Naoto Hieda

Project: Stage for Digital, Contagious, and Networked Bodies and Code++

Naoto Hieda (1990, Japan) is a full-stack net artist based in Estonia with Bachelor of Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan, 2012), Master of Engineering from McGill University (Canada, 2015) and Diplom II with distinction at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne in 2023. They received danceWeb scholarship (Austria, 2016, mentored by Tino Sehgal), and are a former fellow of Pola Art Foundation (Japan, 2017), Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation (Japan, 2020) and the Academy for Theatre and Digitality (Germany, 2022). Hieda’s artworks have been recently exhibited at Pola Museum Annex (Japan, 2022), Art Fair Tokyo (Japan, 2022), Festival de la Imagen (Colombia, 2022 & 2024) and Digital Agora (Germany, 2023). As a collective with Jorge Guevara, “Best Practices in Contemporary Dance” (2020-) is a project fostering a queer form of conversation between technology and bodies, presented at IDOCDE (ImpulsTanz, Vienna, 2021), Temps d’Images (tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, 2022) and more.