エキソニモ
exonemo
Formed in 1996 by SEMBO Kensuke and AKAIWA Yae.
Live and work in New York since 2015.
profile photo by Niko
WORKS EXHIBITIONS NEWS CV

WORKS

  • Realm
    2020
    Online work
  • The Kiss
    2019
    LCD monitors, 3D printed sculpture, wood, metal framework, media player 2500 x 2500 x 3700 mm
  • 0 to 1 / 1 to 0
    2019
    Commission work from Whitney Museum of American Art
    Digital files (html, javascript, video) work on web browser
  • Click and Hold Series
    2019
    Acrylic on Canvas, Nail Dimension variable
  • Shotgun Texting Series
    2019
    Computer Keyboard, Single channel video with sound
    Special Thanks to Kelsey LaSeur, D. Perry Brandston, Howard M. Brandston
  • Shotgun Texting Series
    2019
    Installation view
  • Post LO
    2019
    A set of 42 envelopes sent from New York to the gallery 800 x 1500 mm
  • No ID LOWE’S
    2019
    Inkjet print, alpolic mount, 852 x 640 mm
  • No ID Fedex
    2019
    Inkjet print, alpolic mount, 852 x 640 mm
  • Cat and Mouse (excerpts from “Danmatsu Mouse”)
    2007-2019
    Single channel video, sound, 4min.6sec.
  • I randomly love you/hate you
    2018
    LCD monitor, single board computer (Android), Dimension variable
  • Live Streams
    2018
    2 LCD monitors, 2 web cameras, 2 single board computers (Android) Dimension variable
  • Kiss, or Dual Monitors
    2017 -
    2 LCD monitors, media players Dimension variable
  • Racial Dice
    2017
    dices Dimension variable
  • Click and Hold 2018
    2018
    Acrylic on canvas, 1500 x 910 mm
  • Art Update
    2016
    Mixed media installation Dimension variable
  • Feed
    2016
    LCD display, video imagery, Spoon, Plate, Motor, Computer, Acrylic paint Dimension variable
  • HEAVY BODY PAINT
    2016
    LCD display, 4K video image, acrylic paint Dimension variable
  • Fireplace
    2014
    Single channel video 5min.50sec.
  • Body Paint
    2014
    LCD display, video image, acrylic paint Dimension variable
  • The EyeWalker
    2011
    Interactive installation (personal computer, computer monitor, video camera, software) Dimension variable
  • DesktopBAM
    2010
    Live performance, installation (personal computer, speakers)
  • Spiritual Computing (Series)
    2009
    Mixed media installation Dimension variable
  • SUPERNATURAL
    2009
    Mixed media installation Dimension variable
  • ANTIBOT T-SHIRTS
    2009
    website, T-shirt printing service
  • DEF-RAG
    2008
    Mixed media installation Dimension variable
  • UN-DEAD-LINK
    2008
    Mixed media installation Dimension variable
  • DanmatsuMouse
    2007
    computer mouse, original software
  • Object B / Object B VS
    2006 / 2007
    PC, Power tools etc., Game Dimension variable
  • The Road Movie
    2005
    Mixed media installation Dimension variable
  • Natural Process
    2004
    acrylic on canvas, personal computer, web camera, website Dimension variable
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CV

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020

UN-DEAD-LINK, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo *Upcoming

Slice of the Universe, Masahiro Maki Gallery, Tokyo

2019

U & I, NOWHERE, New York, USA

LO, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo

2018

The Life-Cycle of Interfaces, New Media Artspace gallery, Baruch College Library 1F-4F, New York, USA

2017

Milk on the Edge, hpgrp Gallery, New York, USA

2013

TO THE APES, Mitsubishi-Jisho Artium, Fukuoka

2008

UN-DEAD-LINK, Plug.in, Basel, Switzerland

2006

WORLD B, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], Yamaguchi

2003

new FUNKtion, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima

2000

DISCODER, command N, Tokyo

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020

Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo

2019

The Shape of the Things to Come: Technology, AI and Human, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo

Aichi Triennale 2019, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi

The Invisible Hand, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia

Reincarnation of Media Art, WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland

