BIO

[EN]

Ittah Yoda is a duo composed of Virgile Ittah and Kai Yoda, based between Paris, Berlin and Tokyo. Their partnership grew out of mutually-assisting collaborations during their studies at the Royal College of Art. They subsume their diverse cultural experiences into a combination of virtual world-building and extensive material research to produce multi-sensorial installations. Ittah Yoda’s work is self-generating, quoting itself while continuously growing new branches with each successive collaboration, be it with artificial intelligence, fabricator, technician, writer, glitch, environmental conditions or non-human life. Ittah Yoda seeks to engender aesthetic and therapeutic experiences that reframe ways of communicating between human and non-human beings, favoring symbiotic over hierarchical models.

[FR]

Ittah Yoda est un duo composé de Virgile Ittah et Kai Yoda, établis entre Paris, Berlin et Tokyo. Leur partenariat est né d’une assistance mutuelle au cours de leurs études au Royal College of Art. Ils associent leur expérience culturelle multiple à la construction de mondes virtuels ainsi qu'à une vaste recherche plastique visant la production d’installations multisensorielles. L'œuvre d'Ittah Yoda est autogénératrice, se citant elle-même tout en s’étendant peu à peu vers de nouveaux domaines à chaque collaboration, qu’elle soit avec une intelligence artificielle, un artisan, un technicien, un auteur, un glitch, des conditions environnementales où encore une vie non-humaine. Ittah Yoda cherche à engendrer des expériences à la fois esthétiques et thérapeutiques qui restructureraient les modes de communication entre les êtres humains et non-humains, en favorisant le modèle symbiotique plutôt que hiérarchique.

[JP]

カイ・ヨダとヴァージル・イッタによって2016年に結成、べルリン、パリ、東京拠点。 Royal College of Art (ロンドン)卒業。二人のパートナーシップは、在学中の相互支援による共同作業から生まれた。多様な文化的経験を仮想世界の構築と広範な物質研究の組み合わせに包含し、多元的なインスタレーションを制作する。自己生成的で、人工知能、製作者、技術者、作家、グリッチ、環境条件、人類以外の生命など、コラボレーションを重ねるごとに新しい枝を絶えず伸ばしながら自己引用している。人間と人間でないものの間のコミュニケーション方法を再構築し、階層的モデルよりも共生的モデルを支持する癒しの体験を生み出すことを目指している。




contact.   ︎   info@ittahyoda.com     or    GALERIE POGGI





Solo Exhibitions
2023
TBA,  Jérôme Poggi Gallery, Paris, FR

2022
ALTER,  Foreign and Domestic, NYC, US

2021    
Time sparkles and dream is knowledge, Double Séjour, Poush Manifesto, Paris, FR  
No History of Its Own, Rupert at Apiece, Vilnius, LT  

2020     
Le contour de tes rêves, La Petite Galerie, Cite International des Arts, Paris, FR

2018     
body alights - a fragmented memory, Sprout Curation, Tokyo, JP    

2016     
I think mango you say salmon, Annka Kultys Gallery, London, UK
   
          

Selected Group Exhibitions
2023
Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Angers, Angers, FR

2022
Paris + by Art Basel, Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris, FR.    20-23.Oct
The thread of time, Manifesto Lyon, FR
Armory Show, NYC, USA
Palais Augmenté, Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris, FR
Power Flower, la Biennale de Nice, Le 109, Nice, FR.   curated by Marie Maertens
50 seconds, soda, Kyoto, JP
Her memory was a breeze blowing in the white curtain of a room in the empty house, Fiminco Foundation, Romainville, FR.  curated by Yomna Osman
The Territories of Abstraction, Frieze No.9 Cork Street, London, UK
La Forme De L’Eau, 7 rue Froissart, Paris, FR.  curated by Nicolas Dewavrin 
ARCO madrid, Madrid, ES  

2021
Never the Same Ocean, Galerie Jerome Poggi, Paris, FR.   curated by Camille Bréchignac
The Owls Are Not What They Seem, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, SE.  curaed by Cuno Andréhn Bärtås 
Intrsections, Poush Manifesto, Clichy, FR.  curated by Yvannoé Kruger
Artist Running Festival, soda, Kyoto, JP
Rencontres OVNi, Ovni Festival, FICEP, Hotel Windsor, Nice, FR.   curated by Livia Parmentier
HESTIA, 55bis, Rue des Saints Pères, Paris, FR.   curated by Sacha Guedj Cohen
Never the Same Ocean, soda x HAGIWARA PROJECTS, Tokyo, JP.   curated by Kazuhito Tanaka + Ittah Yoda
INCARNATIONS, Les Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, FR
Mutation, Die Akademie Schloss Solitude, Shuttgart, DE  
FANTASMAGORIE, Superzoom, Paris, FR.   curated by Joséphine Dupuy-Chavanat
Lisières, Poush Manifesto, Paris, FR.  curated by Yvannoé Kruger
L'objet de tes rêves, Cite International des Arts, Paris, FR

2020
06, PM/AM Gallery, London, UK           
SLLS: Stop, Look, Listen, and Smell, Direkte Auktion, Jeschke van Vliet, Berlin, DE  curated by NBDBKP    
Dièse, Publication d’Art Non-linéaire, Paris, FR
IN TOUCH - a visual dialogue,  invited by Pakui Hardware, online, Carlier Gebauer, Berlin, DE
CADAN X ISETAN: Spring Takeover, Isetan Shinjuku 6F, Sprout Curation, Tokyo, JP  
Unrecognised Creatures, Sprout Curation, Tokyo, JP

