AUJIK was initiated in 2003 by Stefan Larsson. Born in Soderhamn, Sweden. Lives and works in Otsu, Japan. Master of Fine arts at Umea Art Academy. Umea University, Sweden. 2006.
Works mainly with CG animation, 3D printing, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Music, Text, Installations, Clothes, Photo and paintings.
Works been featured and awarded at Prix Ars Electronica, Japan Media Arts Festival, SIGGRAPH and at exhibitions and festivals worldwide.
Essential topics in AUJIK’s work been Artificial General Intelligence/Strong AI and nature/animism as well as architecture and future visions. Influenced by the ideas of Ray Kurzweil and Vernor Vinge.
Been collaborating with several artists and musicians such as Mira Calix & Oliver Coates, Christ (Christ Horne), Liturgy and Hunter Hunt Hendrix, Sun Araw, Cloud Nothings and Guzz.
2007. YUKI, Oblivion & the Devil is in the Details. Osaka contemporary art center. Osaka. Japan.
2009. MOLOCH. Dohjidai Gallery. Kyoto. Japan
2011. 9 – 21 May. AUJIK – Cathexis. Art Space Kimura Gallery. Tokyo. Japan.
2012. 25 Jan- 22 Feb.Oslo Central Station Screening. (by Oslo screen festival and Rom for kunst) Norway.
2015. CAC (Contemporary Art Center) Vilnius, Lithuania. 4-18 March.
Curated by Neringa Bumbliene.
2018. ‘Impermanence Trajectory’. Turku Art Museum. Turku Finland. 23 Mars -13 May. Curated by Annina Siren.
2018. STRP/Emoves. AR Solo exhibition at Strijp-S. Eindhoven, Netherlands.
30 June – 31 December.
Commissioned by STRP. Collaboration with Sander Veenhof and Dutch Rose Media. Apps available for Iphone and Android.
Selected group exhibitions and festivals.
Prix Ars Electronica Linz, Austria. 2011 & 2014. SIGGRAPH Asia, Singapore, 2012. Nordic Outbreak by the Streaming Museum, New York City + Reykjavik art museum + ISEA, Sydney 2013. Artificial Nature, Taipei, Taiwan, 2012. Japan Media Arts Festival 2011&2015. CMoDA, Beijing, China, 2011. OnedotZero 2010,2011&2015. Frankfurter Kunstverein “Death is your body”. Frankfurt, Germany, 2014. 58th and 63th Oberhausen International film Festival. Rotterdam international film festival 2014. CO-WORKERS. Museum of Modern art/Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. 2016. Cyberfest St. Petersburg. 2012-2018.
‘The legacy of architectonic futurism’. BANK gallery. Shanghai. China. 2018. MARS Contemporary art center. Moscow, Russia. Curated by Generative Gallery. 2018.