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Akaruiheya

Akaruiheya(La chambre claire) is the unit with a flower designer Yutaka KIZAKI and a community garden planner Atsuo HASHIZUME.

Nobuaki ITOH

Nobuaki Itoh (born 1981, Nara, Japan) graduated from Kyoto City University of Art in 2009. Nobuaki has been exploring the issue of body, life / death and spirit, which are not avoidable for human being. He doesn’t limit his style of making artworks, but chooses on each occasion the best way to make audiences realize these issues.

Me

“Mé” is an artist team, it makes each creation with an individual quality, and it makes a point ofcooperation. Its core members consist of 3 people, director Kenji Minamigawa, artist Haruka Kojin, and producer Hirofumi Masui. They believe in the possibility of a vastly vague world, and by creating these works, they hope to lure the audience into the same realization.

Motoyuki SHITAMICHI

Graduated from Musashino Art University's Department of Painting in 2001, followed by postgraduate studies at the Tokyo College of Photography until 2003. Shitamichi is now known for publications based on fieldwork. For instance, during a four year period, he traveled around Japan, surveying and photographing the remains of gun emplacements, fighter hangars, and other military structures, publishing his work as the Bunkers series, 2001-2005. He has also photographed Japanese shrine gates remaining in America, taiwan, Russia, korea, and other locations from Japanese colonial days, publishing his work as the well-known torii series, 2006-2012.

Fuyuhiko TAKATA

Born in 1987 in Hiroshima and grown up in Okayama, Japan. Master of Fine Art, 2013 Department of Oil painting, Tokyo university of Art. Solo Exhibitions; "STORYTELLING", Kodama Gallery, Tokyo, 2016. "My FANTASIA Ⅱ”, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo, 2014.

Saburo OTA

Born in Yamagata Prefecture, 1950. Graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Tsuruoka National College of Technology. Currently lives in Okayama Prefecture.

Izumi KATO

Izumi Kato was born in 1969, in Shimane, Japan. He graduated from the Department of Oil Painting at Musashino University in 1992. He now lives and works in Tokyo. Since the 2000’s, Kato has garnered attention as an innovative artist with his totemic creations through exhibitions held in Japan and across the world. In 2007, he was invited to the 52nd Venice Biennale International Exhibition, curated by Robert Storr.

Yuko MOHRI

Born in 1980 in Kanagawa, lives and works in Tokyo. Yuko Mohri produces installations that convey intangible energies such as magnetism, gravity, light, and temperature, by creating assemblages of reconfigured everyday items and machine partscollected in cities around the world. She stayed in New York for 6 months from spring 2015 as a grantee of Asian Cultural Council and won the grand prix of "NISSAN ART AWARD 2015" in the same year.

Chim↑Pom

Artist collective formed in 2005 in Tokyo with Ushiro Ryuta, Hayashi Yasutaka, Ellie, Okada Masataka, Inaoka Motomu and Mizuno Toshinori and all in their twenties at the time. Responding instinctively to the “real” of their times, Chim↑Pom has continuously released works that fully intervene in contemporary society with strong social messages. Using video as a primary discipline, their expressions freely cross over a range of media from installation to performance. While based in Tokyo, they develop their activities globally in exhibitions and projects in various countries. More recently,they have expanded their activities further to include the direction of art magazines, and exhibition curation.
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