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ACCI BABA (born.1977) is a Japanese visual artist. Baba’s current practice focuses toward finding a new interpretation toward the universal being. His works explores the collisions emerging from space/time, shape/pattern, myths/philosophy, generating conceptual approaches into an appropriate media form. The works are executed in a combination of an actual installation and a film artwork, composing a dialog beyond the language barriers for our critical understanding. The visual message unveils a point-of-view that people has never seen before, and presents an image that people don’t know how to react to, but make them think.

Through his career Baba’s visual artworks have been recognized internationally in the field of Contemporary Arts, Media Arts and Films. His works have been officially selected over 10 countries worldwide, including L.A Film Festival (2004) Japan Media Arts Festival (2010), Ars Electronica Animation Festival (2015), and European Media Art Festival (2017). Baba has steadily been expanding his overseas activities currently living and working in Berlin, Germany.

ババアツシ:ビジュアルアーティスト。神奈川県鎌倉市出身。この宇宙における変わることのない法則の可視化をテーマに作品を制作している。実体を伴うインスタレーション作品を元に、映像によって解釈を拡張し、実体と映像の複合メディアを用いて説得力を高める作品を特徴とする。直感的なインスピレーションから生み出されたコンセプトは、自然界のパターンや先代の叡智の再解釈に基づいて、ことばの壁を超えた視覚メッセージへと昇華される。気づきにくい視点・見たことのない光景に着眼し、見る側に思考のきっかけを与え、より成熟した文化意識の醸成を目的とする。

書道家の母の影響の元、幼少期より東洋の美に強い影響を受ける。高校在学中に制作した絵コンテがMTVステーションIDコンテストで選ばれたのをきっかけに、映像の世界に携わることを決意。大学に通いながらMEDIA DRIVE UNIT cell/66bの舞台映像演出で表現の基礎を学び、現代舞台、広告、ミュージックビデオ、VJ等で活動の幅を広げる。2007年よりベルリンに拠点を移し、アーティスト活動に専念。川口ゆい、ヘレナ・ヴァルトマン、モハマド・モルタザヴィ、ミヒャエル・ザウプ等、様々な分野のアーティストとコラボレーションをする一方、個展・グループ展を通じ自身の作品を多数発表。近年の作品は現代芸術・メディアアート・実験映画として国際的に高い評価を得ており、ロサンゼルス映画祭(2004年)、文化庁メディア芸術祭(2010)、Ars Electronica芸術祭(2015)、European Media Arts Festival(2017)、The Lumen Prize (2017)等、これまでに世界10カ国以上で正式出展されている。

Exhibitions and Honors : 展示会ならびに賞歴

[Exhibitions]

– Solo exhibition “aevum” REFSHALEØEN, Copenhagen Denmark (2017)
– Group exhibition “Dark Habitats Dark Ecology” SPEKTRUM, Berlin Germany (2017)
– Group exhibition “Eis am Stiel” von Papen Galerie, Berlin Germany (2017)
– Solo exhibition “aeon” Eisdiele Galerie, Nürnberg Germany (2015)
– Transmediale, Internet Yami-Ichi, Berlin Germany (2014)
– Group exhibition “Waterfalls” at Słodownia +1 , Stary Browar, Poznan Poland(2012)
– Solo exhibition “in between” at Uncle-Berlin (2012)
– Group exhibition “Gaestezimmer”, Atelierfrankfurt, Frankfurt Germany (2011)
– 100 Artist Exhibition, Ouchi Gallery, NYC (2011)
– Solo Exhibition “Zenga”, ZEN BISTRO, Warsaw, Poland. (2008)
– Group exhibition, “NEXT02”, Tokyo metropolitan Museum of Photography (2002)
– Group exhibition, “Real 3.0”, Tokyo (2001)
– Group exhibition, “Real 2.0”, Tokyo (1998)

[Awards & Honors]

