Born in 1982 in Aichi Prefecture. He lives in Tokyo.
Yoshinori Niwa belongs to a group of young Japanese artists who view art as a chance to intervene in the social sphere. Niwa uses humour and creates unexpected and absurd situations that disrupt the accustomed boundaries of perception and communication and force audiences to smile and look at their surroundings in a different way. For the Moscow exhibition Niwa has made a new work dedicated to Lenin and realised also in Moscow. The artist has documented on video his search for Lenin's image in Moscow apartments ("Looking for Vladimir Lenin at apartment houses in Moscow", 2012) and accompanied the resulting film with an installation composed of the objects found in the process.