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Yuko MOHRI
B. 1980 in Kanagawa, Japan. Lives and works in Tokyo.
Yuko Mohri is an artist. She approaches installation and sculpture not to compose (or construct) but to focus on “phenomena” that constantly shift according to various conditions such as their environment. In recent years, she has also explored this idea through video and photography.
In 2015, Mohri received a grant from the Asian Cultural Council for a 6-month residency in New York. In the same year, she received Grand Prix, Nissan Art Award. In 2016, Mohri has undertaken a residency with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and had in residence at Camden Arts Centre, London. In 2018, Mohri, as East Asian Cultural Exchange Envoy, visited 4 cities in China. In 2019, Mohri received a grant from the Institut français for a 3-month residency in Paris.
Recent personal exhibitions include “I/O (In Oslo)” (Atelier Nord, Oslo, 2021), “Parade (a Drip, a Drop, the End of the Tale)” (Japan House São Paulo, São Paulo, 2021), “SP. by yuko mohri” (Ginza Sony Park, Tokyo, 2020), “Voluta” (Camden Arts Centre, London, 2018), and “Assume That There Is Friction and Resistance” (Towada Art Center, Aomori, 2018). She has also participated in numerous international group exhibitions including “23rd Biennale of Sydney” (Sydney, 2022), “2021 Asian Art Biennial” (National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, 2021), “34th Bienal de São Paulo” (Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion, São Paulo, 2021), “Glasgow international 2021” (The Factory, Glasgow, 2021), “The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art” (Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2018), “Childhood” (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2018), “Japanorama: New Vision on Art since 1970” (Centre Pompidou-Metz, 2017) and “14th Biennale de Lyon” (Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, 2017).
Her works are in the collections of Ashmolean Museum (Oxford), Centre Pompidou (Paris), M+ (Hong Kong), Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon (Lyon), Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Tokyo), The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto (Kyoto), Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts (Taoyuan), Queensland Art Gallery (Brisbane) etc.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Solo and Two-person Exhibitions

2022
Nov. “Neue Fruchtige Tanzmusik,” Yutaka Kikutake Gallery, Tokyo
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Oct. “Moré Moré Tokyo (Leaky Tokyo),” Akio Nagasawa Gallery, Tokyo
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May “I/O,” Lydgalleriet, Bergen
2021
Sept. “I/O (In Oslo),” Atelier Nord, Oslo
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Aug. “Parade (a Drip, a Drop, the End of the Tale),” Japan House São Paulo, São Paulo
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Apr. “SOLO,” Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei
2020
Aug. “Nissan Art Award Collection,” Nissan Gallery Global Headquarters, Kanagawa [two-person exhibition with Yuichiro Tamura]
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July “SP. by Yuko Mohri,” Ginza Sony Park, Tokyo
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Jan. “Condo London 2020: mother’s tankstation London hosting Château Shatto,” mother’s tankstation, London [two-person exhibition with Zeinab Saleh]
2019
Sept. “slower than slowly,” mother’s tankstation, Dublin
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July “summer rains,” SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo [two-person exhibition with David Horvitz]
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Apr. “Matsutake Gallery Presents Yuko Mohri,” Yvon Lambert Bookshop, Paris
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Apr. “Moré Moré (Leaky): Cabinet,” Geidai Shokudo Show Case, Ibaraki
2018
Nov. “Assume That There Is Friction and Resistance,” Towada Art Center, Aomori
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Sept. “Same As It Ever Was,” Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei
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July “Voluta,” Camden Arts Centre, London
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Jan. “Curatorial Studies 12: The 100th Anniversary of Duchamp’s Fountain, Case 5: Dissémination,” The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, Kyoto [guest curation]
2017
Dec. “Grey Skies,” Fujisawa City Art Space, Kanagawa
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Feb. “Moré Moré (Leaky),” White Rainbow, London
2016
Nov. “Form of the Daze,” Jane Lombard Gallery, New York, NY
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June “Circus without Circus,” Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei
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Apr. “Pleated Image,” waitingroom, Tokyo
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Feb. “The Beginnings (or Open-ended)” [2nd period], Potluck Building Gallery, Nagoya [two-person exhibition with Peter Fischli & David Weiss]
2015
Oct. “The Beginnings (or Open-ended),” Potluck Building Gallery, Nagoya [two-person exhibition with Peter Fischli & David Weiss]
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Oct. “Observation of the Senses,” Asahi Art Square, Tokyo
2013
Dec. “Ribbon / Reborn,” Musashino Place, Tokyo
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Nov. “Sauvage – Wild in the City,” Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo
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July “Tokai Polyrhythm,” Kawaguchi Media Seven, Saitama
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May “Show Case,” Baus Theater, Tokyo
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Feb. “Orochi,” Gallery waitingroom, Tokyo
2012
May “Circus,” Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
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Apr. “Circuits,” adanda Gallery, Osaka
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Feb. “Circles,” Gallery waitingroom, Tokyo
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Feb. “Circles,” Agencia de Apoyo a la Arquitectura, Barcelona

