Artist Statement 

Our memory remains inside of us without any sense of time, while the nature proceed with complete sense of time. I use my work to explore this void between something natural and something unnatural, something visible and something invisible, and something living and something dying in order to find emergence of our timeless memory and constantly changing nature.

Born in Kagoshima, Japan / 1980

Live and work in Düsseldorf, Germany


Professional Formation

2001-2005 Tama University of Art

2005-2007 Photography Department at Tama University of Art Media Center

2007 – Art Department at Düsseldorf Japanese International school


Solo Exhibition

2017″Afterimage of LOVE”Schleifmühlgasse 12-14(Vienna,Austria)

2017 “Static Scope” Akibatamabi 21/Art Chiyoda 3331 (Tokyo, Japan)

2014 “My Distance to You” CHC (San Diego, USA)

2012 “ANALOG IM DIALOG” DRK (Düsseldorf, Germany)

2006 “No Life“ Gallery Kuu(Tokyo, Japan)

2005 “Yumi Watanabe-Solo Exhibition” Gallery Q(Tokyo, Japan)

2003 “ABUKU” Gallery Conceal (Tokyo, Japan)

Group Exhibition

2017 Swab Art fair (Barcelona, Spain)

2014 “Ausstellung 11 Japanische Künstler” Landtags Nordrhein-Westfalen (Düsseldorf, Germany)

2013 “Teotitlan Medicine Tree” Taller 8, Oaxaca, Mexico

2013 “Connecting Traces of Memory,”  Dortmund Depot,  (Dortmund, Germany)

2010 “Wander Map ” (Kagoshima, Japan)

2009 “Show” Kagoshima Municpal Museum (Kagoshima, Japan)

2008 “Nach Mittag ” (Düsseldorf, Germany)

2007 “Bath theater“ Naoshima Island (Kagawa, Japan)

2006 “39 Art” Maru Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)

2004 “Departure for Meeting Almanac#3”-Art & Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)

2003 “Nothing Exhibition” Gallery Conceal (Tokyo, Japan)

2003 10th Energy Exhibition – Oriental Gateway (Tokyo, Japan)

2003 Shibuya Art Kubiert (Tokyo, Japan)

2003 “One Box” CINEMA Cafe Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)


2003 Jury Special Mention 10th Energy-Art Prize  (Tokyo, Japan)