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 ﬁre, lightning, and radiation.
She is currently enrolled in Tokyo University of the Arts as a Ph.D. student
and making artworks by ﬁreworks.