TECH ART FOR COLLECTORS - ARTJAWS SPECIAL GUEST EXHIBITION, Zürcher Gallery, New York, USA

Art Fair Tokyo 2019, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo

Illuminating Graphics 2, Creation Gallery G8, Tokyo

ARTPORT: SUNRISE/SUNSET, Whitney Museum of American Art website, New York, USA

2018

Ars Electronica Festival 2018: ERROR - THE ART OF IMPERFECTION, Gallery Space, Linz, Austria

Indonesian Netaudio Festival 2018, Jogja National Museum, Jog Jakarta, Indonesia

Reincarnation of Media Art, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], Yamaguchi

Rhizome Net Art Anthology, Rhizome - New Museum, New York, USA

Open Space "In Transition", NTT Intercommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo

New Japan. Observer Effect, Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Gradation, hpgrp gallery, NY, USA

Micro Internet Yami-ichi, NADA Art Fair, NY, USA

Hello World - for the Post-Human Age, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki

2017

Forever Fornever, Rhode Island College, Bannister Gallery, Providence, RI, USA

SIGHT + SOUND 2017, Never Apart, Montreal, Canada

Ars Electronica in Berlin 2017, DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum, Berlin, Germany

World Wide Water - Friday Late x Boiler Room, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

CAPRI BY NIGHT, Schauspiel Köln, Cologne, Germany

NARS Spring Open Studios, NARS Foundation, NY, USA

Landscapes: New vision through multiple windows *directed by exonemo, Japan Creative Centre, Singapore

2016

Spirit and Digit, Electro Museum, Moscow, Russia

Hybrids: On the borderline between Art and Technology, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece

POSTDIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS, Babycastles, New York, USA

Digital Illusion, Gallery Senne, Brussels, Belgium

DA DA * DA! – HACKING ART x LIFE, Goethe-Institut Tokyo, Tokyo

Internet Bedroom @Print Screen Festival, Print Screen Festival, Israel, Holon

Single channel, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA

Internet Yami-ichi in London, Offprint festival, Tate Modern, London, UK

ICC Open Space, NTT Intercommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo

Eco Expanded City, WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland

2015

First Look: Real Live Online, New Museum, New York, USA

HOLIDAY BRING YOUR OWN BEAMER NYC – REVERSE + BABYCASTLES, Reverse, New York, USA

Refest, La MaMa, New York, USA

The Vault – Image, perception, the alchemy of light, ACT Center, Gwangju, Korea

Elements of Art and Science, Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria

Post City, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria

Memory Burn, bitforms gallery, New York, USA

Sayoko Yamaguchi - The Wearist, Clothed in the Future, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo

3331 ART FAIR 2015, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo

2014

The Cave of Light, kumagusuku, Kyoto

CODE: Language of Our Time, The Lab. Knowledge Capital, Grand Front Osaka, Osaka

DAI-KOJIKI-TEN, Nara Prefectural Art Museum, Nara

BCTION, Demolition Building, Yotsuya, Tokyo

Sapporo International Art Festival, Chi-Ka-Ho, Sapporo

Good Morning Mr. Orwell 2014, Nam June Paik Art Center, Korea

Art Hack Day Berlin: Afterglow, transmediale, Berlin, Germany

2013

Better Than Universe, Daegu Media Art ZKM 2013, Daegu, Korea

Republic of the Two, Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea

Money After Money, EYE OF GYRE, Tokyo

2012

Media City Seoul, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo

[Internet Art Future↩] - Reality In Post Internet Era, NTT Intercommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo

2011

Ways of Worldmaking, The National Museum of Art, Osaka

YCAM LabACT vol.1 "The EyeWriter", Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], Yamaguchi

Little Tokyo Design Week 2011, Little Tokyo City, LA, USA

2010

Vibrations of Entities, NTT Intercommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo

Random Access, Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul, Korea

Cyber Arts Japan, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo

Exploration in Possible Spaces, NTT Intercommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo

2009

Got exists., NTT Intercommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo

eARTS BEYOND, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai, China

CODED CULTURES – Exploring Creative Emergences, The frei_raum Q21, Vienna, Austria

