© 2018 Yuki Kobayashi

Yuki Kobayashi / 小林勇輝

 

Kobayashi was born in 1990, Tokyo, Japan. When he was in his teens, Kobayashi started his career as tennis player. He participated to the Harry Hopman Tennis Camp at Saddlebrook Resort Tampa, Florida and entered in University of Hawaii, Kapiolani Community College, 2008. He moved to UK in 2010 to start his career as an artist. Kobayashi received BA Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Fine Art in 2014 and MA from Royal College of Art, Painting course, Performance pathway in 2016. Kobayashi has been working world widely in the festival, exhibition, theatre and also for the photography, film. 

 

 

 

Education / Prize / Talk / Workshop

 

2019             YUKI KOBAYASHI Artist Talk "The Body Finds Art" at Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan

2018             YUKI KOBAYASHI Artist Talk at Tokyo University of the Arts (Department of Intermedia Art), Tokyo, Japan

2018             Artist Talk "Effect of the Affordance" Itaru Sugiyama (Scenographer), Tsuyoshi Shirai (Dancer, Choreographer),                                 Yuki Kobayashi (Performance Artist) at VACANT, Tokyo 

2018             Received Individual Artist Grants from Arts Council Tokyo

2018             Received Group Project Grants "Geek Love" from Arts Council Tokyo

2018             Workshop of Marina Abramović, "Cleaning the House", Bonn, Germany

2017             Atelier Cedar HIKOKI, 2 months residence for Yokohama Paratriennale 2017

2016             Kobayashi has founded Stillllive Collective

2014 - 2016  Royal College of Art, School of Fine Art, Painting, Performance, London, UK

2014             Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014, Shortlisted

2011 - 2014  Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Fine Art, London, UK

2008 - 2010  University of Hawaii, Kapiolani Community College, Hawaii, USA

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2019. 9    Yuki Kobayashi founded the Performance Art Platform "Stilllive" at Goethe-Institut Tokyo, Japan.

                (Participated artists : Akiyoshi Nita, Mai Endo, Marina Komiya, Mayuko Inui, Miri Hamada, Towako Sano, Takuya                                Takemoto, Takumichan, Osamu Shikichi, Seki Yuka. Guest Speakers : Akiko Mizoguchi, Natsumi Araki Junya Utsumi.                        Staff : Sanghae Kwon)

                https://www.goethe.de/ins/jp/ja/kul/mag/21659634.html

2019. 7    Performance Art Residency Program "Project ID In-Between Identities" by Performance Site in Den Haag , Netherlands 

2019. 6    "Geek Love Project" at Tokyo Tech Museum and Archives in Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan

2019. 3    Vocalis 2019 at Beaconsfield Gallery, London, UK

2018.11   Performed for the film "O Tannenbaum" directed by Minouk Lim, curated by ASAKUSA

                (the film was shown at "The Imperial Ghost in the Neoliberal Machine (Figuring the CIA)" in e-flux gallery, New York)

2018.10   "Life of Athletics" at VACANT in Dance New Air 2018, Tokyo, Japan ( Solo Show )

2018.10   Nuit Blanche Kyoto 2018 at Institut Francais Kansai/Kyoto, Japan

2018. 9    18th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh 2018, Dhaka, Bangladesh             

2018. 4    Re-Performance of Marina Abramović in the exhibition "The Cleaner" at Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany

                "Art Must be Beautiful, Artist Must Be Beautiful, 1975"

                https://www.facebook.com/Bundeskunsthalle/videos/2444653555560720/

                http://www.3sat.de/mediathek/?mode=play&obj=73126

                "Imponderabilia, 1977"

                "Work Relation, 1987"

2017.11   Screening of "New Gender Bending Strawberry" at ArtSonje Center in PERFORM 2017, Seoul, South Korea 

2017.10   Yokohama Paratriennale 2017, Yokohama, Japan

                https://www.paratriennale.net/2017/program/art-stage/

2017. 7    "DUEL" in coopoation with IPA and PAS at Quartair, The Hague, Netherland

2017. 5    Yuki Kobayashi Performance in collaboration with Screen Shot Issue 02 Launch, Protein Studio, London, UK

2017. 5    Peckham 24, Screening Performance at Bosse & Baum, London, UK

                https://www.peckham24.com/bosseandbaum/

2017. 4    Guru Den, Motoko Ishibashi with Performance by Yuki Kobayashi, Bosse & Baum, London, UK

2017. 1    Contemporary Venice, It's Liquid International Art show 2016, Venice, Italy

2016.12   Yuki Kobayashi Performance "Policy until Christmas" in "Acting Together" Yoko Ono & Rirkrit Tiravanija at ASAKUSA                         Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

                http://www.asakusa-o.com

                http://asakusa-o.com/actingtogether/#!

