About


Chihiro Gompei (b.1985, Tokyo) lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. Chihiro observes nomadic tendencies in the contemporary society and investigates the relation between the sense of place and daily objects. Employing found objects and home materials such as fabrics, clays and wood, she creates floor based sculptures and installations. Chihiro explores the material property of objects and its ambiguous boundary with one’s subjectivity. While her works appear available for use, they bear sculptural autonomy and otherness.



CV


EDUCATION


2014-2016
MA with Distinction
Mixed Media Textiles
Royal College of Art, London

2011-2014
BA (Hons) First Class
Fashion Textiles: Print
University for the Creative Arts, Kent.

2004-2009
BA English Literature
Sophia University, Tokyo.
(2007-2008: International Exchange at Gonzaga University in Washington, USA.)





EXHIBITIONS


2017
Solution 66
Group exhibition at the icing Room, London UK.

Internationalist
Group exhibition at M16 Art Space, Canberra Australia.

Precarious Objects
Open studio at Zaratan Art Contemporânea,
Lisbon, Portugal.

#supercommunity.
Group exhibition at Dyson Gallery, London UK.

2016
Show RCA 2016
Royal College of Art, London UK.

Squatting Somewhere I Found. Group Exhibition at Hockney Gallery, London UK.

2015
Electric blue code deck chair just in time for the better weather.
Group show a Hockney Gallery, London UK.

2014
Digital Encounters at UCA Canterbury, UK.

Moving Textiles Exhibition at TIO3, Ronse, Belgium.




RESIDENCIES


2017
Zaratan Art Contemporânea,
Lisbon, Portugal.

2016
UNIDEE Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto,
Biella, Italy 


TEACHING


2016 - current
Senior Lecturer
Suidobata Fine Art Academy, Tokyo

CONFERENCE


2016
'The Memory of Fashion'.
The End of Fashion Conference,
University of Otago
(Abstract selected, unable to attend)



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