ARTISTS

Yuichiro Tamura

Yuichiro Tamura not only addresses a message towards the privileged contemporary arts audience, but also triggers an unconventional way of communication with the audience, through works that utilize his unique form of reflection which is unconstrained by the conventional division among the categories such as video or visual arts.

Born 1977, Toyoma. Tamura holds a doctoral degree from the Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts, and a Bachelor’s degree of Photography from Nihon University. He was a guest researcher for the Institut für Raumexperimente at the Berlin University of the Arts (2013-14). Currently he lives and works in Atami and Kyoto, Japan. Selected recent exhibitions in Japan and overseas are The Seven Lamps of The Art Museum (Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, 2019), Where am I ? (Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Toyama, 2019), Roppongi Crossing (Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2019), The Fabric of Felicity (Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2019), Hell Scream (Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA, Kyoto, 2018), Busan Biennale 2018 and Nissan Art Award 2017.

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  • Yuichiro TAMURA
  • 1977

    Born in Toyama, Japan

  • 2003

    BFA, Department of Photography, College of Art, Nihon University, Tokyo

  • 2010

    MFA, Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo

  • 2017

    PhD, Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo

  • SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2019

    Milky Mountain, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

  • 2018

    Hell Scream, Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA, Kyoto

  • 2017

    Cars on Fire, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo
    Week End, Kurumaya Museum of Art, Oyama
    G, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2015

    Ich fliege zurück mit Lufthansa., YUKA TSURUNO Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2013

    NIGHTLESS| Last Signing Room, YUKA TSURUNO Gallery, Art Basel Hong Kong

  • 2012

    NIGHTLAND, YUKA TSURUNO, TOKYO

  • SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2019

    Image Narratives: Literature in Japanese Contemporary Art, National Art Center, Tokyo
    The Seven Lamps of the Art Museum, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
    Where am I? The Art and Design of Signage, Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art & Design, Toyama
    Roppongi Crossing 2019: Connexions, Mori Museum, Tokyo

  • 2018

    The Fabric of Felicity, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, East gallery, Moscow
    Busan Biennale 2018”Divided We Stand”, Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, Former Bank of Korea in Busan, Busan
    APB Foundation Signature Art Prize finalist exhibition, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

  • 2017

    THE SCRAP, THE SCRAP, Seoul
    works on paper, rin art association, Takasaki
    NISSAN ART AWARD 2017: Exhibition of New Works by Five Finalists, BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama
    YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 2017 “Island, Constellations & Galapagos”, NYK Hikawamaru, Yokohama
    Festival of Future Nows, Hamburger Bahnhof: Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
    2 or 3 Tigers, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
    Mode of Liaisons, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok
    MARKING TRIANGLES, The Japan Foundation, Cologne

  • 2016

    MOVING!, The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
    The 21st Art Film Festival, Aichi Art Center, Nagoya
    BODY/ PLAY/ POLITICS, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama
    KYOTO EXPERIMENT 2016, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto
    Japan Media Arts Festival 20th Anniversary Exhibition, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo
    ARTIST PRACTICE, Art Fair Tokyo, Japan

  • 2015

    DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow, The National Art Center, Tokyo
    Whenever Wherever Festival 2015, Morishita Studio, Tokyo
    In To Asia 2015: Time-based Art Festival, Queens Museum, New York
    Monogatari no Katachi – Ima ni Utsushidasu Attarukoto, sendai mediatheque, Sendai
    Oil on canvas, YUKA TSURUNO GALLERY, Tokyo
    Kalte Füsse bekommen, DOCK, Basel
    Oslo Night, Atelier Mondial, Basel
    Making Border – Afterimages and Profections, DNA Galerie, Berlin
    Asian Film Video Art Forum, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
    Artist Fair Taiwan, Taipei

  • 2014

    Festival of Future Nows, Berlin State Museums, Berlin
    SeMA Biennale; Media City Seoul 2014, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
    Photography Will Be, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi
    MEDIA/ART KITCHEN AOMORI, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC), Aomori
    MEDIA/ART KITCHEN YAMAGUCHI, Yamagushi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM), Yamaguchi
    Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
    WALK-IN-PROGRESS, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, China

