The Jean Pigozzi Collection Of Contemporary Japanese Art

Yamataka Eye

Yamataka EYE

b. 1964, Kobe, Japan

Lives and works in Japan

Known primarily as the vocalist of the BOREDOMS (VOREDOMS), Yamataka Eye has also worked with artists such as Nam June Paik and John Zorn, and has recently started performing solo as DJ Pika Pika Pika. In addition, EYE is an accomplished visual artist. His work includes collaborations with Shinro OTAKE (as PUZZLE PUNKS), and he has designed many record covers, including the jacket of the Beck album Midnight Vultures.

Selected Exhibitions:


Mr.FREEDOM X, A+, Tokyo

Yamataka EYE edition x Ai Tsuchikawa+Ryohei Kobayashi, Magical, ARTROOM, Tokyo

OBSESSIONS, guest curator John Zorn, MEM, Osaka & Co. Soon, Magical, ARTROOM, Tokyo


NEW BEGINNING-The show must go on!,

Magical, ARTROOM, Tokyo

Frieze Art Fair 09, Magical, ARTROOM, London

ONGALOO,, Newcastle

Yamataka EYE installation, b Store, London

Death by Basel, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami


ONGALOO, ARTZONE, Kyoto, Magical, ARTROOM, Tokyo


WEYEW, Someday Gallery, Melbourne, Transplant Gallery, New York

ONGALOO, GBE@Passerby, New York


GATAX, Trees are so special, Tokyo


Volume:Bed of Sound, P.S.1, New York


Graphic Fighting 1996 (with Tycoon Graphics), Shibuya Parco Square, Tokyo


DONKEDELICO, co-authored with Shinro OTAKE, Sakuhin-sha, Tokyo, 1996

NANOO, Little More, Tokyo, 1996

WEOOEM, P.A.M., Melbourne, 2005

ONGALOO, Little More, Tokyo, 2006