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Kyoco Taniyama

Born in Aichi, Japan, Lives and works in Tokyo.

My creative inspiration is motived by the concept of ubiety- which is the quality or state of being in a place. Since I obtained B.A and M.A in Product and Craft Design Program at Musashino Art University in Japan, I’ve showed my works at museums and galleries mainly in Japan. I’ve been also involved in community based art projects, site-specific installations and public art projects that emphasize the history and character of a specific area from around 2008. After the massive earthquake and tsunami hit the East Coast Japan in 2011, people lost their geographic location under the devastated area. Since then, I started lat/long project, which was composed of the combination of lat/long numbers and showed the location where I was exactly at on the earth. I received grant from Asian Cultural Council and stayed in New York from August, 2012 to February, 2013. While I was in New York, I also participated in the residency program, Swing Space organized by LMCC. As for the publication, my artwork was featured in the Power of Japanese Art in 2005, Setouchi International Art Festibal catalogue in 2010, Vogue Japan in 2013, and many others such as news papers and magazines.

1972
Born in Aichi, Japan, Lives and works in Tokyo
1972-76
Grow up in Borneo, Malaysia
2012-13
Stay in New York granted by Asian Cultural Council for 6 months

EDUCTION

1996
Graduated from Musashino Art University graduate course
1994
Graduated from Musashino Art University under graduate course

SOLO EXHIBITION

2015
“One’s Ubiety” at Utrecht/NOW IDeA book store (Tokyo, Japan)
2014
“Ubiety” at HAGISO, space HAGI-ART (Tokyo, Japan)
2013
“Perspective” at PLAZA Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
2011
“Lat/Long project I’m here.“ Bokuto-Machi-Mise 2011-100days project, 12 places in BOKUTO area (Tokyo, Japan)
2010
Solo show at Sakumotto (Tokyo, Japan)
2006
“Echo” at void+ (Tokyo, Japan)
2005
“Daily necessities” at Gallery Speak For (Tokyo, Japan)
2004
“Fragment” at Gallery ASK? (Tokyo, Japan)
“Crossing” at Inart gallery (Osaka, Japan)
2000
“Walking in a space” at INAX Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)

GROUP EXHIBITION

2015
“KACHOFUGETSU:FLOWERBIRDWINDMOON” Arena 1 Art Center (Los Angels, US)
“Parabola” Tomino-koji Gallery (Kyoto, Japan)
“Beyond the Clouds” Echigo Tsumari Satoyama contemporary Art Museum (Niigata, Japan)
2014
“Meets Art – treasure in the forest” (Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanagawa, Japan)
“AOBA+ART 2014 Living Archive” (Yokohama, Japan)
“Shinano-Omachi Food & Art Corridor” (Nagano, Japan)
2012
“ARCHIPELAGO” (Westbeth gallery, New York, USA)
2011
“HOTELPUPIK11” (Artist in residence HOTELPUPIK, Austria)
“AOBA+ART 2011” (Yokohama, Japan)
2010
“Setouchi Art Triennale 2010”(Ogi island, Kagawa, Japan)
“Rokko Meets Art” (mt. Rokko , Kobe city, Hyogo, Japan)
“Dazzling, Garando”at The university art museum, Tokyo university of the art(Tokyo, Japan)
2009
“Hiroshima Art Project 2009 KIPPO-MARU”(Hiroshima, Japan)
“ECHIGO-TSUMARI ART TRIENNALE 2009”(Niigata, Japan)
2008
“AOBA+ART 2008”(Yokohama, Japan)
2007
“Attempt” at MUSEUM HAUS KASUYA (kanagawa, Japan)
2006
“Cool 4” at gallery360°(Tokyo, Japan)
2005
“ARCHITYPES” at Cabadian Embassy (Tokyo, Japan)
“with books” (Heyri Keumsan Gallery, Korea)
“Art Fair in Seoul” (seoul art center, Korea)
2004
“ARCHITYPES” at Ivan Dougherty Gallery (Sydney, Australia)
“ARCHITYPES” at Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr Institute (Vancouver, Canada)
2003
“Another World Museum” at Gallery Side 2 (Tokyo, Japan)
2001
“Space jack!” at Yokohama Museum Art Gallery + Yokohama Port-side Gallery (Yokohama, Japan)
“Homesickness in Daylight” at KASUGAI City Library, Culture Art Center (Tokyo, Japan)
“Reading the Art Museum” at Tokyo National Museum (Tokyo, Japan)
2000
KANAAGAWA ART ANNUAL at Kanagawa prefectural hall gallery (Yokohama, Japan)
2000
“PHOLIP MORRIS ART AWARD 2000 Final Selection” (Tokyo, Japan)
1998
“Morphe 98’” (Nansei-cho Mie, Japan)
“PHOLIP MORRIS ART AWARD 1998 Final Selection” (Tokyo, Japan)

PERMANENT PUBLIC ART and COLLECTION

2013
9 sculptures for Entrance garden and glass corridor od KYORION University Hospital (Tokyo,Japana)
2012
“I’m here.” at Public swimming pool of Takamatsu city ART SETOUCHI COLLECTION (Kagawa,Japana)
2011
“Everyone’s forest” at Takatsuki Rehabilitation Hospital Child Ward (Osaka, Japan)
2007
4 sculptures for the Entrance of condominium BRANZ AKASAKA (Tokyo, Japan)
2015
“Everyone’s forest” at TKansai Medical University Hirakata Hospital Child Ward (Osaka, Japan)
2004
7 sculptures for the buiding Habis ENT promenade (Station building, Umeda Osaka, Japan)
“Trees” at Entrance of Shuwa Hospital (Saitama, Japan)

TEMPORARY PUBLIC ART

2012-13
“Ice World” Art Link 2012 Yokohama red brick Warehouse (Yokohama, Japan)
2007
“Connect Happiness” WFP campaign (Yokohama, Japan)

AWARD / FELLOWSHIP Grant

2012
Asian Cultural council Fellowship program

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

2013
BankART Studio NYK (Yokohama, Japan)
2012
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Artist in residency program Swing Space (New York, USA)
2011
HOTEL PUPIK (Austria)

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