Yutaka Makino was born in Tochigi, Japan in 1976. He studied earth science, computer music and visual arts in Japan, Europe and the USA. He lives and works in Berlin.
On the basis of research into areas such as phenomenology, experimental psychology, psycho/acoustics, social sciences and system theory, Makino probes the processes of perception in experimental setups. His performances and installations provide visually and acoustically conditioned environments that make different modes of perception tangible to the perceivers
and provoke reflection on the acts of perception.
Makino has recently shown in institutions and festivals such as Donaueschinger Musiktage, Akademie der Künste Berlin, MärzMusik, daadgalerie, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Transmediale, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Sonic Acts, Japan Society, etc. He has received prizes, grants and residencies from the DAAD's Artists-in-Berlin Program, Villa Aurora Los Angeles, Prix Ton Bruynèl, Japanese Agency of Cultural Affairs, Pola Art Foundation among others.