Kyoco Taniyama is an artist who began her professional career in 1997 and has since continued to explore new forms and techniques while receiving numerous awards and exhibition opportunities internationally. She has participated in the Echigo Tsumari Triennale and the Setouchi International Art Fesitval, both among the largest international art festivals in Japan.
Grants Awarded2012 | Visual Art | United States
ACC support allowed Ms. Taniyama to participate in an artist residency program at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and pursue research on community-related art and activity in the United States. By meeting arts professionals in New York City and participating in cultural exchanges, Ms. Taniyama enriched her artistic approach and discovered new and original ways to communicate through her art.
The exhibition, curated by LA based artist Kio Griffith, includes the work of more than 30 artists and mirrors Griffith’s success in taking an exhibition of Los Angeles artists to the 2014 Yokohama Triennale for its satellite programming.
The research-based art project Tea Talks by Japanese artist Kyoco Taniyama at Bradwolff Projects is in collaboration with the BijlmAIR residency programme of the CBK Zuid-Oost arts centre and the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam. The title Tea Talks refers to the conversations Taniyama had with immigrants of different nationalities living in the Bijlmer. The exhibition will show the collected documentation and a special tea table will be placed in the project space. During the opening on July 17 participants will join the Tea Talks performance.
Who am I and where do I belong? Is the central question in the work of Kyoco Taniyama. Inspired by the Japanese concept ‘shozai’, which means ‘address’ as well as ‘existence’, Taniyama tries to search for the relationship between our identity and the world that surrounds us.