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Qenji Yoshida

Country(activity based):
Japan
Genre:
Visual Art

Profile

Post Graduate Diploma student, Fine Art department, City and Guilds of London Art School in 2004-2006
Recent 5 main activities (personal exhibitions, group exhibitions, concerts) are

- "理解出来ない is incomprehensible" solo show, QUINTA DEL SORDO, Madrid, Spain, 2016

- "Vague Distance" Duo show, plan.d. galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2016

- "The Arts of Translation" solo show, BUG Rangsit, Bangkok, Thailand, 2016

- "Art Shower 2015" competition, CASO, Osaka, Japan, 2015

- " Brackish water region" group show, Kitanozaka Gallery, Kobe, Japan, 2015


Awards received include:

- Fellowship of Overseas Program, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, 2016

- Clean Brothers prize (first prize) "Art Shower 2015" competition, CASO, Osaka, Japan, 2015

I am an artist who likes playing and exploring in the field of linguistic / cultural contacts.

About works / performance

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The Great Pretender, 2015, Two projectors and a translucent screen, Dimension variable

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The Great Pretender, 2015, Two projectors and a translucent screen, Dimension variable

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El Japonés, 2016, a projector, a translucent screen and woodblock, Dimension variable

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IKOMIKI, 2014-2015, a mirror, two TVs, two maps and etc. Dimension variable

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IKOMIKI, 2014-2015, a mirror, two TVs, two maps and etc. Dimension variable

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Poetry in Translations, 2009-, a sentence, translation and re-translations

Comment

I utilize translation and a state of being lost-in-translation in order to explore in contacts between different languages, cultures and contexts for my recent practice. My practice often deals two or several linguistically or culturally distant people at the same time. My intention is not only to caricaturize social or political frictions or situations but rather I am interested in exploring a human potential and functions of language by utilizing intentional misuse of languages and language barriers to reach dialectic beyond different subjects.
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