                http://bitecho.me/2016/11/29_1320.html

                http://bitecho.me/2016/12/20_1401.html

                http://www.art-it.asia/u/admin_ed_pics/slkgmbMzNUtoHyS60FGI/

                http://www.art-annual.jp/news-exhibition/news/63546/

2016.12   Yuki Kobayashi Performance in "Icarus Project -In between Light and Heat" at Espace KUU Gallery, Taisho University,                      Tokyo, Japan

2016.11   Breath In Breath out, RYS, at VDA Titanikas, Vilnius, Lithuania 

                http://vdamuziejus.blogspot.jp/2016/11/trejybe-arba-kunas-dvasia-onanizmas.html

2016.10   Limit Less, We don't know what but it will happen at Kabinetas, Kaunas, Lithuania

                http://kabinetas.com/limit-less-sandra-stanionyte-yuki-kobayashi-07102016/

                http://m.kauno.diena.lt/naujienos/kaunas/menas-ir-pramogos/dar-nezinome-kas-bet-tai-ivyks-776047

2016. 8    Dada 100th Anniversary Festival, Gallery Voltaire at Spiral, Tokyo, Japan

                https://www.eda.admin.ch/countries/japan/en/home/switzerland-and/culture/dada.html

2016. 7    Royal College of Art, Degree Show, London, UK

                http://www.rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/showrca-2016-school-fine-art/

2016. 6    Fact, Factor, Factory, Performances, at Krux, Amsterdam, Netherland 

2016. 6    LEM Performance Festival 2016, at LIGHT EYE MIND, London, UK

                http://lighteyemind.com

2016. 5    Being - Doing, Asylum, London, UK

2016. 5    I will follow, Lychee One Gallery, London, UK

2016. 5    Revolve, Performance Art Days, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Sweden

                http://konstmuseum.uppsala.se/Revolve/

2016. 5    Yuki Kobayashi performance, "Untitled" in Ireland at Comeragh Mountains, Waterford, Ireland

2016. 1    Opening Night Part II, Chabah Yelmani Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2015.11   Yuki Kobayashi performance, " Black Bowling " at Dyson Gallery, London UK 

2015.11   Performance Art Meeting at Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, Poland

                http://labirynt.com/en/performance-art-meeting/

2015.10   Slick Art Fair Paris 2015, presented by Chabah Yelmani Gallery ( Brussels, Belguim ), Paris, France ( Solo Show )

                http://hasht-art.com/2015/10/27/best-of-parisian-fairs-2015-do-you-know-yuki-kobayashi/

                http://www.slickartfair.com/paris/fr/programme/programme-du-mercredi-21-octobre-

                http://toutelaculture.com/arts/galerie-arts/une-semaine-de-performances-a-la-slick-art-fair-ce-quil-fallait-retenir/

                http://betcpop.com/2015/10/26/slick-artfair-on-y-etait-on-vous-raconte/

                http://www.blog-des-arts.com/art/au-bord-de-la-seine-le-slick-fetait-ses-dix-ans

                http://swing-feminin.com/slick-fete-ses-10-ans-au-pied-du-grand-palais/

2015. 9    Off The Wall at HQS Wellington Victoria Embankment, London, UK

                https://www.artrabbit.com/events/off-the-wall-6

                http://www.rcasociety.net/content/exhibition-‘-wall’

2015. 7    Worked on the performance, Franko B, Milk and Blood at Toynbee Studios, London, UK

2015. 6    IN THE MOMENT OF DOING at Testbed 1, London, UK 

2015. 5    Out_of_that_forest at Köttinspektionen, Uppsala, Sweden

2015. 5    The Change in Perception of The Fine Art World in The 21st Century organised by We Create International, London, UK

2015. 4    New Gender Bending Strawberry, Chabah Yelmani Gallery, Brussels, Belgium ( Solo Show )

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsyI09XfgfE

                http://www.yelmanigallery.com/#!yuki-kobayashi-exhibitions/c1yn

2015. 3    Slade Queer Club Present, Past Present Future Cult at Royal Vauxhall Tarvern, London, UK

2015. 3    Performance video showed at ART DUBAI CONTEMPORARY 2015, Dubai, UAE

2015. 2    Yuki Kobayashi, "Water" (1964 Spring) by Yoko Ono, Fluxus event scores from the collection "Grapefruit"  in solo                              exhibition of Christian Marclay at White Cube Gallery, Bermondsey, London, UK

                http://www.rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/rca-performance-artists-white-cube-bermondsey/

                http://whitecube.com/channel/in_the_gallery_past/christian_marclay_week_4_2015/

                http://whitecube.com/exhibitions/christian_marclay_bermondsey_2015/

                http://www.artribune.com/2015/10/look-right-lestate-indiana-a-londra-parte-iv-frieze-saatchi-chanel-hockney-tate/

