Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi

Mai, geboren 1976 in Chiba, Japan, und Naoto, geboren 1974 am selben Ort, schlossen ihr Studium an der National University of Fine Arts and Music in Tokio ab bevor sie als Gaststudenten an der Universität der Künste in Berlin studierten. Gemeinsam verwirklichten sie viele Einzel- und Gruppenausstellungen.

Ausbildung: Mai Yamashita
2001 B.A. Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music

2004 M.A. Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music

2005 Universität der Künste Berlin, Class Stan Douglas, Guest student

Ausbildung: Naoto Kobayashi
1999 B.A. The University of Tsukuba, School of Art and Design

2002 M.A. Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music

2005 Universität der Künste Berlin, Class Stan Douglas, Guest student

Auszeichnungen
2006 The Asahi Shimbun Foundation, Stipend, Japan

The Nomura Cultural Foundation, Stipend, Japan

Honorable Mention of transmediale.06, Berlin

Special Prize of VAD International Video and Digital Arts Festival, Girona, Spain

2nd Prize of Gstaad Film Festival 2006, Gstaad, Switzerland

2007 The Japanese Government Overseas Study Programme for Artists, Japan

Special Prize of VAD International Video and Digital Arts Festival, Girona, Spain

Atelieraufenthalte
2006 Künstler Atelier AKKU Uster, Uster, Switzerland

2007 Schleswig-Holsteinisches Künstlerhaus, Eckernförde, Germany

Einzelausstellungen
2001 dam has broken, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo

2007 1000 Waves, Kunsthalle Lingen cabinet, Germany

infinity, ZAIM Annex 304, Yokohama, Japan

Yamashita Kobayahshi Repeast Playback@Maruya, Naoshima, Japan

2008 INUZORI, Rasche Ripken Berlin, Germany

Gruppenausstellungen (Auswahl)
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

2003 Green Space 2_licht/schatten, Haus am Horn, Weimar, Germany

2004 The World is Mine, Hiromi Yoshii Five, Tokyo

2005 EMERGENCY 2, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK

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

It is strange to be so many women, Ellen de Bruijne Projects

2007 I Am Future Melancholic, Tate Modern, London*

I Am Future Melancholic, GoGallery, Milan, Italy

Crawford Open 2007, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland

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

2008 Yokohama Art & Home Collection, Kanagawa, Japan

The Doctoral Program Final Exhibition, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan

GOING TO OUESSANT-Video on the island, Ouessant, France*

Re-imagining Asia, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

When I wish upon a star + Infinity, STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven, Belgium

BACKLIGHT 08, 8th International Photographic Triennial, Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Tampere, Finland

Performances
2008 “infinity”, Re-imagining Asia, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Workshops
2006 “Shooting Star Party”, Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Helsinki

„It’s a small world“, Japanese School in Zürich

Website
www.yamashita-kobayashi.com