2019    
VR inc, Diocletian’s Palace, Split, HR
beneath the beach, seamless paving stones, The Wrong Biennale, online
COLLAPSE ON HOLD, Mocvara Gallery, Zagreb, HR        

2018     
Augmented Sunrise Beneath The Skin, Gr_und, Berlin, DE                    
Dead Air, LARP, Omsk Social Club, Gossamer Fog, Raum Station, Gr_und, UK/CH/DE              
SUV, BSMNT + PANE, Werkschauhalle, Spinnerei Leipzig, DE       
European, Foreign & Domestic, Slate Projects, Averard Hotel, London, UK                                       
Video Tutorials, PANE project + Media Naranja, Marseille, FR
Haggerston Park, ANDOR Gallery, London, UK            

2017     
Delta, ICPE, Bucharest, RO
Artissima, White Rainbow Gallery, Turin, IT                    
Risky Attachments, FOOTHOLD, Polignano a Mare, IT              
Post - Living Room, Shibuya Hikarie 8/ Cube 1.2.3, Sprout Curation, Tokyo, JP                          
SQUISHY: eels swim in snakey, Julius, Berlin, DE                               
Lightness, White Rainbow Gallery, London, UK                  
Still Fuzz, Windows16 Gallery, online
LCN Showcase, SPACE, London, UK       

2016     
Off to Mahoganny, Rye Lane, London, UK     curated by Canan Batur (clearview.ltd)                     
Suggest The Shape of The Wind, Nam Project, Milan, IT
Aujourd'hui je dis oui, Galeria Boavista, Lisbon, PT                        
What is a bird? We simply don’t know, Nicodim Gallery, Bucharest, RO



Education
2013    MFA in Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London, UK (I)
2011     MFA in Photography and the Moving Image, Royal College of Art, London, UK (Y)
2006    BA in Environmental Information, KEIO University, Tokyo, JP (Y)




Press   ︎please click on the titles to read the interviews
2022
Frieze critic’s guides    What to see this gallery weekend    by Salena Barry
The Art Newspaper      London Gallery Weekend : the must see exhibitions    by Ben Luke
Monocle    Weekend Edtion Saturday 

2021
SUB-ROSA    何にも見えず 「全く何にも見えないわけでもない」 存在をつくる     by Anna Kato
Rupert Residency    E14 Ittah Yoda Open Studio    by Romuald Demidenko
Institut Français    Interview Ittah Yoda    by Romain Carlioz
This is Tomorrow  06 PM/AM   by Alexander Harding
le podcast PRÉSENT.E   Ittah Yoda    by Indira Béraud 

2020
Fondation d’entreprise Pernod Ricard    This week, the Foundation recommends Diese Digital
gallerytalk.net    Im Gespräch bleiben "IN TOUCH"- Dialog bei carlier | gebauer   by. 
AQNB   Inside the topsy turvy dreamscape of Ittah Yoda’s abstract universe
Fisheye Magazine   Résidence d’écriture VR : rédiger l’immersion   by Lou Tsatsas

2018     
Elephant Magazine   Eight Noteworthy Berlin Exhibitions  by Alice Bucknell
Garage   I’d invite You to this Rave, But You’ll Need to Mine Crypto and Find a New Identity First   by Emily Mcdermott
Berlin Art LInk     Identity and Belonging in an Increasingly Globalized World     by Samuel Staples
AQNB    Channeling social media + self-promotion in the #videotutorials

2017     
Sleek Magazine    Berlin’s 13 Best Art Shows of 2017      by Sophia Lawler-Dormer

2016     
Art Asia Pacific     I think mango you say salmon     by Ambika Rajgopal
Mousse Magazine   I think mango you say salmon



Residencies / Talks / Grants / Publications
2022
ISCP Residency, NYC, USA (Institut Français/ Face Foundation)
Fiminco Residency, Romainville, FR
Universite Paris-Saclay, Paris, FR
Visiting tutor, MA Photography, Materialising Photography, ECAL, CH
Artist Talk, Slade School of Arts, London, UK
Artist Talk, Parsons School of Design and Arts, Paris, FR
 
2021
Universite Paris-Saclay, Paris, FR
Cnap, Paris, FR (I)
Mutation Journal, Die Akademie Schloss Solitude, Shuttgart, DE
Rupert Residency, Vilnius, LT  
Sigg Art Residency, Provence, FR
Ovni Festival Residency, Nice, FR
Visiting tutor, Paris Saclay University x Inria, Hackathon, Paris, FR 

2020
Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn, DE (Y)
Visiting tutor,  Installation and Sculpture, School of Fine Art, ESAD, Reims , FR   
VR screenwriting residency, organised by VR Arles Festival & Institut Français, Arles, FR   

2019 
Cite Internationale des arts, Artist in Residency, Montmartre, Paris, FR   

2018     
Artist talk and tutorials, Nagoya Art Universtiy, JP
VR Arts Residency, Format C + SWS, Potsdana, HR

2017  
LCN, SPACE, London, UK

2012  
1 Year Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists, Agency of Cultural Affairs, JP (Y)



Collection
Château La Coste, Provence (FR)
M. Lewis Collection, London (GB)
Sasanao Collection, Tokyo (JP)
Sigg Art Foundation, Geneva (CH)
Misk Foundation, Riyadh (SA)






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