Biography

I am an artist, currently working based in Osaka, Japan. I take interests in people, objects, and events I personally encounter, and research about their cultural and historical backgrounds from diverse perspectives. Using my own experiences, I endeavor to weave seemingly independently existing facts and matters into a story. While having storytelling and texts as the main medium, I expand the story into an installation with other media such as sculpture, photograph, video, sound, and performance. Along my solo projects, I participate in collaborative projects, such as Between Art and Science, and do translation.

 

長坂有希は大阪を拠点に活動している美術作家である。個人的な人やもの、出来事との遭遇をもとに、その事象の文化的また歴史的な背景をリサーチし、一見個々に存在しているように見える事柄を自身の記憶や想像をもちいて繋ぎあわせ、ひとつの物語として提示する。語りや文章を表現の主軸に置きつつ、彫刻、写真、映像、パフォーマンス、書籍などの媒体をもちいて作品を展開する。個人の活動と並行して、アートとサイエンスのあいだ などの共同プロジェクトへの参加や、翻訳活動も行う。

 

1980
Born in Osaka, Japan
2005
University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Fine Art
2012
Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Staedelschule Frankfurt, Meisterschueler
2013
Japanese Cultural Ministry, Abroad Research Fellowship in London, UK

Exhibition

2005
Lounge! - Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, U.S.A
2005
Sprouts - Austin Museum of Art, Austin. U.S.A
2005
Senior Studio Show - Creative Research Laboratory, Austin, U.S.A
2005
once more with feeling - CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan
2006
Unseen Scene - Art Space Tetra, Hakata, Japan
2006
Open Studio - CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan
2007
Yellow Labyrinth - Women & their Work, Austin, U.S.A
2008
This is a circle...or? - Clockwork Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2008
Dark Show - Wallis Gallery & Formcontent, London, UK
2008
*project, potentially no one sees it, Part 1 - Bad Honnef, Germany
2008
Sink the boat before it sails - BASIS, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2009
Stupid Generation - Kunst Project, Berlin, Germany
2009
…and the Dark Show returns as a ghost. - Paradise Raw, London, UK
2009
*project, potentially no one sees it, Part 2 - Schloss Zinzow, Zinzow, Germany
2009
MENU - Savoy Cafe, London, UK
2010
*project, potentially no one sees it, Part3 - Bad Homburg, Germany
2010
Deconstruct + Reconstruction - Visual Art Center, Austin, U.S.A
2011
Baby, I lost my handshoes… - Kurant Gallery, Tromso, Norway
2011
When in Rome - Malta Contemporary Art, Valletta, Malta
2011
KINEMASTIK International Short Film Festival - Valletta, Malta
2011
*project, potentially no one sees it, Part 4 - IMMEDIATE TERRITORY, Oxford, UK
2011
Übermorgenkünstler II - Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
2012
Baby, I lost my handshoes… - Forum da Maia, Maia, Portugal
2012
Zauderberg - MMK Museums für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
2012
Baby, I lost my handshoes… - Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
2013
Signs Taken in Wonder - MAK Austrian Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
2013
Signs Taken in Wonder - Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany
2014
Attention Economy - Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
2014
Between Art and Science - Naples, Italy and Burkina Faso
2014
Poltroneria: A Exhibition toward a Film - Museo Apparente, Naples, Italy
2014
Material and Mechanism - ACAC Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori, Japan
2015
Poltroneria: Eating Out - Roberta, Frankfurt, Germany
2016
Domani Plus : Worm Hole Travel - Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan
2017
Enokojima Art Days 2017 : Other Ways - Flag Studio, Mark Studio and Enoco, Osaka, Japan

Residency

2006
CCA Kitakyushu, Research Program
2009
SIM - Icelandic Visual Art Association, Residency
2014
ACAC Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Artist in Residence
2016
Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio, Residency

Grant

2005
University of Texas at Austin, Undergraduate Research Scholarship
2009
Asahi-Newspaper Cultural Foundation, Art Grant
2009
Japan Foundation, Cultural Exchange Grant
2010-2011
Nomura Foundation, Art Grant
2011
DAAD, Prize for The Outstanding Achievement for A Foreign Student
2012
Japanese Cultural Ministry, Abroad Research Fellowship
2015
Contemporary Art Foundation, Production Grant
2017
Chishima Foundation for Creative Osaka, Creative Work Grant
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