Yoichi Kamimura

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1982 Born in Chiba, Japan
2008 Graduated from Department of Oil Painting,
  Tokyo University of the Arts
2010 Completed MA of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
  Works both within and outside Japan

Drawing chiefly upon his field recordings, Kamimura experiments with methods that draw upon sight, hearing, and other senses to perceive different scenes. His extensive body of work includes sound installations, paintings, video works, sound performances, and audio works - unveiled in venues both within Japan and abroad.

Kamimura refers to the field-recording process as an act of gmeditative huntingh - in the process, he acts an observer to the amorphous relationship between humankind and nature. Kamimura composes his sound installations by creating highly-immersive gsound-scapes,h many of which draw upon our own biology to create unique sensory experiences.

Recent exhibitions, projects and residency programs include gFrom Seeing to Actingh(Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2021), gHIAP - Helsinki International Artist Programmeh(HIAP, Helsinki, Finland, 2021), gLand and Beyondh(POLA MUSEUM ANNEX, Tokyo, Japan, 2021), gFloating Between the Tropical and Glacial Zonesh (Tokyo Arts and Space Hongo, Tokyo, Japan, 2021), gMichikusa: Walks with the Unknownh (Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan, 2020), gHyperthermiah (NTT Intercommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo, Japan, 2019), among others.

Selected sound-based works(CDs) and performances, screenings include "Yoichi Kamimura & Olli Aarni at Temppeliaukion kirkko"(Temppeliaukio Rock Church, Helsinki, Finalnd, 2021), gEcotherapyh(Phonurgia Nova Awards 2021, Centre Wallonie Bruxelles, Paris, France, 2021), gMusic for Environmenth(Plaza, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, 2020), gHyperthermiah(Phonurgia Nova Awards 2020, BnF, Paris, France, 2020), gre/portsh (Ftarri, Tokyo, Japan, 2019).

Solo Exhibitions

2021 "Floating Between the Tropical and Glacial Zones" Tokyo Arts
   and Space Hongo, Tokyo
2019 "Hyperthermia" NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo
  "Temporary Ground" MARUIEDO JAPAN, Tokyo
2015 "grandmother, prologue" Space Wunderkammer, Tokyo
2011 "CRITERIUM82" Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki
2010 "conductorfs garden" Omote Sando Gallery, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions / Projects / Artist In Residence

2022 "SIM Residency" [A.I.R] Reykjavik, Iceland [UPCOMING]
  "TOKAS Creator-in-Residence 2022 Exhibition" Tokyo Arts and
   Space Hongo, Tokyo [UPCOMING]
  "LA RADIO DU VIVANT" National Museum of Natural History (Paris),
   Paris, France [UPCOMING]
2021 "HIAP Open Studios / Autumn 2021" HIAP(Helsinki
   International Artist Programme), Helsinki, Finland
  "Mutable Ecologie" RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia [Online]  
  "From Seeing to Acting" Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  "Exchange Residency Program 2021" [A.I.R] HIAP(Helsinki
   International Artist Programme), Helsinki, Finland
  "Land and Beyond" POLA ANNEX MUSEUM, Tokyo
  "Youth(Temporary)" Yutaka Kikutake gallery, Tokyo
  "Memory of the Drift Ice" Shiretoko Club, Hokkaido
  "Collision point on dimensions" The 5th Floor, Tokyo
2020 "Sapporo International Art Festival 2020" Sapporo, Hokkaido
  "sori ni hikarete" Hokkaido University Museum, Hokkaido
  "CONNECT" The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto/ Kyoto City
   KYOCERA Museum of Art/ ROHM Theatre Kyoto, Kyoto
  "Michikusa: Walks with the Unknown" Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki
  "Wasteland Allelopathy" MITSUKOSHI CONTEMPORARY GALLERY, Tokyo
  "Dark Independent" Online Site
  "Artist in Shirietok Vol.14" [A.I.R] Shiretoko Club, Shari, Hokkaido
2019 "0" NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo
  "The Drowned World Anchor" Spiral, Tokyo
  "Artist in Shirietok Vol.13" [A.I.R] Shiretoko Club, Shari, Hokkaido
  "Kagaku into Art" [A.I.R] Teshio / Shari, Hokkaido
2018 "Sound Research in NY" [A.I.R] New York, USA
  "trans_2017-2018 Exchange Artists Exhibition" [A.I.R] Akiyoshidai
   International Art Village, Yamaguchi
2017 "2017 Season 4 Residency Artists Exhibition" [A.I.R] Taipei Artist
   Village, Taipei, Taiwan
  "Sound of Therme Vals" [A.I.R] Therme Vals, Vals, Switzerland
  "Sound of Wasserhaus" [A.I.R] Blausee, Switzerland
  "Super Open Studio 2017" Art Laboratory Hashimoto, Kanagawa
2016 "LagoArt Residency Program" [A.I.R], Hamburg, Germany
  "Ubiquitous Views" [A.I.R] Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori
  "0" blanClass, Kanagawa
2014 "Identity X\fusion of memory, memory for the future" nichido
   contemporary art, Tokyo
2012 "Age of Prints" JOSHIBI Art Museum, Tokyo
  "TRANS ARTS TOKYO" Fomer Tokyo Denki University, Tokyo
  "KOSHIKI ARTS PROJECT" [A.I.R] Koshiki Islands, Kagoshima
2011 "G-Tokyo 2011" Mori Arts Center, Tokyo
  "power of painting" 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo
2010 "Mado/WIND-OW" MA 2 Gallery, Tokyo
  "Hints for The Story" GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku, Tokyo
  "MA graduation show" Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo

Selected Sound Performances / Screenings / Broadcasts

2021 "Planéte Hypnotique" France [Broadcasts]
  "Yoichi Kamimura & Olli Aarni at Temppeliaukion kirkko"
   Temppeliaukio Rock Church, Helsinki, Finalnd
  "PHONURGIA NOVA AWARDS 2021 2 Special evenings" [Broadcasts]
   Phaune Radio, France
  "Phonurgia Nova Awards 2021" [Screening] Centre Wallonie Bruxelles
   Paris, France
  "Ecotherapy" Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2020 "Music for Environment" Plaza, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki
  "Phonurgia Nova Awards 2020" [Screening] BnF, Paris, France
  "sound performance at ICC" NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo
  "Things happening around the ice" Shiretoko Club, Shari, Hokkaido
2019 "Ftarri Festival 2019" BUoY, Tokyo
  "re/ports" Komagome SOKO, Tokyo
  "Talibam! in Ftarri" Ftarri, Tokyo
2018 "Sound Session with Matt Mottel(from Talibam!)" DIAP, City College of
   New York, New York, USA
  "Sound Performance" Arts Maebashi, Gunma
  "0C" PARADISE AIR, Chiba
2017 "Ilha Formosa" Ting Shuo hear say, Tainan/ Jiang Shan Yi Gai Suo,
   Hsinchu/ Venue, Taipei, Taiwan
  "Super Open Studio 2017" Art Laboratory Hashimoto, Kanagawa
  "Blue Architects AG" Zurich, Switzerland
  "Wasserhaus" Blausee, Switzerland
2016 "Nord Tracks" Shiroiya Ryokan, Gunma/ Kurumaya Museum of Art,
   Tochigi/ CICAKU, Tochigi/ Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori
  "World Listening Day 2016" Schneider House, Tokyo
  "0C" blanClass, Kanagawa
   "NEW YEAR MUSIC, MONKEY MUSIC!!" blanClass, Kanagawa
2015 "collision" Ochiai Soup, Tokyo
  "collision" Hagiso, Tokyo


2021 Awarded "the Prix Matsutani 2021", Paris, France
  Nominated for "Phonurgia Nova Awards 2021", Paris, France
  Awarded "19th Chiba City Arts and Culture Newcomer Award", Chiba, Japan
2020 Nominated for "Phonurgia Nova Awards 2020", Paris, France