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Lemuntie 4 D 21
00510 Helsinki
09-7268 0471

Tämän hetkinen vierastaiteilija / Current guest artist

Kazuo Yoshida / Japan
Residencies: 1.5.-30.6.2017


Born in 1982, Hyogo, Japan, Yoshida graduated from the University of Shiga Prefecture in 2004. In 2012, he received the Grand Prize at the 11th Gunma Biennale For Young Artists. 

Major exhibitions include: 

‘Ruler,’ G/P gallery, Tokyo (2014); ‘Boundaries of Photograph,’ Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, Azamino (2014). Group exhibitions include: ‘Japan Media Arts Festival,’ Hokkaido, Kushiro Art Museum (2014); ‘Picturing Plants,’ The Museum of Modern Art Gunma, Gunma (2013). Immediately after the Tohoku earthquake and the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in 2011, he published Air Blue, a series of photographs with focus on the forest area in Fukushima, and received the Jury Prize at the Selection at 16th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2013.


The residency is part of the artist exchange programme between Youkobo Art Space and Finnish Artists' Studio Foundation. The support of the Arts Promotion Centre of  Finland and the city of Espoo has enabled the realisation of the residency in Finland.


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