Hiraku Suzuki live drawing performance, Guest: Raz Mesinai 2011

venue: Location One, 20 Greene Street, New York, NY 10013

Hiraku Suzuki live drawing performance, Guest: Gozo Yoshimasu 2017

"Drawing Tube vol.1", venue: Yamagata Biennale/ Tohoku University Of Art And Design (Yamagata, Japan)

Hiraku Suzuki live drawing performance, Guest: Takashi Ueno 2012

venue: Super Deluxe (Tokyo, Japan)

Hiraku Suzuki live drawing performance, Guest: Ross Birdwise, Soressa Gardner, Joe Rzemieniak 2014

venue: Vancouver Biennale/ Coal Harbour Community Centre (Vancouver, Canada)

Hiraku Suzuki live drawing performance, Guest: Shing02 2009

venue: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Ishikawa, Japan), photo by Hiraku Ikeda

Hiraku Suzuki live drawing performance 2011

venue: WIMBLEDON space (London, UK)

Hiraku Suzuki live drawing performance 2013

field project in Dahanu, India, photo by Toshinobu Takashima

Hiraku Suzuki live drawing performance, Guest: Takashi Ueno 2013

venue: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Ishikawa, Japan), photo by Hiraku Ikeda

Dairo Suga x Hiraku Suzuki performance 2013

venue: Theatre, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Ishikawa, Japan), photo by Nacasa & Partners

Hiraku Suzuki live drawing performance 2015

venue: Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (Aomori, Japan), photo by Kuniya Oyamada

Kyohei Sakaguchi x Hiraku Suzuki, drawing + talk 2016

"Drawing Tube vol.00", venue: Shimauma (Tokyo, Japan)

Zon Ito x Hiraku Suzuki, drawing + talk 2016

"Drawing Tube vol.02" venue: Tokyo Art Book Fair

Ryuta Imafuku (anthropologist) x Hiraku Suzuki, drawing + talk 2017

"drawing and talking", venue: Arts Maebashi (Gunma, Japan), photo by Shinya Kigure

Hiraku Suzuki’s performances function as a scene for experimenting discoveries that can only be generated within limited conditions including the relationship between the location and collaborators while using varying methods and materials for each session. For example, the artist made use of earth collected in the vicinity of the venue for some of his past performances, and in recent years, employed document cameras to project the characters and lines being illustrated on a screen while he conversed with guests. Through these performances, the artist is in pursuit of new possibilities, flexibly altering the format of each performance.