Masako Matsushita, is an Italian-Japanese artist trained principally in dance and choreography, who graduated in 2012 from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, London (UK) with a BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre.
She has been an artist-in-residency in Europe and overseas, including Residency Unlimited, New York City, Centro Arti Visive Pescheria Pesaro, Erkki Hirvela Atelier Jämsä, 4bid Gallery Amsterdam, PimOff Milan, CSC Garage Nardini, Teatro Sperimentale Pesaro. Masako presents her own works, and has worked in collaboration with other artists in festivals including CivitanovaDanza 2.0 IT, Revnedans e Sånafest NOR, Drodesera35° Motherlode IT e 16° Quadriennale d’Arte di Roma, Kilowatt Festival IT, The Erotic Cloth UK, Swallowsfeet UK, Neu/Now NL, ITS NL, Festival Ammutinamenti IT.
Masako has choreographed works LAND SKAP vol.1/vol.2, in collaboration with Ingvild Isaksen, which was produced by Sånafest Festival with the support of DE.MO./Movin’UP II session 2016 and promoted by Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism and GAI – Association for the Circuit of the Young Artists; TaikokiaT Shinodō (2017), produced by CapoTrave/Kilowatt in co-production with Teatro Insonne with the support of Toscany Region selected Vetrina della Giovane Danza D’Autore Rete Anticorpi XL 2016; the solo UN/DRESS, which has been written about in the following books both by Bloomsbury Publishing:
Acts of Undressing Politics, Erotism and Discarded Clothing by Barbara Brownie (2016)
The Erotic Cloth: Seduction and Fetishism in Textile by Lesley Millar and Alice Kettle (2018)
Masako has been a dancer for visual artist Curandi Katz’s work Resist Everywhere, Masako, produced by Centrale Fies, which premiered at Drodesera Festival2015 and at 16a Quadriennale d’Arte Roma 2016.She has also worked with Susan Sentler, Sivan Rubinstein, Cornelia Voglmayr, Elisabetta Consonni and Olimpia Fortuni, and before 2015 for Janne Camille Lyester, Josiah McElheny, Jeremy Nelson, Rachel Lopez De La Nieta, Matteo Fargion, Marie Gabrielle Rotie,
Masako is one of the founders of 4bid Gallery Amsterdam.
I’m an artist and therefore I take action.