Shinji Toya’s sees his work as a multi-media poetry, which includes painting, video, programming and installation. He is interested in how digital technology can be used as a catalyst to interrogate cultural discourse. He is interested in the idea of digital life, the immortality of digital memory, and the precarious nature of identity within the digital realm.
A web-based participatory art project for an experimental collective forgetting, and an archive of the lost memories of the participants.
A web-based project that explores digital decay and the relationship between data and materiality.
A digital art project inspired by computational simulations of biological processes and Paul Klee's idea of abstraction.
2018 Collectionair, Paris, France (Online showcase on Collectionair website, the title TBC)
2017 (July-September) forgetting.online, arebyte gallery (online exhibition), London, UK
2018 (April-May) Machines will watch us die, Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK
2017/2016 Group exhibitions by AltMFA (annual event), Yinka Shonibare's Guest Projects, London, UK
2017/2016/2015 Thames live art by AltMFA: Art Licks Weekend (annual participation), Thames side, London, UK
2017/2015 The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale, in association with arebyte (online event), London, UK
2016 Interfaces Monthly July (in association with Barbican and Trampery), Fish Island Labs, London, UK
2016 Burlington Gardens Festival, Royal Acdemy of Arts, London, UK
2016 Internet Yami-Ichi (black market), Tate Modern Turbine Hall, London, UK
2016 Multi-Function, galleryELL, New York, USA
2013 Self-discipline and speculation - Beijing New Media Arts Triennial, Beijing Film Academy, Beijing China
2013 Future Map 2012, Lathaby Gallery: Central Saint Martins College of Art, London, UK
2018 Commission by UGC (shortlisted), Paris, France
2017-2016 forgetting.online, arebyte gallery (online residency), London, UK
2015 Merz Barn residency, Merz Barn, Windermere, UK
2013 Contagious Nova Award of Lowe and Partners, RSA, London, UK