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YOHEI YASHIMA 


Born in 1985 in Shimane Prefecture, Japan                                       Lives and works in Hanover, Germany
 

Yohei Yashima has spent the majority of his career crafting works that embody human loneliness and anxiety through paintings of anonymous, mass-produced dolls. Referring to his dolls as relatable items that every viewer can project themselves onto, Yashima uses the figures as empty vessels to fill with the traumas and emotions human beings are usually too scared to confront face-to-face.    

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2017
Solo Exhibition (Yachiyono Oka Museum of Art, Hiroshima)
2016
Stay Gold (Nobirimachi Space of Art, Hiroshima)
2012
Solo Exhibition (gallery G, Hiroshima)

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2019
Spuren des Wandels (Lortzing ART, Hanover, Germany)
ATELIERSPAZIERGANG 2019 (Hanover, Germany) 
Terra Incognita (Schloss Landestrost, Hanover, Germany)
The Laureates Exhibition of the 36th Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition (The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo)

2018
In Between the Classic and the Contemporary (Hiroshima City University Art Museum, Hiroshima)
Something Precious: Heisei (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
The 30th Exhibtion of paintings by the general public, IZUBI (Ikeda Museum of 20th Century Art, Shizuoka)

2017
Something Precious: Strawberry (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)

2016
Yuki Tejima and Yohei Yashima (Tenmaya Art Gallery, Hiroshima)

2012
Chaos (Gallery Hibiya, Tokyo)
The 21th Annual Scholarship Recipient Art Exhibition (The Sato Museum of Art, Tokyo)

AWARDS

2018
Grand Prize in The 36th Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition (The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo)


2016
Outstanding Performance Award in The 2nd Exhibition GEIBUNYOTEN 2016 (Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto)