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Fuyuki Yamakawa
‘Khoomei’ singer / Performer / Sound creator
Born in London, UK in 1973.
Lives and works in Tokyo.

He improvised musical happenings - picks up and amplifies the sound of his heartbeat with an electronic stethoscope. His performance, expressing himself through sound and light, is completely original and powerful, and thus creates a deep resonance to the space as well as to the audience.

■MAJOR SOLO EXHIBITION

2006
-'ALIVE ART MATSURI vol.2 Fuyuki Yamakawa "the Voice-Over"', BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama, Japan
-'The voice-over - Fuyuki Yamaka', Gallery Objective Correlative, Tokyo

■MAJOR GROUP EXHIBITION

2015
- "Sayoko Yamaguchi – The Wearist Clothed in the Future”  The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo/Japan
- “MOT Collection Special Exhibition for the 20th Anniversary of Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo Stage3 Collection Becoming” The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo/Japan
2014
- "Sapporo International Art Festival 2014",  Chi-Ka-Ho, Sapporo Underground Walkway, Sapporo/Japan
2013
- "Sharing Vibes" Atsukobarouh, Tokyo/Japan
-"Omnilogue:Your Voice is Mine", NUS Museum, National University of Singapore, Singapore
2012
-"Artists and the Disaster - Documentation in Progress - " Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki/Japan
-"Tomorrow is today I see for the first time " Snow Contemporary, Tokyo/Japan
2011
-"Atomicsite" directed by illcomonz, Contemporary Art Factory, Tokyo/Japan
-"Tokyo Art plant", Tokyo university of Arts Ueno Campus faculty of Fine arts, Tokyo/Japan
-"Nishino Travelers", Naniwabashi Station Art Area B1 (Osaka), Nakanoshima Banks CENTER-A (Osaka), Antenna Media (Kyoto)
2010
-'MOT Collection Plastic Memories; to illuminate“now”', Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Collection Gallery, Tokyo
2009
-"Yokohama International Video Festival 2009 CREAM: Creativity for Arts and Media", BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama, Japan
-"I BELIEVE : Japanese Contemporary Art", The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Toyama, Japan
-"ENSEMBLES09", 3331 ArtsChiyoda, Tokyo
2008
-"Seven Nights, Seven Lights", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
-"Pusan Biennale 2008", Pusan Museum of Art, Pusan, Korea

■MAJOR PERFORMANCES

2012
-"Membrana", Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto/Japan
-"Dance Truck Project", Minatomirai Special Stage,Yokohama/Japan
2011
-"Big In Japan 2011", Paddington Town Hall (Sydney / Australia) , 1000 Pound Bend (Melbourne / Australia)
2010
-"HARAJUKU PERFORMANCE+2010", Laforet Museum, Tokyo/Japan (solo performance)
-"Pneumonia", Aichi Arts Center (8F Gallery G), Aichi/Japan
-"GREC2010", Centre du Culture Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcelona/Spain (solo performance)
-"BlackHair Ballad", VACANT, Tokyo/Japan (an independent stage public performance)
-"Keiji Haino x Fuyuki Yamakawa", superdeluxe, Tokyo/Japan (duo improvisation, open recording)
-"Play Cine en Direct Festival", La Casa Encendida, Spain (solo performance)
-"Three residents of a lizard lounge", The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo/Japan
(trio improvisation with Yoshihide Otomo and Norimizu Ameya)
2009
-"4.48 サイコシス", AURUSPOT, Tokyo/Japan (Written by Sarah Kane/Production by Norimizu Ameya, Festival Tokyo participating work)
-"Sympathetic Body", Nam June Paik art center, Korea (solo performance)
-"MIHARA YASUHIRO Paris men's collection Fashion show", Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris/France(solo performance)
2008
-"HARAJUKU PERFORMANCE+SPECIAL - Norimizu Ameya x Fuyuki Yamakawa performance" Laforet Museum, Tokyo/Japan
-"Nanjing triennial", Nanjing 博物院, Nanjing/China (solo performance)
-"ZENSORS", RADIALSYSTEM V, Berlin/Germany
(collaboration of Takayuki Fujimoto, Hiroshi Manabe , Kanta Horio and others)
2007
-"Some cats from Japan", The Kitchen, NY, U.S.
-"Some cats from Japan", The Kitchen, NY, U.S. (Duo with Ikue Mori)
-"Vancouver New Music", The Scotiabank Dance Centre,Vancouver, Canada
-"The Time-Based Art Festival", Portland, U.S.
-"D.D.D", Esplanade, Singapore (collaboration with Takao Kawaguchi)
-"La Biennale di Venezia", Arsenale, Venezia, Italy (collaboration with Atsuhiro Ito, DoraVideo, MASH)
-"MODAFE 2007", ARKO Arts Theatre, Seoul, Korea (collaboration with Takao Kawaguchi)
2006
-"8th High Zero Festival Of Experimental Improvised Music", Baltimore, U.S.
-"Fuji Rock Festival`06", Naeba, Niigata, Japan (as a singer of AlayaVijana)
-"sound/bodies", Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
-"La Biennale di Venezia", Arsenale, Venezia, Italy (collaboration with Takao Kawaguchi)
2005
-"Queer Zagreb Festival", HDLU, Zagreb, Republic of Croatia (collaboration with Takao Kawaguchi)
-"homeogryllus japonicus orchestra vol.2", Hara museum of contemporary art, Tokyo, Japan
-"Queensland Music Festival", Brisbane, Australia
2004
-"sonarsound Tokyo 2004", Ebisu Garden Place, Tokyo, Japan
-"1st International Kai Festival", Republic of Altai, Russia(awarded '3rd class kaichi')
-"Gennadi Tumat Festival", Republic of Tuva, Russia(awarded 'most creative music award')
-"Fuji Rock Festival`04", Naeba, Niigata, Japan
2003
-"4th International Khoomei Festival", Republic of Tuva, Russia(awarded 'avan-garde award')

■ A MOVIE, CM, AND THEATRE PLAY

2011
-theatre play "The Temple of the Golden Pavilion", Kanagawa Art Theater(Kanagawa),
Matsumoto Arts Performing Centre (Nagano),
Canalcity theater(Fukuoka),
Aichi Prefectural Art Theater (Nagoya),
Umeda Arts THeatre Main Hall (Osaka)/Japan
Rose Theater, New York/U.S.
(Lincoln Center festival 2011 participation)
2009
-"We don't care about music anyway…"documentary, supervisor: Ce'dric Dupire & Gaspard Kuentz, France
2008
-"Sony Walkman commercials"

■PUBLIC COLLECTION

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo