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

Creating works that span across disciplines, Studio Swine explores themes of regional identity and the future of resources in the context of globalisation. Their work manifests a deep research into materials and modern industrialisation.

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 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



EDIDA Award, Elle Deco Japan
Milano Salone Award, Best Installation for Engagement, Italy
Maison & Objet Rising Talent Award, France
Finalist: Arts Foundation, Material Innovation Award, UK
Shortlisted: Katerva Award, CA, USA


Architectural Digest ‘Fast Forward’ Award, Germany
Winston Churchill Memorial Award, UK


Telegraph Visionaries 2015, UK
The Hospital Club 100 Award, UK
SA-UK Seasons, British Council, UK


Cannes Young Directors Award, France
SEED Award, New York, USA
Cluj Shorts International Film Festival, Romania


PID Global Award, France
International Short Film Contest, Hungary


Gold Medal, BIO.23 Slovenia
Green Award, BIO.23 Slovenia
Beijing Art and Science International Exhibition Award, China


Victorinox Award (Shortlisted), Switzerland
Deutsche Bank Award (Shortlisted), UK


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

Selected Exhibitions


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


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


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


New Territories, Museum of Art & Design, New York, USA
25th Anniversary Global Art Showcase Arts Brook eld, Los Angeles, USA


City of Counterlight, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
Surface Tension, Kitchener Museum, Ontario, Canada
Can City, Coletivo Amor de Madre, São Paulo, Brazil


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