Studio Swine (Super Wide Interdisciplinary New Explorers) is an art collective established in 2011 by Japanese Architect Azusa Murakami and British Artist Alexander Groves.

Their work straddles between the spheres of sculpture, installations and cinema, blending poetry and research into immersive experiences. The studio adopts an unique approach to each work, drawing on the distinctive resources and vernacular aesthetic of its cultural, historic and economic landscape. Professional training in art and architecture allows the studio to bridge rich and emotional narratives with rigorous technical and spatial awareness.

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 and Architecture Biennales.

Studio Swine is represented by Future\Pace and Pearl Lam Galleries.

Biography, Selected Exhibitions, Awards & Collections

Photograph courtesy: Emiliano Granado

Alexander Groves

Born 1983, UK
2003–2006: Ruskin School of 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

Awards

2018

EDIDA International Award, Young Talent of the Year
RIBA London Award for Best Public Space
Best Newcomer, Milan Award (nominated)

2017

EDIDA Japan Award, Elle Deco Japan
Best Installation for Engagement, Milano Salone Award, Italy
Rising Talent Award, Maison & Objet France
Arts Foundation, Material Innovation Award (finalist), UK

2016

Fast Forward Award, Architectural Digest, 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 (Shortlisted), Switzerland
Deutsche Bank Award (Shortlisted), UK

Collections

Centre Pompidou, Paris
M+ Museum, Hong Kong
MAO, Slovenia
Vitra Design Museum, Germany

Selected Exhibitions

2018

Homo Faber, The Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy
Halte à la croissance, Centre for Innovation and Design, Belgium
Common Good, The Museum of Applied Arts and Science, Australia
POÈME BRUT, Design Museum Gent, Belgium
Doppia Firma, Villa Mozart, Italy
Centre Création Industrielle, National Museum of Modern Art, Belgium

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, São Paulo, Brazil

2012

Art and Science International Exhibiton & Symposium, Beijing, China
Inspiring Matter, Henry Moore Gallery, London, UK