JuJu Kusanagi is a Tokyo based visual artist who creates interdisciplinary live art performances and short films.
Born in Sydney, Australia, JuJu spent her youth in Tokyo before moving to the United States to pursue her career. Her art practices and explorations include dance, music, film, photography, visual art, painting, and illustration.
Graduated from the Cornish College of the Arts, magna cum laude with a B.F.A in Dance, JuJu has enriched her collegiate education with independent studies in 3D sculpture, visual art, technology, and intermedia arts.
She also completed her 200hr yoga teacher certification training, and teaches yoga class.
Her works have been featured across the United States, Mexico, Japan, Albania, Portugal, Indonesia, and China. She was granted 2015 Arts Incubator residency and 2015-2016 iET+I (Institute of Emergent Technology and Intermedia) student residency, 2016-2017 iET+I alumni residency, 2016-2017 Arts Incubator residency, and 2017 Spring Cornish residency.
JuJu is also a co-founder and co-director of Kusanagi Sisters, an interdisciplinary art collective, whose film, itsy bitsy, has won multiple awards, and has been producing interdisciplinary works world wide.
JuJu constantly explores dynamic potentiality of the live art and performance by creating site and durational specific works that are uniquely physically experiential based on realism and virtuosity. She dedicates herself to offering art as a way to shed light on empathetic action as a positive activism and the visceral nature of the human experience.
a film by Kusanagi Sisters & Yvonne Meier
Official trailer (click below)
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lATpsRTBtw
咲裸 - Sakura -
a durational film by Kusanagi Sisters
Capacity of our minds (working title)
Exhibition and performance in collaboration with Yi-En Chen 陳逸恩 and Lisa Kusanagi