  • 2013

    Media/ Art Kitchen – Reality Distortion Field, Map KL, Publika, Kuala Lumpur/ Ayala Museum, Manila
    Setouchi Triennale2013, Awashima Island, Mitomi, Kagawa
    Whenever Wherever Festival 2013, MORISHITA STUDIO, Tokyo
    ACCIDENTAL ACCOMPLISHMENT by the Institut für Raumexperimente/Klasse Olafur Eliasson, Institut fur Raumexperimente, Berlin
    (n)on site, km temporaer, Berlin
    Elastic Video, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna

  • 2012

    MOT Annual 2012: Making Situations, Editing Landscapes, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
    Kunisaki Art Project 2012, Bungotakada, Kunisaki, Oita
    Der B ärenh äuter, trippen Harajuku, Tokyo
    Awashima AIR 2012 / spring, Various places in Awashima, Kagawa
    Open Skylines, Japan Foundation, Hanoi
    TOKYO EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL ALL NIGHT FINALE, Tokyo Wonder Site Aoyama, Tokyo
    TOKYO STORY 2011, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo
    Japan Media Arts Festival Domestic Traveling Exhibition, Sendai Drama Studio 10-BOX parking areas, Miyagi
    Ay-O: Over the Rainbow Once More《events on the 7 hills》, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo

  • 2011

    TOKYO EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo (collaboration with Noritaka Ito)
    Koganecho Bazaar 2011, Yokohama
    Where do we go from here?, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo
    TOKYO STORY 2010 Film, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo
    Touch of Image, Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino, Yokohama
    The 3rd off Free International Film Festival, Seoul, South Korea
    Piemonte Share Free International Film festival 2011, Torino, Italy
    HYPER JAPAN 2011, London
    SIGGRAPH 2011, Vancouver, Canada
    FILE 2011, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    WRO biennale 2011, Wroclaw, Poland
    A Window to the World, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
    The 57th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany
    14th Japan Media Arts Festival, The National Art Center, Tokyo
    KIRIN Big in Japan, Sydney
    Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo

  • 2010

    OPEN MISSION, Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo (collaboration with Yu Araki)
    The Definition of Self, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo (collaboration with Masahiko Sato, Atsushi Iriki)
    DOUBLE VISION, Le Lieu Unique. Nantes, France
    Thesis Exhibition, Tokyo University of the Arts, Yokohama

  • 2009

    NO MAN’S LAND, The Annex of the Embassy of France in Japan, Tokyo
    OPEN STUDIO 2009, Inter Continental Yokohama Grand/Shinko Building of Tokyo University of Arts, Yokohama
    Media Practice08-09, BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama

  • 2008

    Yuichiro Tamura, Hiroyuki Kishiyama Exhibition, THERME GALLERY, Tokyo

  • AWARD
  • Finalist, Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2018
    Finalist, NISSAN ART AWARD 2017
    Excellence Prize, Art Awards, The 14th Japan Media Arts Festival, 2010
    Judge’s Special Award, Esquire Digital Photo Award 2005-2006, 2006

  • GRANTS
  • TERUMO FOUNDATION for LIFE SCIENCES and ARTS, 2018
    Agency for Cultural Affairs short-term funding, Germany, 2017
    Grants for Young Artist by Yokohama City, 2016/ 2017
    Grants for Overseas Study by Pola Foundation, Berlin, 2014
    Japanese Government Overseas Study Program, Berlin, London, 2013

  • RESIDENCES
  • Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherland, 2017
    ACC Aesia Culture Center, Gwangju, Korea, 2016
    Atelier Mondial, Basel, Switzerland, 2015
    Wat Pho, Bangkok, 2012
    Skylines With Flying People, Japan Foundation Program, Hanoi, 2012
    Awasima AIR 2012 / Spring, Awasima Artist in Residence, Kagawa, 2012
    Tokyo Wonder Site Aoyama, Japan, 2010

