柴田祐輔
Yusuke SHIBATA
1980 Born in Fukuoka, Japan
Currently lives and works in Chiba
profile photo by Kenshiro Arakawa
WORKS EXHIBITIONS NEWS STATEMENT CV

WORKS

  • Solo Exhibition “Melting Point”
    2018
    installation view
    Venue: Yet Thirtieth Experimental Art Space (Hong Kong)
  • PANDAWA HOUSE SATELLITE
    2017
    Sound installation
    Oku-Noto Triennale / OKU-NOTO Oral Tradition Museum / Former Kodomari Nursery (Ishikawa)
  • Solo Exhibition “PUBLIC AND FREEDOM II”
    2017
    installation view
    Venue: WAITINGROOM (Tokyo)
  • PUBLIC AND FREEDOM II
    2017
    Inkjet print mounted on wood 135 x 203 mm
  • PUBLIC AND FREEDOM II
    2017
    Inkjet print 360 x 480 mm
  • PUBLIC AND FREEDOM II
    2017
    Inkjet print 135 x 203 mm
  • Solo Exhibition “PUBLIC AND FREEDOM”
    2016
    installation view
    Venue: Art Center Ongoing (Tokyo)
  • PUBLIC AND FREEDOM
    2016
    Inkjet print
  • PUBLIC AND FREEDOM
    2016
    Inkjet print 135 x 203 mm
  • PUBLIC AND FREEDOM
    2016
    Inkjet print 135 x 203 mm
  • An Interview on the Street in Ginza, Tokyo, Conducted on 27th December 2015
    2016
    Single channel video, sound 14min.24sec.
    “TKY2015 Short Film Series Project”
  • Shibata and Yamamoto’s First February
    2016
    Sound installation Dimension variable
    (日本語) 会場:Art Center Ongoing
  • SEKYU
    2014
    Single channel video with sound 9min.25sec.
  • Narration – The One to Fight with Devils Led by God and an Amnesiac from the Space
    2014
    Single channel video with sound 17min.9sec.
  • Handmade
    2013
    Single channel video with sound 16min.37sec.
  • Localized Shower
    2013
    Single channel video with sound 7min.4sec.
  • Solo Exhibition “BGM”
    2014
    installation view
    Venue: WAITINGROOM (Tokyo)
  • Florida Street
    2013
    Single channel video with sound 4min.14sec.
  • Cleaning Disco
    2013
    Performance 60min.
    Roppongi Art Night 2013, Sun Laundry (Tokyo)
  • Solo Exhibition “Planet”
    2013
    installation view
    Venue: Art Center Ongoing (Tokyo)
  • Task #04
    2013
    Lambda print mounted on wood 561 x 841 mm
  • Balls #02
    2013
    Lambda print 793 x 1189 mm
  • Solo Exhibition “How to”
    2012
    installation view
    Venue: g-FAL+FAL (Tokyo)
  • Skater
    2012
    Single channel video with sound 4min.38sec.
  • Distance
    2012
    Single channel video with sound 10min.52sec.
  • Prepare for Yesterday
    2010
    Installation dimension variable
    Koganecho Bazaar (Kanagawa)
  • Solo Exhibition Suppose Beat
    2010
    Mixed media installation dimension variable
    Art Center Ongoing (Tokyo)
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STATEMENT

I’ve created my works regarding uncertainty and vagueness of the real world to ask my questions, “what surrounds us?” and “in what reality do we live?” With the clue of something fishy and fake, I’ve focused on such the existence and the moment as cross the real world of truth and falsehood or blur the boundary.

My interest is the instability of reality including a mix of truth and falsehood, the distance between bare reality and perceived reality under your impression, and the gap between them. The moment that we try to understand the world and find the meaning of life, story with attractive force affects our thinking process unconsciously. People tend to perceive an historical event differently on the basis of their positions or ideas and then each communicates it as a story of the event differently. This produces a various history. Story seemingly has a power to change how to see reality according to our convenience. However, unorganized bare reality isn’t dependent on the person who talks about. It isn’t also changed by them. It just exists in chaos, including both truth and falsehood. How does story absorb reality? How will be a way of seeing and perceiving the told reality and the meaning added there changed? By gazing at our reality and our attitude and paying attention to the relation between story and reality, I intend to be involved in the undetermined region of neither fiction nor reality.

It’s impossible to know all the details of the concurrent real world and to get involved with all the matters there. However, I need to collect the clues and the pieces, continue imagining the world and continue updating our perception of it. My works make this possible and they are the clues to confront uncertainty of the real world.

