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  • “A Spoon Made From The Land”, 2009, Video installation 11’00min., Iron spoon 16×3.5×2.3 cm

  • “infinity”, 2006, HDV, 4’38min.

  • “Rubbing a Camel”, 2010, Video installation, Bronze, HD video 57x18x24 cm, 6:56 min.

  • “Major League Birdwatching”, 2011, HD video projection on baseball caps, stereo sound, tripod dimention variable, 9:30 min. C-print 40 x 30 cm

  • “How to make a mountain sculpture”, 2006, ”Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau” Firewood 29x18x16 cm, C-print 72x48cm

  • “Dogsled”, 2008, Video installation, 5’23min.,23radio control cars, fake fur, wheeled sled

  • “Candy”, 2005, DVD, 3’22min., candy, glass bowl

  • “GOING MAINSTREAM”, 2010, 2 channel video installation, Blu-ray, inflatable boat, 11’16min.

Profile

Mai Yamashita
2009 PhD Tokyo University of the Arts
2005-6 The Berlin University of the Arts, Class Stan Douglas, Guest student
2004 M.A. Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
2001 B.A. Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
1976 Born in Chiba, Japan
Naoto Kobayashi
2005-6 The Berlin University of the Arts, Class Stan Douglas, Guest student
2002 M.A. Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
1999 B.A. The University of Tsukuba, School of Art and Design
1974 Born in Chiba, Japan

Awards

2014 Pola Art Foundation, International Exchange, Japan
2013-14 Pollock Krasner Art Foundation, New York, USA
2009-12 The Japanese Government Overseas Study Programme for Artists, Japan
2011 Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation, Stipend, Japan
2010 The Nomura Foundation, Japan
2007-08 The Japanese Government Overseas Study Programme for Artists, Japan
2007 Special Prize of VAD International Video and Digital Arts Festival, Girona, Spain
2006 The Asahi Shimbun Foundation, Japan
The Nomura Cultural Foundation, Japan
Honorable Mention of transmediale.06, Berlin
2nd Prize of Gstaad Film Festival 2006, Gstaad, Switzerland
2004 Takahashi Art Prize, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music, Tokyo
1999 Ataka Prize, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music, Tokyo

Solo Exhibitions

2013 "WORKS ON PAPER", DAIKANYAMA T-SHITE, Tokyo
2011 "The Four Souvenirs and The Book", Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Tokyo
"Adventure, Courage, Love and Friendship", Kunstverein Göttingen, Germany
"infinity", Arthouse at the Jones Center, Texas, USA
"IMPRINT", FIT, Vancouver, Canada
2010 "GOING MAINSTREAM", Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
"Screen Spirit_Continued_#11", Städtische Galerie Bremen, Bremen, Germany
2009 "Viewing week", Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Tokyo
"The Small Mountain", Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Chiba, Japan
"playing with time", NOW IDeA by Utrecht, Tokyo
2008 "When I wish upon a star + Infinity", STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven, Belgium
2007 "1000 Waves", Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany
"infinity", Mai Yamashita+Naoto Kobayashi, ZAIM Annex 304, Yokohama, Japan
"Yamashita Kobayahshi Repeast Playback@Maruya", Naoshima, Japan
2001 "dam has broken", Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo

