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BIOGRAPHY

Yoko Seyama
Multimedia artist / Scenographer

The Berlin-based Japanese scenographer and multimedia artist Yoko Seyama specializes in spatial 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 in Public Spaces, Theaters, Museums, Galleries. Light is one of her primary materials.

Her installations have been exhibited throughout the world, Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst Unna, EVI LICHITUNGEN Hildesheim (DE), LUMINA Festival of Light (Cascais, PT), Lighting Guerrilla Festival (Ljubljana, SL), Vilnius Light Festival (Vilnius, LT), Wood Street Galleries (Pittsburgh, US), STRP, TodaysArt, SonicActsXIII (NL), Pola museum annex, Todays Art (JP), Bangkok Citycity Gallery, MAIIAM (TH) and many others.

Her scenographic works often include light and kinetic sculptures. She has collaborated with various choreographers, directors, and composers: Jiri Kylian (Nederlands Dans Theater), Dirk P Haubrich, Jean-Philippe Dury (Leipzig Ballet DE), Giorgio Madia (Grand Theatre Łódź PL), Gentian Doda (Berlin Staatsballet DE), Iván Pérez (Dance Theatre Heidelberg DE), Fernando Melo (Norrdans SE, National Dance Company Wales UK), Megumi Nakamura (New National Ballet of Japan), Armen Hakobyan and Denis Untila (Aalto Ballet Essen DE), Roberto Scafati (Theatre Trier, DE), Raimondo Rebeck (Astana Opera, KZ), Lesley Telford (Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal), Benjamin Staern and others.

She holds an MA in ArtScience from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, and a BA in Architecture from Musashino Art University, Tokyo. She has received a grand from Pola Art Foundation (JP).

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COLLABORATORS

Dirk P Haubrich / composer
Wolf Bittner / artist
Lyndsey Housden / artist
Jeroen Uyttendaele / artist

Choreographers (alphabetical):
Jitti Chompee /18 Monkeys Dance Theater
Gentian Doda / Staatsballet Berlin
Pedro Goucha Gomes
Jean-Philippe Dury / EBB Dance Company
Armen Hakobyan and Denis Untila / Aalto Ballet Essen
Frankie Ho / Hook Dance Theater
Iván Pérez / Dance Theatre Heidelberg
Kenta Kojiri
Jiri Kylian  / NDT
Giorgio Madia / Grand Theatre, Łódź
Sebastian Matthias
Fernando Melo
Megumi Nakamura
Raimondo Rebeck / Astana Opera
Roberto Scafati / Theatre Trier
Lesley Telford

Composers (alphabetical):
Dirk P Haubrich
Yasuhiro Morinaga
Benjamin Staern
Daniel Schorno

 

EXHIBITION

LUNA - Urban Night Adventure (Leeuwarden, NL)
Artistree Taikoo Place (HK)
Vilnius Light Festival (Vilnius, LT)
LUMINA Festival of Light (Cascais, PT)
OBLIK (Berlin, DE)
Svetlobna Gverila, Lighting Guerrilla Festival (Ljubljana, SL)
EVI LICHITUNGEN International Light Art Biennale (Hildesheim DE)
Unfolding Kafka Festival, Bangkok Citycity Gallery (Bangkok TH))
MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum (Chiang Mai TH)
Visual Art Week, Argentina (Buenos Aires, AR)
Gallery2 (Berlin DE)
ACUD Berlin (Berlin DE)
TodaysArt. JP, Kobe Art Village Center (Kobe JP)
TodaysArt. JP, Terrada warehouse 'Plane Scape' (Tokyo JP)
Annex exhibition, Pola Museum Annex Gallery (Tokyo JP)
Artifact Festival, STUK 'Plane Scape' (Leuven BE)
Wood Street Galleries (Pittsburgh USA)
Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst (Unna DE)
Platform 57 'Plane Scape' (The Hague NL)
5Mm | vijf minuten museum (Eindhoven NL)
Scopiton Festival (Nantes France)
E-pulse festival in Breda (Breda NL)
KAAP Fort Ruigenhoek (Utrecht NL)
STRP festival, ‘Transient Landscapes’ (Eindhoven NL)
Filmhuis Workspace 10, ZAAL5 (The Hague NL)
TodaysArt 2010 Den Haag (The Hague NL)
MediaLab Enschede ‘Light work #6: In Soil' (TETEM Enschede NL)
SonicActsXIII (Netherlands Media Institute NIMk, Amsterdam NL)
E-pulse festival in Breda (Breda NL)
TransNatural, Multiplexart ‘Gardening’ ( Trouw Amsterdam NL)
'Med!aphosis'  (Gallery Dom omladine, Belgrade, Serbia)