Sueo MIZUMA, Director
MIZUMA Sueo was born in Tokyo. He graduated from the Department of Arts and Literature at Seijo University.
MIZUMA began his art career in Aoyama with MORPHE, an arts event which aimed to stimulate Aoyama area and the art scene there. During the 1990`s, MIZUMA was engaged in both curating and producing various art exhibitions as well as acting as the Judge of the “Art Battle” in “Takeshi no Dare Demo Picasso” for several years.
In 1994, MIZUMA established the Mizuma Art Gallery in Aoyama and continues to discover, support and introduce young Japanese and Asian Artists to the international art scene. He supports artists whose works offer a critique of contemporary consumer society.
MIZUMA is dedicated to the further development and expansion of the Japanese art market.
Executive Director Sueo Mizuma established Mizuma Art Gallery in Tokyo in 1994, and since its opening in Gillman Barracks, Singapore in 2012, it aims for the promotion of Japanese artists in the region as well as the introduction of new and promising young talents from Southeast Asia to the international art scene. In 2014, the artist residency space “Rumah Kijang Mizuma” opened in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, to create a new vector of dialogue within Asia, by supporting exchanges between East Asia and Southeast Asia.
Mizuma Gallery features the works of Japanese artists including Aida Makoto, Aiko Miyanaga, Amano Yoshitaka, Ikeda Manabu, Tenmyouya Hisashi, and Yamaguchi Akira; as well as works of renown East Asian artists such as Ai Weiwei, Du Kun, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Ken + Julia Yonetani, and Zhao Zhao. The gallery also features the creations of Indonesia’s and Singapore’s forerunner and emerging artists including Agan Harahap, Albert Yonathan Setyawan, Angki Purbandono, Entang Wiharso, Gilang Fradika, Heri Dono, indieguerillas, Made Wianta, Nasirun, Robert Zhao Renhui, and Zen Teh. Mizuma Gallery participates actively in international art fairs including Art Basel Hong Kong and The Armory Show, New York.