Group Exhibition

2013 "tireless workers", insitu, Berlin
"Victory Obsessed", Culture Centre Zamek, Poland
"Now Japan", Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands
"Why not live for Art? Ⅱ", Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
"Super 8", Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 "Cities and Things That Matter", Lombard Freid Projects, NY
"Eleventh Hour", Futura Centre For Contemporary Art, Prague
"Super 8", Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
"Boby Talks?", Art Fair Tokyo : Special Video Program, Tokyo
"MEDIATED VISIONS", Galerie Wedding, Berlin
"Kashiwa City Jack -Asia Pacific Contemporary Media Arts from Daisuke Miyatsu Collection-", Kashiwa City, Japan
2011 "Yokohama Triennale 2011", Japan
"Invisibleness is visibleness", Moca Taipei, Taiwan
"Super 8", Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica*
"Open Studio", ISCP-International Studio & Curatorial Program, NY
"UNFOLDING: PROCESSES/SPACE/TIME" Grimmuseum, Berlin
"Soramame", Hans Peter Zimmer Stiftung, Düsseldorf, Germany
"Body Talks?", SYMPOSIA, Tokyo
2010 "Aichi Triennale", Nagoya, Japan
"Roppongi Art Night", Roppongi Hills, Tokyo
"Things That Only An Artist Can Do", MARCO-Museo deArte Contemporánea de Vigo, Spain
"Love Sick", Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia
"Convocatoria Internacional de Jóvenes Artistas ", Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain
"No Holds Barred", Art Amsterdam
"Can’t go on like this!" Map Office, HongKong
2009 "5+1 Junction Box", Vacant, Tokyo
"Vom Labor zum Projekt", Neuen Museum Weimar, Weimar, Germany
"UNIVERSO ELECTRÓNICO", El Tanque Espacio cultural, Canary Islands, Spain
"JAPAN VIDEO WINDOW", Duplex/10m2, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
"R_minute", Info Nantes public computer screens, Nantes, France
"Destroy Everything You Touch", Espai’d Art de Gandia, Spain
"Once, there was the sea", Creative Space 9001, Kanagawa, Japan
"I wish upon a star", Sinjuku Ganka Garou, Tokyo
"Ping-Pong Critic", Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto
"Videonale 11 selection", Goethe-Institut Japan in Kyoto, Kyoto
2008 "Yokohama Art & Home Collection" with MIACA, Kanagawa, Japan
"Re-imagining Asia", Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
"BACKLIGHT 08", 8th International Photographic Triennial", Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Tampere, Finland etc.
"IASmedia Screening 2008- Contemporary Art Video Screening program by IASmedia", Insa Art Space, Korea
"Sound & Vision Vol.3 RefLect", ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan
"Ohayo JAPAN", Japan Festival Leipzig, LIA - Leipzig International Art Programme, Leipzig, Germany
"VIDEOZOMER", Petersburg Project Space, Amsterdam
"GOING TO OUESSANT – Video on the island", Ouessant, France
"Visions in the Nunnery 2008", The Nunnery Gallery, London
"Theory of Everything", CASZ with tank.tv, Amsterdam
"Screening #10", ART CLAIMS IMPULSE, Berlin
"FairPlay Film&Video Award Selection", Product Festival, Varna, Bulgaria
"The Doctoral Program Final Exhibition", The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan
2007 "I Am Future Melancholic", Tate Modern, London
"I Am Future Melancholic", GoGallery, Milan, Italy
"Crawford Open 2007", Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
"Compendium 07 by MIACA JAPAN", H-I-T, Göteborg, Sweden
"Works by Emerging Video Artists", Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN, US
"Theory of Everything", DongFang The Cinema of the Far East, Napoli
"Museumsnacht", Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany
"Videonale 11 selection", Insa Art Space of the Arts Council Korea, Seoul, Korea
"Videonale 11 selection", Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
"Videonale 11", Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
"Madrid Abierto 2007", Canal Metro, Madrid
"Japanese Video Art Screening", Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway
"Nightcomers", 10th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey
"MIACA@LUX", LUX, London
"Saison Video 2007 #31", Musée des Beaux-Arts et la Dentelle, Calais, France
"Artist as Activist", Plan B, Tokyo
"Future Landscape", Cambridge Film Festival, Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge, UK
"Evolution 2007", The Linacre Studio, Leeds, UK
"Saison Video 2007 #31", Musée des Beaux-Arts et la Dentelle, Calais, France
"Vor Ort", Villa am Aabach, Uster, Switzerland
2006 "ARS 06-Sense of the Real", The Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Helsinki
"LichtRouten Lüdenscheid", Lüdenscheid, Germany
"Small mischiefs", Pump House Gallery, London
"Indblik", Herning Kunstmuseum, Denmark
"O.V. L by REC", MIACA, ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan
"Staring into Space", Trafó-House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest
"Fair Play 2006", play - gallery for still and motion pictures, Berlin
"Trans_vision", V&A Friday Late, the Victoria & Albert Museum, London
"Pixapins", PHOTOESPAÑA 2006, Madrid, Spain
"Theory of Everything", LocationOne, NY/Workstation Arts Center, Beijing/www.tank.tv / and others
"The Peninsula", Singapore History Museum, Singapore
"Everyday Life is a Microcosm", Cornel University Department of Art’s Experimental Studio, Ithaca, New York
"To Be Continued...", "Double Trouble", tank.tv, www.tank.tv
"ArtSway Open 06", ArtSway, Hampshire, UK
"Shrewsbury Open 2006-Unnatural Selection", Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, UK
"badmeister kunst und sport teil 2", Hallenbad Wald, Wald, Switzerland
"kunstkanister", Zeughaus Uster, Uster, Switzerland
2005 "EMERGENCY 2", Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK
"Rosa!:the Exposed Colour Pink", The University Art Museum, Tokyo
2004 "The World is Mine", Hiromi Yoshii Five, Tokyo
"Voice of Site –Tokyo-Chicago-NewYork-", Former Sakamoto Elementary School, Tokyo
2003 "Green Space 2_licht/schatten", Haus am Horn, Weimar, Germany
2002 "Philip Morris K.K. Art Award 2002 -The First Move", Tokyo International Forum
"Green Space", Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Ibaraki, Japan
"Nanohana-Satomi-Hakken-Ten[Art Universiade]", Chiba, Japan

