Curriculum Vitae


鮫島 弓起雄 / SAMESHIMA Yumikio

1985 Born in Tokyo, Japan
2010 B.A. Department of Sculpture, Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo, Japan
Live and work in Tokyo, Japan

I mainly create sculptures and installation works. My works are related to Japanese culture and regional characteristics, such as seismic waveforms, an idea in Shintoism and a traditional painting technique that was often used in old Japanese paintings called “Yamato-e”. I also work on installation art which is deeply related and not able to be separated from the exhibition space both physically and conceptually by using the features the elements of the site.
In addition, I work on some activities which make international and personal connections between artists, such as organizing an art-based international exchange event “Artist Meetup!” every month at an art gallery “SYP GALLERY” in Tokyo, being a starting member of Japan-Mexico art exchange project “JaM -Artist in Homestay-”.

― “Artful life”, Isetan Urawa store Art Gallery, Saitama
― Brillia Culture Spice, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
― “Teahouse and contemporary art -WABI・SABI- “, Yuumi koubou gallery, Okayama
― “LENGUAJES ALTERNOS” JaM -Artist in Homestay-, Rüido Proyectos Galería, Aguascalientes, Mexico
― “Artisti “Q” Museum by C-DEPOT” , Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Tokyo
― Brillia Art Awards 2019, Tokyo Tatemono Yaesu building, Tokyo
― “J-POP ART”, Takamatsu Mitsukoshi, Exhibition Hall, Kagawa
―「- “MONOCHROME”, Gallery Art Composition, Tokyo
― “Water and Land, Niigata Art festival”, Kosudo, Niigata
― “IAG ARTISTS SELECTION”, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Tokyo
― “Kameyama Triennale”, Kameyama, Mie
― “Art exhibition to feel time “, Isetan Shinjuku store Art Gallery, Tokyo
― “Kosudo in Tokyo”, S.Y.P Art Space, Tokyo
― “Gembi Dokodemo Competition” Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
― “Kosudo ART Project 2016” Artist residency program, Kosudo, Niigata
― Emerging Artist Review “Mountains. People. Roads.” Emerging Artist Review,  S.Y.P Art Space, Tokyo
― “Trolls in the Park 2015” Open air Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Zenpukuji park, Tokyo,
― “Art scramble”, Gallery 494, Tokyo

2019 Selected, Brillia Art Awards 2019
2017 C-DEPOT Prize, IAG AWARDS 2017
2016 Shihoko Iida Prize(Special Jury Prize), Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art