Italian-Japanese multidisciplinary artist, Masako Matsushita deals with movement analysis through choreography and dance, performative installations and community interaction. She explores the presence of the body into the space aiming to generate architectures for socialisation through senses, scores, maps, while enquiring the connection between culture and aesthetics, identity and tradition, virtual devices and sensorial practices.
In collaboration with the Norwegian artist Ingvild Isaksen they form the duo called A mas.ing, experimenting with how digital behaviours and virtual realities can be transformed into tactile social experiences.
She has been artist-in-residence in Europe and overseas, presenting her own works and in collaboration with other artists in festivals including Sånafest (NOR), Drodesera35° Motherlode (IT), 16° Quadriennale d'Arte di Roma (IT), Romaeuropa Festival (IT), OperaEstate Festival Veneto (IT), B.Motion (IT), Swallowsfeet (UK), Neu/Now (NL), ITS Festival (), Haut Festival (DK), Rencontres Chorégraphique (F), Les Plateaux (F), Exentriques (F), Bratislava in Movement (SK), Residency Unlimited NYC (USA).
Beside her works, Masako has been collaborating with the international artists such as: Curandi Katz, Susan Sentler, Sivan Rubinstein, Elisabetta Consonni, Janne Camille Lyester, Josiah McElheny, Jeremy Nelson, Rachel Lopez De La Nieta, Matteo Fargion, Marie Gabrielle Rotie.
Masako is one of the founder of 4bid Gallery Amsterdam.
She is taking part in several Creative Europe Programme of the European Union thanks to the close dialogue and collaboration with CSC Centro per la Scena Contemporanea Città di Bassano del Grappa, such as: Green Learning (2022/2023); Shape IT(2022); VIBES(2021/2022); Dancing Museums -The Democracy of Being (2019/2021); Museum of Human E-Motion (2019/2020).