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Kimsooja (Korea) 29

URLBorn in 1957 in Daegu, Korea. Lives and works in New York.

Kimsooja is known internationally for her installations featuring colorful bedcovers made from traditional Korean fabric that is presented in a number of different ways – to wrap old clothing, as a tablecloth in the Art Museum café or hung, like washing, over a rope. Since 1999 she has also been creating videos featuring herself. Her works have been shown in the 48th and 49th Venice Biennale (1999 and 2001 respectively) as well as in other major international Biennale and Triennale including São Paolo, Sydney, Busan and Kwangju. A participant in the 51st Venice Biennale to be held this year.

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Kim Sora (Korea) 30

Born in 1965 in Seoul, Korea. Lives and works in Seoul.

Kim Sora has been involved in many projects that are the result of collaborations with the socially dispossessed or through the participation of observers, proposing new ways to relate to each other that can replace existing social systems.
In recent years Kim has participated in international exhibitions such as the Taipei Biennale (1998), the Venice Biennale (2001, 2003), and the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale (2003). For Yokohama 2005, she is working on collaborative performances with local choral groups and brass bands. Well-known words and melodies from each performers’ country are selected and modified by the artist to produce familiar-sounding tracks that you can’t quite identify. These will be performed at the Triennale.

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Takehito Koganezawa


Takehito Koganezawa (Japan) 31

Born in 1974 in Tokyo, Japan. Lives and works in Berlin. URL

Since moving to Berlin in 1999, Koganezawa has been based in Germany, and his work been represented in group exhibitions and international exhibitions. He was awarded an overseas study scholarship by the Japanese Government Department of Art and Culture in 2001. In 2005, awarded scholarship by the Berlin Department of Academic Study, Research and Culture (Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur Berlin). Koganezawa works in various mediums – colored pencil drawings, videos and performances – that focuses on a single act or phenomenon. In his work, he confuses the viewer’s perception by collecting the largest number of patterns possible for a given subject or by distorting the sense of space or time that is generated by these patterns.

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KOSUGE1-16 + Atelier Bow-Wow + YOKOCOM

KOSUGE1-16 + Atelier Bow-Wow + YOKOCOM (Japan) 32

KOSUGE 1-16 (formed in 2001 in Tokyo, Japan) is an art duo formed by Chishino Kurumada and Takashi Tsuchiya. Based in Kosuge in Katsushika-ku, Tokyo, the name KOSUGE 1-16 represents the actual address where these two artists are based, and it was the everyday life that the two shared in this small house in Kosuge that was the catalyst for their creative activities. Kurumada and Tsuchiya emphasize the importance of enriching everyday life in a familiar location to create installations and carry out projects that enhance the unique qualities of the region. An enormous soccer board game makes its appearance at the Yokohama 2005 venue and can be described as a table soccer game on a grand scale. Participants play by manipulating dolls that are half the size of humans. Unlike conventional table soccer games where the participants look down onto the soccer ground as they manually operate the soccer players, in this work, the participants have to use their entire bodies to play the game and as a result are able to physically experience the difference in scale between the movement as concept and the actual physical movement.
Meanwhile, the architects collective Atelier Bow-Wow (established in 1992 in Tokyo, Japan) has created a grandstand that surrounds this soccer ground.
YOKOCOM (established in 2003 in Yokohama, Japan), a non-profit that brainstorms the subject of sports communication, will be organizing special events during Yokohama 2005.

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Akihiro Kuroda

Akihiro Kuroda (Japan) 33

Born in 1970 in Hokkaido, Japan. Lives and works in Hokkaido.

The arts and culture improvement committee “Iopnor” – of which Kuroda is the sole member – commenced its activities in 2000 and continue to plan and hold various events, exhibitions and parties. Kuroda first began portrait drawing as a way of establishing links with others and in recent years this has become his primary avenue of expression and indeed a significant part of his life. Major exhibitions include “Wa no houteishiki [harmony equation]” (Alliance Française, Sapporo, 2001), “A Muse Land 2003” (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo) and “U-5000” (Contemporary Art Institute Sapporo, 2003).

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