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023
Apr. “14th Gwangju Biennale: Soft and Weak Like Water,” Gwangju (forthcoming)
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Mar. Taipei (forthcoming)
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Mar. Tokyo (forthcoming)
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Feb. Adelaide (forthcoming)
2022
Nov. “Japan. Body_Perform_Live,” Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milano (forthcoming)
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Nov. “Open Museum 2022,” 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa
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May “Art & New Ecology,” The 5th Floor, Tokyo
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May “The Voice of No Man’s Land,” The Garden Hall, Ebisu Garden Place, Tokyo
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Apr. “Extended Present,” Ludwig Museum, Budapest
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Mar. “23rd Biennale of Sydney: rīvus,” Sydney
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Jan. “Sense Island,” Sarushima, Kanagawa
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Jan. “Rendering,” Property Holdings Development Group, Hong Kong
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Jan. “On Paper,” Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei
2021
Dec. “See Sea,” Taoyuan Children’s Art Centre, Taoyuan
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Dec. “Breaking the Waves,” K11 HACC, Hong Kong
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Nov. Group Show, Akio Nagasawa, Tokyo
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Nov. “New Ways to Glow: Artists Envision a Post-Covid World,” The University Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
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Nov. “Moving Voice,” Art Week Tokyo, Tokyo
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Oct. “2021 Asian Art Biennial: Phantasmapolis,” National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung
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Oct. “A Higher Calling,” White Space, Beijing
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Oct. “Mutable Ecologies,” Online/Melbourne
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Sept. “34th Bienal de São Paulo: Though It’s Dark, Still I Sing” Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion, São Paulo
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July “Tokyo: Art & Photography,” Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
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July “Breaking the Waves,” chi K11 art museum, Shanghai
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June “Holland Festival,” De School, Amsterdam
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June “Glasgow international 2021: Attention,” The Pipe Factory, Glasgow
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May “Trust & Confusion,” Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong
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Mar. “11 Stories on Distanced Relationships: Contemporary Art from Japan,” online (https://11stories.jpf.go.jp/)
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Mar. “Playfreely: Nervous Systems,” Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore
2020
Dec. “From the Mundane World,” He Art Museum, Shunde, Guangdong
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Dec. “Dawn Light: Project Fulfill in Focus,” Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei
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Dec. “Inside the Collector’s Vault, vol.1,” WHAT, Tokyo
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Nov. “Vento [Wind],” Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion, São Paulo
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Sept. “Apparation: Intermedia Art 2020,” The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
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May “Dark Independent” not open to the public
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Apr. “Glasgow international 2020: Gi Digital Programme,” online (https://glasgowinternational.org/)
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Feb. “Where We Now Stand—In Order to Map the Future” (phase 2), 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa
2019
Dec. “Inter-Resonance: Inter-Organics Japanese Performance and Sound Art,” Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah
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Oct. “Publicness of the Art Center,” Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki
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Sept. “The 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art: Immortality,” Ural Optical and Mechanical Plant, Ekaterinburg
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July “U40,” Yu-un, Tokyo
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July “MOT Collection: Please to Meet You” (phase II), Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
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Mar. “Weavers of Worlds: A Century of Flux in Japanese Modern/Contemporary Art,” Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
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Feb. “Visible Soul: Around the Asia Collection of Benesse Art Site Naoshima,” Fukutake House, Okayama
2018
Nov. “The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art,” Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
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Aug. “Sensory Agents,” Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth
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June “Childhood,” Palais de Tokyo, Paris
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Mar. “rehearsal,” Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong
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Mar. “Going Away Closer,” Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana
2017
Oct. “Japanorama: New Vision on Art Since 1970,” Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz
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Sept. “14th Biennale de Lyon,” Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon
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Aug. “Sapporo International Art Festival 2017,” Sapporo City University Skyway, Hokkaido
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Feb. “MOT Satellite Spring 2017: by the Deep Rivers,” Tokyo
2016
Dec. “Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016,” Kochi
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Sept. “Digital Design Weekend 2016,” Victoria and Albert, London
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Mar. “Roppongi Crossing 2016,” Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
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Mar. “Regeneration Movement,” National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung
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Jan. “The Way Things Go,” Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei
2015
Nov. “Nissan Art Award 2015,” BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama
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Oct. “2015 Jaguar Asia Tech Art Prize (Art Taipei 2015),” Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei
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Sept. “Spectrum,” Spiral Garden, Tokyo
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July “Mirror Mirror,” Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY
2014
Dec. “Unseen Existence,” Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
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Aug. “Yokohama Triennale 2014,” Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa
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July “Media Art/Kitchen Aomori,” Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Aomori
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July “Sapporo International Art Festival 2014,” Hokkaido
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May “Causality: Kinetic Expressions,” 1335MABINI, Manila
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Jan. “Transmediale 14,” Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
2013
Sept. “Media Art/Kitchen,” Gallery National Indonesia, Jakarta
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Mar. “The Things We Have Overlooked,” Sendai Mediatheque, Miyagi
2012
Oct. “Art and Music,” Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
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Mar. “x_sound,” Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin
2011
Nov. “Alternating Currents,” Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth
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Jan. “John Cage Variations VII,” Asahi Art Square, Tokyo
2010
Nov. “Otomo Yoshihide Ensembles 2010: Resonance,” Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki
2009
May “Coded Cultures,” Museums Quartier Wien, Vienna
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Jan. “Radiator Festival 2009,” Broadway Media Centre, Nottingham
2008
Sept. “The 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennale (Media City Seoul),” Seoul
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Feb. “AV Festival 08: Broadcast,” Discovery Museum Newcastle Gateshead, Newcastle

