Born in Ibaraki Prefecture in 1956; lives and works in Tokyo.
Sejima is an architect who is known for her architectural designs that gracefully interconnect spaces and people, using materials such as acrylic and metallic plates. She established Kazuyo Sejima & Associates in 1987, then established SANAA together with Ryue Nishizawa in 1995. SANAA’s major architectural works include the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, and the Louvre-Lens, an annex of the Louvre Museum. In 2010, she served as the director of the 12th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale. Honors awarded to SANAA include the Prize of Architectural Institute of Japan, the Golden Lion in the International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, and the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
* All of the above mentioned awards and works are filed under the name: SANAA.