Born in Tokyo in 1974.
Graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art, Villa Arson in Nice (MA with highest honors, 2004),
and received a post-graduate diploma in art at l’Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (2005),
where he participated in the Research Program La Seine Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, (2005-07).
Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs (BUNKA-CHO) Under the Japanese Government Overseas Programme,
Artist Residence „Villa Arson Nice“, France (2013).
Shown work in the following exhibitions, among others:
The 10th Biennale de l’image en Mouvement in Geneva (2003); Terminal 5 (New York International Airport JFK, 2004);
Biennale de Lyon (Rendez-Vous 2005); NCCA (Moscow, Russia, 2005); the Festival of UNESCO (Monterrey, Mexico, 2007); Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France, 2007,2012) and No Man’s Land (French Embassy, Tokyo,2009);
Based in Berlin ( Berlin, Germany, 2011) ; FIDMarseille 22-3ème (Marseille, France 2011-12);
Maison de l’Amérique latine (Paris, France 2012); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo MAC (Santiago, Chile, 2012)
In 2009, Yoshida was curator of the project “village (nowherenowsomewherenowhere)”
between Yokohama and Lyon for the 50th anniversary of the Sister Cities.
Yoshida travels throughout the world, which he considers his studio, adapting his practice to where he is located.
It is important for him to consider cities around the world as a place for creation with different lifestyles and different social codes.
situations (for example in nature or architecture) in order to feel despondency, a sense of fear,
Many things in this world we forget, but others touch us tremendously, they even may shock us as deeply that we tremble.
I wish to express those emotions that overwhelm us.
This means to me as humble human being to place myself in overwhelming and majestic
but meanwhile also deep emotion. What way does a human being feel in the moment of
becoming incapable of his senses, meaning the feeling of absolute helplessness?
We are afraid of things we cannot see, for example of ghosts. Also legends as lectures that we learn
by people preaching us can scare us. Then there is architecture and its power to make
people feel overwhelmed, for example when they enter churches, huge office buildings or see
While revealing proof of his humble existence within the big, wide world, Shingo Yoshida finds
myth, legends, people and places which are overlooked or have almost been forgotten and
matches them to his micro world within his creative work.
Shingo Yoshida analyses these memories, experiences, circumstances and unforeseen
accidents he earned, thus advances his understanding through this insight view and
approaches intervention to express his existing state and reaffirmation of the truth through his
Shingo Yoshida enacts as if he was playing Hide and Seek in the world alone, while hiding
himself he seeks the hidden