Newspeak

9th February 2020
closing event: group exhibition "Exposing the Bush"@TOKAS Hongo
performance: Shino Yanai
music: Ken Ikeda
exhibition curator: Haruka Iharada










20th September 2018
Collaborative Performance work with Ella Belenky and Stewart Hardie
Exhibition “The sky has no surface”
(Berwick-Upon-Tweed)





Happrning and Surveillance

9th November 2017
6-8pm
Collaborative Performance work with Mikito Tateisi
Photography Project Space
Royal College of Art, Battersea  (London)



Blue Passages

15 July 2016  
Portbou, Spain





Ghost Self


19th April 2014
solo exhibition “Madness Plays as Metaphor”@monshirop - Facility of Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo)
collaborator: Shun Owada
recording: Jun Kawada







Happy and Glorious  

20 March 2019 - 14 April 2019
“Creation and Techmique”
Pola Museum Annex (Tokyo)











The Deep End 

8 February 2019 - 10 March 2019
Solo Exhibition
Sagacho Archives (Tokyo)











Happy and Glorious 

23 June 2018 - 1 July 2018
Graduate Exhibition 
Royal College of Art (London)






Blue Passages

11 September 2016 - 15 October 2016
Solo exhibition “Blue Passages” White Conduit Projects (London)










Ghost Self

2014
Solo exhibition “ghost self”
monshirop (Closed ‘Love Hotel’) - Facility of Tokyo University of the Arts, (Tokyo)









Lightning State

15 June 2013 - 1 September 2013
“Brave New World –– re-enchanting utopia”
Aomori Museum of Art (Aomori)









Utsutsu Nation

19 January 2013 - 24 March 2013
“WHAT WE SEE”
The National Museum of Art (Osaka)







Screen Memories

19 January 2013 - 24 March 2013
“WHAT WE SEE”
The National Museum of Art (Osaka)







Placebo

2012
“GEIDAI SENTAN 2012”
BankART Studio NYK (Yokohama)



Comedy Christmas Night

Fri 15th December  2017
7-10.30pm
Presenting Christmas special screening of selected comedy clips by Shino Yanai
White Conduit Projects (London)




Happrning and Surveillance

Thu 9th November 2017
6-8pm
Collaborative Performance work with Mikito Tateisi Photography Project Space
Royal College of Art, Battersea  (London)






Friday the Thirteenth

Fri 13th October 2017
6.30-10.30pm
Evening of LIfe Advice Bureau, fortune-teller
White Conduit Projects (London)











About

Shino Yanai is an artist who creates installations using performance, video, photography and sound. She studied classical music early in life and Japanese painting before studied contemporary art. Her practice looks at the way of showing the invisible power structures and violence. In particular, she is interested in the manner in which art can reanimate the past, bringing the viewer into a fresh relationship with historical trauma.

Awards and Grants

2020 Malcolm Hughes and Jean Spencer Bursaries, Slade School of Fine Art UCL
2019 Grant from the Nomura Foundation: Interdisciplinary research (PhD Slade School of Fine Art UCL ) 
2017–18 Fellowship of Overseas Study Programme for Artists, Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunka-cho), Government of Japan 
2016 Grant from the Nomura Foundation: Walter Benjamin Portbou Project
2014–15 Fellowship of grant from the POLA Art Foundation (hosted by Tomoko Yoneda)
2018 Photography Prize (Degree Show 2018, Royal College of Art): judged by Sarah McCrory (Director, Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art )
2017 International Public Art Short Film Contest nominated, “Art Public – Now you see me” 
2012 Yuka Uematsu Prize (Curator, The National Museum of Art, Osaka), Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2012 

Talks, Conferences and Workshops

2019 “Okinawan Art in its Regional Context”, University of East Anglia (Norwich)
2019 “Nationalism and Death”: conversation with Dr. Yoshitaka Mouri (Sociologist, Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts), Kazuko Koike (President of Sagacho Exhibit Space); Sagacho Archives (Tokyo)
2018 “Art, Politics and Censorship in Japan and beyond”; Sainsbury institute for the study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (Norwich)
2018 Artist Talk, Camberwell College of Art and Design (London)
2016 “Crisis youth get creative: ‘Young Generations in Japan and Europe: Crisis, Mobility and Creativity’ workshop”; Sainsbury institute for the study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (Norwich)
2016 Artist Talk “Blue Passages”: conversation with Dr Jonathan Whitewall, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation (London)
2014 “Madness Plays as Metaphor”: conversation related to solo exhibition "“Utsushi-mi – Ghost Self”, with Seiichi Tsuchiya (Art Critic, Professor at Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts), Dr. Yoshitaka Mouri (Sociologist, Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts); monshirop – Facility of Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo)
2014 “Art and Nation”, guest lecture hosted by Professor Seiichi Tsuchiya; Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts (Okinawa)

