Masashi Echigo was born in Toyama, Japan in 1982. He lives and works between Berlin, Germany and Shodoshima, Japan.
Echigo earned his degree in architecture at Musashino Art University, Tokyo, and has lived and spent lengthy periods of time in numerous European cities, participating in collective shows over the past few years. Each experience in each place is represented by individual installations that are spatially and emotionally tied to their context. Each installation, even though conceived independently, necessarily enters into a dialogue with the others, constructing a unique narrative landscape that is in the process of evolution, serving as evidence of his voyage. Like the storyboard for a film, this allows for an unfolding of important events in the relationship between Echigo and the history, inhabitants and culture of, and dominant issues and objects in his host locations.