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.



︎   info@ittahyoda.com



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)



Solo Exhibitions

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

2019     Coming soon, Sprout Curation, Tokyo, JP
             Coming soon, Diocletian’s Palace, Split, HR
             Rhizome Parking Garage, 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



Residencies/ Grants/ Talk

2019     Cite Internationale des arts, Artist in Residency, 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)





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