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Albert Samreth

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Albert Samreth (Born in 1987, USA)

Albert Samreth


Albert Samreth is a conceptual artist who after graduating from the famed California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) that served as a base for the Conceptual art movement in the 1970's, has spent the past three years traveling. Because of this constant travel, Samreth has developed a studio practice based around engaging with natural and systematic processes such as using the currents of the Pacific Ocean to create paintings or the engaging with the extreme Cambodian sunshine to transform materials over time. His larger projects, such as 'The Voice (2014)' in the Singapore Biennale or 'Divine Intervention (An Act of God) (2014),' in the forthcoming Moscow Biennale of Young Art, continues this line of thought. In Singapore, he sought out the voice actress Carolyn Hopkins to read poems in an audio installation. While her name may not be familiar, Hopkins' voice is one of the most listened to on Earth. Her voice is most notably used to announce the entire New York City subway system and nearly every airport on the planet. In Moscow, he is training an African Grey Parrot to announce news phrases as it sits atop an oil palm tree from its native Africa. This will be the first time the parrot has encountered such a tree having come from a long lineage of domestic parrots who arrived to Russia as pets many generations ago though it is its favorite kind of perch in 'the wild.' The parrot will live in the museum for the entirety of the exhibition.

For his two person exhibition in Tokyo at Yamamoto Gendai, Samreth plans to work with natural indigo dyes, Tokyo's summer rain, and rice.




Exhibitions (Selected)
・Singapore Biennale 2013, Group Exhibition (Singapore Art Museum, Singapore / 2013-2014)
・Poster Problem, Group Exhibition (Otras Obras, Tijuana, Mexico / 2013)
・The Joy of Fear, Group Exhibition (The Impermanent Collection, Los Angeles, California / 2013)
・...Know Know, Solo Exhibition (SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh, Cambodia / 2013)
・Bring Your Own Beamer, TRANSMISSION, Group Exhibition(MoCA, Los Angeles, California / 2012)
・Non-Profit, Self-Titled, Solo-Projects, Solo Exhibition (CalArts, Valencia, California / 2012)






Stay: May 16, 2014 - August 8, 2014
Co-organized by: The Backers Foundation
Exhibition: The BAR Vol.7 (Sat, July 12th - Sat, July 26th, 2014 at YAMAMOTO GENDAI)
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Albert Samreth
Shock and Awe (2013)
Fireworks organized ten years after the initial shock and awe campaign in Iraq on the night of 19 March, 2013.


Albert Samreth

Albert Samreth
Pacific Ocean Water Colors (2014-)
A painting shown in progress holding natural pigment dyes on the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, California, 2013.


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Continuity Drift, 2012
Abstract grafiti made with colored smoke bombs at the site of Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty.


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A Millions Years Can't Be Wrong (Parentheticals), 2012

Albert Samreth
Civilization (2013), croissant, ants

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Albert Samreth
Civilzation (2011), birdseed, pigeons

2014-5-27

Jan Szewczyk

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Jan Szewczyk (Born in 1986, poland)

Jan Szewczyk

Jan Szewczyk is a multimedia artist, effort- lessly moving in the sphere of objects and video installations. His work is characterized by incisive observation and reinterpretation of banal subversive situations - in this way the artist challenges our habitual perceptions of reality. Szewczyk's work oscillates between various themes, which is why it is difficult to specify the main topic of his explorations.

One of his areas of research is that of growing up and masculinity. A reflection of these themes appears at various stages of his work, from the curious act: Good bye home sweet home (2008) to the Kozacy (2012) project. The second area in which Szewczyk moves concerns the perception of reality. The project I like all these pictures (2009), where the artist is both the curator of the exhibition and the material, combines these two areas.

Since 2012, thanks to work on the set of the film Performer, the artist has increasingly boldly explored film space and has tried to find a common denominator for the world of cinematography and visual arts.


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Stay: January 21 - March 23, 2014
Co-organized by: Agency of Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho)
Event: BYOB - Bring Your Own Beamer at AIT(February 22, 2014)
Polish Art Night: "Franek kimono king bruce lee karate mistrz"Video art and food with two emerging artists from Poland. (March 15, 2014 at Daikanyama Hillside Terrace Annex A)

Jan Szewczyk
Metamorphism, 2012, red sandstone, climbing holds, 48 x 34 x 23 cm

Jan Szewczyk
Frame, 2010, stainless steel, 55 x 80 cm

2014-2- 3

Franciszek Orlowski

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Franciszek Orlowski (Born in 1984, Poland)
Franciszek Orlowski

