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Kobayashi Yuki

Residency Period
Oct-Dec 2023

Kobayashi Yuki, born and based in Tokyo, Japan, is a visual and performance artist. Kobayashi received his BA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Fine Art in 2014 and MA from Royal College of Art, Performance and Painting in 2016. He uses his own body as a neutral object to question gender, disability and racial stereotypes, looking into human relations. Mainly with action-based performance, he has participated in a number of stage and video works as well as contemporary art exhibitions. In one of his major projects New Gender Bending Strawberry (2012 – ongoing), Kobayashi characterises himself to make performance and multimedia pieces. His work Life of Athletics  (2014 – ongoing) explores the concept of sexism and racism of sports society and athletics movement. In 2019, Kobayashi founded the performance platform ‘Stilllive’ to communicate with artists of different physical backgrounds. He received Asian Cultural Council (ACC) Individual Fellowship Visual Arts Grant Award in 2023.

During his residency, Kobayashi will collaborate with local communities with special needs and from diverse cultural and ethnical backgrounds, establishing rapport through art and creativity. New artwork created by Kobayashi will be presented in Spring Programme 2024 at CHAT.

Image courtesy: Kobayashi Yuki

Selected Solo Exhibitions and Performances

Bodies in Unrest feat. Yuki Kobayashi, Goethe-Institut Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Yuki Kobayashi Art Works 2012-2021, TAV GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan

Life of Athletics, Dance New Air, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions and Performances

Per.Platform #3 Fluidity and Impermanence, Tomorrow Maybe, Hong Kong

Experiment Film and Video Festival in Seoul: EX-Live, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
Where is a place for us?, The University Art Museum – Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13 | TOKYO REAL UN-DERGROUND, Keisei Hakubutsukan Dobutsuen Station, Tokyo, Japan

Venice International Performance Art Week, European Cultural Centre/Palazzo Mora & Palazzo Michel, Venice, Italy

18th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh 2018, Dhaka, Bangladesh
The Cleaner, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany

Acting Together: Rirkrit Tiravanija and Yoko Ono, ASAKUSA, Tokyo, Japan
Dada 100th Anniversary Festival, Spiral, Tokyo, Japan

Fluxus Water Pieces, White Cube Gallery, London, United Kingdom


Special Arrangement

CHAT will be closed on 20 April (Saturday) for private event and will be reopened on 21 April. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.