YUICHIRO TAMURA

Tamura was born in Toyama in 1977, now based in Tokyo and Berlin. He holds a Master of Film and Media from Tokyo University of the Arts, and a Bachelor of Photography from Nihon University. He was guest researcher of the Institut für Raumexperiment, Olafur Eliasson class at the Berlin University of Arts by the Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists.
His film work NIGHTLESS has received the excellence award at the 14th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2010, and has been shown internationally. He has consistently pursued the possibilities of the moving image, taking photography as a point of departure while straddling various other media and frameworks, including film, installation, and performance. Tamura samples not only images that he has taken himself but also preexisting footage, coaxing unique relationships out of them in order to create new landscapes. The form of these works varies from installations that incorporate elements of bodily presence and experience, as well as performances that draw the spectator in.
In recent years, he focuses on approach to sites and places, and attempts to produce his works based on elaborate research of reading their history and context. As same as until now, by connecting context of sites and places with his own experience in his unique way, he creates new landscapes with various final forms.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
Basel Nightmare, Atelier Mondial, Basel, Switzerland
Ich fliege zurück mit Lufthansa, YUKA TSURUNO Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2013
NIGHTLESS / LAST SIGNING ROOM, Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2012
NIGHTLAND, YUKA TSURUNO, Tokyo, Japan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
BODY/PLAY/POLITICS, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
KYOTO EXPERIMENT 2016, Kyoto Art Center, Japan
MOVING, The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan
21th Art Film Festival, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
Japan Media Arts Festival 20th Anniversary Exhibition, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo
ARTIST PRACTICE, Art Fair Tokyo, Japan
2015
inToAsia 2015:Time-based Art Festival , Queens Museum, New York
Sendai Mediatheque, Miyagi, Japan
Oil on canvas, YUKA TSURUNO Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Kalte Füsse bekommen, DOCK, Basel, Switzerland
Making Border - Afterimages and Projections, DNA Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Asian Film & Video Art Forum, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
2015 Artist Fair Taiwan, Taipei
2014
Festival of Future Nows, Neue National Galerie, Berlin, Germany
SeMA Biennale; Mediacity Seoul 2014, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Photography Will Be, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
WALK-IN-PROGRESS, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, China
Media/Art Kitchen AOMORI, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC), Aomori, Japan
Media/Art Kitchen YAMAGUCHI, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media(YCAM), Yamaguchi, Japan
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
2013
Media/Art Kitchen, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Ayala Museum, Manila, Philippines
Setouchi Triennale 2013, Awashima Island, Kagawa, Japan
Whenever Wherever Festival 2013, MORISHITA STUDIO, Tokyo, Japan
ACCIDENTAL ACCOMPLISHMENT by the Institut für Raumexperimente; Klasse Olafur Eliasson, Berlin, Germany
(n)on site, km temporaer, Berlin, Germany
Elastic Video, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna, Austria
2012
MOT Annual 2012; Making Situations, Editing Landscapes, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Kunisak Art Project 2012, Kunisaki, Oita,
TOKYO STORY 2011, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Ay-O: Over the Rainbow Once More《events on the 7 hills》, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2011
Koganecho Bazaar 2011, Yokohama, Japan
TOKYO STORY 2010, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Touch of Image, Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino, Yokohama, Japan
FILE 2011, Sao Paulo, Brazil
WRO biennale 2011, Wroclaw, Poland
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
The 57th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany
14th Japan Media Arts Festival, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography,Tokyo, Japan
2010
OPEN MISSION, Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo, Japan
The Definition of Self, Directed by Masahiko Sato, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo, Japan

PUBLIC COLLECTION

"NIGHTLESS vol.4" The University Art Museum, The Tokyo University of The Arts

"NIGHTLESS vol. 6 " Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

"Suzuki Knife, Social Cooking" Seoul Museum of Art