– Official selection, Tehran International Short Film Festival, Tehran Iran (2017)
– Competition Finalist, The Lumen Prize / Shortlist, London U.K (2017)
– Official selection, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück Germany (2017)
– Special Jury Award, Short To The Point International Film Festival, Bucharest Romania (2017)
– Official selection, VOID International Animation Festival, Copenhagen Denmark (2017)
– Official selection, Ars Electronica Animation Festival, Linz Austria (2015)
– Webby Honoree, 16th Webby Award – Netart category(2012)
– 2D category, Winner Cut & Paste Berlin (2012)
– Official jury recommendation, 13th JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL (2009)
– Official selection, Pocket Film Festival Japan (2007, 2008)
– Official selection, Edinburgh International Film Festival , “Mirrorball : Made in Japan”(2007)
– Official selection, RESFEST10, Tokyo Japan (2006)
– Official selection, Shizuoka Contents Valley Festival (2006)
– Official selection, Los Angeles Film Festival , Los Angeles U.S.A (2004)
– Competition Finalist, Holland Animation Festival, Utrecht Holland (2004)
– Competition Finalist, MTV Japan station I.D contest, Tokyo Japan (1995)

Gallery Representation : 所属ギャラリー

von Papen Gallery

Immanuelkirchstrasse 30
10405 Berlin, Germany

 

Publications : 公表文献

Kunst als Kommunikationsform zwischen den Kulturen
(Nürnberger Nachrichten | ニュルンベルク新聞, Germany Jul. 2015)

a humanitarian initiative to help people being affected by the Fukushima nuclear crisis
(Der Tagesspiegel, Germany Mar. 2011)

“Speaker at TEDxTOKYO yz
(TEDxTOKYO, Japan Jun. 2010)

The beauty and the fragility of ACCI BABA’s visual images reminds us of Goya’s Caprichos.

(Süddeutsche Zeitung | 南ドイツ新聞, Germany Oct. 2009)

Sprache der Entwurzelten
(Eßlinger Zeitung, Germany Oct. 2009)

100 Japanese Motion Graphic Creators 2006 , 2007
(BNN publishing, Japan 2006 & 2007)

 

Education

Bachelors degree in Environmental Information, Keio University, Tokyo Japan (2000)

 

※ Additional CV / Art Catalog available upon request. | CV / 作品カタログをご希望の際はご連絡ください。

Commissioned Projects : 過去の仕事

[Graphic Design & Illustrations]

– Artwork featured in cover page for “where magazine”, Spain (2016)
– RedBull Music Academy artwork for magazine article (2015)
– Artwork featured in cover page for “magazine poly”, France (2014)
– Artwork featured in cover page for “TANZ Magazine”, Germany (2011)
– Nike i.D advertisement artwork (2010)

[Film Direction]

– Plantica ‘Jakarta Fashion Show’ (2017)
– Plantica ‘nomadic’ (2015)
– Opening trailer for Sony ‘S’, Sony Entertainment , Japan (2007)
– Roppongi Hills Countdown ‘2005 – 2006’, Tokyo Japan (2006)
– Music Video ‘mujc: Axis Mundi’ (2005)
– Opening sequence for ‘Tokyo International Film Festival’ (2005)
– Korea National Athlete Meet Opening visual (2004)
– Music Video ‘Oranger: Going Under’ (2003)

[Visual Artworks / Arts & Stage Performance]

– Visual Backdrop design for Ming Wong’s “Me-in-Me”. Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2013)
– Visual Art & Performances for Helena Waldmann’s “Burkabondage” Premiered at Berliner Festspiele, Asia Tour supported by Goethe Institute (2009)
– Contemporary performance visual artwork created for Yui Kawaguchi’s “REM: Black Cat” Tanztage, Berlin, Germany (2005)

Crowdfunding : クラウドファンディング

Rather than involving myself into the old-big-system, I feel there is more hope toward the grassroots way of creation. Therefore I have set up a crowdfunding page to fulfill a portion of the production costs. I appreciate for your support.

制作活動費の一部はクラウドファンディングを通じて工面させていただいております。大きな流れに頼らず草の根から作りあげる制作に次なる可能性を感じます。どうかご理解いただければご支援お願いします。

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