Masahide Matsuda (松田将英)

Born in 1986. Works in Tokyo and Berlin. He was first known for his multiple anonymous personalities on the internet, which collaborated with the public through alternate reality games and performances. His works re-questions the concepts of subjects and authorships of the after social media era, and has won several awards for practices to create new communalities by directly intervening in cities and societies. Revealing his real name in 2019, he aims to update people's perceptions, through conceptual and poetic practices on post-internet’s themes, including celebrities, economies and landscapes.

The Laughing Man

Icon by Kai Yoshizawa

Solo exhibitions

超現代美術展, ANB Tokyo, Tokyo (2020)

White Magazine, EUKARYOTE, Tokyo (2019)

Black Box, AXIOM, Tokyo (2017)

Selected group exhibitions

Meta Fair, Sonoaida, Tokyo (2022)

Meta Mall, BnA Alter Museum, Kyoto (2022)

Standing Ovation 四肢の向かう先, Hotel Acao, Shizuoka (2021)

THE CHIBA CITY FESTIVAL OF ARTS, Jack into the Noösphere, Mihama-En, Chiba (2021)
Mimicry of Hollows 虚擬態, The 5th Floor, Tokyo (2021)

Mob World Reverb, TALION GALLERY, Tokyo (2021)

AIR SCG,  BnA Alter Museum, Kyoto (2021)

ENCOUNTERS, 楕円のつくり方, ANB Tokyo, Tokyo (2020)

SIGNALS, DiG Studio, Berlin (2017)

インフラ INFRA, Online (2017)

Selected performances

AMBIENT REVOLTS, ZK/U, Berlin (2018)

#LutherLenin, Studio Hrdinů, Prague (2018)

Meet the Bot, Feed the Bot, Kunstuniversität, Linz (2017)

TACIT FUTURES, Volksbühne, Berlin (2016)

Prix Ars Electronica Exhibition, OÖ Kulturquartier, Linz (2016)

ISEA 2016, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (2016)

UN|COMMONS, Volksbühne, Berlin (2016)

TEDxTokyo, Hikarie Hall, Tokyo (2014)


​​The Laughing Man Club (2022)

Sazae Bot (2009)


Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Award of Distinction, Digital Communities (2016)

ISEA 2016, Hong Kong (2016)

Selected publications

A Field Guide to the Snowden Files, DIAMONDPAPER (2017)

Cyberarts 2016: International Compendium Prix Ars Electronica, Hatje Cantz (2016)

Selected articles

Ripples, HYPEBEAST (2021)

Ripples, It's Nice That (2021)

Ripples, 美術手帖 (2021)

超現代美術展, Bound Baw (2020)

White Magazine, NEUT (2020)

Snowden through a prism, EXBERLINER (2017)

Ars Electronica Festival, FUZE (2016)​​