Born in 1931 in Ibaraki (Japan). Since 1958 he also works in New York. Belongs to the artists of »Fluxus« since 1962. In an autobiographical remark he resumed: »100 personal exhibitions. 30 rewards.« Ay-O´s work at the »Giardino« is an enlargement of a small sculpture which Daniel Spoerri found standing on Ay-O´s desk in New York and which impressed and amused him at the same time. If the boy is fed with rice the seeds quickly leave the corpse on a very natural way. Spoerri asked Ay-O if he greed to put it in the »Giardino« in a version of human size. Thus the figure is a sort of collaboration.