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Shino Yanai

MA work

Happy and Glorious

My practice uses humour to explore concepts of otherness, from the muteness of animals to the grandiloquence of nationalism.


  • MA Degree


    School of Arts & Humanities


    MA Photography, 2018

  • Degrees

  • BA Music, Kobe College (Instrumental music, Piano major), 2002; MA, BA Japanese Painting, Tama Art University, 2010; MA Inter Media Art, Tokyo University of the Arts, 2012
  • Experience

  • Guest Lecturer, Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts, Okinawa, 2014; Fellowship of grant from the POLA Art Foundation, 2014-2015; Fellowship of Overseas Study Programme for Artists, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, 2017-2018
  • Exhibitions

  • Crisis youth get creative: ‘Young Generations in Japan and Europe: Crisis, Mobility and Creativity’ workshop, Sainsbury institute for the study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, Norwich, 2016; Artist Talk 'Blue Passages' Conversation with Dr Jonathan Whitewall, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London, 2016; WHAT WE SEE, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, 2013; Brave New World – re-enchanting utopia, Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori, 2013; Solo exhibition, Blue Passages, White Conduit Projects, London, 2016; Mediarc International Festival of Architecture 'Proiezioni sezione Festival Internazionale, Now You See Me Parigi 2017' Le Murate Progetti Arte Contemporanea, Florence, 2017; Journées internationales du film sur l'art 10e édition, Art Public – Now you see me, Auditrium, Louvre museum, Paris, 2017
  • Awards

  • Yuka Uematsu Prize (Curator, The National Museum of Art, Osaka), Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi, 2012
  • Publications

  • ART iT, Bijutsutecho, End of war in the decade of the 2010s, by Adrian Favell, 2012; El Punt Avui, The Blue Passages, by Pilar Parcerisas, 2016