Born in Kagawa, Japan

Kaori Yamashita’s site-specific installations consist of elements such as sculptural objects, drawings, photographs, etc. They are usually placed in a particular environment in a rather unexpected yet precise way that makes each element purposely relate with each other, and hold a quality that could blur the confidence within the existence of physical matter.

Education

2002
B.A. Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan

Solo Exhibitions

2017
REMOTE ANCESTORS / Bass & Reiner Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2015
letter from the distant beyond / Künstlerhause Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2012
A pulse to pause, the next lunar eclipse / FEMTE, Tokyo, Japan
2010
A bone streaming down skin, empty scene / Shionoe Museum of Art, Kagawa, Japan
2009
basement dislocating, empty scene / FEMTE, Tokyo, Japan
2006
is it possible to make the eye of the storm muddy? / Red Mill Gallery, VT, USA
2005
The structure of a sight / KIMPO-DO gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2004
landscape,memo, / gallery J2 ,Tokyo, Japan
landscape,memo,memo, / Ishidataiseisya hole, Kyoto, Japan

Group Exhibitions

2017
Bends But Does Not Break / K Gallery at Rhythmix Cultural Works, CA, USA
2016
Leaves Without Routes / Nanmoncho 323 in Taipei Botanical Garden, Taiwan
2015
A to/from B – a year-long silent conversation / Seventeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
2014
"Image of the memory, memory of the image" / BankART NYK, Yokohama, Japan
METAPLAY PRAHA - TOKYO / Galerie Kritiku, Prague, Czech Republic
2013
"SUBTERRANEAN ECHOES " / ZKU, Berlin, Germany
2011
TOKOROZAWA BIENNIAL Of Contemporary Art " Siding Railroad" 2011 / Tokorozawa City, Saitama, Japan
2010
Takamatsu Contemporary Art Annual vol.01 " Another Carnival" / Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, Japan
2009
TOKOROZAWA BIENNIAL Of Contemporary Art " Siding Railroad" / Seibu Railway Co.,Ltd. Old Tokorozawa Car Factory, Japan
2008
Pre-Exhibition TOKOROZAWA BIENNIAL Of Contemporary Art " Siding Railroad" / Seibu Railway Co.,Ltd. Old Tokorozawa Car Factory, Japan
TAMAVIVANT ll 2008 / Tama Art University east gallery,Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan
2007
"Under Thread" / Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori, Japan
2006
"Uijae Art Studio1st round Participants Exhibition" / Uijae Art Museum, Gwangju, Korea
2005
"Gunma Biennale for Young Artist '05" / Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan
The Last Exibition of Parallelism in Art / Aoyama Ohararyukaikan, Tokyo, Japan
2004
"Kabumm" / raum500, Munich, Germany
TAMA VIVANT2004 / Tama Art University east gallery,Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan
2003
"First Steps : Emerging Artists from Japan" / P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, N.Y, USA
"Birth of fine arts" / Hachiouji-City YUME Museum , Tokyo, Japan
2002
PHILIP MORRIS K,K ART AWARD 2002 [THE FIRST MOVE] / Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Awards and Grants

2014
Grant from the Pola Art Foundation
2012
Grant from Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation
2006
Grant from N.Y Freeman foundation
2002
PHILIP MORRIS K.K ART AWARD 2002 / Grand Prix

Residency

2014
~ 2015 KUNSTLERHAUS BETHANIEN, Berlin, Germany
2013
ZK/U, Berlin, Germany
2007
Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Japan
2006
Uijae Art Studio, Gwangju, Korea
Vermont Studio Center, VT, USA