Publications (Monographs & Solo Exhibition Catalogues)

Moré Moré Tokyo (Leaky Tokyo). text by Lena Fritsch. Tokyo: Akio Nagasawa, Oct. 2022 (forthcoming)
I/O. text by Tomoko Yabumae. Oslo: Atelier Nord, Sept. 2021
Assume That There Is Friction and Resistance. text by Emma Lavigne, Kazuko Koike, Minoru Hatanaka, Kodama Kanazawa. Interviewed by Taisuke Shimanuki. Tokyo: Getsuyosha, Feb. 2019
After the Echo. Tokyo: After the Echo Project, Oct. 2018
Yuko Mohri. text by Sam Belinfante. London: Camden Arts Centre, July 2018
Grey Skies. poem by Sayaka Ohsaki. text by Hitoshi Nakano, Satoko “Tetta” Sugimoto. Kanagawa: Fujisawa City Art Space, Feb. 2018
Yuko Mohri. text by Richard Wentworth, Mark Rappolt, Edward Ball. London: White Rainbow, Apr. 2017.
ArtReview Asia, Autumn 2016, ArtReview, 2016 [cover, interview]
Yuko Mohri Anmerkung – Art Hack Day Transmediale, BCCKS (Tokyo), 2014 [e-book]
MORE MORE Tokyo [Water Leak Tokyo], BCCKS (Tokyo),2012 [e-book]

Screenings

2021
Oct. “Arctic Moving Image & Film Festival ’21,” Harstad Cinema, Oslo
2020
Feb. “Theatre for All,” online (https://theatreforall.net/movie/io/)

Grants and Awards

2022
Grant in Support of Art-Related International Exchange, Pola Art Foundation
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Grant for Art-related International Exchange, Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation
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Grant, Nomura Foundation
2020
Grant, Arts Council Tokyo Fiscal Year 2020, Arts Council Tokyo
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Grant, Asahi Shimbun Foundation
2019
Lauréats 2020: Cité internationale des arts, Institut français
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Ones to Watch 2019, It’s Nice That
2018
East Asian Cultural Exchange Envoy (China), Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan
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Grant, Arts Council Tokyo Fiscal Year 2018, Arts Council Tokyo
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Grant, Asahi Group Arts Foundation
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Grant in Support of Art-Related International Exchange, Pola Art Foundation
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Contemporary Art Support Program, Terumo Foundation for Life Science and Arts
2017
Bvlgari Avrora Awards 2017 (Recommender: Ryuichi Sakamoto)
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Grant in Support of Art-Related International Exchange, Pola Art Foundation
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The New Face Award, the 67th Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts, Japan
2016
Japan Foundation New Delhi
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Culture and Future Prize, the 65th Kanagawa Culture Award, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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40 under 40 Asia Pacific: The Most Inspirational Young People in the Asia Pacific Art World, Apollo Magazine
2015
Grand Prix, Nissan Art Award 2015
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Honorary Mention, 2015 Jaguar Asia Tech Art Prize
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Grant, Arts Council Tokyo Fiscal Year 2015, Arts Council Tokyo
2014
The Fellowship Grant Individual 2014, Asian Cultural Council (ACC)
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Grow Up Artist Project 2014, Asahi Art Square
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Award “The Bacon Prize,” Art Fair Tokyo 2014
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Research of Arts and Cultural Exchange for ASEAN (18th to 23rd Feb), Japan Foundation
2011
Barcelona Exchange Residency Program, Tokyo Wonder Site
2006
Honorary Mention, Ars Electronica 06
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Second Prize, Transmediale06

Collection

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Centre Pompidou, Paris
M+, Hong Kong
Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
The Nissan Art Collection, Kanagawa
Obayashi Foundation, Tokyo
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
S-House Museum, Okayama
Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts, Taoyuan
Takahashi Collection, Tokyo
Tokai Tokyo Securities, Tokyo
Towada Art Center, Aomori
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa

Teaching

2017–
Lecturer, Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Global Art Practice (Collaborate with Emmanuelle Huynh, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts)
2016–17
Lecturer, Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Painting
2006–08
Researcher, Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Film and New Media

Educational Background

2006
M. F. A., Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Inter-Media Art
2004
B. F. A., Tama Art University, Department of Information Design

Artist-in-Residence

2022
Sept. Arts Tsukide, Chiba
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Apr. Cité internationale des arts, Paris
2019
Mar. Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki
2016
Sept. Camden Arts Centre, London
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July Victoria & Albert Museum, London
2015
Mar. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY
2014
Aug. Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Aomori
2011
Nov. Hangar Barcelona, Barcelona
2008
Feb. s/lab Sunderland University, Sunderland
2007
June s/lab Sunderland University, Sunderland

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