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

  • Metaverse Petshop
    2022
    installation view
    Supported by NowHere|NFT advisor Toshi / wildmouse
  • Metaverse Petshop
    2022

  • Group Exhibition "Kazuo Umezz The Great Art Exhibition"
    2022
    installation view
    Venue: Tokyo City View (Tokyo) / Photo: Ichiro Mishima (Artifact)
  • Reselling Returned Stolen Artwork
    2020-2022
    Post-it, frame 375 x 680 mm
  • Solo Exhibition "CONNECT THE RANDOM DOTS"
    2021
    installation view
    Venue: WAITINGROOM (Tokyo) / Photo by Shintaro Yamanaka (Qsyum!)
  • CONNECT THE RANDOM DOTS (drawing #9)
    2021

  • CONNECT THE RANDOM DOTS (drawing #16)
    (日本語) 2021

  • CONNECT THE RANDOM DOTS (drawing #30)
    2021

  • Connect the Random Dots
    2021
    Generative work
  • Crypto Poetry #2 - 4
    2021
    installation view
    Group Exhibition "I am here by WAITINGROOM" @CADAN YURAKUCHO(Tokyo) / Photo by Osamu Sakamoto
  • Crypto Poetry #2
    2021
    single channel video, 36 sec. / loop
  • Solo Exhibition "exonemo UN-DEAD-LINK Reconnecting with Internet Art"
    2020
    installation view
    Venue: TOP MUSEUM / Photo by Ryuichi Maruo
  • UN-DEAD-LINK 2020
    2020
    mixed media / ONLINE
  • DISCODER
    2000
    installation view
    Venue: TOP MUSEUM (Tokyo) / Photo by Ryuichi Maruo
  • 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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NEWS

CV

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2022

CONNECT THE RANDOM DOTS - WAITINGROOM, Tokyo

2020

UN-DEAD-LINK, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo
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
2022

Exhibition of Digital Antique, BE AT STUDIO HARAJUKU (Laforet HARAJUKU 6F), Tokyo, Japan
GEMINI Laboratory Exhibition, ANB Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Kazuo Umezz The Great Art Exhibition, TOKYO CITY VIEW, Tokyo / ABENO HARUKAS Art Museum, Osaka
SPRING SHOW, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo

2021

Human.Machine.Interaction, ONLINE
I am here by WAITINGROOM, CADAN YURAKUCHO, Tokyo

2020

10TH, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo
Viewing Room Exhibition, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2020: The Imagination of Time, 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
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
Internet of (No)Things: Ubiquitous Networking and Artistic Intervention, Jogja National Museum, Jogjakarta, 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 2018 "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 University of the Arts, Kanagawa
Aoba En-nichi 2, sendai mediatheque, Miyagi
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: New Visions in Contemporary Japanese Art 2004, 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, Hyogo
BUZZ CLUB: news from Japan, MoMA PS1, New York, USA
media message: look thru language, sendai mediatheque, Miyagi

2000

mediaselect 2000, Garden Pier / Port of Nagoya, Aichi
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

PUBLICATIONS
A DECADE TO DOWNLOAD —THE INTERNET YAMI-ICHI 2012-2021, Apr. 2022, A DECADE TO DOWNLOAD PROJECT TEAM
AWARDS
2021

The 71st Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts – The New Face Award
The 3rd Obayashi Foundation Research Program “Vision of the City”

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

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