Franciszek is a conceptual artist, and his work has existential character. A graduate of the Department of Intermedia at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, his site-specific works skilfully incorporate political and social commentary, with the aim of challenging the viewer's senses. His previous works include 'Kiss of Love 2009', an installation produced from various paraphenalia that resulted from exchanging his clothes with homeless people, and 'Drobne / 2010 Small Change', which through the use of a British penny, focused on the circumstances of Polish migrant workers in London and a place known as the Polish Wailing Wall where they go to search for jobs (often illegal and poorly paid).
Franciszek has recently featured in a number of exhibitions including 'The artist in the time of hopelessness. The newest Polish art' at BWA Wroclaw Gallery of Contemporary Art (2013), 'British British Polish Polish: Art From Europe's Edges In The Long '90s And Today' at Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle (2013) and 'ART IST KUKU NU UT' at Prada Pravda in Estonia (2013).
British British Polish Polish: Art From Europe's Edges In The Long '90s And Today , Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle,( Warsaw,Poland,2013), The Splendor of Textiles - Zacheta ,National Gallery of Art, (Warsaw,Poland,2013) , Double Game,1.Kiev international Biennale ARSENALE 2012,Mystetskyi Arsenal,(Kiev,Ukraine,2012), Ain't no sorry ,Museum of Modern Art, (Warsaw,Poland,2008)




Stay: January 21 - March 23, 2014
Co-organized by: Agency of Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho)
Event: BYOB - Bring Your Own Beamer at AIT(February 22, 2014)
Polish Art Night: "Franek kimono king bruce lee karate mistrz"Video art and food with two emerging artists from Poland. (March 15, 2014 at Daikanyama Hillside Terrace Annex A)


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UNTITLED / 2009
performance


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DROBNE / 2010
SMALL CHANGE
5 slides, 35mm
Stereo Gallery, Poznan, Poland


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POD SKORA / 2008
UNDER THE SKIN
car / asphalt
Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

2014-2- 3

Vincent Vulsma

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Vincent Vulsma (Born in 1982, Zaandam, Netherlands)

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The work of Vincent Vulsma explores the tensions between autonomous art and the sociopolitical relations underlying its production. Important starting points for his investigations are the history and economy of cultural appropriation. An underlying theme here is the relation between work and artwork. By playing various production technologies off against one another Vulsma interrogates the hierarchic division of immaterial and material labour in an era that is dominated by digital forms of production.

Vulsma studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (2002-2006) and was a participant at De Ateliers in Amsterdam (2006-2008). His recent solo exhibitions include A Sign of Autumn at Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (2011) and ARS NOVA E5305-B at Galerie Cinzia Friedlaender (Berlin, 2009). Vulsma took part in group exhibitions at Museum Abteiberg (Mönchengladbach, 2013), Musée d'Art Moderne (Paris, 2013), De Vleeshal (Middelburg, 2013), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, 2012), Kunstverein Düsseldorf (2012) and the 6th Berlin Biennale (2010).



Stay: January 9 - March 30, 2014
Co-organized by:Mondriaan Fonds (Netherlands)
Upcoming Event:
AIT ARTIST TALK #65「Technics, Labour, Abstraction」 Artist talk about recent works and new ideas by Dutch artist Vincent Vulsma
(Date and Time: Monday, March 24th, 19:00-21:00 Venue: AIT Room Daikanyama)


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A Sign of Autumn, 2011
Installation view, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, 2011
Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij



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No. 124, 2011 (Detail)
Antelope Mask. Baulé, Ivory Coast, before 1932, on loan from the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam.
Custom made wooden pedestal with plexiglass display case.
Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, 2011
Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij


2014-1-27

Matteo Rosa

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Matteo Rosa (Born in 1978, Italy)

Matteo Rosa

Born in Italy in 1978. Currently lives and works in Malmö (Sweden).

At the core of Rosa's work is an interest in the subject of awareness. This brings him to a fascination for the interconnectedness of things, the play between form and formlessness, transience and stillness, imagination and presence. His practice explores art's potential to address forgotten or neglected aspects of the self, such as the primal feeling of being in one's own body at a time when we are exposed to the highest amount of external information in history. He employs various media, from drawing and painting to photography, video and installation.

Matteo Rosa trained at Edinburgh College of Art and Malmö Art Academy. In recent years his work has been shown at The Boiler Room, Oslo (NO), Galleri Ping Pong, Malmö (SE), Fondazione Galleria Civica, Trento (IT), Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup (SE), Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm (SE), Skånes Konstförening, Malmö (SE), E:ventGallery, London (UK), Viafarini, Milan (IT), Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (DK), Museo Civico, Riva del Garda (IT), Krognoshuset, Lund (SE) and Galleri Mors Mössa, Gothenburg (SE).





