Ryota Matsumoto (松本良多) is the Japanese philosopher and visual artist known for the postdigital theory and hybrid art. He is a principal and founder of an award-winning interdisciplinary design office, Ryota Matsumoto Studio based in New York and Tokyo.
Born in Tokyo, he was raised in Hong Kong and Japan. He received a Master of Architecture degree from University of Pennsylvania in 2007 after his studies at Architectural Association in London, Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art and University of Miami in early 90’s. Matsumoto has previously collaborated with a cofounder of the Metabolist Movement, Kisho Kurokawa, and with Arata Isozaki, Peter Christopherson, Cesar Pelli and MIT Media Lab before establishing his office.
He has presented his work on posthumanism, digital design and bio art at the 5th symposium of the Imaginaries of the Future at Cornell University, the Espaciocenter workshop at TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts and NTT InterCommunication Center as a visual artist. As a video producer, he has worked with Peter Christopherson of Coil and Hipgnosis for Japanese Nike commercial and contributed to the promotional projects for his first solo album as Threshold Houseboys Choir.
He has served as an MFA advisor of Transart institute, University of Plymouth and teaches at Asagaya Institute of Art and Design as a professor of practice. He is a research associate at the New Centre of Research & Practice found by Mohammad Salemy, Jason Adams and Reza Negarestani.
He also had solo exhibitions at Transylvania University (2015), Los Angeles Center of Digital Art (2016) and Alviani ArtSpace, Pescara (2017).