Born in Kumamoto, Japan in 1980, Umeda Tetsuya studied in Osaka, where he is based today. From capturing environments, architectural structures, sound, light and human behaviour, the source of his work ranges widely. Working actively both in and outside of Japan, Umeda remodels installations out of daily products, engages viewers with his interactive performance pieces, and collaborates with musicians using his own originally produced implements. He has held a number of significant solo exhibitions including "Criterium 73: Tetsuya Umeda", Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Mito (2008), and "Exhibition as media 2011: Tetsuya Umeda", Kobe Art Village Center, Kobe (2011). Umeda has also participated in the "1st Aichi Triennale 2010: Arts and Cities", Nagoya (2010); "Double Vision: Contemporary Art From Japan", Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow / Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa (2012); and is recently featured at the "Towada Oirase Art Festival 2013", Towada.