Biography and C.V.

Hiromi MIYAKITA

Dance, Art, Performance Art

Graduated with a BFA in Dance from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After performing and choreographing for the stage, Miyakita began to explore the possibilities of improvised performance and visual art. Her dance practice is based on the idea that any movement, even simple ones like standing, walking, or sitting, can all become dance, as well as the discovery of dance through the objects and phenomena surrounding us.
Miyakita moved to Kyōtango on the Japan Sea coast in 2013 and developed her NuTu dance, which involves striking together natural stones collected on the beach. Today, Miyakita creates site-specific performances in a variety of spaces including museums, railroads, parks, streets, and Japanese gardens. She has directed performances including Timetable of the Day: The Tango to Toyooka Performance Train (Kyōtango/Toyooka, 2017) . She has also applied her dancer’s sense of space and time to visual art and has presented art works at 3331 Arts Chiyoda(2019) and Kunsthaus Dresden (2021).


C.V.

Born in Osaka in 1974. Grown up in Itami, Japan
B.F.A.in Dance from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

SOLO / GROUP EXHIBITION
  • 2021
    • Den Steinen zuhören / Listening to the Stones, Kunsthause Dresden, Dresden, Germany / group exhibition
    • Time Is On Our Side, Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong x soundpocket, Goethe-Institut Hong Kong / screening
    • NUMBERS MATTER 121 – Episodes 2&3, IKLECTIK [off-site], London, UK / screening
    • misho -unknown things-, BLOCK HOUSE, Tokyo, Japan / solo exhibition
  • 2019
    • The Other Body, 3331 Arts CHIYODA, Tokyo, Japan / solo exhibition
    • timelake, The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka / TO OV cafe/gallery, Sapporo / Tenjinyama Art Studio, Sapporo, Japan / group exhibition & video screening
    • Lying Gold / YAMAGEI” Hyogo Mine and Road Art Festival, Mihashira Shrine, Hyogo, Japan
    • 3331 ART FAIR 2019, 3331 Arts CHIYODA, Tokyo, Japan / art fair
  • 2018
    • Motion / Clip, BLOCK HOUSE, Tokyo, Japan / solo exhibition
    • trace, SPACE ODE, Kyotango, Japan / solo exhibition
    • NOTATING BEAUTY THAT MOVES – MUSIC AT AN EXHIBITION, ArtisTree, Hong Kong / group exhibition
  • 2017
    • Mitochondria Paradise, BLOCK HOUSE, Tokyo, Japan / solo exhibition
  • 2016
    • point A ⇄ ponint B, ozasahayashi_project, Kyoto, Japan / solo exhibition
  • 2015
    • Tango-ha, Hikari Museum, Kyotango, Japan / group exhibition
    • First edition, MediaShop, Kyoto, Japan / solo exhibition
    • Permanent Red, MediaShop, Kyoto, Japan / solo exhibition
  • 2013
    • Graphitkreide, MediaShop, Kyoto, Japan / solo exhibition
    • Soul Cleansing, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong / group exhibition
  • 2012
    • S P A N K, MediaShop, Kyoto, Japan / solo exhibition
DANCE / PERFORMANCE
  • 2022
    • Trace of Waves, PROJECT ATAMI, Atami, Japan
    • Picnic at Music Hall, Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall, Yokohama, Japan
  • 2021
    • It is written there, ArtTheater dB Kobe, Kobe, Japan
    • Art Obulist 2021, Obu, Japan
    • AKAO OPEN RESIDENCE #2, PROJECT ATAMI, Atami, Japan
    • Tottori Midsummer Improvisation Festival 2021, Tottori, Japan
  • 2020
    • MONA(Museum of Old and New Art), Hobart, Australia
    • MONA FOMA 2020, Launceston, Australia
    • Baschet sound sculpture Exhibition, Gallery@KCUA, Kyoto, Japan
    • The Other Body , 3331 Arts CHIYODA, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2019
    • A landscape of Møn, archipelago, Sasayama, Japan
