Previous Next


CHIM POM



Artist collective formed in 2005 in Tokyo with Ushiro Ryuta, Hayashi Yasutaka, Ellie, Okada Masataka, Inaoka Motomu and Mizuno Toshinori and all in their twenties at the time. Responding instinctively to the real of their times, Chim↑Pom has continuously released works that fully intervene in contemporary society with strong social messages.



Using video as a primary discipline, their expressions freely cross over a range of media from installation to performance. While based in Tokyo, they develop their activities globally in exhibitions and projects in various countries.



Solo Exhibitions:

2015

SUPER RAT, Saatchi Gallery, London



2014

YAJIRUSHI SOVIETORU Paradox of Chim and Pom, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo



2013

Hiroshima!!!!!, Former Bank of Japan Hiroshima Branch

Chim↑Pom x Qusamura - Hiroshima!!!!! Exhibition, preparation show @Hot Spot Galleries, hiromiyoshii roppongi

Hiroshima!!!!! Exhibition, Preparation Show, Hot Spot Galleries in Hiroshima City

PAVILION, Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum, Tokyo



2012

Chim↑Pom, PARCO Museum, Tokyo

Beautiful World: SURVIVAL DANCE PROJECT, FULFILL ART SPACE, Taipei



2011

LEVEL 7 feat. Hiroshima!!!!, Maruki Gallery For The Hiroshima Panels, Saitama

Chim↑Pom (screening), MoMA PS1, New York

K-I-S-S-I-N-G, The Container, Tokyo

SURVIVAL DANCE, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo

REAL TIMES, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo (traveled to Standard bookstore, Osaka)



2010

imagine, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo



2009

FujiYAMA, GEISHA, JAPAnEse!!, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo

Good to be human, YAMAMOTO GENDAI, Tokyo

Hiroshima!!, NADiff a/p/ar/t, Tokyo

Disposed Dick, Gallery Vagina (a.k.a. MUJIN-TO Production), Tokyo

Hiroshima!, Vacant, Tokyo



2008

Oh My God! A Miami Beach Feeling, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo

Becoming Friend, Eating Each Other or Falling Down Together / BLACK OF DEATH curated by MUJIN-TO Production, hiromiyoshii, Tokyov

Japanese Art is 10 Years Behind, NADiff a/p/a/r/t, Tokyo



2007

Thank You Celeb Project Im BOKAN, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo

Oh My God!, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo



2006

SUPER☆RAT, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo



Group Exhibitions:

2014

MUJIN-TO Production 8th Anniversary MUJIN-TO infinity, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo

Twentieth Anniversary Special MOT Collection Chronicle 1995, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo

MOMAT Collection, Theres Something Happening Here II: 1923, 1945, and Beyond, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Ushimado Asia Triennale, Okayama

The Mirror and Monitor of Democracy in Asia, Sangrok Exhibition Hall, Gwangju museum of Art in Gwangju, Korea

We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia

For a New Wave to Come Post-1945 Japanese Art History Now, Japan Society, New York

Politika, Upper Space Gallery, Manchester, UK

MOMAT Collection, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Twentieth Anniversary Special MOT Collection Chronicle 1995, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo

Duality of Existence - Post Fukushima | A group exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Art, Friedman Benda, New York

Godzilla, Silvershed, New York

Actinium Project SIAF Collaborative programme 2014, OYOYO, Sapporo

Tomorrow Comes Today, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Digital Ark

TAKAHASHI COLLECTION 2014 Mindfulness!, Nagoya City Art Museum

Utopian Days Freedom, TOTAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Seul, Korea

Topic in Focus | After the Quake: Thinking About Tohoku III, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

