Kentaro Yamada
Since 2004
Works in London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BIO
Artists working in the field of so-called New Media have been experimenting with this medium for sometime now. As with the time when experimental film was emerging, I feel that the realm of digital media is at a moment of potential.

I think that artists who work successfully with New Media use it as a mode of operation for creating art experiences, rather than a focusing on novelty or self-reflective technicality. I am interested in using media forms as tool to create art. I believe artworks operate best when they have a relationship with real life. I insert technology as a part of poetic relationship between life and objects.

Education
Masters of Fine Arts, Computational Studio Arts (with distinction) , Goldsmiths, University of London 2010 – 2011
Masters of Fine Arts, The School of Art Institute of Chicago, Art and Technology 2008 – 2009
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland, NZ 2006
Bachelor of Science, University of Auckland, NZ, 2000

Awards
2011 MFA Distinction, Goldsmiths, University of London
2011 National Portrait Gallery, Road to 2012 Olympics commission, UK
2008 The School of Art Institute of Chicago, MFA Dean’s Scholarship, USA
2008 Share Prize finalist, Turin, Italy
2005 Elam School of Fine Arts Senior Scholarship, NZ
Exhibitions (selected)
2012 18 January – 22 January 2012, London Art Fair, London UK
2012, Face of The Shape, La Scatola Gallery, London UK
2011 14 September – 6 October, Hoxton Art Gallery, London, UK
2011 9 June – 7 July, La Scotala Gallery, London, UK
2011 19 May – 17 June, Hoxton Art Gallery, London, UK
2011 16 – 30 April, Rua Red, Dublin, Ireland
2011 9 – 30 April, S.A.G.S., The Woodmill, London, UK
2011 30 April, BYOB Munich, Germany
2010 23 – 28 June, Lucky Dip, The Woodmill, London, UK
2009 14 – 17 May, Art Chicago Art Fair, with SAIC, USA
2008 12 December – 12 March 2009, let it be now, Christchurch Art Gallery, NZ
2008 24 July – 2 August, International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA), Singapore
2008 24 June – 17 July New Call Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2008 2 – 23 July, RM103, Auckland, NZ
2008 3 – 10 May, Happy Ending, Happy, Auckland, NZ
2008 2 – 23 May, Various Artist, Film Archive, Auckland, NZ
2008 15 March, Magmart, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy
2008 10 – 17 March, Share Prize, Turin, Italy
2007 28 November, Vodafone Digital Art show, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2007 1 – 15 August, TXT Me l8r, Houston Center of Photography, USA
2007 2 – 31 May, Silly, Creative New Zealand (Arts Council), Auckland, NZ
2007 19 January – 3 February, Asian at Wheel, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2006 Rhizome Arts Memoria: art, identity and locational memory, Online, rhizome.org
2006 15 – 18 March, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne, Australia
2006 8 June – 8 July, Kentaro Yamada, Window Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2006 November, Colour Bar, Film Archive View Finer, Auckland, NZ
2006 Eeny meeny, miny, moe, George Fraser, Auckland, NZ
2005 8 – 28 October, Tampopo, RAMP Gallery, Hamilton, NZ
2005 29 Jun – 9 Jul, Tampopo, RM103, Auckland, NZ

Teaching
2008-2009 Teaching assistant, Art and Technology class for Prof. Tiffany Holmes, The School of Art Institute of Chicago