    • Yururi in Kozuhara, Maibara, Japan 状態 – Jotai – (condition) , 44Møen, Askeby, Denmark
    • Thin as Skin, Palladium Malmö, Malmö, Sweden
    • KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater, Yokohama, Japan
    • Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2018
    • Sound Art Performance “Nendecho”, Komaki Civic Center, Komaki, Japan
    • From blanks to Sensitivity, Zui’un-an, Kyoto, Japan
    • Kumanokodo Nakahechi Museum of Art, Wakayama, Japan
    • Distance and Density, Stadtpark um den Trinkpavillon der Kurfürstenquelle, Bonn, Germany
    • Thin as Skin: Choreographies of Identity, ArtTheater dB Kobe, Kobe, Japan
    • Musée Zadkine, Paris, France2017 
    • Iron Island Festival, Keihinjima Island, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2017
    • Until 5:53 p.m., ART CAMP TANGO, Inaba Honke, Kyotango, Japan
    • Sapporo International Art Festival, Sapporo Art Park, Sapporo, Japan
    • Tottori Geshisai Festival, Tottori, Japan
    • Monten Hall, Tokyo, Japan
    • Imago Dei Festival, Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche, Krems, Austria
  • 2016
    • Sound Sculpture Live vol.2, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan
    • Silent Seeng Toyooka, Kinosaki International Art Center & various place, Toyooka, Japan
    • Art Camp Tango 2016, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan
    • point A ⇄ point B, ozasahayashi_project, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2015
    • Karada to Kodama – body and echoese, soranone, Takashima, Japan
    • Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan
  • 2014
    • Shinano Primitive Sense Art Festival, Omachi, Japan
    • na ga re, Grünspan, Feffernitz, Austria
    • do n do, Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche, Krems, Austria
    • na ga re, Aichi Prefectural Art Theater, Aichi, Japan
  • 2013
    • REACH, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong
    • Karappo Pon Poco Ring vol.12, MediaShop, Kyoto, Japan
    • Around sound art festival & retreat, Kwun Tong Ferry Pier, Hong Kong
    • Soul Cleansing, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong
    • Social Kitchen 3rd year Anniversary Party, Social Kitchen, Kyoto, Japan
    • Festival AKANEIRO Kyotango, Japan
    • Aigi Tunnel Group Art Project 2013, Kasugai, Japan
    • Niramekko between Oto & Karada, Art Forum Azamino, Yokohama, Japan
  • 2012
    • Karappo Pon Poco Ring in Tajimi, Nagase Shopping Street, Tajimi, Japan, Japan
    • Akio Suzuki stone, Audio Visual Arts, New York, USA
    • Itami Machinaka Theater, Hyogo, Japan
    • OKI Shiosai Art festival 2012, Shimane, Japan
    • Studies in Sonority and Space, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, Yamaguchi, Japan
    • Spring Festival, Nara Prefectural Library and Information Center, Nara, Japan
    • Museum Performance, Kyoto City Museum, Kyoto, Japan
    • Karappo Pon Poco Ring vol.7, vol.8, vol.10, vol.11, Social Kitchen, Kyoto, Japan
    • Karappo Pon Poco Ring vol.9, MediaShop, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2011
    • Urban Research Doors, Osaka, Japan
    • Kuruminoki, Nara, Japan
    • Dance with Ottosei, Shuyukan, Shiga, Japan
    • Japan Media Arts Festival, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan
    • Palette of sound, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
    • Dance Live vol.1, Art Theater dB Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
    • Ohiro Minato Show, Space ALS-d, Kyoto, Japan
    • Karappo Pon Poco Ring vol.1 – vol.6, Social Kitchen, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2010
    • Karada wo Dozo, Shin-bi, Kyoto, Japan
