Mari Katayama: Broken Heart, 24 January – 2 March 2019

A solo exhibition of photography and sculpture at White Rainbow by Japanese artist Mari Katayama (b. 1987, Gunma, Japan). The artist’s first UK solo show. In her arresting and visceral work, Katayama’s body features prominently, surrounded by intricately arranged objects, in intimate settings or set against vast landscapes. Born with various physical developmental challenges, Katayama had both…

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Meiro Koizumi: Battlelands, 22 November 2018 – 12 January 2019

Battlelands, was a solo exhibition of film, photography and sculpture at White Rainbow by Japanese artist and filmmaker Meiro Koizumi (b. 1976, Gunma, Japan). The artist’s first UK solo exhibition. In his compelling and challenging body of work, Koizumi examines a range of complex issues: power dynamics on scales both familial and national; the tension between staged…

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Taro Izumi: My eyes are not in the centre, 14 September – 3 November 2018

My eyes are not in the centre, was an expansive new installation at White Rainbow by Taro Izumi. The artist’s first UK solo exhibition. Comprised entirely of new work, Izumi’s exhibition constructs a complex web of interactions mediated through technology, evoking digital and new media’s dissociative effects on the senses. How does perceptible reality change when…

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Chim↑Pom: Why Open? 18 May – 7 July 2018

Why Open? – was a solo exhibition at White Rainbow by the renowned artist collective Chim↑Pom (formed 2005, Tokyo, Japan). Comprising Ryuta Ushiro, Yasutaka Hayashi, Ellie, Masataka Okada, Motomu Inaoka, and Toshinori Mizuno, Chim↑Pom’s work includes interventions through performance, video, painting, installation, curating and organising events. Sharp social critique underpins the group’s work, and the collective is unafraid…

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Aki Sasamoto: Clothes Line, 19 July – 4 August 2018

A solo exhibition of drawings and films of performances at White Rainbow by Aki Sasamoto (b. 1980, Kanagawa, Japan). This was the artist’s first presentation at a UK gallery. Based in New York, Sasamoto works in performance, sculpture, dance, and whatever other media required to get her ideas across. Sasamoto’s performance/installation works revolve around gestures on everything…

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Chikako Yamashiro: Shapeshifter, 15 March – 28 April 2018

The first UK solo exhibition at White Rainbow by acclaimed performance and video artist Chikako Yamashiro (b.1976, Okinawa, Japan). Yamashiro, the winner of the Asian Art Award 2017, dramatises the lesser-known aspects of Okinawa’s contemporary reality, while questioning dominant historical accounts of Japanese and American occupation of the islands. The site of fierce battles between the US…

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Yuko Mohri: Moré Moré (Leaky)

Moré Moré [Leaky] was an exhibition at White Rainbow by Yuko Mohri (b.1980, Tokyo). This was the artist’s first presentation at a UK gallery. Mohri recently completed two residencies at established London institutions: the Victoria & Albert Museum, and Camden Arts Centre. The focus of Mohri’s debut UK solo exhibition was an installation of her project Moré Moré…

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