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PUMPQUAKES was formed by a group of independent individuals based in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, and includes Chinatsu Shimizu (independent curator), Yoshitomo Nagasaki (, film technician and tacos lover), and Sotaro Kikuchi (artist and architect). These individuals occasionally work collectively in the genres of artistic creation, publication, and curation and seek to continue learning and expressing their ideas.

The name PUMPQUAKES is made up of the two words, PUMP and QUAKES. All of us who are members of PUMPQUAKES were affected by the 3.11 earthquake, and we hope to bring our individual works together, to produce a creative communication and to transform the works so they give off new vibrations.