Between Site & Space, ARTSPACE, Sydney, Australia

2008

YUDA ART PROJECT, Yuda hot spring area, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], Yamaguchi

Diorama of the City: Between Site & Space, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo

LISTE 08 -The Young Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland

SYNTHETIC TIMES, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

2007

Beautiful New World, Long March Space/Inter Art Center/Guangdong Museum of Art, Beijing/Guangzhou, China

Pocket Film Festival, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Yokohama

Aoba En-nichi 2, sendai mediatheque, Sendai

My Own Private Reality, Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenburg, Germany

L'Expérience Japonaise, Le Haut-parleur culturel à Marseille [WAAW], Nimes, France

ICC: Open Space, NTT Intercommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo

DEAF07: Interact or Die!, Las Palmas, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Lab*Motion, Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo

The Power of Expression, JAPAN, The National Art Center, Tokyo

2006

Connecting Worlds, NTT Intercommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo

CyberArts 2006, O.K. Centrum , Linz, Austria

Cyberlounge, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico

ICC: Open Space, NTT Intercommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo

AIT HOUR MUSEUM, Panasonic Center Tokyo, Tokyo

KANDADA, command N KANDADA, Tokyo

2005

MobLab, Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences [IAMAS], NTT Intercommunication Center [ICC], sendai mediatheque [smt], Saito IMI Graduate School, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM] etc., Japan

Rock the Future, FACT, Liverpool, England

Jakarta Video Festival 2005, Jakarta, Indonesia

Beijing International New Media Arts Exhibition, China Millennium Museum, Beijing, China

EXPO 2005 AICHI JAPAN, EXPO Plaza, EXPO Vision, Aichi

Art meets Media: adventures in perception, NTT Intercommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo

2004

SonarSound Extra, Ebisu Garden Place, Tokyo

Nam June Paik Award 2004, Phoenixhalle, Dortmund, Germany

Reactivity: unpredictable past, NTT Intercommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo

Tokyo Style in Stockholm, Beckmans School of Design, Stockholm, Sweden

Navigator, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

n_ext: New Generation of Media Artists, NTT Intercommunication Center, Tokyo

Mediarena: contemporary art from Japan, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand

Roppongi Crossing, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

SHIDA TEN, nou LABORATORY, Tokyo

2003

In Media Sockets, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], Yamaguchi

2002

AIT HOUR MUSEUM, Former Sakuragawa Elementary School Gymnasium, Tokyo

art.bit collection, NTT Intercommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo

program, Asahi Art Festival 2002, Tokyo

Akihabara TV3, command N, Tokyo

2001

Istanbul Biennial, The Imperial Mint, Istanbul, Turkey

EXPO KOBE 2001, Kobe Port Island, Kobe

BUZZ CLUB: news from Japan, MoMA PS1, New York, USA

media message: look thru language, sendai mediatheque, Sendai

2000

mediaselect 2000, Garden Pier / Port of Nagoya, Nagoya

Ars Electronica Festival 2000, Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria

Spiral Super Sign Project, SPIRAL, Tokyo

TECH.POP.JAPAN, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

LECTURES / PRESENTATIONS / LIVE PERFORMANCE
2015

Cultural Probes, ACT Center, Gwangju, Korea

2014

DesktopBAM, Transmediale, Berlin, Germany

2013

Nabi Lecture 2013 by exonemo, Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea

Net art in night world, Genron cafe, Tokyo

2012

The Frontline Report of Japanese Interactive Arts, SXSW, Texas, USA

MFRU 2012 International Festival of Computer Art, Maribor, Slovenia

2011

APMT6, www, Tokyo

2010

ModMob, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France

2007

exonemonster, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

AWARDS
2016

The Grant Program for Art-related International Exchange by Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation

2015

The Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists organized by Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan

