Cranbrook Academy of Art’s 2023-24 Public Lecture Series is free and open to the public in the deSalle Auditorium at Cranbrook Art Museum. Cranbrook Art Museum’s galleries are also free and open late on Thursdays. Please arrive early to see our current exhibitions before the lecture.

Yuri Suzuki is a sound artist, designer and electronic musician. His practice explores the realms of sound through designed pieces that examine the relationship between people and their environments – questioning how both music and sound evolve to create personal experiences.

Suzuki was born in Tokyo in 1980. After studying Industrial Design he worked with Maywa Denki, the Japanese electronic art unit. During this period, Yuri began exploring the relationship between music and technology. In 2005, He moved to London to study Product Design at the Royal College of Art, where he further developed his interest in the crossover between art, design and music, using both analogue and digital technologies to explore this.

Central to Suzuki’s practice is collaboration- he has worked with various musicians including and Jeff Mills, as well as commercial clients such as Google, with whom he developed a unique AR Music Kit.

His work can be seen in several international museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has had both solo and group exhibitions at the Tate
Britain London, Mudam Luxembourg, MoMA and the Museum of Modern Art Tokyo. In 2016, he received the Designer of the Future award at Design Miami.

In 2018 Suzuki was appointed a partner at Pentagram, the worldʼs largest independently owned design studio., where he began working as an artist in the London studio, Suzuki and his team work internationally – pushing the boundaries between art, design, technology and sound, crossing the fields of both low and high technology.

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