Biography

YASUHIRO CHIDA

Born in 1977 Kanagawa, Japan. Majored in the architecture course at Musashino Art University. Performed fieldwork such as high mountain climbing or Ice climbing. Creating immersive installation works on the theme of “consciousness of space” and “change of somatic sensation”.
Participants of Amsterdam Light Festival 2017 and 2018, one of the most popular light art festival in the world. The audience award of the International Light Art Award 2019 in Unna, Germany. Featured 9 best light artists in the world in Artdex 2019. 1st Asian who was selected SIGNAL 2016, the largest art festival in the Czech Republic. Biela Noc 2018, the top art festival in Slovakia. 100 years festival 2018 in the Czech Republic. Exhibition at the Largest La chartreuse monastery in France 2018. Wonderspaces, the U.S. tour from 2019. Cooperated works with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan or Jaxa(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency). Exploring the border of art and science.
Planning to create an Art Park called “Kalama park” as a life-work now.

高山登山やアイスクライミングなどのフィールドワークを行い、「空間の知覚」と「体性感覚の変容」をテーマに制作。世界最高峰のライトフェスティバル、ALFに2017、2018参加。国際ライトアートアワードオーディエンス賞(2019)。Artdexにて世界の9人のライトアーティストに選ばれる。フランス最大のシャルトリューズ修道院での展示(2018)。 チェコ最大の芸術祭SIGNALにアジア圏より初選出(2016)。スロバキア最高の芸術祭ヴィエラノック(2018)。Wonderspaces全米ツアー(2019~)。上海ライフギークアワード空間賞(2018)他、各国を代表する芸術祭に数多く参加。アートパークプロジェクトを進めている。

/Prizes
2019 International Light Art Award/Audience Award, Light Art Museum, Unna
2018 Life geek award/Emerging space prize, Shanghai China
2016 Lights in the Farm/1st prize, Tokyo
2016 Smart Illumination Yokohama/Yokohama
2015 Ise Cultural Foundation/NY U.S.
2015 Arte Laguna Prize/ Finalist, Venezia Italy
2015 Aichi art challenge/Aichi
2014 Smart Illumination Yokohama/Audience choice prize, Yokohama
2007 Visual Art of Silk/Tokyo
2007 Mino washi Light Art festival/Gifu Japan

/Exhibitions
2020 Blik Blik festival/ Pilsen, Czech
2020 Netherlands
2020 Kuwait
2020 Germany
2020 Yue-jin Lantern Festival/Taiwan
2020 Solo exhibition/Kichijoji Museum, Tokyo
2019 E22 Mobility/Rio de Janeiro
2019 PRISMA/Aveiro, Portugal
2019 Space Art Tanegashima
2019 Into the Great Wide Open/Vlieland Netherlands
2019 Wonderspaces/San Diego U.S.
2019 Solo exhibition/Toyoshina art museum, Nagano Japan
2018 Solo exhibition/Nieuwenmeer Netherlands
2018 RGB Light Festival/Rome Italy
2018 Amsterdam Light Festival/Amsterdam Netherlands
2018 Park light/Amsterdam Netherlands
2018 Hong Kong Plus light festival /Hong Kong
2018 Metamorphosis/HerderRaumFurKunst Cologne Germany
2018 Space Art Tnanegashima/Tanegashima
2018 Biela Noc festival/Bratislava, Kosice Slovakia
2018 Open studio/Echangeur22, Avignon France
2018 Extension labyrinth/La Chartreuse, Avignon France
2018 Festival RE: PUBLIKA/Brno Czech Republic
2018 Final exhibition/Shinano art museum, Nagano
2018 Shinbizm/Kiso Goryokan, Nagano
2018 Solo exhibition/Echangeur22, Avignon France
2017 Solo exhibition/Tenri Gallery, Cologne Germany
2017 Amsterdam Light Festival/Amsterdam Netherlands
2017 Smart Illumination Yokohama/Yokohama
2017 Art is science/Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano
2017 Kagerou/Dungeon, Tokyo
2017 Space Art Tnanegashima/Tanegashima
2017 Metamorphosis/gallery 82,Nagano
2017 Solo exhibition/gallery camellia, Tokyo
2016 Tent city#6/art and river bank, Tokyo
2016 Signal Festival/Plague Czech Republic
2016 Cestmir Suska Studio exhibition/Prague Czech Republic
2016 BLIK BLIK light festival/Pilsen Czech Republic
2016 Behind Ghost In the Cell/21 Century Museum gallery, Kanazawa
2015 Tent city#5/art and riverbank, Tokyo
2015 Space Art Festival/Tanegashima
2015 Rokko Meets Art/Hyogo
2015 Smart Illumination Nakayama/Yokohama
2015 Smart Illumination Yokohama/Yokohama
2015 Viewing universe/Shigakogen Roman Museum, Nagano
2014 tent city#4/art and riverbank, Tokyo
2014 Shinano-Omachi Food and Art Corridor/Nagano
2013 Myrkvidr 38.44r/Kalama Park, Nagano
2013 Solo exhibition/Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano
2010 Culture experience program/Toyoshina Art Museum, Nagano
2009 Kobe Biennale International competition/Hyogo
2009 Solo exhibition/8 link studio, Nagano
2008 Solo exhibition/gallery sora, Tokyo
2008 Things to Make, things to be made/Rokuzan Park Hall, Nagano
2006 deposit meeting/art and riverbank, Tokyo
2004 Solo exhibition/Photographer’s gallery, Tokyo
2003 Kalamatoria 00/Tama Riverbank, Tokyo
2002 Solo exhibition/Space mu, Tokyo