Publication

Collection

Others

FESTIVALS
2011 Hors Pistes 2011, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Performance-Festival 2011, Bremen, Germany
2010 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland
2008 Near Sighted, Far Out: Video Art Festival #003, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, NY
VIDEOAKT international videoart show, Glogauair, Berlin
2007 Trunk/The Nordic Art Video Festival, Östersund, Sweden
Optica: the Gijon International Festival of Video Art, Spain
D-NEFF, Victoria-Gastaiz, Spain
Transitio_MX, Mexico City
VAD International Video and Digital Arts Festival, Girona, Spain
KANSK VIDEO FESTIVAL 2007, Moscow
EXiS2007, Seoul, Republic of Korea
d/Art/07, The Australian Centre for Photography etc., Sydney
17th International Videofestival Bochum, Bochum, Germany
23rd Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Germany
ZEMOS98 [ninth edition], Sevilla, Spain
20th Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgart, Germany
FILE 2007, OI FUTURO CULTURAL CENTER, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
36th International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands
10th Japan Media Art Festival, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan
12th ifva festival, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2006 transmediale.06, Akademie der Künste, Gallery ZERO, Berlin
transmediale.06–video selection touring events
The 11th Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Centre Pompidou etc., Paris
CODE: BLUE Millennium Dialogue 2006, China Millennium Art Museum, Beijing
VAD International Video and Digital Arts Festival, Girona, Spain
shnit short film festival, Bern, Switzerland
isfilmu Nakts #1, kSuns, Latvia
12th canariasmediafest 2006, Gran Canaria, Spain
Ars Electronica Animation Festival, Linz, Austria
EMAF:European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany
Media Forum, Moscow International Film Festival, Moscow
Media Art Friesland, Friesland, the Netherlands
CYNETart_06 humane, Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany
Gstaad Film Festival 2006, Gstaad, Switzerland
SHOWCASE International Portfolio Review, Kaufleuten, Zürich, as a part of tank.tv's Showreel
2005 Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel, Germany
LOOP :THE PLACE FOR VIDEO ART LOVERS, Barcelona

Profile

Mai Yamashita
2009 PhD Tokyo University of the Arts
2005-6 The Berlin University of the Arts, Class Stan Douglas, Guest student
2004 M.A. Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
2001 B.A. Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
1976 Born in Chiba, Japan
Naoto Kobayashi
2005-6 The Berlin University of the Arts, Class Stan Douglas, Guest student
2002 M.A. Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
1999 B.A. The University of Tsukuba, School of Art and Design
1974 Born in Chiba, Japan

Awards

2014 Pola Art Foundation, International Exchange, Japan
2013-14 Pollock Krasner Art Foundation, New York, USA
2009-12 The Japanese Government Overseas Study Programme for Artists, Japan
2011 Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation, Stipend, Japan
2010 The Nomura Foundation, Japan
2007-08 The Japanese Government Overseas Study Programme for Artists, Japan
2007 Special Prize of VAD International Video and Digital Arts Festival, Girona, Spain
2006 The Asahi Shimbun Foundation, Japan
The Nomura Cultural Foundation, Japan
Honorable Mention of transmediale.06, Berlin
2nd Prize of Gstaad Film Festival 2006, Gstaad, Switzerland
2004 Takahashi Art Prize, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music, Tokyo
1999 Ataka Prize, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music, Tokyo

Solo Exhibitions

2013 "WORKS ON PAPER", DAIKANYAMA T-SHITE, Tokyo
2011 "The Four Souvenirs and The Book", Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Tokyo
"Adventure, Courage, Love and Friendship", Kunstverein Göttingen, Germany
"infinity", Arthouse at the Jones Center, Texas, USA
"IMPRINT", FIT, Vancouver, Canada
2010 "GOING MAINSTREAM", Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
"Screen Spirit_Continued_#11", Städtische Galerie Bremen, Bremen, Germany
2009 "Viewing week", Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Tokyo
"The Small Mountain", Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Chiba, Japan
"playing with time", NOW IDeA by Utrecht, Tokyo
2008 "When I wish upon a star + Infinity", STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven, Belgium
2007 "1000 Waves", Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany
"infinity", Mai Yamashita+Naoto Kobayashi, ZAIM Annex 304, Yokohama, Japan
"Yamashita Kobayahshi Repeast Playback@Maruya", Naoshima, Japan
2001 "dam has broken", Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo

Group Exhibition

2013 "tireless workers", insitu, Berlin
"Victory Obsessed", Culture Centre Zamek, Poland
"Now Japan", Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands
"Why not live for Art? Ⅱ", Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
"Super 8", Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 "Cities and Things That Matter", Lombard Freid Projects, NY
"Eleventh Hour", Futura Centre For Contemporary Art, Prague
"Super 8", Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
"Boby Talks?", Art Fair Tokyo : Special Video Program, Tokyo
"MEDIATED VISIONS", Galerie Wedding, Berlin
"Kashiwa City Jack -Asia Pacific Contemporary Media Arts from Daisuke Miyatsu Collection-", Kashiwa City, Japan
2011 "Yokohama Triennale 2011", Japan
"Invisibleness is visibleness", Moca Taipei, Taiwan
"Super 8", Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica*
"Open Studio", ISCP-International Studio & Curatorial Program, NY
"UNFOLDING: PROCESSES/SPACE/TIME" Grimmuseum, Berlin
"Soramame", Hans Peter Zimmer Stiftung, Düsseldorf, Germany
"Body Talks?", SYMPOSIA, Tokyo
2010 "Aichi Triennale", Nagoya, Japan
"Roppongi Art Night", Roppongi Hills, Tokyo
"Things That Only An Artist Can Do", MARCO-Museo deArte Contemporánea de Vigo, Spain
"Love Sick", Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia
"Convocatoria Internacional de Jóvenes Artistas ", Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain
"No Holds Barred", Art Amsterdam
"Can’t go on like this!" Map Office, HongKong
2009 "5+1 Junction Box", Vacant, Tokyo
"Vom Labor zum Projekt", Neuen Museum Weimar, Weimar, Germany
"UNIVERSO ELECTRÓNICO", El Tanque Espacio cultural, Canary Islands, Spain
"JAPAN VIDEO WINDOW", Duplex/10m2, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
"R_minute", Info Nantes public computer screens, Nantes, France
"Destroy Everything You Touch", Espai’d Art de Gandia, Spain
"Once, there was the sea", Creative Space 9001, Kanagawa, Japan
"I wish upon a star", Sinjuku Ganka Garou, Tokyo
"Ping-Pong Critic", Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto
"Videonale 11 selection", Goethe-Institut Japan in Kyoto, Kyoto
2008 "Yokohama Art & Home Collection" with MIACA, Kanagawa, Japan
"Re-imagining Asia", Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
"BACKLIGHT 08", 8th International Photographic Triennial", Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Tampere, Finland etc.
"IASmedia Screening 2008- Contemporary Art Video Screening program by IASmedia", Insa Art Space, Korea
"Sound & Vision Vol.3 RefLect", ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan
"Ohayo JAPAN", Japan Festival Leipzig, LIA - Leipzig International Art Programme, Leipzig, Germany
"VIDEOZOMER", Petersburg Project Space, Amsterdam
"GOING TO OUESSANT – Video on the island", Ouessant, France
"Visions in the Nunnery 2008", The Nunnery Gallery, London
"Theory of Everything", CASZ with tank.tv, Amsterdam
"Screening #10", ART CLAIMS IMPULSE, Berlin
"FairPlay Film&Video Award Selection", Product Festival, Varna, Bulgaria
"The Doctoral Program Final Exhibition", The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan
2007 "I Am Future Melancholic", Tate Modern, London
"I Am Future Melancholic", GoGallery, Milan, Italy
"Crawford Open 2007", Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
"Compendium 07 by MIACA JAPAN", H-I-T, Göteborg, Sweden
"Works by Emerging Video Artists", Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN, US
"Theory of Everything", DongFang The Cinema of the Far East, Napoli
"Museumsnacht", Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany
"Videonale 11 selection", Insa Art Space of the Arts Council Korea, Seoul, Korea
"Videonale 11 selection", Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
"Videonale 11", Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
"Madrid Abierto 2007", Canal Metro, Madrid
"Japanese Video Art Screening", Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway
"Nightcomers", 10th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey
"MIACA@LUX", LUX, London
"Saison Video 2007 #31", Musée des Beaux-Arts et la Dentelle, Calais, France
"Artist as Activist", Plan B, Tokyo
"Future Landscape", Cambridge Film Festival, Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge, UK
"Evolution 2007", The Linacre Studio, Leeds, UK
"Saison Video 2007 #31", Musée des Beaux-Arts et la Dentelle, Calais, France
"Vor Ort", Villa am Aabach, Uster, Switzerland
2006 "ARS 06-Sense of the Real", The Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Helsinki
"LichtRouten Lüdenscheid", Lüdenscheid, Germany
"Small mischiefs", Pump House Gallery, London
"Indblik", Herning Kunstmuseum, Denmark
"O.V. L by REC", MIACA, ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan
"Staring into Space", Trafó-House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest
"Fair Play 2006", play - gallery for still and motion pictures, Berlin
"Trans_vision", V&A Friday Late, the Victoria & Albert Museum, London
"Pixapins", PHOTOESPAÑA 2006, Madrid, Spain
"Theory of Everything", LocationOne, NY/Workstation Arts Center, Beijing/www.tank.tv / and others
"The Peninsula", Singapore History Museum, Singapore
"Everyday Life is a Microcosm", Cornel University Department of Art’s Experimental Studio, Ithaca, New York
"To Be Continued...", "Double Trouble", tank.tv, www.tank.tv
"ArtSway Open 06", ArtSway, Hampshire, UK
"Shrewsbury Open 2006-Unnatural Selection", Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, UK
"badmeister kunst und sport teil 2", Hallenbad Wald, Wald, Switzerland
"kunstkanister", Zeughaus Uster, Uster, Switzerland
2005 "EMERGENCY 2", Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK
"Rosa!:the Exposed Colour Pink", The University Art Museum, Tokyo
2004 "The World is Mine", Hiromi Yoshii Five, Tokyo
"Voice of Site –Tokyo-Chicago-NewYork-", Former Sakamoto Elementary School, Tokyo
2003 "Green Space 2_licht/schatten", Haus am Horn, Weimar, Germany
2002 "Philip Morris K.K. Art Award 2002 -The First Move", Tokyo International Forum
"Green Space", Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Ibaraki, Japan
"Nanohana-Satomi-Hakken-Ten[Art Universiade]", Chiba, Japan

