Yutaka Sone was born in 1965 in Shizuoka, Japan and currently lives in Tokyo and Los Angeles. He holds a B.F.A. and an M.A. in architecture from Tokyo Geijutsu University. Sone has exhibited his work throughout Asia, including solo exhibitions at the Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan (1993); Roesntgen Kunst Institute, Tokyo, Japan (1995); Mitaka City Arts Foundation, Japan (1996); Hiroshima Contemporary Art Museum, Japan (1997); Shiseido Art House, Kakegawa, Japan (1998); AARA, Bangkok, Thailand (1998); and Sogestu Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (1999). He participated in 1997’s Sculpture Project Munster, the travelling exhibition Cities on the Move(originating at Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria in 1997); Unfinished History at the Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis (1998); and EXPO 2000, Hanover, Germany (2000). The Public Art Fund in New York has commissioned a major project that will open in 2001. His ArtPace project is his first institutional solo exhibition in the U.S.
Yutaka Sone takes elements of American culture and pushes them to the extreme with humor and immediacy. Through video, installation and drawings, he transforms everyday events into spectacle.
Yutaka Sone was chosen for his ArtPace residency by the March 1998 panel consisting of Dan Cameron, Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, Amada Cruz, Kellie Jones, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, and Nancy Rubins.