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CHIM POM



Artist collective formed in 2005 in Tokyo with Ushiro Ryuta, Hayashi Yasutaka, Ellie, Okada Masataka, Inaoka Motomu and Mizuno Toshinori and all in their twenties at the time. Responding instinctively to the real of their times, Chim↑Pom has continuously released works that fully intervene in contemporary society with strong social messages.

Using video as a primary discipline, their expressions freely cross over a range of media from installation to performance. While based in Tokyo, they develop their activities globally in exhibitions and projects in various countries.

Solo Exhibitions:

2019
Threat of Peace (Hiroshima!!!!!!!), Art in General, New York, USA

2018
Ground Open – Marvelous Liberation, ANOMALY, Tokyo, Japan
Japanese Art Is, NADiff a/p/a/r/t, Tokyo, Japan
Why Open?, White Rainbow, London, UK

2017
Non-Burnable, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, USA
The other side, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo, Japan
2016 So see you again tomorrow, too?, Kabukicho Shinko-Kumiai Bldg., Tokyo, Japan

2015
SUPER RAT, Saatchi Gallery, London

2014
YAJIRUSHI SOVIETORU Paradox of Chim and Pom, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo

2013
Hiroshima!!!!!, Former Bank of Japan Hiroshima Branch
Chim↑Pom x Qusamura - Hiroshima!!!!! Exhibition, preparation show @Hot Spot Galleries, hiromiyoshii roppongi
Hiroshima!!!!! Exhibition, Preparation Show, Hot Spot Galleries in Hiroshima City
PAVILION, Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum, Tokyo

2012
Chim↑Pom, PARCO Museum, Tokyo
Beautiful World: SURVIVAL DANCE PROJECT, FULFILL ART SPACE, Taipei

2011
LEVEL 7 feat. Hiroshima!!!!, Maruki Gallery For The Hiroshima Panels, Saitama
Chim↑Pom (screening), MoMA PS1, New York
K-I-S-S-I-N-G, The Container, Tokyo
SURVIVAL DANCE, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo
REAL TIMES, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo (traveled to Standard bookstore, Osaka)

2010
imagine, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo

2009
FujiYAMA, GEISHA, JAPAnEse!!, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo
Good to be human, YAMAMOTO GENDAI, Tokyo
Hiroshima!!, NADiff a/p/ar/t, Tokyo
Disposed Dick, Gallery Vagina (a.k.a. MUJIN-TO Production), Tokyo
Hiroshima!, Vacant, Tokyo

2008
Oh My God! A Miami Beach Feeling, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo
Becoming Friend, Eating Each Other or Falling Down Together / BLACK OF DEATH curated by MUJIN-TO Production, hiromiyoshii, Tokyov
Japanese Art is 10 Years Behind, NADiff a/p/a/r/t, Tokyo

2007
Thank You Celeb Project Im BOKAN, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo
Oh My God!, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo

2006
SUPER☆RAT, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo

Group Exhibitions:

2020
Global(e) Resistance, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2019
Japan Unlimited, frei_raum Q21 exhibition space/MuseumQuartier Wien, Vienna, Austria
AICHI TRIENNALE 2019: Taming Y/Our Passion -After ‘Freedom of Expression?’, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Arts Gallery, Aichi, Japan
Manchester International Festival, Victoria Station Tunnels, Manchester, England
The Street. Where the World Is Made, MO.CO.Panacée, Montpellier, France
Fragments of a Hologram Rose, SANATORIUM, Istanbul, Turkey
52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS, ART SPACE, Sydney, Australia
Weavers of Worlds: A Century of Flux in Japanese Modern and Contemporary Art” Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Transplant, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo, Japan
Dirty Protest: Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Heroes and People in the Japanese Contemporary Art, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

2018
THE STREET. WHERE THE WORLD IS MADE, National Museum of the 21st Century Arts (MAXXI), Rome, Italy
The 6th Athens Biennale 2018, TTT Building, Athens, Greece
Ningen Restaurant, Former Kabukicho Book Center Building, Tokyo, Japan
Catastrophe and the Power of Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
MAM Collection 008: Crows - Aida Makoto + Chim↑Pom, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Ekkyo suru museum, Kushino Terrace, Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan
PLAY OUTSIDE! - From Picnic to Skateboarding, Ichihara Lakeside Museum, Chiba, Japan
Declaration, Institute for Contemporary Art, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, U.S.A.
Soul Mining, Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Biocracy, Hajimari Art Center, Inawashiro-machi, Fukushima, Japan
LOVE Long: Robert Indiana and Asia, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Hong Kong
Gangwon International Biennale, Gangneung Greencity Experience Center, Gangneung, South Korea

2017
Japanorama. A new vision on art since 1970, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
Negotiating the Future: 2017 Asian Art Biennale, Taichung, Taiwan
Invisible Cities, Crow Museum of Asian Art, Dallas, U.S.A.
Soul Mining: The influence of Asian culture and labor in Latin America, Arizona State University Museum, Tempe, U.S.A.
Reenacting history Collective Actions and Everyday Gestures, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art,Gwacheon, South Korea
Mondes Flottants: 14th Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France

2016
20th Biennale of Sydney (Don’t Follow the Wind), Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia
Busan Biennale 2016, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea

2015
Don’t Follow the Wind, inside the radioactive exclusion zone, Fukushima, Japan

2014
Zero Tolerance, MoMA PS1, New York, USA
MUJIN-TO Production 8th Anniversary MUJIN-TO infinity, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo
Twentieth Anniversary Special MOT Collection Chronicle 1995, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
MOMAT Collection, Theres Something Happening Here II: 1923, 1945, and Beyond, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Ushimado Asia Triennale, Okayama
The Mirror and Monitor of Democracy in Asia, Sangrok Exhibition Hall, Gwangju museum of Art in Gwangju, Korea
We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia
For a New Wave to Come Post-1945 Japanese Art History Now, Japan Society, New York
Politika, Upper Space Gallery, Manchester, UK
MOMAT Collection, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Twentieth Anniversary Special MOT Collection Chronicle 1995, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
Duality of Existence - Post Fukushima | A group exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Art, Friedman Benda, New York
Godzilla, Silvershed, New York
Actinium Project SIAF Collaborative programme 2014, OYOYO, Sapporo
Tomorrow Comes Today, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Digital Ark
TAKAHASHI COLLECTION 2014 Mindfulness!, Nagoya City Art Museum
Utopian Days Freedom, TOTAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Seul, Korea
Topic in Focus | After the Quake: Thinking About Tohoku III, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
DOMMUNE university of the Arts, Tokyo Arts Circulation, 3331 ArtsChiyoda, Tokyo
EAST ASIAN VIDEO FRAMES: TOKYO, Pori Art Museum, Finland
TRANSLATION THEME PARK, Galleri 21 & Galleri Ping-Pong Malmo,Sweden
Parallel Universes, The Shanghai Minsheng 21st Century Museum, Shanghai
RedBul Music Academy, Tokyo

2013
SHIBUKARU MATSURI, Shibuya PARCO, Tokyo
Atomic Surplus, CCA Munoz Waxman Galleries, New Mexico
Adidas Originals PRESENTS BETTER NEVER THAN LATE, Kodachi Seisakujo, Tokyo
Now Japan; Exhibition with 37 contemporary Japanese artists, Kunsthal KAdE, the Netherlands
inToAsia: Time-based Art Festival 2013 MicroCities, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York
Why not live for Art? II - 9 collectors reveal their treasures, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
Takahashi Collection, Mindfulness, Kirishima Open Air Museum, Kagoshima
MOT collection, From Me to You Close but Distant Journeys, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
All You Need Is LOVE: From Chagall to Kusama and Hatsune Miku, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

2012
Artists and the Disaster Documentation in Progress, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito
The 9th Shanghai Biennale, REACTIVATION, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art
Project Daejeon 2012: Energy Daejeon Museum of Art, South Korea
Son et Lumiere, et sages profonde, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Get Up, Stand Up, Seattle Art Museum
The Angel of History, I Love Art 12 Photography, Watari-um Museum, Tokyo
Turning Around (curated by Chim↑Pom) Watari-um Museum, Tokyo
Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (traveled to Haifa Museum of Art, Israel)
The Fire that Doesnt Go Out, Richard D. Baron Gallery, Ohio
TPAM in Yokohama 2012, BankART Mini, Yokohama

2011
Life, no Peace, only Adventure, Busan Museum of Art, South Korea
Villa Tokyo, Kyobashi, Tokyo
Sky of Elpis, TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK 2011 (TDW-ART), Tokyo
SHIBUKARU MATSURI, Shibuya PARCO, Tokyo
CITY-NET ASIA 2011, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
Mildura Palimpsest #8 Collaborators and Saboteurs, Arts Mildura, Mildura, Australia
Invisibleness is Visibleness: International Contemporary Art Collection of a Salaryman, Daisuke Miyatsu, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei
Never give up!, PASS THE BATON GALLERY, Tokyo

2010
The 29th Sao Paulo Biennial, There is always a cup of sea to sail in, Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavillion, Ibirapuera Park, Sao Paulo
Asia Art Award, SOMA Museum of Art, Seoul
Roppongi Crossing 2010: Can There Be Art?, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
REFLECTION: alternative worlds through the video camera, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito
Moving, The first and final group exhibition in MUJIN-TO, Koenji, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo

2009
Good to be a mummy, YAMAMOTO GENDAI, Tokyo
Spooky Action at a Distance: A Big In Japan exhibition of new videos from Japanese artists, Black & Blue Gallery, Sydney
A Blow to the Everyday, Osage Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
Urban Stories: The X Baltic Triennial of International Art, Contemporary Art Centre [CAC], Vilnius, Lithuania
Winter Garden: The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

2008
DEATH BY BASEL, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami
TOKYO NONSENSE, SCION Installation L.A., Los Angeles
KITA!!: Japanese Artists Meet Indonesia, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2007
DAIWA RADIATOR FACTORY VIEWING ROOM vol.4, DAIWA RADIATOR FACTORY VIEWING ROOM, Hiroshima
Re-Act: New Art Competition 2007, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art

Awards:
2015
Best Emerging Artist of the Year
Best Emerging Artist Using Digital/Video, 2nd Prudential Eye Awards, Singapore

2007
New Art Competition 2007, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art Award

Public Collections:
Mori Art Museum (Japan)
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Japan)
The Japan Foundation (Japan)
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Japan)
Asia Society Museum, New York (U.S.A.)
Queensland Art Gallery (Australia)
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (Japan)