  • PUBLIC COLLECTION
  • “Hey Daddy, Hey Brother”, KADIST Foundation, Paris, 2017
    “Apollo’s Back” “Apollo’s Back-stab”, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan, 2016
    “Suzuki Knife, Social Cooking” Seoul Museum of Art, Korea, 2015
    “NIGHTLESS vol.6” Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, 2012
    “NIGHTLESS vol.4” The University Art Museum, The Tokyo University of the Arts, 2010

  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • [Publication]
    Week End / End Game, Yuichiro Tamura + Hiroyuki Hattori, 2017
    Marking Triangles, Yuichiro Tamura + Raul Walch, 2017

    [Catalogue]
    Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2018, Singapore Art Museum , Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation, 2018, p. 76-79, 129
    YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 2017 “Islands, Constellations & Galapagos”, Seigensha Art Publishing, Inc., 2017, p.132-133
    Monogatari no Katachi – Ima ni Utsushidasu Attarukoto, sendai mediatheque, 2016, p. 60-72, 84-88
    18th DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan, 2015, p.54-61
    MEDIA/ART KITCHEN -Reality Distortion Field- AOMORI —Politics of Humor and Play, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre[ACAC], 2015, p.35-37
    Ghosts, Spies, and Grandmothers, SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul, Seoul Museum of Art, 2014, p.22-23
    Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2014 TRUE COLORS, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation of History and Culture, 2014, p.56-59
    Photography Will Be, AICHI PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART and The Asashi Shimbun, 2014, p. 93-99
    MOT ANNUAL 2012 Making Situations, Editing Landscapes, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, p. 154-172
    14th Japan Media Arts Festival Award-Winning Works, Japan Media Arts Festival Secretariat Office, 2011, p. 20 – 21
    Tasaka, Hiroko, Another Landscape, Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Vision “Daydream Believer!!”, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, 2011, p.100 – 103

    [Articles]
    YUICHIRO TAMUURA’S SUKAJAN BOMBER JACKETS, PROVENCE REPORT AW 18/19, Octover 2018, Spector Books, p162-163
    Tetsuya, Ozaki, Kettle, October 2018, p.87
    Taichi, Sunayama, Sandyama Taichi review: Tamura Yuichiro “Hell Scream”, ‹https://bijutsutecho.com/magazine/review/18522› , October 11, 2018,
    Masaru, Igarashi, evening edition of the Mainichi Shimbun, released on October 4, 2018, p.4
    Hayashi, Nakako, HYSCINTH REVOLUTION issue, here and there vol.13, Nieves, 2018, p.21
    Naoya, Fujita, REVIEW04, BIJUTSU TECHO, December 1, 2017 (no.1062), BIJUTSU SHUPPAN-SHA, p. 200-201
    Kanai, Miki, WORLD NEWS BERLIN, BIJUTSU TECHO, June 1, 2017 (no.1054), BIJUTSU SHUPPAN-SHA, p. 142-143
    Hiroyuki, Hattori, REVIEWS 08, BIJUTSU TECHO, June 1, 2017 (no.1054), BIJUTSU SHUPPAN-SHA, p. 194-195
    THE STATER’S GUIDE TO BUYING ART, BRUTUS, November 1, 2016 (no.834), MAGAZINEHOUSE, p. 60
    Nakako, Hayashi, GINZA magazine, November 2016, p.119
    Ro, Seongja, Yuichiro Tamura, Che Onejoon: Standing At the Crossroads of Histories, SPACE magazine vol. 562, Sep 2014 (South Korea), p.98 – 101
    Hayashi, Nakako, GINZA magazine, January 2013, p. 164
    PHOTO GRAPHICA vol.21, 2011, p.188 – 189
    JAPANESE MOTION GRAPHIC CREATORS 2011, BNN, 2011, p. 186-187
    Sato, Masahiko, Attibute, Kyuryudo Art-Publishing, 2010, p. 16-17

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