Press

2016 El Punt Avui “The Blue Passages” by Pilar Parcerisas
2012 ART iT // Bijutsutecho  “End of war in the decade of the 2010s” by Adrian Favell (Socioligist, Chair in Sociology and Social Theory at the University of Leeds)

Dissertations

2017 The Deep End – Death and Ritual –, MA Photography, Royal College of Art; awarded a distinction
2012 The essence of Shooting and Placebo, MA Inter Media Art, Tokyo University of the Arts

Education

2019- PhD Slade School of Fine Art, University College London
2016–18 MA Photography, Royal College of Art (Distinction by Dissertation)
2010–12 MA Inter Media Art, Tokyo National University of the Arts
2004–10 MA / BA Japanese Painting, Tama Art University
2004 Animation course, Image Forum Institute of Moving Image
1998–2002 BA Music, Kobe College (Instrumental music, Piano major)

Exhibitions

2020 Tokyo Biennale 2020 "Praying for Tokyo" curated by Kazuko Koike
2020 “Exposing the Bushes” curated by Haruka Iharada, Tokyo Arts and Space (Tokyo)
2019 “erroribus humanis et antinomy”: screening of “Blue Passages” “The Deep End”, talk with Tetuzi Akiyama and Chihei Hatakeyama; OTOOTO (Tokyo)
2019 “Perspectives (2)” Intermediateque, The University Museum, the University of Tokyo (Tokyo)
2019 “Creation and Technique” Pola Museum Annex (Toyko)
2019 “3331 Art Fair 2019”: selected by Dr. Yoshitaka Mouri (Sociologist, Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts); 3331 Arts Chiyoda - Main Gallery (Toyko)
2019 Solo exhibition “The Deep End” Sagacho Archives (Tokyo)
2018 “TBCTV”: screening of "Happy and Glorious", Somerset House - Lancaster Room (London) 
2018 “The Sky has No Surface” 10a Bridge Street Car park (Berwick-Upon-Tweed)
2018 “Phantom Limb” Corsica Studio (London)
2018 “A Point of No Return | Anthropocene Entity” White Conduit Projects (London)
2017 Mediarc International Festival of Architecture “Proiezioni sezione Festival Internazionale NowYouSeeMe! Parigi 2017”  Le Murate Progetti Arte Contemporanea (Florence)
2017 Performance “Happening and Surveillance; Cut Piece”: collaboration  with Mikito Tateisi; Photography Project Space, Royal College of Art (London)
2017 Offprint London, Art Publishing Fair Turbine Hall, Tate Modern (London)
2017 International Public Art Short Film Contest nominated, Journées internationales du film sur l'art, 10e édition; “Art Public – Now you see me” Louvre museum - Auditrium (Paris)
2016 Solo exhibition “Blue Passages” White Conduit Projects (London)
2016 Performance “The Blue Passages” Passages - Hommage to Walter Benjamin (Portbou, Spain)
2014 “Comedy and Menace: Birthday Party”: Andro Semeiko & Shino Yanai; White Conduit Projects (London)
2014 “Anti – War : Resistance against the Anticipated War” SNOW Contemporary (Tokyo)
2014 “ego – Re-examining the Self –” punto (Kyoto)
2014 “Utsushi-mi – Ghost Self”: performance and solo exhibition curated by Haruka Iharada, monsHirop; Facility of Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo)
2013 “Brave New World – re-enchanting utopia”: Christian Boltanski, Sachiko Kodama, teamLab, Shino Yanai; Aomori Museum of Art (Aomori)
2013 “WHAT WE SEE”: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Cyprien Gaillard, Johan Grimonprez, Hiraki Sawa, Chia-En Jao, Sojung Jun, Pei-Shih Tu, Steve McQueen, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Shino Yanai; The National Museum of Art (Osaka)
2012 “End of war in the decade of the 2010s” eitoeiko (Tokyo)
2012 “Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2012” Marunouchi-building (Tokyo)
2012 “GEIDAI SENTAN 2012” BankART Studio NYK (Yokohama)
2010 “TAMAVIVANⅡ 2010” Daikanyama Sedona (Tokyo)/ Parthenon Tama (Tokyo)/ Tama Art University (Tokyo)
2009 “NIHONGA : New Traditions” Dillon Gallery (New York)
2008 “International Art&Design Critiques” Tsinghua University (Beijing)