Born in Tokyo, Japan.
Sayaka Shimada has been creating works mostly in the genre of films and installations.
She has presented works in domestic and international film festivals
including The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.
She was introduced to the world of fireworks during undergraduate years, and became fascinated with their energy. She started working as fireworks show designer after graduation and participated in domestic and international fireworks competitions including the International Fireworks Competition Hannover.
She became interested in artworks involving natural elements such as fill, lightning and radiation.
She is currently enrolled in Tokyo University of the Arts as Ph.D student
and making artworks by fileworks.
The grand prix in Rêver 2074 hosted by the Comité Colbert.
MFA Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Inter-Media Art
BA Department of Cinema, Nihon University College of Art.