/Stage works, Space designs
2018 Asagohan/Bukatsudo, Yokohama
2018 M@X program award/Funan China
2017 Art room/Koishiya-Ryokan, Nagano
2015 Bandoneon x Guitar x Installation/Bar aquavite, Nagano
2014 Teleceptor/Monten Hall, Tokyo
2011 Tree/Tracks Bar, Nagano
2010 Three women/D Warehouse, Tokyo
2006 Sunset box/Tokyo
2004 Avante Garde Trumpet/Maeda Hall, Kanagawa
2004 Zuyua 4th wave/Club cube, Tokyo
2004 PMPS around Tat Ming Pair Live/Hong Kong
2003 Zuyua 3rd wave/Club Cube, Tokyo
2003 Orpheus/Okinoerabu

/Workshops
2016 Dancing Universe/Zou-no-Hana Terrace, Yokohama
2016 Darkness in your room/Zou-no-Hana Terrace, Yokohama
2015 My starry sky/Hirota site Museum, Tanegashima
2015 Make Universe/Smart Illumination Nakayama/Yokohama
2014 My snow mountain/art and riverbank, Tokyo
2014 Nature camera/Shinano-Omachi Food and Art Corridor, Nagano
2013 Make by break/Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano
2010 Usual art/Toyoshina Modern Art Museum, Nagano
2010 To see unvisible thing/Toyoshina Modern Art Museum, Nagano

/Collection
2019 [Myrkviðr]Wonderspaces
2018 [Aftereal]Amsterdam Light Collection
2017 Space Art Tanegashima
2017 [Brocken 6 A] Amsterdam Light Collection
2016 Shiga Kogen Roman Museum
2016 Depo2015 Czech Republic

For a long time, I researched various materials and phenomena in order to create my work. This, however, was always human research: it was an inquiry into the meaning of life. It is impossible, in principle, to know the objective of human existence. But what would the greatest human experience possibly be? This question has served as a subtle hint to the meaning of our existence — and even if it fails to bring us closer to this truth, the joy of experience is surely something of great value.

What can human beings perceive, and how do we react to this? Through my own body as a medium, I seek out a sense of universal human existence that lies beyond the realm of the individual. This pursuit is equivalent to the act of delving deep into the external world that surrounds us. I wish for my work to elicit a deep reaction to the fact that we are living, human beings and a part of this universe, in a way that transcends the superficial differences of those who experience it.

This world is infinitely mysterious and beautiful. Reality has expanded as it has widened the scope of our perception and thinking. Our imagination and capacity to think are limited, however. Without relying on thought as an intermediary, artists can transform the infinity and mystery of reality into an artwork, by manipulating the material with our hands.

I don’t draw anything; neither do I express anything. I come into contact with reality through my hand, liberating this reality from the limitations of being depicted. I want to see the mysteries of this world — in other words, the possibilities of human beings. <D.W>

長い間、作品を作るために材料や現象の研究を行ってきました。しかしそれは常に人間の研究であり、人生の意味に対する問いでした。人間の存在の目的、それを知ることは原理的に不可能でしょう。しかし、人間にとって最大の体験は何か。その問いは存在の意味への微かな手がかりとして、またはそれが叶わなくとも、体験の喜びには何かしらの価値があるのではないかと考え、制作をしてきました。

人間は何を知覚することが可能で、それを知覚した時にどう反応するのか。私は一個である自身の身体を通して、個の先にある普遍的な人間の存在を探っています。それはこの与えられた外界を探ることと繋がります。作品がそれを体験する人々の表面的な差異を超えた奥深く、人間という生物であること、宇宙の一端であることに反応するものであればと思います。

現実は無限に美しく、不思議です。現実は人が知覚や思考の範囲を拡げることで拡大されてきました。しかし私たちが想像出来ること、考えられることは限られています。作家は思考を介さず、手で素材を扱うことで、現実の無限性と不思議さをそのまま作品へと変えられるのではないでしょうか。現実に手で触れ、イメージから現実を解放し、何も描かない、何も表わさない。世界の不思議さそのものの、人間の可能性を見たいのです。