Yashima’s dolls are made from cheap, mass-produced plastic. In contrast to the flimsiness of the material, the figures resemble real life in a way punctures the viewer with the weight and pressure of a needle. However, one could also find encouragement in the figures and their determined visage. This exhibition will take place simultaneously with a solo exhibition at the Ueno Royal Museum and we hope to receive your visit.

Yohei YashimaProfile

Born in Shimane, Japan in 1985
Lives and works in Hiroshima, Japan
2013 Finished Doctorate at Hiroshima City University graduate school of Arts
2008 Graduated from Kyoto Saga University of Arts (former Kyoto Saga Junior College of Arts)
 【Selected Solo Exhibitions】
2021 Yohei Yashima: Touch (SEIZAN Gallery, New York)
2020 Yohei Yashima: Wave Hands (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
The 36th Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition Grand Prize Winner Solo Exhibition YASHIMA Yohei (The Ueno Royal Museum Gallery, Tokyo)
2017 Hiroshima City University ”Senbatsu Yoga-ten” (Akitakata Municipal Yachiyonooka Museum of Art, Hiroshima)
2016 STAY GOLD (NSA, Hiroshima)
2012 G selection GUNZO: Tadanakani iru (gallery G, Hiroshima)
【Selected Group Exhibitions】
2020 Odes to the Everyday: Works from the Ueno Royal Museum Collection (The Ueno Royal Museum Gallery, Tokyo)
KIRINJI 2X2X (gallery UG Tennoz, Tokyo)
2019 The 36th Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition (Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo)
Spuren des Wandels (Lortzing ART, Germany)
2018 Imago Mundi project “Hiroshima / Nagasaki” (Luciano Benetton Collection, Italy)
2017 Something precious (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo, continued in 2018)
2016 Two persons exhibition “Yuki Teshima and Yohei Yashima” (Tenmaya Hiroshima Hatchobori Art Gallery, Hiroshima, continued in 2018) 
2012 Sato International Cultural Scholarship Foundation 21st Scholar Art Exhibition (Sato museum, Tokyo)
Chaos: Asu eno Toikake-ten (Gallery hibiya, Tokyo, continued in 2014, 2016)
2021 The 27th Energia Award (Energia Culture and Sports Foundation, Hiroshima)
2018 Honorable mention for the 30th National Painting Competition Exhibition IZUBI. (Ikeda Museum of Art in 20th Century, Shizuoka)
Grand Prized at the 36th Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition (Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo)
2016 Honorable mention for the 2nd Exhibition GEIBUNKYO 2016 (Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto)

13/02/2020(thu) -  26/02/2020(wed)

11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm on Saturdays and the final day of the exhibition.

Artist in gallery:
11:00-19:00, Thursday, 13 February, 2020
11:00-14:00, Friday, 14 February, 2020
11:00-16:00, Saturday, 15 February, 2020