Hôji Tsuchiya und Saori Komiya sind junge, erfolgreiche japanische Künstler, die in Berlin leben und arbeiten.

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Hôji Tsuchiya

Animation film maker
Born in Tokyo in 1984.
Started making animations in 2004.
Shadowgraph animation „A Married Couple’s Distress“ wins the Animation Division Grand Prize, Cineastes Organization Osaka, EX2006.
Afterwards, a collaboration with Doravideo, joint production with movie director Yuya Ishii, and produce music video of Mr.Understand.
Animation using the copier „Black, long skirt“ is screened by the Ottawa international animation film festival in 2011.
Moved the base of activity in Berlin 2012.

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Prize
2011 „Elementary school situation“ wins out standing performance award from TBS Digicon6 Awards.
2006 „A Married Couple’s Distress“ wins the Animation Division Grand Prize, Cineastes Organization Osaka EX.
Screening
2012
Oct. Several works are screened at Cute to Kill III,Powell Street Festival.(Canada)
„Elementary school situation“are screened at TOKYOANIMA! in National Art Center Tokyo.(Tokyo)
Sep. „Black long skirt“are nominated International competition at STOPTRIK IFF.(slovenia,Poland)
„Black long skirt“are nominated International competition at IIAFF KROK.(Ukraine、Russia)
„Sphere“are screened at Film night/culturnight in Courthouse gallery.(Ireland)
Jul. „Black long skirt“and „Sphere“are screened at Not sent letters.(Canada)
Jun. „Black long skirt“are screened at  Animation Factory Festival.(Osaka,Tokyo)
Mar. „Elementary school situation“are screened at TOKYOANIMA!in National Art Center Tokyo.(Tokyo)
Screenings and live event with KOBAN at GAM gallery.(Canada)
2011
Dec. „Elementary school situation“won the out standing Performance Award from TBS Digicon6 Awards.(Tokyo)
Nov. „Black long skirt“are Invitation screening at Animated Dreams.(Estonia)
„Black long skirt“are nominated International competition at Up-and-Coming Int.Film Festival Hannover.(Deutschland)
„Black long skirt“are screened at TOKYOANIMA!inNagoya.(Aichi)
Sep. „Black long skirt“are nominated International competition at Ottawa International Animation Festival.(Canada)
Screening event at Kotaka shoten.(Tokyo)
Jul. „Black long skirt“and „Sphere“are screened at Uri nakayama’s solo concert.(Tokyo)
May. Screening event at Kotaka shoten.(Tokyo)
Apr. „Black long skirt“are screened at Sapporo biennale pre event.(Sapporo)
Mar. „Black long skirt“are screened at TOKYOANIMA! in National Art Center Tokyo.(Tokyo)
Screening at mogragmagazine vol.2 release party in Roppongi super deluxe.(Tokyo)
Feb. Screening and live event with KANABOON at Re+Cafe.(Tokyo)
2010
Dec. „Black long skirt“are screened at TOLLYWOOD.(Tokyo)
2009
Feb. „Planet countdown“are Played by Doravideo at Cineastes Organization Osaka EX.(Osaka)
2008
Aug. Screening and theatrical event with Tartantra(Tokyo)
May. Screening event at Kunitachi Chikyuya(Tokyo)
Mar. „From the window of the world““Light a fire“and“Connecting the world“are screend at TAFF(Aichi)
Feb. „From the window of the world““Light a fire“and“Connecting the world“are screend at Cineastes Organization Osaka EX.(Osaka)
and more
Exhibitions
Dec 2009.solo exhibition“Dream of the Apes“ in mograg garage(Tokyo)
Oct 2006.group exhibition „UZO“ in Used book store Hourou(Tokyo)
Mar 2005.group exhibition „Uzomuzo“ in K F machikado hall(Tokyo)
Jan 2005.group exhibition „2×3+1“ in KF machikado hall(Tokyo)

Saori Komiya

Born in Kanagawa, Japan 1982
4.2001 bis 9.2003 Sohkei Kunstfachschule, Ölgemälde
4.2004 bis 3.2006 Setsu Modefachschule, Illustration
4.2001 bis 3.2013 Kunstlehrerin für Kinder (3 bis 16 J.) als Assistentin
4.2008 bis 3.2013 ”ATELIER CUCKOO”, freiberufliche Tätigkeit mit eigenem Kunstkurs

Ausstellungen
2004-2008 Art Event „Design Festa“, Tokyo
2007 Gruppenausstellung “moonlight”, Gekkoso Galerie, Tokyo
2009 Gruppenausstellungen, Jiyu-cho-Galerie und Hattifnatt,Tokyo
2010 Gruppenausstellung, Hattifnatt, Tokyo und Galerie VOR ORT, Wien
2011 Einzelausstellung, Kinderkurs mit Klavierkurs, Kanagawa
2013 „KOINOBORI PROJEKT“, Werkstätte- und Kulturhaus, Wien

Öffentliche Workshops
2010 Sketchausflug zum Zoo, Kanagawa
2011 Sketchausflug zum Aquarium, Kanagawa; Drachenworkshop, Shizuoka
2013 „KOINOBORI PROJEKT“, Wien; Hanano-Kindergarten und Hujimi-Kita, Kanagawa
2014 „Das Puppenfest für Mädchen“, Berlin

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