CV

EDUCATION
2011

Stayed in CANADA under fellowship of Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists, The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan

2007

Musashino Art University, M.F.A., Printmaking in Fine Arts

2005

Musashino Art University, B.F.A., Department of Painting

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020

Solo Exhibition, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

CADAN×ISETAN MEN'S : Autumn Takeover, Public and Freedom III, Shinjuku ISETAN MEN'S 2F, Tokyo

2018

Meeting Point, Yet Thirtieth Experimental Art Space, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong

2017

Public and Freedom II, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo

2016

Public and Freedom, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

2014

BGM, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo, Japan

2013

Dribble, Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Open Studio, La Ene, Buenos Aires, Argentina

PLANET, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

2012

How To, g-FAL+FAL, Tokyo

Visible Planet, FAB Gallery, Albarta, Canada

Monotone Voice, Latitude 53, Albarta, Canada

2010

Suppose Beat, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

2008

Chroma key, Suikato Gallery, Tokyo

2007

Unconscious Matsuri, petal fugal, Tokyo

2006

solo exhibition, Suikato Gallery, Tokyo

2004

solo exhibition, Suikato Gallery, Tokyo

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020

The National Museum of Art, Okutama (MOAO), 'The National Mizuumi of Art, Okutama' -Supporting each other. OKUTAMA coin-, gallery αM, Tokyo

2017

NEWSPACE, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo

OKU-NOTO Triennnale, across Suzu City in Ishikawa Prefecture, Ishikawa

2016

Shibata & Yamamoto's The First February, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

2014

NENDO, PAN///, Manila, Philipines

Some Like It Witty, Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong

SUMMER GROUP SHOW - FROM NOW ON -, WAITINGROOM, Tokyo

2013

Art Program Ome 2013, Ome, Tokyo

Ongoing FES -Art Fair Ongoing-, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

Roppongi Art Night 2013, Sun Laundry, Tokyo

2012

Awagami Printing Art Exhibition, Bumpodo Gallery, Tokyo

The Fine Art of Schmoozy, Latitude53, Alberta, Canada

Just Draw, Dc3 Art Projects, Alberta, Canada

2011

Essential Ongoing, Shin Minatomura Gallery, Kanagawa

2010

House Keep Out, Koganecho Bazaar, Kanagawa

3331 Secret Auction vol.3, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo

arteba'10, AZUL AND VERDE PABILLIONS, Buenos Aires, Argentina

5th dimension, ex-French Embassy in Japan, Tokyo

2009

One Day, Haru Gallery, Chejudo, Korea

Seoksu Art Project 2009, Seoksu Market, Anyang, Korea

2008

TAP2008, Ino danchi, Ibaraki

Ongoing Fes, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

Shall we meet at a Metropolis, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

2007

Sannin Ten, Yoseido Gallery, Tokyo

Musashino Art University graduate school Exhibition (Excellent Work Exhibition), Tokyo

Musashino Art University graduate school Exhibition, Tokyo

2006

The University of Japan Printing Exhibition, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo

Bath house theater, Sainokami Yokujo, Kagawa

2005

The University of Japan Printing Exhibition, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo

8, Bumpodo Gallery, Tokyo

2004

Sanji exhibition, Gallery Barco, Tokyo

VIDEO SCREENINGS
2019

VIDEO BATTLE Yusuke Shibata, Galeri RJ Katamsi ISI, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Artist Talk by Yusuke Shibata, Yeo Workshop, Singapore

Artist Talk by Yusuke Shibata, Tentacles, Bangkok, Thailand

2018

DIALOGUE with artist Yusuke Shibata, Floating Projects, Hong Kong

2017

Nippon Connection, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany *Join as the short film making project “TKY2015”

2016

National Museum of Art and Movie Okutama, National Museum of Art Okutama, Tokyo

Ongoing Film Festival 2016, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

Hybrid video theory, Cinema Maebashi, Gunma

2015

The 13th Internatuinal Festival Signes de Nuit, Maison de la Culture du Japon, Paris, France

TKY2015 Participating Artists’ Works Screening, Eiga Bigakko, Tokyo

Ongoing Film Festivai 2015, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

TERATOTERA FESTIVAL -Encounter-, Musashino Cultural Theater, Tokyo

2014

Resonance, Sao La, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Ongoing Film Festival 2014, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