DOMMUNE university of the Arts, Tokyo Arts Circulation, 3331 ArtsChiyoda, Tokyo

EAST ASIAN VIDEO FRAMES: TOKYO, Pori Art Museum, Finland

TRANSLATION THEME PARK, Galleri 21 & Galleri Ping-Pong Malmo,Sweden

Parallel Universes, The Shanghai Minsheng 21st Century Museum, Shanghai

RedBul Music Academy, Tokyo



2013

SHIBUKARU MATSURI, Shibuya PARCO, Tokyo

Atomic Surplus, CCA Munoz Waxman Galleries, New Mexico

Adidas Originals PRESENTS BETTER NEVER THAN LATE, Kodachi Seisakujo, Tokyo

Now Japan; Exhibition with 37 contemporary Japanese artists, Kunsthal KAdE, the Netherlands

inToAsia: Time-based Art Festival 2013 MicroCities, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York

Why not live for Art? II - 9 collectors reveal their treasures, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo

Takahashi Collection, Mindfulness, Kirishima Open Air Museum, Kagoshima

MOT collection, From Me to You Close but Distant Journeys, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

All You Need Is LOVE: From Chagall to Kusama and Hatsune Miku, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo



2012

Artists and the Disaster Documentation in Progress, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito

The 9th Shanghai Biennale, REACTIVATION, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art

Project Daejeon 2012: Energy Daejeon Museum of Art, South Korea

Son et Lumiere, et sages profonde, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Get Up, Stand Up, Seattle Art Museum

The Angel of History, I Love Art 12 Photography, Watari-um Museum, Tokyo

Turning Around (curated by Chim↑Pom) Watari-um Museum, Tokyo

Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (traveled to Haifa Museum of Art, Israel)

The Fire that Doesnt Go Out, Richard D. Baron Gallery, Ohio

TPAM in Yokohama 2012, BankART Mini, Yokohama



2011

Life, no Peace, only Adventure, Busan Museum of Art, South Korea

Villa Tokyo, Kyobashi, Tokyo

Sky of Elpis, TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK 2011 (TDW-ART), Tokyo

SHIBUKARU MATSURI, Shibuya PARCO, Tokyo

CITY-NET ASIA 2011, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

Mildura Palimpsest #8 Collaborators and Saboteurs, Arts Mildura, Mildura, Australia

Invisibleness is Visibleness: International Contemporary Art Collection of a Salaryman, Daisuke Miyatsu, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei

Never give up!, PASS THE BATON GALLERY, Tokyo



2010

The 29th Sao Paulo Biennial, There is always a cup of sea to sail in, Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavillion, Ibirapuera Park, Sao Paulo

Asia Art Award, SOMA Museum of Art, Seoul

Roppongi Crossing 2010: Can There Be Art?, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

REFLECTION: alternative worlds through the video camera, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito

Moving, The first and final group exhibition in MUJIN-TO, Koenji, MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo



2009

Good to be a mummy, YAMAMOTO GENDAI, Tokyo

Spooky Action at a Distance: A Big In Japan exhibition of new videos from Japanese artists, Black & Blue Gallery, Sydney

A Blow to the Everyday, Osage Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

Urban Stories: The X Baltic Triennial of International Art, Contemporary Art Centre [CAC], Vilnius, Lithuania

Winter Garden: The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo



2008

DEATH BY BASEL, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami

TOKYO NONSENSE, SCION Installation L.A., Los Angeles

KITA!!: Japanese Artists Meet Indonesia, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia



2007

DAIWA RADIATOR FACTORY VIEWING ROOM vol.4, DAIWA RADIATOR FACTORY VIEWING ROOM, Hiroshima

Re-Act: New Art Competition 2007, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art



Awards:

2015

Best Emerging Artist of the Year

Best Emerging Artist Using Digital/Video, 2nd Prudential Eye Awards, Singapore



2007

New Art Competition 2007, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art Award



Public Collections:

Mori Art Museum (Japan)

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Japan)

The Japan Foundation (Japan)

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Japan)

Asia Society Museum, New York (U.S.A.)

Queensland Art Gallery (Australia)

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (Japan)