Ittah Yoda is an artist duo formed by Kai Yoda (Japanese–Swedish) and Virgile Ittah (French-Italian-North African), who alternate between living in Berlin, Provence and Tokyo. Hailing from diverse backgrounds as an artistic duo, they have developed their artistic identity through digitally enabled cross-cultural creative collaborations. Focused on a strong interest in the unconscious, insecurity, and anxiety, the therapeutic relation between Ittah and Yoda leads to a potential new understanding of the self through re-enactment of the trauma and repetitive patterns of behaviours. Questions are raised such as: Is it possible to fuse multiple unconscious in order to create new collective forms?

Through this collaboration, real and virtual forms are created that attempt to connect with an archaic heritage of humanity; a collective unconscious universally present in an individual’s psyche. They seek to develop primitive models through forms non-existent in reality to a collective experience, irrespective of their origins in the context of a contemporary multicultural society. By highlighting the performative dimension of their installation through the active participation of the public, Ittah Yoda attempt to create a new reality under a rhizomic network of connections between the work and the viewer, bridging the virtual and physical realities, forming new landscapes and the world to come.



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)

Solo Exhibitions

2020     Le contour de tes rêves, La Petite Galerie, Cite International des Arts, Paris, FR: 6-29.Feb
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

2020    how to disappear, Notre-Dame, Paris, FR            
              Unrecognised Creatures, Sprout Curation, Tokyo, JP

            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, Averard Hotel, London, UK                                       
             Video Tutorials, PANE project + Media Naranja, Marseille, FR
            Haggerston Park, ANDOR Gallery, London, UK            

2017     Delta, ICPE, Bucharest, RO                    
              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                    
              Suggest The Shape of The Wind, Nam Project, Milan, IT
             Aujourd'hui je dis oui, Galeria Boavista, Lisbon, PT                        

2015     What is a bird? We simply don’t know, Nicodim Gallery, Bucharest, RO


2020     Beaux Arts Magazine      Ittah Yoda, nouveaux explorateurs de mondes artificiels     by Julie Ackermann

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
              Schön! Magazine    interview I ittah yoda      by Daisy Schofield

2016      Art Asia Pacific     I think mango you say salmon     by Ambika Rajgopal
              Mousse Magazine   I think mango you say salmon
              Tique Art Paper     Six Questions: Ittah Yoda     by Charlotte Boeyden
              1 Grannary    Ittah Yoda and the Ying and Yang of the artist collaboration    by Aric Mille

Residencies/ Grants/ Talk

2019     Cite Internationale des arts, Artist in Residency, Montmartre, Paris, FR  (Oct.2019 - Mar.2020)  
2018     Artist talk, Nagoya Art Universtiy, JP
2018     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)