Born in Tokyo in 1968; lives and works in Tokyo.
Hara, an artist and adjunct professor in the School of Graphic Design, Tohoku University of Art and Design, has exhibited installations, paintings, and projects in Japan and abroad since the late 1990s. He participated in the Singapore Biennial (2006) and the Havana Biennial (2006) and also supervises the “comport/papic” project team that produces design, art, and art projects for society at large. Major works include “Signs of Memory,” a window project that fills the windows of historical buildings or buildings in the area with panels that display “words” acquired through communication with local people and paintings, and his “pocketbook” series of paintings that combine words and paintings. At KENPOKU ART 2016, he will create “Signs of Memory” in the historic town of Kujiragaoka.