2010

Tokyo Type Directors Club - RGB Prize

2006

Prix Ars Electronica Net Vision Golden Nica

2000

Prix Ars Electronica .NET Honorary Mention

1997

Java Grand Prix – Grand Prix

ARTICLES
“Technology and human beings to ask for the future. exonemo Interview”, web Bijutsu Techo, Jul 31 2019, https://bijutsutecho.com/magazine/interview/20221
“Tokyo is powerful!”, GINZA, Apr. 2019, p.59, MAGAZINE HOUSE
“The history of graphic design in Heisei / invisible design / design psychometry final road”, MdN vol.298, Apr. 2019, p.11/p.118, Impress
“CREATIVE NEWS”, BRAIN, vol.704, Mar. 2019, p.10/p.12, Sendenkaigi
“Art Fair Tokyo 2019 Highlight Guide”, Geijutsu Shincho, Mar. 2019, Shincho Sha
“exonemo’s solo exhibition “LO” for ther first time in 6 years: The theme is “Incomplete Message”, CINRA.NET, Feb. 21 2019, https://www.cinra.net/news/20190221-exonemo
Masanori Mizuno + exonemo ”How to leave art future to think from the media - interview vol.1 exonemo”, artscape, Nov.15 2018, http://artscape.jp/report/topics/10150536_4278.html
“Three Responses to Media Art|exonemo + YCAM [Interview]”, ARTNE, Aug. 20 2018, https://artne.jp/interview/445
Kensuke Sembo “Can Media Art Die? - Kensuke Sembo (exonemo) think “When Art Dies”, bound baw, Aug. 6 2018, http://boundbaw.com/world-topics/articles/63
“exonemo x YCAM [Reincarnation of Media Art] Think from the death of the works”, CINRA.NET, Jul. 21 2018, https://www.cinra.net/news/20180721-exonemo
Chris Romero(Translation by Yosuke Kurita)”Fresh milk, Blue screens MILK ON THE EDGE, Exonemo @hpgrp Gallery New York” review, Jul. 22 2017, http://www.cbc-net.com/topic/2017/06/exonemo_milkontheedge/
Masanori Mizuno ” Masanori Mizuno No.11 Overlay of objects and displays, Display filled with light and paint: exonemo [201704EOF] [A Sunday afternoon]”, MASSAGE, 2017, https://themassage.jp/monotodisplay11/
“We regain freedom in “Yami-ichi” with anything: Internet Yami-ichi 2016 in Tokyo Report”, WIRED, Oct. 17 2016, https://wired.jp/2016/10/17/internet-yami-ichi-tokyo/
Arina Tsukada ”WIRED Audi INNOVATION AWARD 2016 No.018 Survive modern society at the border between the net and real – exonemo” WIRED, Jul. 20 2016, https://wired.jp/series/wired-audi-innovation-award/18_exonemo/
Catherine Chapman ”The Internet’s Black Market Comes to London”, VICE, Mar. 2 2016, https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/8qv7w3/internet-black-market-london
Kentaro Takaoka ”Internet Yami-ichi: Report from New York”, VICE, Nov. 16 2015, https://www.vice.com/jp/article/vbpzab/internet-yamiichi
Kate Massinger “10 Artists to Know from America’s First-Ever Internet Flea Market”, VICE, Sep. 14 2015, https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/jpvv9p/10-artists-to-know-from-americas-first-ever-internet-flea-market
Lucas G. Pinheiro ”A black market for people "consumed by the internet”", Rhizome, Sep. 2 2015, http://rhizome.org/editorial/2015/sep/2/internet-yami-ichi/
Hilary Moss “At the Internet Yami-ichi Flea Market, Nothing but Net” Aug. 18 2015, T-Magazine (NY Times), http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/18/internet-yami-ichi-flea-market/?_r=0
Benoit Palop “An Internet Black Marketplace Is Coming To New York IRL”, VICE, Jul. 18 2015, https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/yp5n9m/an-internet-black-marketplace-is-coming-to-new-york-irl
Taisuke Shimanuki ”Think with exonemo who is pioneer of Net Art, The future of Net Expressions”, CINRA.net, Mar. 30 2015, https://www.cinra.net/interview/201503-exonemo
Masanori Mizuno “Internet Reality Mapping: exonemo and Rider Lips”, DMM.make, Oct. 14 2014, DMM.make
“Interview / see that person! Vol.104 – I want to create a new device that changes the form of communication”, CREATORS STATION, Apr. 28 2014, http://www.creators-station.jp/interview/seehim/22040