Multimedia artist / Scenographer
The Berlin based Japanese scenographer and multimedia artist Yoko Seyama (1980) specializes in spacial time-based art. Her background is architecture and performing arts. Her works combine digital elements with natural materials which she is working into mutating spaces. Light is one of her major material.
Her installations have been exhibited in Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst (Unna, GER), Wood Street Galleries (Pittburg, USA), Scopiton Festival (Nantes, FR) STRP, KAAP, TodaysArt, E-pulse, SonicActsXIII, TETEM (NL) Pola museum annex, Todays Art.JP (Tokyo, JP), ACUD, Gallery2 (Berlin GER) Bangkok Citycity Gallery, MAIIAM (TH) and many other.
Her scenographic works are often collaborated with contemporary dance or music. For the choreographer Jiri Kylian, she created the set at the Nederlands Dans Theater. She had worked with various choreographers: Fernando Melo (Norrdans), Jean-Philippe Dury (‘The Nutcracker’ for Leipzig Ballet ), Megumi Nakamura, Sebastian Matthias, Lesley Telford, Jitti Chompee, Pedro Goucha and composers: Benjamin Staern, Dirk P Haubrich. Her scenographic works include also light sculptures and kinetic sculptures.
In 2018, 'Die Fledermaus' directed by Giorgio Madia for Grand Theatre, Łódź Poland, 'Moving Colours' for Aalto Ballet Essen Germany, a new work by Gentian Doda for Staatsballet Berlin Gernamy will be premiered.
She holds a MA in ArtScience from the Royal Academy of Art / Royal Conservatoire The Hague, and a BA in Architecture from Musashino Art University, Tokyo. She has received the prize Filmhuis Works Space 10 (NL), and a grand from Pola Art Foundation (JP).
Contact : contact (at) yokoseyama.com