Bontarō Dokuyama & Yumiko Ono: Borrowed Scenery ‘Study’, 2021

A two-person exhibition of work by Bontarō Dokuyama (b. 1984, Fukushima, Japan) and Yumiko Ono (b.1976, Kyoto, Japan) exploring the continuous interaction between historical perspectives and the unending dialogue between the present and past in Japan. During the Meiji era (mid 19th century – early 20th century), considerable political tensions existed by widening imperialistic incursions by Western powers and…

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

My eyes are not in the centre, 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 first…

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

Why Open? – 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 to…

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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). 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 and nothing.…

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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], 9 February – 11 March, 2017

Moré Moré [Leaky] an exhibition at White Rainbow by Yuko Mohri (b.1980, Tokyo). 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 [Leaky], a long-term…

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Sybille Neumeyer, Nandesha Shanthi Prakash and Rodrigo Gonzalez: ARCUS International Residency Programme, Ibaraki, Japan, 30 August – 7 December 2013

Three solo exhibitions Sybille Neumeyer (b.1982, Germany), Nandesha Shanthi Prakash (b.1970, India), and Rodrigo Gonzalez (b.1984, Mexico). The result of residencies at ARCUS Project where artworks and projects develop out of encounters with people, the land, and culture and aspire to form critical spaces that are open and international. One of the longest established artist residencies in Japan, Arcus Project…

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Fan Chon Hoo: Into the World of Palpable Objects and Fruitful Delight, 3-26 February, 2011

Into the World of Palpable Objects and Fruitful Delight, a solo exhibition by Malaysian artist Fan Chon Hoo (b. 1982, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) at Eleven Spitalfield’s. The artists first UK solo show.  Shortlisted for the Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4’s New Sensations 2010, Fan Chon Hoo is an artist with a uniquely compelling visual language. By assuming the…

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Counterpoints: Lu Chunsheng and Jia Aili, 31 March-15 May, 2010

A two-person exhibition of work by contemporary Chinese artists Lu Chunsheng (b. 1968, Changchun, Jilin, China and Jia Aili (b.1979, Liaoning, China) at the Institute of International Visual Arts, London. Both artists reflect on industrial progress, social corrosion and the individual’s struggle in the machine age. Lu Chunsheng’s exhibition presented his new single-channel work that…

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Michael Lin: Beppu 04.11-06.14.09, 2010

Beppu 04.11-06.14.09, one of two site-specific works by Taiwanese artist Michael Lin (b. 1964 Tokyo, Japan) commissioned as part of an inaugural city-wide contemporary art exhibition staged in Beppu, Japan.  Michael Lin is an artist living and working in Taipei, Shanghai, and Brussels. Lin turns away from painting as an object of contemplation toward one of painting…

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Adel Abdessemed: EXIT, 2009

EXIT, one of two site-specific works by Algerian artist Adel Abdessemed (b. 1971, Constantine, Algeria) commissioned as part of an inaugural city-wide contemporary art exhibition staged in Beppu, Japan.  Adel Abdessemed is a prominent figure of the international art scene. From drawing to video, from sculpture to installation, Adel probes in the wounds of our present.…

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Erika Tan & Mio Shirai: A Gift to Those Who Contemplate the Wonders of Cities and the Marvels of Travelling, 3 October – 15 November, 2008

A Gift to Those Who Contemplate the Wonders of Cities and the Marvels of Travelling, a two-person exhibition at the Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art by London-based Singaporean artist Erika Tan (b. 1965, Singapore) and Japanese artist Mio Shirai (b.1962, Kyoto, Japan), that marked the 150th anniversary of formal links between the two countries.  The artists…

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There is no ‘I’ in Team: Contemporary Moving Image, Sound and Installation Art from China, 6 February – 22 July, 2008

There is no ‘I’ in Team, a group exhibition at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and venues across Newcastle, a unique opportunity to see the work of an extraordinary and vibrant new generation of Chinese artists (mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau), working in moving image, sound and installation art, arguably the most prolific and…

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