Ittah Yoda is a duo formed by Kai Yoda (Japanese–Swedish) and Virgile Ittah (French-Italian-North African), who divide their time between Berlin, Paris and Tokyo. The artists come from diverse backgrounds, and 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 trauma and repetitive behaviour patterns. They raise questions such as: is it possible to fuse multiple unconsciouses in order to create new collective forms?

Through this collaboration, they seek to transform primitive models via nonexistent entities to a collective experience, regardless of their origins. By highlighting the performative dimension of their installation through the active participation of the public, Ittah Yoda attempt to create a new reality within a rhizomatic 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




Solo Exhibitions

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

2020    how to disappear, Notre-Dame, Paris, FR   May
             iu, Performance curated by Camille Bréchignac, Paris, FR   April
              CADAN X ISETAN: Spring Takeover, Isetan Shinjuku Men’s 6F, Sprout Curation, Tokyo, JP   4.Mar - 16.June                               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, 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



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


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/ Talks

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)





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