2015. 1    Opening Night, Chabah Yelmani Gallery, Brussels, Belgium 

2015. 1    Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2014.11   Worked on the performance, The Nurse by Jefford Horrigan for Craig Barnes' The Centre for Remote Possibilities,

                ( Parts of the exhibition Revolver II Part 3 platform ) at Matt's Gallery, London, UK

2014.11   DUCKIE Present Saturday Night Performance, The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London, UK

2014. 6    We.Create International Present Raw Talent 2014 at Dalston Department Store, London, UK

2014. 5    Fine Art Degree show at Central Saint Martins 2014, London, UK

                http://www.passionpalette.com/blog/central-st-martins-degree-show-2014

2014. 3    Group Exhibition, " Links " at 5th Base Gallery, London, UK

                http://wsimag.com/art/7650-links

2013.12   Group Performance Exhibition, PRODUCTION HOUSE, Camden Art Centre, London, UK

2013. 7    Communication without language, Nagareyama, Chiba, Japan

2013. 6    Raw Talent @ Neverland Exhibition, Hoxton Gallery, London, UK

2013. 5    Group performance exhibition “II THREE FOUR” EPISODIC, DURATIONAL and ROAMING, 1 Granary Square, London,                   UK

Interview / Article / Journal / Magazine

2019. 7    "HANATSUBAKI MAGAZINE No.824 AUTUM ISSUE 2019 (花椿 秋号 2019/07/15発行) Sports are beautiful" by SHISEIDO

2018.12   Yuki Kobayashi Performance Review,「Chromosome」, written by Natsumi Araki, featured "Real Tokyo". 

                https://www.realtokyo.co.jp/exhibition/yuki-kobayashi-life-of-athletics

2018. 9    "CINRA.NET" interviewed Yuki Kobayashi,「スポーツ界に根付く性差別や人種差別に、小林勇輝が首を傾げる」

                https://www.cinra.net/interview/201809-koayashiyuki

2017. 8    Yuki Kobayashi // the New Gender Bending Strawberry, featured "Bubblegum Club", South Africa 

                https://bubblegumclub.co.za/art-and-culture/yuki-kobayashi-the-new-gender-bending-strawberry/

2017. 7    Giappone, Creatività e disabilità a Yokohama, at "Internazionale", Italy

2017. 5    Yuki Kobayashi featured "DAZED", The Japanese artist using sport to talk about sexuality,

                "The sportsman and performance artist Yuki Kobayashi on gender, identity and being naked.", London, UK

                http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/36223/1/yuki-kobayashi-sport-sexuality-gender-and-art

 

2017. 5    Breaking Boundaries with Yuki Kobayashi, Interviewed by "Protein Studio", London, UK

                https://www.prote.in/journal/articles/breaking-boundaries-with-yuki-kobayashi

2016. 8    Portrait in London Vol 1, Yuki Kobayashi Performance Artist, interviewed at "HOUYHNHNM", Japan

                http://www.houyhnhnm.jp/feature/7598/

2016. 6    ShowRCA 2016: School of Fine Art Addresses Contemporary Culture with Artistry by Octavia Reeve, Royal College of Art

                London, UK

                https://www.rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/showrca-2016-school-fine-art/

2015.10   Look Right! L’estate indiana a Londra, parte IV, by Martina Cavallarin at "Artribune", Italy

                http://www.artribune.com/attualita/2015/10/look-right-lestate-indiana-a-londra-parte-iv-frieze-saatchi-chanel-hockney-tate/

2015.10   Article, 'Being Yellow' by Binghao Wong, Artist, Yuki Kobayashi " Maria ", at AQNB, London, UK

                http://www.aqnb.com/2015/10/28/being-yellow-by-binghao-wong/

2015.10   Best of Parisian Fairs 2015 : do you know YUKI KOBAYASHI?, #HASHT-ART, France

                https://hasht-art.com/2015/10/27/best-of-parisian-fairs-2015-do-you-know-yuki-kobayashi/

2015. 6    Japanese Friends, New Websites, Gender Bending Strawberries and Sushi……May 2015 by Richard Bailey, London, UK

                https://richardbaileyphotography.wordpress.com/tag/yuki-kobayashi/

2015. 4    Devenir fraise, New Gender Bending Strawberry by Michel Verlinden at "Le Vif, l' Express",  Brussels, Belgium