PROFILE



Atsuko Yamagata  山形敦子

1982年北海道、札幌市生まれ、フィリピン・マニラ在住。
手漉き紙やセメダインなどを加工し作品を作る。素材への実験から新たな表現を見いだしていく。
墨の滲みや、セメダインが乾く過程で生まれる形、紙で作った糸の動き等、
制作の過程で偶然に生まれるものと意図の間を行き来し創作する。
コンセプトは都度変わるが、社会や場所からの影響下において人はどのようにアイデンティティを模索するか、
というテーマは一貫している。
Born 1982 in Sapporo City, Hokkaido, Japan. Lives and works in Manila, Philippines. 
I have been making artworks with processing materials like a handmade paper or glue.
Through experiments of materials, I like to find out new expressions. 
And in the process of creation, I pass between forms which arise contingently 
(such a bleeding of Indian ink , forms while glue is drying and move of paper thread ) 
and my intent.
My concept changes depends on the situation 
however the common theme is how people seek for the identity 
under the influence from place and society.


 <Solo Exhibitions>

2017 Oct "made roots here" TOWER'S GALLERY, JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo, Sapporo City, Hokkaido

2017 July "breathing, breeding, blowout" Art Informal gallery, Mandaluyong City
2017 Feb "borrowed scenery" Underground gallery, Makati City

2015 Aug “Between Place” Underground gallery, Makati City
2015 Feb “Fragmented Histology” SM City Baliwag , Bulacan
2013 “Sibuyas” 「シブーヤス」The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo, Tokyo
2012 “Ka-Cho-Fu-Getsu” 「花鳥風月」The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo, Tokyo
<Selected Group Exhibitions>

2017 Sep-Oct Nakanojo Biennale 2017 中之条ビエンナーレ2017, Gunma Prefecture 

2017 Sep "sheer" curated by Renato Habulan, Eskinita gallery

2017 Aug "A Collage Show" curated by Nilo Ilarde, Underground gallery

2017 May "recent works" Art Anton, Pasay City
2017 Feb Art Fair Philippines 2017, booth of TAKSU gallery, Makati City

2016 Aug "SMALLS" curated by Nilo Ilarde, Underground gallery
2016 Jun "NASI CAMPUR" TAKSU Bali, Indonesia
2016 Mar Art in the Park 2016,booth of Artinformal, Makati City
2016 Feb Art Fair Philippines 2016, booth of TAKSU gallery, Makati City
2015 Dec “Christmas Wishes!”  Finale Art File, Makati City
2015 Nov “SPEAK SOFT, LISTEN HARD”, Underground, Makati City
2015 Nov “We saw things that others didn’t”, TAKSU Singapore, Singapore
2015 Sep “if Aristotle can’t be your teacher, you have to teach yourself” , Galleria Duemila, Pasay City
2015 Aug “Far East Alliance” Erehwon Center for the Arts , Quezon City
2015 Apr “unEARTH” ALTRO MONDO at the Picasso , Makati City
2014 Sep “Gen/Ngayon2”, Museo Orlina, Tagaytay City
2014 Aug “Childhood Artifacts”, Museo Pambata, Manila City
2014 May “Gen現:Ngayon” NOVA Gallery, Makati City
2013 Nov “hugot” a project of Back to Square 1 Sining Makiling Gallery, UP Los Banos
2013 Nov “domestiCITY” JStudio, Taguig City
<Award>
2013 Audience prize at Liquitex Art Prize 2013 (Japan)
2012 ACT prize for ARTLABOX2012 award at Art Complex Center of Tokyo