S.Y.P. Art Space and Gallery

Opening: 7pm - 11pm, 27 May


exhibition opening time:

1:00pm – 11:00pm
26 - 27 May, 2017

Group show: C/Sensor-ed Scape

Organized by Tokyo Wonder Site

TWS hongo/ Tokyo

Opening Tour-Talk: 3pm - 5pm, 15


exhibition opening time:

11:00am – 7:00pm
15 Apr - 28 May, 2017

Artist Talk: Transgressive Heritage

Organized by The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

Speakers: Kyoko Iwaki(Associate Lecturer of Goldsmith College)

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation/ London


6:00pm – 7:00pm
13 Mar, 2017

Transgressive Heritage

Organized by The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation/ London

1 Mar - 7 Apr, 2017

Private View/ 28 Feb18:00 - 20:00

The Artist as Historiographer?: Memory, Forgetting, and Narrative

Organized by nap Gallery

Mail Hall/

3331 Arts Chiyoda/ Tokyo

19:00 - 21:00 22 Feb
, 2017

Socially Engaged Art: A New Wave of Art for Social Change 

Organized by Organized by ART & SOCIETY RESEARCH CENTER

Main Gallery/

3331 Arts Chiyoda/ Tokyo

18 Feb - 5 Mar
, 2017

Cao Gang River meeting practice 

Organized by Shanghai Himalaya Museum

Zendai Zhujiajiao Art Space/ Shanghai

22 Oct - 13 Nov, 2016

Opening talk/ 22 Oct14:30 - 16:00
Opening party/ 22 Oct 16:30 - 16:00

Artist Talk: The Future
of Public Art

Organized by Chelsea College of Arts

Cooperated with Tokyo Wonder Site

Lecture Theatre/

Chelsea College of Arts/ London

18:00 - 19:30 27 Jul
, 2016

Smurfed remain

Organized by Chelsea College of Arts

Cooperated with Tokyo Wonder Site

Morgue/Chelsea College of Arts/ London

25 - 29 Jul
, 2016
Private View/ 27 Jul 19:30 - 20:30

Special Talk: Future
and Historical time of
Socio internationally
related Arts

Organized by Chelsea College of Arts

Cooperated with Tokyo Wonder Site

Morpeth Arms / London

19 Jul
, 2016

the World Artist
- AIAV's 15th Anniversary

Organized by Akiyoshidai International Art Village

AIAV / Yamaguchi/Japan

15 - 22 Mar
, 2015

In this Place,
In this Time

Organized by Aki Moriuchi, Crypt Gallery

Crypt Gallery / London

30 Aug - 8 Sep, 2013
Private View/ 29 Aug18:00 - 21:00


Organized by 3331 Arts Chiyoda

3331 Arts Chiyoda / Tokyo

12 Jan -
24 Feb, 2013

Move arts Japan

Organized by 3331 Arts Chiyoda

3331 Arts Chiyoda / Tokyo

4 Feb - 19 Feb, 2012

BSIM The BEPPU Subterranean Innards Museum


platform02, Beppu/Oita

Nov.5 - Nov.30, 2011


Born in 1983, Niigata (JP)
Based in Tokyo (JP)



YAMADA, Kenji born in 1983 in Tokyo, Japan. Yamada is an artist whose approach edits ruins and rituals, documentary footage and materials, in order to capture the ways of modern society as our conceptually new experiences. His experiments in "how the facts of the ancient function in the present" are informed by the conceptual breakthroughs and new elds of modern society. His approach is coacted by his participation in local groups such as research installations and documentary  film crews, which provided direction to the key to their activities, and the results of this participation are still being released in his experimental projects today.


At the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Yamada has organized the project that he will be running a what is called a "yukimuro", a kind of ancient traditional refrigerator used long ago in the mountainous regions, as an ice hotel, a facility that allows customers to stay as if they were food or hibernating, surrounded by massive piles of snow. At London's Crypt Gallery, he has exhibited that documentary footage of the "sky burial" ritual in Tibet, where the esh of the deceased is given up to the birds, will be played in reverse, so that seems as if the beaks of birds combine to form a human body.


He currently lives and works in Tokyo and London.







Slected CV



BSIM The BEPPU Subterranean Innards Museum, platform02, Beppu, Japan

Nov.5 - Nov.30, 2011 (solo show)

Immediate Issue, Medamothi, Lausanne, Switzerland

Sep.4 - Dec.4, 2011 (group show)

• Trajector Art Fair,Hotel BLOOM!, Brussels, Belgium

Apr.30 - May.1, 2011 (group show)

Arts Action 3331,3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

Apr.3, 2011 (group show)

• RE:DISCOVERING AKIYOSHIDAI,The Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi, Japan

Sleeping by Hibernation
Mar.5 -.16, 2011 (group show)


•Shiwaku_HONJIMA~Cultivate the fields , And arts~,HONJIMA, Kagawa, Japan

Oct.10 - Nov.28, 2010 (group show)

• 3331 seacret auction,3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

Untitled(piece of “Booking Void Inn MATSUNOYAMA”)
Jun.26 - Aug.29, 2010 (group show)


• Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2009,Mt. Amamizu, Niigata, Japan

Booking Void Inn MATSUNOYAMA

37° 2'23.53"N, 138°33'50.57"E
Jul.7 - Sept.15, 2009 (group show)

• RAIR#1, WDW63/Rotterdam Netherlands

Booking Void Inn AKIYAMAGOU Photo Archives

Feb. 5 - 20, 2009 (group show)

• Frozen Murmur, Stiching Kaus Australis, Netherlands
Frozen Murmur
Jan. 19 -25, 2009(solo show)


Untitled, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Nov. 20 - Dec.25, 2008(solo project)

•Project the Projectors 2008, BankART NYK, YOKOHAMA

Booking Void Inn AKIYAMAGOU documentation
Jan. 19 - 27, 2008(group show)


Booking Void Inn AKIYAMAGOU, Mt. Torikabuto, Nagano, Japan

37°2' 23.21"N, 180°33' 49.63"E
Jun. 16 - Aug. 27, 2007(solo project)

• Earth Work International 2007, Hillside Plaza/Tokyo
Another Booking Double Negative
Mar. 13 - 25, 2007(group show)


• Art path 2006, Ibaraki, Japan
Dec. 8 - 10, 2006(group show)


Booking Void Inn, Mt. Amamizu, Niigata, Japan

37° 2'23.53"N, 138°33'50.57"E
Jun. 19 - Aug. 14, 2003(solo project)


Untitled, Nechi, Niigata, Japan
36°58'16.33"N, 137°53'7.06"E
Jan. 3 - 31, 2002(solo project)


Snow-road, Oumi-city, Niigata, Japan
37° 2'2.41"N, 137°49'24.50"E
Nov. 16 - Dec. 7, 2001(solo project)



• BEPPU ART AWARD 2011, BEPPU PROJECT, Beppu, Japan, 2011

• trans2010-2011 AIR, The Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi pref, Japan, 2010

• The Asahi Shimbun Foundation / Grants for artistic activities, Tokyo, Japan, 2010

• Stiching Kaus Australis AIR, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2009

• The Nomura Cultural Foundation / Grants for artistic activities, Tokyo, Japan, 2008

• KAWAMATA Prize, Yokohama, Japan, 2008



attended Tokyo University of the Arts from 2003 to 2007