Yuki Kobayashi


Artist / performance artist born in Tokyo in 1990. After attending the University of Hawaii Kapiolani Community College in 2008, Kobayashi moved to the UK in 2010, and graduated with a degree from Central Saint Martins – University of the Arts London in 2014. He was the first ever Japanese student to enroll in The Royal College of Art’s performance department, receiving an MA in 2016. Using his own body as a neutral 3D object, he questions sex, disability, and racial stereotypes, and throws doubt on dubious social codes of freedom and equality, in an output centering on performance works that explore the meaning of human existence. He produces numerous stage and video works as well as contemporary art pieces.

“Fluxus event scores” (White Cube Gallery, London)
Solo exhibition “New Gender Bending Strawberry” (Brussels)
Slick Art Fair 2015 (Paris)

Dada 100th Anniversary Festival, Gallery Voltaire (Spiral, Tokyo)
“Acting Together” (ASAKUSA, Tokyo)

Yokohama Paratriennale 2017 (Zou-no-hana Terrace)
Perform 2017 Art Sonje (Seoul)
Peckham 24(Bosse & Baum, London)

Marina Abramović retrospective exhibition “The Cleaner” ( Bundeskunsthalle, Germany)
18th Asian Art Biennale 2018 (Bangladesh)
Nuit Balance 2018 (Institut Francais Kansai, Kyoto)
Dance New Air 2018(VACANT, Tokyo)

Vocalis(Beaconsfield Gallery, London) etc.

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