Stay: October 2, 2013 - December 22, 2013
Co-organized by:IASPIS
Event: AIT × ARCUS Night (Sat, Dec 7th 2013, 18:30 - 21:30 at Daikanyama AIT room)


MatteoRosa Embody
Embody, series of watercolours on paper, 21 x 28 cm each (30 x 37 cm framed), 2011-2013


Untitled (Blue Signal)
Untitled (Blue Signal), mixed media installation, 2010-2011 (installation view at Giardino Santa Chiara, Trento, 2011
photo: Hugo Muñoz)



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Vessel, aerosol string on lamps and floor, size variable, 2010 (installation view at Skånes Konstförening, Malmö, 2010)


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Isole di Luce, monoprint from poplar leaves on watercolour paper, diptych, 70 x 50 cm (80 x 61 cm framed), 2009


2013-10-10

Alberto Rodríguez Collía

Alberto Rodríguez Collía (Born in 1985, Guatemala)

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Born in 1985, Lives and works in Guatemala.
Guatemalan artist Alberto Rodríguez Collía uses archive's images (newspapers, television commercials, documentaries, video clips and the internet) to produce video works, drawings and collages. Collía presents images borrowed from mass media to criticize the unstable social and political situation in his country. For the 2008 project 'La Favorita', Collía gathered together with Erick Menchú, Guatemalan visual artist, images of folk sign designs from Guatemala, sharing the anonymous voices of the country.




Biography (Selected)
・Graduated in 2007 as engraver from Escuela de Arte 10 from Madrid
・2007 in august he co-founds (together with La Torana and Mario Santizo) the Taller Experimental de Gráfica, the 1st. workshop dedicated for engraving in Guatemala.
・2008 "Auction 08", Museum of Latin American Arts (Long Beach, California)
・2008 "Horror Vacui", Espacio CE! (Guatemala)
・2010 "Central American Biennial" (Nicaragua)
・2012 "Estampida", Des.Pacio gallery (San Jose, Costa Rica)




Stay: May 14, 2013 - August 8, 2013
Co-organized by: The Backers Foundation
Exhibition: The BAR Vol.6 "Divided Against Ourselves" New works from Allegra Pacheco and Alberto Rodriguez Collia (Sat, July 13th - Sat, July 27th, 2013 at YAMAMOTO GENDAI)
Event:・Summer Minglius "Ancient cities in dreams, and 12,350km" Residence Program Report by 2 Artists: Masahiro Wada and Alberto Rodríguez Collía(Sat, Aug 3rd 2013 at Daikanyama AIT room)
・Guatemalan Film Screening and Talk by AIT Artist in Resident, Alberto Rodriguez Collia (Sun, Aug 4th, 2013 at Daikanyama AIT room)


Alberto Rodríguez Collía
From the series of "Weekend" / 2009 / scanned newspapers, frame


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Left: Vegetation / 2013 / super 8 film transferred to digital video / 3' 07" Right: No lugar (Non place) / 2013 / engraving on paper


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From the series of "Weekend" / 2009 / scanned newspapers, frame

2013-6-13

Allegra Pacheco

Allegra Pacheco (Born in 1986 in Costa Rica)

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Born in 1986, Costa Rica. Lives and works in London.
Allegra Pacheco is a Costa Rican artist who works in a variety of mediums, with her work predominantly photographic, but often expanding into drawing and installation. In 2012, Pacheco exhibited her first installation work, 'Boobs', a series of breast-shaped soft sculptures made in collaboration with disenfranchised women from La Carpio, an immigrant neighbourhood in Costa Rica. The exhibition space took on the innocence of a children's playground, but at the same time served as a platform whereby feminist issues and taboo subjects such as sexuality could be addressed in an un-biased environment.



