Lyota Yagi

Born in 1980, lives and works in Kyoto. Yagi produces works to attempt our limited perceptual system or attitude that we only see what we want to see and we only hear what we want to hear through a critical thinking approach. Often incorporating ready-made system and tools, Yagi generates a phenomenon to enable human perception and engineering systems to come out clearly in fresh wonder. Mediums to express his idea range widely from sound art, sculpture, video, installation to interactive art.

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Works

CV

2003 B.A. in Fine Arts, Kyoto University of Art and Design
2009 Researcher, Osaka University
2012 Finished Ph.D. program without dissertation, Kyoto City University of Arts
Associate Professor, Department of Spatial Design, Kyoto University of the Arts

Selected solo show

2021
“Taro Urashima's Space Odyssey”
MUJIN-TO Production,
Tokyo, Japan
2019
“Vessels for Memory”
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shenzhen, China
“Vessels for Memories”
5Art Space,
Guangzhou, China
2018
“MUSIC FOR LAZY SUSAN”
MUJIN-TO Production,
Tokyo, Japan
“What is Essential is Invisible to the Eye: Works of Lyota Yagi”
ADM Gallery, Nanyang Technological University,
Singapore
2017
“nightfall in UBUD”
Geijutsukan, Kyoto University of Art and Design,
Kyoto, Japan
2016
“META ARCHAEOLOGY”
MUJIN-TO Production,
Tokyo, Japan

Selected group show

2020
“NOT IN THIS IMAGE”
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts,
Taipei, Taiwan
“KYOTO STEAM 2020 International Art Competition Launch Exhibition”
Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art,
Kyoto, Japan
2019
“RTA Real-time Arts 2019”
Post Territory Ujeongguk,
Seoul, South Korea
“Close-up Universe: Contemporary Japanese Photography vol.16”
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum,
Tokyo, Japan
“Voice and Sound Waves: the Japanese scene”
Le 26BY,
Brussels, Belgium
“Yokohama Museum of Art Collection : Rhythm, Resonance, Noise”
Yokohama Museum of Art,
Kanagawa, Japan
2018
“Kuma Collection”
Kuma Museum of Art,
Ehime, Japan
“New Japan Observer Effect”
Solyanca State Gallery,
Moscow, Russia
2017
“The Imaginary Guide: Japan”
Mystetskyi Arsenal,
Kiev, Ukraine
“Mitate and Imagination – Homage to Rikyu and Duchamp”
Former Junpu Elementary School,
Kyoto, Japan
“Soundracks”
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,
San Francisco, USA
2016
“Art and Archaeology: The Silent voices of Materials and Soil”
The Museum of Kyoto,
Kyoto, Japan
“Setouchi Triennale 2016”
Shodoshima,
Kagawa, Japan
2015
“In Our Time: Art in Post-industrial Japan”
Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art,
Kanazawa, Japan
2013
“ARCTIC”
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art,
Humlebæk, Denmark
“Media/Art Kitchen - Reality Distortion Field”
National Gallery of Indonesia,
Jakarta, Indonesia
2012
“Pop Politics: Activism at 33 Revolutions”
Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo,
Madrid, Spain
“Takamatsu Contemporary Art Annual vol.02”
Takamatsu City Museum of Art,
Kagawa, Japan
2011
“Yokohama Triennale 2011 OUR MAGIC HOUR”
Yokohama Museum of Art,
Kanagawa, Japan
“MOT Annual 2011 - Nearest Faraway”
Museum of Contemporary Art,
Tokyo, Japan
2009
“Winter Garden: The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art”
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art,
Tokyo, Japan (traveled to 44 venues in 30 countries)

Public collection

CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo,
Spain
Japan Foundation ,
Japan
Kuma Museum of Art,
Japan
Museum of Art Ehime,
Japan
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo ,
Japan
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ,
USA
Takamatsu Art Museum,
Japan
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum,
Japan
Yokohama Museum of Art ,
Japan
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