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SAYA KUBOTA

Artist. Born in Ibaraki, Japan (1987).

Kubota’s practice revolves around memory and physical traces of the past, which although they have seemingly altered in form or even to have disappeared, are still sustained in the present time and space. Here, old and new, decay and growth, artifice and organic, human, animal and nature all share the same horizon of scattered parallel existences. She gravitates towards invisible yet certain matters; worn out teeth of a dead deer that once gorged the fruits of the land; the presence of the moon visible only as a reflection of sunlight; letters to someone who cannot be reached; or an evocative mirage of burning incense. Her historical and philosophical enquiries are materialised in diverse works from tracing paper, oil painting, photography, self-devised machines and installation to embellished minerals and porcelains.

The artist’s forthcoming exhibitions include a solo presentation at London’s Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation in January 2016. This will see the launch of a UK branch of the Missing Post Office, a project that was opened at the 2013 Art Setouchi Triennale and is still in operation today. She has taken part in many international group exhibitions in Tokyo, New York, Hong Kong and elsewhere. Kubota is a current artist-in-residence at City & Guilds of London Art School and PhD candidate at Tokyo University of the Arts.

For further information, please visit:
http://sayakubota.com/
http://missing-post-office.com/ [currently Japanese only]

CV
1987  Born in Ibaraki, Japan / lived in Hong Kong

Education
2010  Graduated University of Tsukuba
2012  Completed the master’s course at Tokyo University of the Arts
2013  Studying in the doctor’s course at Tokyo University of the Arts

Solo exhibitions / Projects
2010  “fanfare” / AISHO MIURA ARTS (Tokyo)
2012  “melting monster” / AISHO MIURA ARTS (Tokyo)
2013  “incomplete existence” / AISHO MIURA ARTS (Tokyo)
2013  “STAR AND DAY O.K. GOOD THEATRE” / HIRUNETARIUM (Tokushima)
2013  “MISSING POST OFFICE” / former Awashima post office (Awashima)
2015  “Take my deer to the dentist” / Island MEDIUM (Tokyo)
2016  “Material Witness” / Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation (London)

Group exhibitions (selected)
2008  GENIUS FIELD / AISHO MIURA ARTS(Tokyo)
2009  Tokyo Regionalism/(NY)
2009  EMERGING DIRECTORS’ ART FAIR “ULTRA002″ / SPIRAL (Aoyama)
2009  showcase / AISHO MIURA ARTS(Tokyo)
2010  ASIA TOP GALLERY HOTEL ART FAIR 2010 / Grand Hyatt Hong Kong(Hong Kong)
2010  TOKUSHIMA LED ART FESTIVAL 2010 / (Tokushima)
2010  AOSANDO ART FAIR / (Tokyo)
2011  ASIA TOP GALLERY HOTEL ART FAIR 2011 / Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
2011  group exhibition / JAUS GALLERY (L.A.)
2011  LUMINE MEETS ART / LUMINE (Shinjuku)
2012  group show / MITSUKOSHI GINZA (Tokyo)
2013  TOKUSHIMA LED ART FESTIVAL 2013 / (Tokushima)
2013  Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / (Hong Kong)
2013  00_Gallery Show / AISHONANZUKA (Hong Kong)
2013  Setouchi Triennale 2013 / (Awashima)
2014  Leather Japan 2014/THOMAS ERBEN GALLERY(NY)

AIR
2013  Awashima Artist-in-residence program 2013spring
2015  City & Guilds of London Art School (London)

Award
2014 TERRADA ART AWARD

Public collection
Friedrich Flick Collection

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久保田 沙耶

アーティスト。1987年、茨城県生まれ。筑波大学芸術専門学群卒業。 現在、東京藝術大学大学院美術研究科博士後期課程美術専攻油画研究領域在学中。日々の何気ない光景や人との出会いによって生まれる記憶と言葉、それらを組み合わせることで生まれる新しいイメージやかたちを作品の重要な要素としている。焦がしたトレーシングペーパーを何層も重ね合わせた平面作品や、遺物と装飾品を接合させた立体作品、さらには独自の装置を用いたインスタレーションなど、数種類のメディアを使い分け、ときに掛け合わせることで制作を続ける。プロジェクト「漂流郵便局」(瀬戸内国際芸術祭2013)など、グループ展多数参加。

略歴
1987  茨城生まれ / 幼少期を香港で過ごす

学歴
2010  筑波大学芸術専門学群構成専攻総合造形卒業
2012  東京藝術大学大学院美術研究科絵画専攻油画修士課程卒業
2013  東京藝術大学大学院美術研究科博士後期課程美術専攻油画研究領域在学中

個展/プロジェクト
2010  “fanfare” / AISHO MIURA ARTS (東京)
2012  “melting monster” / AISHO MIURA ARTS (東京)
2012  “incomplete existence” / AISHO MIURA ARTS (東京)
2013  “STAR AND DAY O.K. GOOD THEATRE” / ヒルネタリウム (徳島)
2013  “漂流郵便局” / 旧粟島郵便局(粟島)
2015  “鹿を歯医者に連れて行く” / Island MEDIUM(東京)
2016  “Material Witness” / 日英大和基金(ロンドン)

グループ展(一部省略)
2008  GENIUS FIELD / AISHO MIURA ARTS (東京)
2009  Tokyo Regionalism (ニューヨーク)
2009  EMERGING DIRECTORS’ ART FAIR “ULTRA002″ / スパイラル (青山)
2009  showcase / AISHO MIURA ARTS (東京)
2010  ASIA TOP GALLERY HOTEL ART FAIR 2010 / Grand Hyatt Hong Kong (香港)
2010  TOKUSHIMA LED ART FESTIVAL 2010 (徳島)
2010  青参道アートフェア (東京)
2011  ASIA TOP GALLERY HOTEL ART FAIR 2011 / Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong (香港)
2011  group exhibition / JAUS GALLERY (ロサンゼルス)
2011  LUMINE MEETS ART / LUMINE (新宿)
2012  group show / 銀座三越 (東京)
2013  TOKUSHIMA LED ART FESTIVAL 2013 / (徳島)
2013  Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / (香港)
2013  00_Gallery Show / AISHONANZUKA (香港)
2013  瀬戸内国際芸術祭2013/ (粟島)
2014  Leather Japan 2014/THOMAS ERBEN GALLERY(NY)

レジデンス
2013  粟島アーティスト・イン・レジデンス(粟島AIR)2013春期
2015  City & Guilds of London Art School(ロンドン)

受賞歴
2014 テラダアートアワード ミヤケマイ賞受賞

パブリック・コレクション
Friedrich Flick Collection