Ms. Mariko Mori is an internationally acclaimed artist whose work has been acquired by museums and private collectors worldwide. Mori gained recognition for her interactive installation, WAVE UFO, which was included in the 2005 Venice Biennale. It was also featured in Oneness, a survey of Mori’s work that opened at the Groninger Museum, the Netherlands, then traveled to the Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark, the Pinchuk Art Centre Ukraine, and the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, in Brasília, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil.
Ms. Mori’s monumental installations have been exhibited throughout the world, including Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Prada Foundation, Milan; The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, The Serpentine Gallery, London; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Her works have been in collections at The Guggenheim Museum, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Prada Foundation, Milan; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Pinchuk Arts Centre, Kiev; The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
She has received various awards including the prestigious Menzioni d’Onore at the 47th Venice Biennale in 1997 and the 8th Annual Award as a promising Artist and Scholar in the Field of Contemporary Japanese Art in 2001 from Japan Cultural Arts Foundation.