Chim↑Pom

Chim↑Pom is an artist collective formed in 2005 in Tokyo with members Ryuta Ushiro, Yasutaka Hayashi, Ellie, Masataka Okada, Motomu Inaoka, and Toshinori Mizuno. Responding instinctively to the “real” of their times, Chim↑Pom has continuously released works that intervene in contemporary society with strong social messages. In addition to participating in exhibitions throughout the world, they develop various independent projects. In 2015, they opened their artist-run space "Garter" in Tokyo to curate and showcase work by many of their contemporaries. They also initiated, organized, and participated in the international exhibition “Don’t Follow the Wind,” which was launched on March 11, 2015, in Fukushima inside the nuclear exclusion zone created after the 2011 nuclear disaster. Since then, they recently have been working on various projects related to the theme of "borders" and presented "The Other Side," a project on the U.S.-Mexico border, in 2017. The group received the Prudential Eye Awards in 2015, under the categories Best Emerging Artist Using Digital/Video and Best Emerging Artist of the Year.

Artist Website



Works

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Selected solo show

2020
“May, 2020, Tokyo / A Drunk Pandemic”
ANOMALY, ,
Tokyo, Japan
2019
“Threat of Peace (Hiroshima!!!!!!)”
Art in General,,
New York, USA
2018
“Ground Open”
ANOMALY,,
Tokyo, Japan
“NADiff a/p/a/r/t 10th Anniversary exhibition: Japanese Art is”
NADiff a/p/a/r/t,,
Tokyo, Japan
“Why Open?”
White Rainbow,,
London, UK
2017
“Non-Burnable”
Dallas Contemporary,,
Texas, USA
“Sukurappu ando Birudo Project: Paving the Street”
Kitakore bldg,,
Tokyo, Japan
“The other side”
MUJIN-TO Production,,
Tokyo, Japan
2016
“So see you again tomorrow, too?”
Kabukicho Shinko-Kumiai bldg,,
Tokyo, Japan
2015
“SUPER RAT”
Saatchi Gallery,,
London, UK

Selected group show

2020
“Every Man is an Artist - Talking About Artists’ Social Engagement”
Chi-Wen Gallery,,
Taipei, Taiwan
2019
“Co/Inspiration in Catastrophes”
Museum of Contemporary Art,,
Taipei, Taiwan
“Japan Unlimited”
frei_raum Q21 exhibition space/Museum Quartier Wien,,
Vienna, Austria
“AICHI TRIENNALE 2019: Taming Y/Our Passion -After ‘Freedom of Expression?’-”
Aichi Prefectural Museum of Arts Gallery,,
Aichi, Japan
“Manchester International Festival”
Victoria Station Tunnels,,
Manchester, UK
“Fragments of a Hologram Rose”
SANATORIUM,,
Istanbul, Turkey
“52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS”
ART SPACE,,
Sydney, Australia
“Weavers of Worlds -A Century of Flux in Japanese Modern / Contemporary Art-”
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo,,
Tokyo, Japan
“Dirty Protest: Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection”
Hammer Museum,,
Los Angeles, USA
“Heroes and People in the Japanese Contemporary Art”
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art,,
Hyogo, Japan
2018
“THE STREET. WHERE THE WORLD IS MADE”
MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts,,
Rome, Italy
“Athens Biennale 2018”
TTT Building,,
Athens, Greece
“NINGEN Restaurant”
former Kabukicho Book Center,,
Tokyo, Japan
“Japanorama. A new vision on art since 1970”
Centre Pompidou-Metz,,
Metz, France
“6th Asian Art Biennial 2017 - Negotiating the Future”
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts,,
Taichun, Taiwan
“Invisible Cities”
The Crow Collection of Asian Art,,
Texas, USA
“Floating worlds, 14th Biennale de Lyon”
a Sucrière and the Museum of Contemporary art of Lyon,,
Lyon, France
“Reenacting history Collective Actions and Everyday Gestures”
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art,,
Gwacheon, South Korea
“Yokohama Triennale 2017 - Islands, Constellations & Galapagos”
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1,,
Kanagawa, Japan
2016
“The Nanjing International Art Festival”
the Baijia Lake Museum,,
Nanjing, China
“Busan Biennale 2016”
Busan Museum of Art,,
Busan, South Korea
“20th Biennale of Sydney (Don’t Follow the Wind)”
Carriageworks,,
Sydney, Australia
2015
“Risk”
Turner Contemporary,,
Margate, UK
“Don’t Follow the Wind - Non-Visitor Center”
Watari-um Museum,,
Tokyo, Japan
“DAS HYBRIS PROJEKT”
HALLE 14,,
Leipzig, Germany
“Don’t Follow The Wind”
inside the evacuated, radioactive exclusion zone surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant owned by TEPCO,,
Fukushima, Japan

Public collection

Art Gallery of Ontario,
Toronto, Canada
Asia Society Museum,,
New York, USA
The Centre Pompidou,
Paris, France
Hammer Museum,
Los Angeles, USA
The Japan Foundation,
Japan
Mill6 Foundation,
Hong Kong
Mori Art Museum,
Tokyo, Japan
M+,
Hong Kong
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo,
Japan
The National Museum of Modern Art,
Tokyo, Japan
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,
NY, USA
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art,
Aichi, Japan
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art,
Brisbane, Australia
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa,
Ishikawa, Japan
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