Publication

Collection

Others

FESTIVALS
2011 Hors Pistes 2011, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Performance-Festival 2011, Bremen, Germany
2010 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland
2008 Near Sighted, Far Out: Video Art Festival #003, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, NY
VIDEOAKT international videoart show, Glogauair, Berlin
2007 Trunk/The Nordic Art Video Festival, Östersund, Sweden
Optica: the Gijon International Festival of Video Art, Spain
D-NEFF, Victoria-Gastaiz, Spain
Transitio_MX, Mexico City
VAD International Video and Digital Arts Festival, Girona, Spain
KANSK VIDEO FESTIVAL 2007, Moscow
EXiS2007, Seoul, Republic of Korea
d/Art/07, The Australian Centre for Photography etc., Sydney
17th International Videofestival Bochum, Bochum, Germany
23rd Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Germany
ZEMOS98 [ninth edition], Sevilla, Spain
20th Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgart, Germany
FILE 2007, OI FUTURO CULTURAL CENTER, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
36th International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands
10th Japan Media Art Festival, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan
12th ifva festival, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2006 transmediale.06, Akademie der Künste, Gallery ZERO, Berlin
transmediale.06–video selection touring events
The 11th Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Centre Pompidou etc., Paris
CODE: BLUE Millennium Dialogue 2006, China Millennium Art Museum, Beijing
VAD International Video and Digital Arts Festival, Girona, Spain
shnit short film festival, Bern, Switzerland
isfilmu Nakts #1, kSuns, Latvia
12th canariasmediafest 2006, Gran Canaria, Spain
Ars Electronica Animation Festival, Linz, Austria
EMAF:European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany
Media Forum, Moscow International Film Festival, Moscow
Media Art Friesland, Friesland, the Netherlands
CYNETart_06 humane, Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany
Gstaad Film Festival 2006, Gstaad, Switzerland
SHOWCASE International Portfolio Review, Kaufleuten, Zürich, as a part of tank.tv's Showreel
2005 Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel, Germany
LOOP :THE PLACE FOR VIDEO ART LOVERS, Barcelona
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Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : Current News


Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi participate in the artist-in-residence at quartier21, MuseumsQuartier Wien (Vienna)

 

For more information, please visit the websites.
MuseumsQuartier Wien
quartier21

 

Period : March – April, 2014
Solo show : March 27 (Thu) – Aprl 24 (Thu) at Asifakeil  (quartier21)

 

“A Dog And Wooden Sculptures”
Date: March 28 (Fri) – Apr 24 (Thu), 2014 
Venue: Asifakeil  (quartier21
Time: 10:00 – 22:00 
Opening: Thursday 27 March, 19:00

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Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : "tireless workers" insitu, Berlin


Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi will participate in a group exhibition “tireless workers″ in Berlin.
http://insitu-berlin.com/

“tireless workers”
Dates: 14.11. – 18.01.2013
Venue: insitu, Berlin
Artists: Francis Alÿs, David Brognon & Stéphanie Rollin, Moritz Frei, Isabelle Giovacchini, Klara Hobza, Letizia Romanini, Takahiro Suzuki, Guido van der Werwe, Mai Yamashita & Naoto Kobayashi

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Masaru Iwai, Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : "Now Japan" Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort, Netherlands


Masaru Iwai and Mai Yamashita+Naoto Kobayashi will participate in a group exhibition in Netherlands.
For more information, please visit the website.

“Now Japan”
Dates: 21 September, 2013 – 2 February, 2014
Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort, Netherlands
http://www.kunsthalkade.nl/tentoonstelling.php?item=2047

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Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : "Victory Obessed" Zamek, Poland


Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi will participate in a group exhibition “Victory Obessed″ from 7th September to 10th October at Zamek Culture Center.

Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi
“Victory Obessed”
Dates: 07.09. – 10.10.2013
Venue: Zamek Culture Center, Poland
For more info, please visit the following link.
http://www.zamek.poznan.pl/news,en,153,2390.html

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Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : "Why not live for Art? Ⅱ" Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery


Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi will participate in a group show in this summer at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery.

