Biography

アーティスト / 博士課程研究員

長坂有希は、リサーチとストーリーテリングを制作の主軸とし、日々の生活のなかで遭遇する事象の文化的、歴史的、または科学的な意義や背景の理解と、自身の記憶や体験が混じりあう点に浮かび上がる物語を様々な媒体をつかい表現している。
そのようにして生成される物語や作品を通して、今まで別々に存在していた事柄をつなぎ合わせて、新たな関係性を提示したり、まだ形を成していなかった事柄を可視化したり、個人的な見解を提示することを通して既存の常識や歴史に疑問を投げかけている。

長坂は、現在博士研究テーマとして北海道の生態系についての研究を行っており、他種多様の生物、そして地質や天候の要素を含む非生物たちがどのように関係し合うことで北海道という島の環境が生成され続けているのか、また、さまざまな政治性の絡まり合いがどのように北海道の生態系に影響を及ぼしているかについて研究を進めている。

 

Artist / PhD Researcher

Aki Nagasaka starts her projects through chance encounters with living things, objects, and events in her daily life. Using multi-faceted research, physical activity, and storytelling as her main methodologies, she creates stories that connect seemingly independently existing matters, reveals undercurrents in society, and presents her personal viewpoint that poses questions on established norms and larger history.

Aki’s PhD research focuses on exploring the situated ecology of Hokkaido island and learning how different living species and non-living entities, such as geological and climatological features, are constituting the fabric of the island together and how the ecology of the island is influenced by the entanglement of different kinds of  politics.

 

Currently
Based between Japan and Hong Kong. Travels and works on projects in various places.
1980
Born in Osaka, Japan
2005
University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Fine Art
2006
Center for Contemporary Art CCA Kitakyushu, Research Program
2012
Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Staedelschule Frankfurt, Meisterschueler
2012-13
Japanese Cultural Ministry, Abroad Research Fellowship in London, UK
2020-
City University of Hong Kong, School of Creative Media, PhD Candidate, funded by the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

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
2017
Quatro Elementos, Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto, Portugal
2018
INSIDE TÖPFERN, Ratskeller - Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
2018
To the Kamuy-Wakka, To the Spring of Eukaryotes, CAI02 Contemporary Art Institute, Sapporo, Japan
2019
大地の物語 (Land Story), 500m Museum, Sapporo, Japan
2019
Foreshdows, Tokyo Arts and Space TOKAS Hongo, Tokyo, Japan
2019
Ibasho - The place where I / we can be, Frappant Gallerie, Hamburg, Germany
2019
JINSEN CONTEMPORARY SHORT FILM & VIDEO, Jinsen Hall, Osaka, Japan
2019
Trees: Audition for a Drama still to Happen, Gallery BIYONG POINT, Akita, Japan
2020
HER/HISTORY, Jinsen Hall, Osaka, Japan
2020
Sapporo Art: Goodbye Showa Building, CAI02 Contemporary Art Institute, Sapporo, Japan
2020
Capital Fever, Corridor Project Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2020
ARTS & ROUTES - あわいをたどる旅 - , Akita Museum of Modern Art, Akita, Japan
2021
And the Ship Sails On: art. practice. research, JCCAC Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
2021
藻類の時間軸ー私たちの始まりへー / To Our Beginnings: Time Traveling through Algae, Hokkaido University Museum, Sapporo, Japan

Residency

2005-06
CCA Kitakyushu - Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu, Research Program Residency
2009
SIM - Icelandic Visual Art Association, Residency
2014
ACAC Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Artist in Residence
2016
Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio, Residency
2018
Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio, Residency
2018
Tokyo Arts and Space Residency, International Creator Residency Program
2019
Akita University of Art, as a part of the project / exhibition "Arts & Routes -あわいをたどる旅- "
2021 (Forthcoming)
MAMbo - Museum of Modern Art of Bologna, ROSE Residency Programme

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
2020 - 2024
The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), Research Studentship
2021
Nomura Foundation, Art Grant

Publication

2006
CCA Research Program, Catalogue
2007
Yellow Labyrinth, Exhibition Booklet
2008-10
*project, potentially no one sees it Part 1, 2, 3, Project Booklets
2011
IMMEDIATE TERRITORY, Exhibition Catalogue
2011
Übermorgenkünstler II, Exhibition Booklet
2012
Zauderberg, Art Book accompanying the exhibition
2012
Monaco Magazine Issue 5&6, Art Magazine by Katie Guggenheim
2013
Signs Taken in Wonder, Exhibition Catalogue
2014
If on a winter's night a traveler, Self-punlished Project Booklet
2014
Project T, T for Taut., Self-punlished Project Booklet
2015
Rivista Apparente 8: POLTRONERIA (Fragments towards a film script), Art Book by Bianca Baldi and Ani Schulze
2015
Material and Mechanism, Exhibition Catalogue
2017
Other Ways, Exhibition Catalogue
2017
Quatro Elementos, Exhibition Catalogue
2019
Tokyo Arts and Space Annual Report 2018
2020
Tanemaki @KCUA 07, Kyoto City University of Arts Gallery @KCUA Zine
2020
Tokyo Arts and Space Annual Report 2019
2020
Arts & Routes -あわいをたどる旅- Exhibition Travel Guide
2021
CHISOU Annual Activity Report 2020
2021
Wanwu Practice Group Zine "Multi/Species Encounters / 多物/種相遇"
2021
To the Kamuy-Wakka, To the Spring of Eukaryotes, Art Project Book

Workshop / Lecture

2014
Artist Talk, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan
2014
Workshop for students in the art class , Aomori Chuo High School, Aomori, Japan
2016
Storytelling Performance, 01_Angus, Flag Studio, Osaka, Japan
2016
Artist Talk, To Listen to the Travel, Mark Studio, Osaka, Japan
2017
Workshop for young artists, Feldstärke International 2017 as a part of Culture City of East Asia 2017, Changsha, China
2018
Artist Talk, Art & Breakfast, Tenjinyama Art Studio, Sapporo, Japan
2018
Artist Talk with Elisa Caldana, Artto World Vol.1: To Unknown Land, Artto, Tokyo, Japan
2018
Artist Talk with Elisa Caldana, Henrik Naumann and Yoshitaka Mouri (Professor at Tokyo University of Arts), Heisei Era Crisis: Aesthetics before and after 1989, Tokyo Arts and Space, Tokyo, Japan
2018
Artist Talk with Junji Yamamoto (Associate Professor at the Hokkaido University Museum) and Satoshi Hata (Director at CAI Contemporary Art Institute), CAI Contemporary Art Institute, Sapporo, Japan
2018
Artist Talk, The journey started from a lion and continued towards a lighthouse, The Northern Alp Museum, Shiretoko-Shari, Japan
2019
Artist Talk, Okago Junior Highschool, Hachijojima, Tokyo, Japan
2019
Artist Talk with Hiroyuki Hattori (Independent Curator / Associate Professor at Akita University of Art), Gallery BIYONG POINT, Akita, Japan
2020
Artist Talk with Shigeaki Iwai (artist), Eriko Mukai (artist), and Toshiaki Ishikura (anthropologist), Transboundary and Discovery: Tangent points where Masumi Sugae and contemporary art meet, Akita Museum of Modern Art, Akita, Japan
2020
Artist Talk, Research Material Talk, CHISOU Lab, Nara Prefectural University
2021
Visiting Artist Lecture in Contemporary Art Theory Course, Nara Prefectural University
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