Hanna Saito 


She graduated from Tama Art University (Craft Department, Glass Course) with a bachelor's degree in Fine Art. After graduating, she joined metaPhorest (biological / bio-media art platform)in the Laboratory for Molecular Cell Network & Biomedia Art, at Waseda University as an artist and visiting researcher. Since 2019, she enrolled in the Master's Program in the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The University of Tokyo (Yasuaki Kakehi Lab.) She’s creating artworks using scientific glass production techniques, organisms, organic matter, image analysis, etc.. She’s main themes are to reconsider the borders of nature/society, human/non-human, and the indivisibility of the expresser and the object of the expression at the interdisciplinary viewpoint.

Exhibition History (main items)

2013 Biomedia Art Exhibition / 3331Arts Chiyoda Akibatamabi 21

2013 – 2014 Open Space 2013 “BioAesthetics Open Lab” / ICC

2014 Materializing Exhibition 2 / Tokyo University of the Arts Museum The 

Chinretsukan Gallery

37th Anual Meeting of Molecular Biology Science & Art Planning Poster Exhibition

2015 Independent Exhibition “Ontological Snip” / Gallery HIGURE

Independent Exhibition “Beyond the Farthest Plane” / 3331Arts Chiyoda Akibatamabi 21

2016 KENPOKU ART 2016 (Hideo Iwasaki + metaPhorest)

2016 – 2017 Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics  Exhibition / 

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

2019 Tsukuba Science Art Exhibition / Sakura Minkaen, Tsukuba

WRO Media Art Biennale 2019 / Wroclaw, Poland


Research history

2013  Japanese Society for Cell Synthesis Research / Poster Presentation 

2016  31st International Congress of Psychology / Oral presentation

  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grants (C) “Possibility of Art in 

Global Art Industry” Second Public Workshop “Life Manipulation 

Technique = Art, Its Present and Future-Biotechnology Bioart” /Lecturer

2017 Society for Cocreationology 1st Annual Meeting / Oral presentation

2018 7th Annual The Japanese Society for Ecological Psychology Lecture 

symposium / Oral presentation


Awards (including nominations)

2014 Finalist / Curate Award 2014 sponsored by Prada Foundation and 

Qatar Museum of Art (participated in curation plan 'metaPhorest' by Kazuhito Hanyu and Hiroki Yoshioka as an artist)

2015 nominated / “Revital HgS” (in the name of the performer when 

nominated)  / 19th Student CG Contest

2016 the jury award (Yoichi Ochiai Award) / “sensors, muscles, circles” /

art hack day “Technology as a Life Form”

2017 nominated / "Senses of Light" / 21st Student CG Contest