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, EVI LICHITUNGEN International Light Art Biennale Hildesheim (DE) , Wood Street Galleries (Pittburg, US), Visual Art Week (Buenos Aires, AR), Scopiton Festival (Nantes, FR), STRP, KAAP, TodaysArt, E-pulse, SonicActsXIII, TETEM (NL), Pola museum annex, Todays Art.JP (Tokyo, JP), ACUD, Gallery2 (Berlin DE) Bangkok Citycity Gallery, MAIIAM (TH) and many other.
Her scenographic works include also light sculptures and kinetic sculptures and 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: Jean-Philippe Dury (‘The Nutcracker’ for Leipzig Ballet DE), Giorgio Madia('Die Fledermaus' for Grand Theatre Łódź PL), Armen Hakobyan and Denis Untila (Aalto Ballet Essen DE), Fernando Melo (Norrdans SE), Megumi Nakamura(New National Ballet of Japan), Sebastian Matthias, Lesley Telford, Jitti Chompee, Pedro Goucha and composers: Benjamin Staern, Dirk P Haubrich.
A new work by Gentian Doda for Staatsballet Berlin Gernamy will be premiered on 24. May 2018 at Komische Oper Berlin.
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).
Lyndsey Housden(sentient architecture)
Gentian Doda (Staatsballet Berlin)
Giorgio Madia (Grand Theatre, Łódź)
Jean-Philippe Dury (Leipzig Ballet)
Armen Hakobyan and Denis Untila (Aalto Ballet Essen Germany)
Fernando Melo (Norrdans)
Sebastian Matthias (x/groove space)
Jiri Kylian (Netherland Dance Theater)
Jitti Chompee (18 Monkeys Dance Theater, Bangkok)
Lesley Telford (CND2 Madrid)
Megumi Nakamura (The new national ballet of Japan)
Jérôme Meyer & Isabelle Chaffaud
Dirk P Haubrich
Contact : contact (at) yokoseyama.com