd.
Kanamori Yoshiaki × FUJIX Ltd.
Kawamatsu Yasunori × RIKEN BioResource Research Center
Plant-Microbe Symbiosis Research and Development Team
Kohrogi Yugo × HORIBA, Ltd.
Sato Soma × KYOTO’s 3D STUDIO Inc.
Miki Maaya × Division of Medical Device Innovation,
Department of Clinical Research, National Hospital Organization,
Niigata National Hospital
Mihara Soichiro × mui Lab, Inc.
Miyata Sayaka × SeedBank Co., Ltd.
Ami Yamasaki + Michael Smith-Welch × Konel


The following judges will select the winners of the Grand Prize and Second Prize from the exhibited works.
Aoki Jun (Director, Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art)
Akamatsu Tamame (President, Kyoto City University of Arts)
Iida Shihoko (Chief Curator [Head of Curatorial Team], Aichi Triennale 2022)
Kuno Sachiko (Executive Vice-President, Kyoto University)
Tokui Nao (CEO, Qosmo, Inc.; Associate Professor, Keio University)


Grand Prize (1 Work): ¥2 million
Second Prize (1 Work): ¥1 million
Audience Award (1 Work): ¥200,000

The Audience Award is chosen by visitor vote.

Video Content

Videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the collaboration projects as well as interviews with the exhibiting artists and representatives from the partners organizations are available on the KYOTO STEAM website.


Sony Group Corporation, Nissha Co., Ltd., Union Co., Ltd., Phoenixi Co., Ltd., TAKIYA CO., Ltd.

Supported by

Nissha Foundation for Printing Culture and Technology

Co-Organized by

The Japan Foundation Kyoto Office