“Why not live for Art? Ⅱ”
Dates: July 13 (Sat) – September 23 (Mon), 2013
Venue: Gallery1&2, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
http://www.operacity.jp/ag/exh154/index_e.html

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Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : "Super8" MAM, Rio


Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi’s “Dogsled” will be screened on April 26 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

“Super8″
Date: April 26 – June 2, 2013
Venue: Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
For more information
http://mamrio.org.br/exposicoes/super-8/

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    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : "WORKS ON PAPER" DAIKANYAMA T-SITE, Tokyo


    A exhibition by Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi will be held at DAIKANYAMA T-SITE in Tokyo.For more information, please visit the following website.
    http://tsite.jp/daikanyama/event/001573.html

    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi
    “WORKS ON PAPER” 
    Dates: February 19 – March 3, 2013 
    Venue: DAIKANYAMA T-SITE 1F Book Floor


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    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : "Kashiwa City Jack -Asia Pacific Contemporary Media Arts from Daisuke Miyatsu Collection-" Art Line Kashiwa 2012


    “Candy” by Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi will be shown on 3 and 4 November at Art Line Kashiwa 2012 “Kashiwa City Jack” program in Japan.

    Art Line Kashiwa 2012
    “Kashiwa City Jack” -Asia Pacific Contemporary Media Arts from Daisuke Miyatsu Collection-
    Dates: 27.10. – 04.11.2012
    Venue: Kashiwa city, Chiba, Japan
    Direction: Daisuke Miyatsu
    For more info, please look the following link.
    Art Line Kashiwa
    Kashiwa City Jack

     

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    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : "MEDIATED VISIONS" Galerie Wedding


    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi are now participating in a group exhibition “MEDIATED VISIONS″ on 29 September to 10 November at Galerie Wedding in Berlin.They present two video pieces, “infinity” is their early masterpiece and “Unfortunately, impossible” which have had a few presentation opportunity ever so is a precious work.

    Dates: 29.09. – 10.11.2012
    Venue: Galerie Wedding
    Artists: Costantino Ciervo, Johann Büsen, Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi
    For more info, please look the following link.
    Galerie Wedding

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    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : "SUPER 8 Part2" KÜNSTLERHAUS BETHANIEN

    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi will participate in video art exhibition “SUPER 8 Part2″ on 2nd and 15n September at KÜNSTLERHAUS BETHANIEN.

    Exhibition: 17.08. – 16.09.2012
    Tue – Sun: 2 – 7pm
    Admission free   For more info, please look the following link.
    http://www.bethanien.de/en/exhibitions/super-8-part-2/

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    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : Yokohama Triennale 2011


    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi will participate in Yokohama Triennale 2011.

     

    Yokohama Triennale 2011
    Dates: Sat, Aug 6th – Sun, Nov 6th 2011
    Venue : Yokohama Museum of Art / NYK Waterfront Warehouse (BankART Studio NYK), Kanagawa

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    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : a new book "Mai Yamashita+Naoto Kobayashi WORKS 2007-2011"


    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi has published a new book.

     

    Mai Yamashita+Naoto Kobayashi WORKS 2007-2011
    128×144mm(case size 187×200×25mm)
    color text/ 96P
    hardcover
    with a case and a magnifying glass
    Price : ¥4095 (tax included)
    Design : Yoshihisa Tanaka
    Publication : Takuro Someya Contemporary Art
    Sold : Takuro Someya Contemporary Art
    ISBN 978-4-9905988-00-8

     

    For more information, please contact our gallery.

    gallery@tsca.jp

    Gallery

    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : "The Four Souvenirs and The Book" TSCA


    NEW EXHIBITION

     

    Mai Yamashita / Born in 1976 in Chiba, Japan, PhD Tokyo University of The Arts

    Naoto Kobayashi / Born in 1974 in Chiba, Japan, M.A. Tokyo University of The Arts

    Yamashita and Kobayashi met at high school and started working together in 2000. Since moving to Germany in 2004, they have been working and living in Berlin and have traveled the world working on their projects. They have had solo exhibitions at Kunstverein Gottingen (Germany, 2011) and Kunsthalle Lingen (Germany, 2007) among others. Group shows include ARS06 at The Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA (Helsinki, 2006); Re-imagining Asia at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin, 2008); Things That Only An Artist Can Do at MARCO- Museo de Arte Contemporanea (Vigo, Spain, 2010); Aichi Triennale 2010; and Yokohama Triennale 2011.

     

    Meandering thoughts and memories form a sort of consciousness that, through the artists’ simple actions, refreshes our own thoughts as real potential. “Major League Birdwatching” is a new piece based on stereotypical images of America and the contrasting reality found through their daily life experiences.

