Sayo Senoo is a contemporary Japanese artist, now living and working in France. She is working with atypical materials such as used condoms gleaned from outdoor cruising locations, contaminated air from the forbidden areas of Fukushima, or animal organs discarded by hunters in the Arctic. By transforming rubbish into delicate art works, she questions the nature of our disgust and fear against dirty things.
In 2010, she benefited from an atelier at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. Her works have been exhibited in various galleries and cultural centres, including La Maison de la Culture du Japon (Paris in 2008) or Lagalerie (Paris in 2011). In 2019, she received the Paul-Louis Weiller Award from the Academy of Fine Art in Paris.
She started to make publications in 2019 to document her ephemeral works, and as a creative medium in itself. She prints and handcrafts all the publications herself.