10×10, Kichijoji-Baustheater, Tokyo

2013

Ongoing Film Festival 2013, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

2012

TERATOTERA FESTIVAL MOVIE, Kichijoji-Baustheater, Tokyo

2011

TERATOTERA FESTIVAL MOVIE, Kichijoji-Baustheater, Tokyo

2009

Ongoing Film Festival 2009, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2007

Musashino Art University Graduate Exhibition, excellence prize, Tokyo

2006

Exhibition of University of Art print, excellence prize, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo, Japan

2005

Exhibition of University of Art print, excellence prize, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo, Japan

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
2019

The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Asia Fellowship Program 2019 1st Round

2018

Art Center Ongoing Exchange Residency Program, soundpocket, Hong Kong

2014

Research & Residency MANILA 2014, 98B, Manila, Philippines

2013

La Ene Artist in Residency Program, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2011

Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists, The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan (stay in Canada)

2009

Seoksu Art Project 2009, Anyang, Korea

2008

TAP2008, Ibaraki, Japan

OTHERS
2018

Freestyle Photo Battle in Maebashi, Event, ROBSON COFFEE Arts Maebashi, Gunma

Briefing session about AIR in HongKong, Talk, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

2017

Freestyle Photo Battle in Okunoto, Event, OKU-NOTO Triennale, Ishikawa

Neo Landscape Dialog with Keisuke Sagiyama, Talk, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

2016

Freestyle Photo Battle in Hashimoto, Event, Art Labo Hashomoto, Kanagawa

Super Open Dialog vol.10, Talk, Art Labo Hashomoto, Kanagawa

Now, about Landscape with Keiko Sasaoka, Event, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

Taking photos of People with Isam Sakamoto, Talk, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

Freestyle Photo Battle with Yousuke Bandai, Event, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

Reconfirmation about Making works, Life and Possesions, Event, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

2014

Azamino College with Takuhiro Fukui, Lecture, Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino, Kanagawa

2013

Talk about the past, the present, the future and collaboration with Atsushi Yamamoto, Talk, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

Talk about the past, the present, the future and collaboration with Atsushi Yamamoto, Talk, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo

2010

We discuss local art projects in the future through our experiences in Korea. with Yuta Nakajima and Kota Takeuchi, Forum, R2, Chiba

“Great Triangle in Beauty” Thinking about the environment of art in south Ibaraki area, Toride Social Welfare&Exchange Center, Ibaraki

CATALOGUES AND BROCHURES
National Museum of Art and Movie Okutama – Scream of Woods, Catalogue, 2018, National Museum of Art Okutama
Art Center Ongoing 2008-2018 10 years in progress, Catalogue, 2018
National Museum of Art and Movie Okutama – Scream of Woods, Catalogue, Aug. 20 2016, National Museum of Art Okutama
ASIA ANARCHY ALLIANCE, Catalogue, Dec. 2014, Project Fulfill Art International Co., Ltd,
Essentila Ongoing, Catalogue, 2011, Art Center Ongoing
Doing Art in the Market, Catalogue, 2009, Seoksu Art Project
TAP2008, Catalogue, 2008
ARTICLES
“Yusuke Shibata Interview”, Art4d.asia, Mar. 10 2014
Fish Griwkowsky “2o12.1o.10~Drawing from the Community”, Edmonton Journal, Oct. 10 2012, https://edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/2o12-1o-10-drawing-from-the-community
Carolyn Jervis, "Death on the walls", Review, VUE WEEKLY, Apr. 19 2012, https://www.vueweekly.com/death_on_the_walls/
Ren Fukuzumi, "House Keep Out", Review, artscape, Nov. 1 2010, http://artscape.jp/report/review/1223862_1735.html
Ren Fukuzumi, "Suppose Beat", Review, artscape, Mar. 1 2010, http://artscape.jp/report/review/1212331_1735.html
Ren Fukuzumi, “5th Dimension", Review, artscape, Mar. 1 2010, http://artscape.jp/report/review/1212321_1735.html
“Go! Artist Go! Vol.35 Yusuke Shibata”, Bijutsu Techo, No.916, Dec. 2008, Bijutsu Shuppan Sha
Hajime Nariai, “Yusuke Shibata Exhibition”, Bijutsu Techo, No.886, Dec. 2006, Bijutsu Shuppan Sha
Chisai Fujita, “The Bathhouse Theater”, Nov. 2006, PEELER, http://www.peeler.jp/review/0611kagawa/
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts
University of Alberta
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