Azusa Murakami & Alexander Groves

Azusa Murakami & Alexander Groves




STUDIO SWINE and A.A.Murakami

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Alexander Groves

Born 1983, UK

2003-2006: Ruskin School of Fine Art, University of Oxford, UK

2009-2011: Royal College of Art, UK


Azusa Murakami

Born 1984, Japan

2003-2006: Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK

2008-2010: Royal College of Art, UK


Studio Swine (Super Wide Interdisciplinary New Explorers) is a collaboration between Japanese Architect Azusa Murakami and British Artist Alexander Groves.


Creating works that straddle the spheres of art, design and cinema, Studio Swine explores themes of regional identity and the future of resources. Their work combines deep contextual research and experimental use of sustainable materials which manifest in objects, films and immersive installations.


Their unique sensory installations are an ongoing series of works they call “Ephemeral Tech” where the boundaries between digital technology and natural forces are dissolved to create unnatural phenomena using real materials that engage all your senses beyond the standard visual stimuli of flat screens, projections and LED arrays. Ephemeral Tech looks to a future where technology transcends the familiar interfaces and becomes inseparable from both our built and our natural environments. 


Studio Swine’s films have been awarded at Cannes and other film festivals around the world and their work have been widely exhibited at institutions such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Pompidou Centre in Paris, and the Venice Art Biennale.


Studio Swine is represented by Pace Gallery, Pearl Lam Gallery and Superblue. 




2023 Waste Age, Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, Paris

Waste Age, Design Institute, Hong Kong

Into the Surface of Things, NFT Paris, Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris

Home Stories, Hyundai Motorstudio Busan, Korea (현대 모터스튜디오 부산, 한국)

2022         Between Two Worlds, Tank Museum, Shanghai, China

Space Symphony, Paradise Art Space, South Korea

      Passage, Permanent Installation, LG Art Centre, South Korea

         Cloud Walkers, Leeum Art Museum, South Korea

         Floating World Genesis, Pace Gallery, South Korea

         Thinkers Garden, ACC, Gwangju, South Korea

         Wavelenghts, Times art museum, Beijing, China

         Waste Age, Design Museum, London, U.K

2021      Silent Fall- Superblue London, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Art London, London, UK

             On the Threshold to the House of Eternity, 70SQM2 Space, Shanghai, China

               The Fiber Code, China Design Museum, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China

Welcome to Paradise, Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany

A Thousand Layers of Stomach, Solo show, Pearl Lam Gallery, Hong Kong

2020 Metabolic or Five Old Altars of Rare Bacteria Solo Exhibition, Design Society, Shenzhen, China

Connected, Design Museum London, London, United Kingdom

2019 Bubble Booth, created for the Instagram booth at Design Miami, Miami, USA

Wave. Particle. Duplex., A/D/O, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2018         Invisible Worlds, Eden Project, UK

         Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Sydney, Australia

         Doppia Firma, Vila Mozart, Milan, Italy

                       Poeme Brut, Design Museum Gent, Belgium 

                       Water Futures, A/D/O, New York, USA

2017 New Spring, Art/Basel, Miami

Kogei, Toyama, Japan

5KV, Kvalitář Gallery, Czech Republic

REHOGAR 8, Museu del Disseny, Barcelona

New Spring, Cinema Arti, Italy

Mutations-Creations / Imprimer Le Monde, Centre Pompidou, Paris

2016 Ex-Evolution Museum of Contemporary Art, Germany

Fordlandia, Fashion Space Gallery, UK

New Territories, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico

Brutal Beauty MARTa Herford Museum, Germany

Haar, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL

Ideas in Action Shanghai Art & Design Biennale, China

2015 New-Craft, Holon Institute of Technology, Israel

Domestic Affairs, Shenzhen Architectural Biennale, China

New Territories, Albuquerque Museum, USA

Our Domestic Futures, National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

Vita Vitale, Venice Art Biennale, Italy

What is Luxury?, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Can City, Centro Cibeles de Cultura y Ciudadani´a, Madrid, Spain

2014 New Territories’, Museum of Art & Design, New York, USA

25th Anniversary Global Art Showcase Arts Brook eld, Los Angeles, USA

2013 City of Counterlight, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China

Surface Tension, Kitchener Museum, Ontario, Canada

Can City, Coletivo Amor de Madre, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2012 Art and Science International Exhibition & Symposium, Beijing, China




2019 Wallpaper* Award

Hospital Club Top 100 Creatives

2018 Elle Deco International Award for Best Young Studio

Interni China, Top 10 Creative Studios in World

2017 Milano Salone Award, Best Installation for Engagement, Italy

Maison & Objet Rising Talent Award, France 

Arts Foundation, Material Innovation Award, Finalist, UK

2016 Architectural Digest ‘Fast Forward’ Award, Germany

Winston Churchill Memorial Award, UK

2015 Telegraph Visionaries 2015, UK

The Hospital Club 100 Award, UK

SA-UK Seasons, British Council, UK

2014 Cannes Young Directors Award, France

SEED Award, New York, USA

Cluj Shorts International Film Festival, Romania

2013 PID Global Award, France

International Short Film Contest, Hungary

2012 Gold Medal, BIO.23 Slovenia

Green Award, BIO.23 Slovenia

Beijing Art and Science International Exhibition Award, China

2011 Victorinox Award, Finalist, Switzerland

Deutsche Bank Award, Finalist, UK



MOMA, New York, USA
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
M+ Museum, Hong Kong
Röhsska Museet, Gothenburg, Sweden
MAO, Slovenia
Vitra Design Museum, Germany
Gent Design Museum, Belgium



Shenzhen Art Centre, Installation, China
LG Arts Centre, Installation, South Korea
Eden Project, Installation, U.K
London City Road, Public Sculpture, U.K
St James’s Market, Public Seating, London, U.K
Instagram HQ, Tokyo, Japan
V&A East, Public Sculpture, London, U.K