    • Together / choreographed by Aydan Turker, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan
    • Mobile music player and Dance, Shin-bi, Kyoto, Japan
    • Bridge Theater Project with Arkadi Zaides, ArtAreaB1, Osaka, Japan
  • 2009
    • Kobe Biennale, Hyogo, Japan
    • It is written there / choreographed by Zan Yamashita, Istanbul International contemporary Dance Festival, garajistanbul Istanbul, Turkey
    • EXORCISMS, UrBANGUILD, Kyoto, Japan
    • Variant / directed by Yuko Kanamori, Shin-bi, Kyoto, Japan
    • Meirin Tea Ceremony, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2008
    • Osaka Art Kaleidoscope, Osaka, Japan
  • 2007
    • Violet / directed by Yuko Kanamori, ARTZONE, Kyoto, Japan
    • Violet / directed by Yuko Kanamori, Kobe Cap House, Hyogo, Japan
  • 2006
    • The Big Bon Festival, Osaka, Japan
  • 2005
    • Orbital Link, Paris France
  • 2004
    • Shizuoka prefectural Museum, Shizuoka, Japan
  • 2003
    • UTSUTSU NARE / directed by dots, Aoyama Spiral Hall, Tokyo, Japan
    • Tomei Ningen / choreographed by Zan Yamashita, Ai Halll, Hyogo, Japan
    • UTSUTSU NARE / directed by dots, Ai Halll, Hyogo, Japan
  • 2002
    • 7th International Group Show and Art Festival in Enugu, Enugu, Nigeria
    • It is written there / choreographed by Zan Yamashita, Ai Hall, Hyogo, Japan
  • 2001
    • Cycle Art Festival, Osaka, Japan
    • Satsui / choreographed by Zan Yamashita, Higashiyama Center, Kyoto, Japan
  • 1999
    • White Sheet, ALTI Hall, Kyoto, Japan
CHOREOGRAPH / DIRECTION
  • 2019 Thin as Skin, Palladium Malmö, Malmö, Sweden
  • 2018 Thin as Skin: Choreographies of Identity, Art Theater dB Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
  • 2018 Distance and Density, Bonn, Germany
  • 2017 ART CAMP TANGO 2017
    • Timetable of the Day: The Tango to Toyooka Performance Train, ART CAMP TANGO 2017, Kyoto Tango Railway, Kyotango, Japan
    • Until 5:53 p.m., ART CAMP TANGO 2017, Inaba Honke, Kyotango, Japan
  • 2016 ART CAMP TANGO 2016
  • 2014 Around sound art festival and retreat 2014, Kyotango, Japan
  • 2011 FUDANGI, Art Theater dB Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
  • 2010 The Death of i.i., Art Theater dB Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
  • 2010 Emergency Stairs, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2009 Mankind, Art Theater dB Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
  • 2009 Mankind, Livesouth Studio, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2008 mankind, ArtAreaB1, Osaka, Japan
  • 2008 J.M.Lindbergh 1993 – 2063, Roxodonta Black, Osaka, Japan
  • 2007 MONU/MENT(s) for Living, Ai Halll, Hyogo, Japan
  • 2002 smokehuman, Minami Central Hall, Osaka, Japan
  • 2001 metal brain, Torii Hall, Osaka, Japan
  • 2000 Flashback, Torii Hall, Osaka, Japan
  • 2000 World Famous Oriental, ALTI Hall, Kyoto, Japan
  • 1998 Bo-Onna, Japan-France center, Kyoto, Japan
WORKSHOP / EDUCATION
  • 2020 Omiya Fureai Workshop, Kyotango, Japan
  • 2017 Komaki Civic Center, Komaki, Japan
  • 2014 Open School Workshop, Kyotango, Japan
  • 2013 Cumin Project, Kyoto Koto Hall, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2013 Around sound art festival & retreat, Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden, Hong Kong
  • 2011 Oto to Ongaku tokidoki Karada “Sound, Music, sometimes Body”, Kyoto Art Center, Japan
  • 2010 Put on your head?, Shin-bi, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2009 Foot Print Art and Dance for Children, BAMBIO, Nagaokakyo, Japan
RESIDENCY
  • 2021 AKAO ART RESIDENCE, PROJECT ATAMI, Atami, Japan
  • 2020 AIR KREMS, Krems, Austria
  • 2019 44Møen, Askeby, Denmark
  • 2014 AIR KREMS, Krems, Austria