     

    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi

    The Four Souvenirs and The Book

    August 6 (Sat) – September 17 (Sat), 2011

    Opening reception for the artists : Saturday, 6th August, 6-8PM

    Gallery

    Gallery Collection


    Gallery Collection

    We proudly present our current ongoing exhibit, a group show featuring several representing artists. The show features works from each artist’s most memorable series, ranging from the delicate to the dynamic, and includes pieces on display in Japan for the first time, rare works, and pieces that were requested by many to be included in the show. We invite you to come experience the diverse terrain of this exciting exhibit.

     

    Gallery Collection May 7 (Sat) – May 21 (Sat), 2011 Ryuta Iida, Naoki Honjo, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi and Nerhol

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    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi:"Adventure, Courage, Love and Friendship" kunstvereingoettingen


    Solo Exhibition

     

    There will be solo exhibition of Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi
    at kunstvereingoettingen in Germany.

    Please visit the floor if you have chance to go to there.

     

    “Adventure, Courage, Love and Friendship”

    date : Feb 27 – Apr 17, 2011

    venue : kunstvereingoettingen

     

    Gallery

    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : ART STAGE SINGAPORE


    Takuro Someya Contemporary Art will participate in ART STAGE SINGAPORE 2011.

    We look forward to see you there.

     

    ART STAGE SINGAPORE
    Jan 12 (Wed) – Jan 16 (Sun), 2011
    Venue : MARINA BAY SANDS
    artist : Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi
    Booth no. E9-01

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    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : Current News


    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi participate in the artist-in-residence at quartier21, MuseumsQuartier Wien (Vienna)

     

    For more information, please visit the websites.
    MuseumsQuartier Wien
    quartier21

     

    Period : March – April, 2014
    Solo show : March 27 (Thu) – Aprl 24 (Thu) at Asifakeil  (quartier21)

     

    “A Dog And Wooden Sculptures”
    Date: March 28 (Fri) – Apr 24 (Thu), 2014 
    Venue: Asifakeil  (quartier21
    Time: 10:00 – 22:00 
    Opening: Thursday 27 March, 19:00

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    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : "tireless workers" insitu, Berlin


    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi will participate in a group exhibition “tireless workers″ in Berlin.
    http://insitu-berlin.com/

    “tireless workers”
    Dates: 14.11. – 18.01.2013
    Venue: insitu, Berlin
    Artists: Francis Alÿs, David Brognon & Stéphanie Rollin, Moritz Frei, Isabelle Giovacchini, Klara Hobza, Letizia Romanini, Takahiro Suzuki, Guido van der Werwe, Mai Yamashita & Naoto Kobayashi

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    Masaru Iwai, Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : "Now Japan" Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort, Netherlands


    Masaru Iwai and Mai Yamashita+Naoto Kobayashi will participate in a group exhibition in Netherlands.
    For more information, please visit the website.

    “Now Japan”
    Dates: 21 September, 2013 – 2 February, 2014
    Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort, Netherlands
    http://www.kunsthalkade.nl/tentoonstelling.php?item=2047

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    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : "Victory Obessed" Zamek, Poland


    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi will participate in a group exhibition “Victory Obessed″ from 7th September to 10th October at Zamek Culture Center.

    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi
    “Victory Obessed”
    Dates: 07.09. – 10.10.2013
    Venue: Zamek Culture Center, Poland
    For more info, please visit the following link.
    http://www.zamek.poznan.pl/news,en,153,2390.html

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    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : "Why not live for Art? Ⅱ" Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery


    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi will participate in a group show in this summer at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery.

    “Why not live for Art? Ⅱ”
    Dates: July 13 (Sat) – September 23 (Mon), 2013
    Venue: Gallery1&2, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
    http://www.operacity.jp/ag/exh154/index_e.html

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    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : "Super8" MAM, Rio


    Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi’s “Dogsled” will be screened on April 26 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    “Super8″
    Date: April 26 – June 2, 2013
    Venue: Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    For more information
    http://mamrio.org.br/exposicoes/super-8/

      Artist

      Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : "WORKS ON PAPER" DAIKANYAMA T-SITE, Tokyo


      A exhibition by Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi will be held at DAIKANYAMA T-SITE in Tokyo.For more information, please visit the following website.
      http://tsite.jp/daikanyama/event/001573.html

      Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi
      “WORKS ON PAPER” 
      Dates: February 19 – March 3, 2013 
      Venue: DAIKANYAMA T-SITE 1F Book Floor


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      Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : "Kashiwa City Jack -Asia Pacific Contemporary Media Arts from Daisuke Miyatsu Collection-" Art Line Kashiwa 2012


      “Candy” by Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi will be shown on 3 and 4 November at Art Line Kashiwa 2012 “Kashiwa City Jack” program in Japan.

