Lives and Works: Tokyo
Chim↑Pom was founded in Tokyo in 2005. Its members include Ryuta Ushiro, Yasutaka Hayashi, Masataka Okada, Toshinori Mizuno, and Motomu Inaoka. The group’s creative direction is extremely broad, tackling issues that deal with life, death, poverty, inequality, coexistence, peace, violence, street culture, and more.
The ideals behind the group’s artistic works are inspired by society itself, and continuously attempt to transcend the current manipulation of art. Through dialogue, their artistic achievements have also inevitably become a part of society. Almost all of their exhibitions are expressed though the execution of a plan and are not limited to the creation and exhibition of physical artworks.
During the six short years since their founding, they were invited by MORI ART MUSEUM to take part in its annual Japanese contemporary art exhibition hosted at Roppongi Crossing in 2010. In that same year, they were awarded the Asia Art Award by Korea’s SOMA Museum, and invited to the 29th Sao Paulo Biennale 2010 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. With these accomplishments, they have been gradually attracting attention across an international scale.
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