Biography (Selected)
・2011 BFA Photography, School of Visual Arts (New York)
・2013 *Currently obtaining a Masters in Fine Arts, Wimbledon College of Arts (London)
・2010 White Box/SCOPE Art fair (Miami)
・2010 New York Photo Festival, DUMBO BK (New York)
・2011 Tokyoscapes, Just Another Space (Tokyo)
・2012 <Awards> 2nd Place X Edicion Valoarte 2012
・2012 BOOBS Galeria Des.Pacio (SJ Costa Rica)
・2013 The Boobs in Japan, GALLERY MoMo (Tokyo) July 20 - Aug 10



Allegra Pacheco HP:http://www.allegrapacheco.com/



Stay: May 14, 2013 - August 8, 2013
Co-organized by: The Backers Foundation
Exhibition: The BAR Vol.6 "Divided Against Ourselves" New works from Allegra Pacheco and Alberto Rodriguez Collia (Sat, July 13th - Sat, July 27th, 2013 at YAMAMOTO GENDAI)


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Left: Untitled, Mori Art Museum (from Tokyo series) / 2011  Right: Boobs / 2012 / mixed media (detail)

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Untitled / 2013 / acrylic, ink on board

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Allegra Pacheco "Untitled" work in progress / 2013

2013-6-13

Melvin Moti

Melvin Moti (Born in 1977 in Rotterdam)

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Born 1977, Rotterdam. Lives and works in Rotterdam and Berlin.
Moti examines neurological, scientific and historic processes in relation to visual culture. Over the last years he produced several films along with artist books, objects and drawings.Recent solo exhibitions were shown at National Museums Schotland, Kunsthalle Lisbon, Mudam (Luxembourg), Wiels (Brussels), Galeria Civica (Trento), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) and MMK (Frankfurt).


Stay: January 1, 2013 - April 13, 2013
Founder: Mondriaan Fonds
Event: AIT ARTIST TALK #64


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Eigenlicht (The Inner Self in Outer Space), 2012, 35mm film, 18 minutes


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Eigengrau, 2011, 35mm film, 26 minutes


2013-3-16

Laureana Toledo

Laureana Toledo (Born in 1970 in Oaxaca)

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Born in Ixtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico in 1970. Lives and works in London and Mexico City. She has presented exhibitions and colaborative projects at Museum of Modern Art and Museo Anahuacalli in Mexico City, Eastside Projects in Birmingham, The Louisiana Museum in Denmark, RedCat in Los Angeles and the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London among many others. She has been recipient of an ISCP residency in New York in 2004, and Gasworks in London in 2009. She has also worked as an editor, teacher and independent curator in Mexico and abroad since 1996. She is the co-founder of SOMA, artist space in Mexico City. She is a member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores Grant in Mexico.
With a background in photography, Laureana Toledo's practice has developed to incorporate various media, chosen in relation to a specific concept or theme of the work. Laureana is inspired by the imperceptible or transient moments of the everyday, speculating on how such phenomena can gain new forms of visual presentation. Her work often involves systematic and repetitive interventions into different media (texts, books, photographs, painitngs, etc.) to re-code their existing narratives. Laureana also takes this approach into her exploration of the history of rock music, one of her passions. SOMA:http://somamexico.org/


Stay: Feburuary 5, 2013 - March 9, 2013
Founder: The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, in Fiscal Year 2012
Event: THIS IS A GEOGRAPHY LESSON - A 2-day discussion and dinner event, mapping Art and Social situations of Mexico and Japan - (closed)


2013-2- 5

Julieta Aranda

Julieta Aranda (Born in 1975 in Mexico City)

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Born in Mexico City, currently lives and works between Berlin and New York.
Central to Aranda's multidimensional practice are her involvement with circulation mechanisms and the idea of a "poetics of circulation"; the possibility of a politicized subjectivity through the perception and use of time, and the notion of power over the imaginary.
Julieta Aranda's work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as Witte de With (2013), Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova (2013), ArtPostions, Miami Basel (2012), MACRO Roma (2012) Documenta 13 (2012), N.B.K. (2012), Gwangju Biennial (2012), Venice Biennial (2011), Stroom den Haag (2011), "Living as form," Creative Time, NY (2011), Istanbul Biennial (2011), Portikus, Frankfurt (2011), New Museum (2010), Solomon Guggenheim Museum (2009), New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY (2010), Kunstverein Arnsberg (2010), MOCA Miami (2009), Witte de With (2010), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2007), 2nd Moscow Biennial (2007) MUSAC, Spain (2010 and 2006), and VII Havanna Biennial; amongst others.
As a co-director of e-flux together with Anton Vidokle, Julieta Aranda has developed the projects Time/Bank, Pawnshop, and e-flux video rental, all of which started in the e-flux storefront in new York, and have traveled to many venues worldwide.


Stay: Feburuary 4, 2013 - March 9, 2013
Founder: The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, in Fiscal Year 2012
Event: THIS IS A GEOGRAPHY LESSON - A 2-day discussion and dinner event, mapping Art and Social situations of Mexico and Japan - (closed)


2013-2- 5