The artist collective, Chim↑Pom was formed in 2005 in Tokyo with six members: Ryuta Ushiro, Yasutaka Hayashi, Ellie, Masataka Okada, Motomu Inaoka, and Toshinori Mizuno. Incorporating various formats of presentation employing photography, video, and installation, their provocative works are responding instinctively to the “real” of their times. The body of their works is emerged by the intervention in the various environment seen today, and focuses on the social and political issues strongly relating to urban spaces, nuclear disaster, and immigrants that are undetachable to contemporary society. In addition to participating in the exhibitions in and out of their country, they develop various independent projects, and curate group exhibitions with other fellow artists. In 2015, they opened their own artist-run space in the Kitakore Building located in the distinctive area of Koenji in Tokyo. They also initiated, organized, and partcipated in the international ongoing exhibition “Don’t Follow the Wind,” which was launched on March 11, 2015, in the site of the exclusion zone designated after the nuclear disaster occurred in 2011 in Fukushima. Chim↑Pom received the Prudential Eye Awards in 2015, in the categories Best Emerging Artist using Digital/Video and Best Emerging Artist of the Year. Their major solo exhibitions include “Non Burnable” Dallas Contemporary, Dallas (2017), “So see you again tomorrow, too?” Kabukicho Shinko-Kumiai Building, Tokyo (2016), “SUPER RAT” Saatchi Gallery, London (2015), “Hiroshima!!!!!” Former Bank of Japan Hiroshima Brunch, Hiroshima (2013), “Chim↑Pom” Parco Museum, Tokyo (2012), “Chim↑Pom” MoMA PS1, New York (2011), alongside “Mondes Flottants: 14th Biennale de Lyon” Lyon, France (2017), “Busan Biennale 2016” Busan Museum of Art, South Korea (2016), “The 9th Shanghai Biennale – REACTIVATION” Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China (2012), “The 29th São Paulo Biennial – There is always a cup of sea to sail in” São Paulo, Brazil (2010).  



Public collections Hammer Museum (US)
Art Gallery of Ontario (Canada)
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art (Japan)
The Japan Foundation (Japan)
Mori Art Museum (Japan)
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Japan)
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Japan)
Asia Society Museum, New York (US)
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (Australia)
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (Japan)
M+ (Hong Kong)  


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