Noriko Yamaguchi is an emerging artist born in 1972 in Tokyo, Japan. She graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Dyeing and Weaving in 1994, and later in 1996 for her Masters. In 2004, she was selected as a recipient of the Panel of Judges Award at the 21st-Century Asia Design Competition award held by the Kyoto University of Art and Design and as the winner of at the young artists’ competition hosted by the Osaka Contemporary Art Center. She also received the Schinkel-Progressive Residency Program in Berlin, Germany (2004), the Aomori Contemporary Art Centre Artist in Residence Program in Aomori, Japan (2006), the Pola Art Foundation Fellowship in Berlin (2007-2008), and the Agency for Cultural Affairs (BUNKA-CHO) Government of JAPAN Fellowship in Berlin (2008-2009). Noriko Yamaguchi has created a body of work that is both critically aware of current artistic trends as well as being culturally investigative, and, true to her Japanese roots. Notable recent exhibitions include Holland Paper Biennial 2008, Rijswijk Museum and CODA Museum, Netherlands (2008), Who are our neighbours, Hoorn, Netherlands (2008), KUNSTINVASION, Blumengrossmarkt Berlin (2008), Induction 08, Weimar, Germany (2008), and ‘2×Three Beauties - The Charites, Berlin, Germany (2008). Yamaguchi lives and works in Berlin, Germany.