      Art Line Kashiwa 2012
      “Kashiwa City Jack” -Asia Pacific Contemporary Media Arts from Daisuke Miyatsu Collection-
      Dates: 27.10. – 04.11.2012
      Venue: Kashiwa city, Chiba, Japan
      Direction: Daisuke Miyatsu
      For more info, please look the following link.
      Art Line Kashiwa
      Kashiwa City Jack

       

      Artist

      Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : "MEDIATED VISIONS" Galerie Wedding


      Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi are now participating in a group exhibition “MEDIATED VISIONS″ on 29 September to 10 November at Galerie Wedding in Berlin.They present two video pieces, “infinity” is their early masterpiece and “Unfortunately, impossible” which have had a few presentation opportunity ever so is a precious work.

      Dates: 29.09. – 10.11.2012
      Venue: Galerie Wedding
      Artists: Costantino Ciervo, Johann Büsen, Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi
      For more info, please look the following link.
      Galerie Wedding

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      Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : "SUPER 8 Part2" KÜNSTLERHAUS BETHANIEN

      Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi will participate in video art exhibition “SUPER 8 Part2″ on 2nd and 15n September at KÜNSTLERHAUS BETHANIEN.

      Exhibition: 17.08. – 16.09.2012
      Tue – Sun: 2 – 7pm
      Admission free   For more info, please look the following link.
      http://www.bethanien.de/en/exhibitions/super-8-part-2/

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      Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : Yokohama Triennale 2011


      Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi will participate in Yokohama Triennale 2011.

       

      Yokohama Triennale 2011
      Dates: Sat, Aug 6th – Sun, Nov 6th 2011
      Venue : Yokohama Museum of Art / NYK Waterfront Warehouse (BankART Studio NYK), Kanagawa

      Artist

      Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : a new book "Mai Yamashita+Naoto Kobayashi WORKS 2007-2011"


      Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi has published a new book.

       

      Mai Yamashita+Naoto Kobayashi WORKS 2007-2011
      128×144mm(case size 187×200×25mm)
      color text/ 96P
      hardcover
      with a case and a magnifying glass
      Price : ¥4095 (tax included)
      Design : Yoshihisa Tanaka
      Publication : Takuro Someya Contemporary Art
      Sold : Takuro Someya Contemporary Art
      ISBN 978-4-9905988-00-8

       

      For more information, please contact our gallery.

      gallery@tsca.jp

      Gallery

      Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : "The Four Souvenirs and The Book" TSCA


      NEW EXHIBITION

       

      Mai Yamashita / Born in 1976 in Chiba, Japan, PhD Tokyo University of The Arts

      Naoto Kobayashi / Born in 1974 in Chiba, Japan, M.A. Tokyo University of The Arts

      Yamashita and Kobayashi met at high school and started working together in 2000. Since moving to Germany in 2004, they have been working and living in Berlin and have traveled the world working on their projects. They have had solo exhibitions at Kunstverein Gottingen (Germany, 2011) and Kunsthalle Lingen (Germany, 2007) among others. Group shows include ARS06 at The Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA (Helsinki, 2006); Re-imagining Asia at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin, 2008); Things That Only An Artist Can Do at MARCO- Museo de Arte Contemporanea (Vigo, Spain, 2010); Aichi Triennale 2010; and Yokohama Triennale 2011.

       

      Meandering thoughts and memories form a sort of consciousness that, through the artists’ simple actions, refreshes our own thoughts as real potential. “Major League Birdwatching” is a new piece based on stereotypical images of America and the contrasting reality found through their daily life experiences.

       

      Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi

      The Four Souvenirs and The Book

      August 6 (Sat) – September 17 (Sat), 2011

      Opening reception for the artists : Saturday, 6th August, 6-8PM

      Gallery

      Gallery Collection


      Gallery Collection

      We proudly present our current ongoing exhibit, a group show featuring several representing artists. The show features works from each artist’s most memorable series, ranging from the delicate to the dynamic, and includes pieces on display in Japan for the first time, rare works, and pieces that were requested by many to be included in the show. We invite you to come experience the diverse terrain of this exciting exhibit.

       

      Gallery Collection May 7 (Sat) – May 21 (Sat), 2011 Ryuta Iida, Naoki Honjo, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi and Nerhol

      Artist

      Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi:"Adventure, Courage, Love and Friendship" kunstvereingoettingen


      Solo Exhibition

       

      There will be solo exhibition of Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi
      at kunstvereingoettingen in Germany.

      Please visit the floor if you have chance to go to there.

       

      “Adventure, Courage, Love and Friendship”

      date : Feb 27 – Apr 17, 2011

      venue : kunstvereingoettingen

       

      Gallery

      Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : ART STAGE SINGAPORE


      Takuro Someya Contemporary Art will participate in ART STAGE SINGAPORE 2011.

      We look forward to see you there.

       

      ART STAGE SINGAPORE
      Jan 12 (Wed) – Jan 16 (Sun), 2011
      Venue : MARINA BAY SANDS
      artist : Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi
      Booth no. E9-01

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