EIKO SOGA

Projects

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Eiko Soga works on intangible elements that affect both individual consciousness and social milieu. Within a context of social politics and alternative culture, she investigates spoken word, fiction, and empathy.

An important part of her research and process is to create sensory and geographic descriptions of the world through looking at the interrelationship of people, object, nature, and agency. This results in works in arrayed media such as installation, sound, sculpture and video essay.

Since graduating from the Slade School of Fine Art in MFA Sculpture, she has been working with the indigenous Ainu people of Hokkaido, Japan. This research will result in essay, video and installation work.

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Born in Tokyo
Lives and works in England

Education
2013 – 2015 The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL (MFA Sculpture)
2010 – 2012 Chelsea College of Art and Design (BA Fine Art)

Selected Exhibitions
2016
1 People Screening, Selected by Serra Tansel & Alexis Lagimodière-Grisé, Hosted by AIR Antwerpen, Belgium
London Yellow Mould Deal, Group show, UK
Metamorphosis Fragments IV, Curated by Vilma Luostarinen, UK
2015
KENPOKU Art Hack Day, Japan
Hokkaido research travel/work in progress, Tenjinyama Art Studio, Solo presentation, Japan
Athens Dry Deal, Cantina Social, Group show, Greece
The Girl at The Door: Equality, Gender & Society, UCL, Group show, UK
1-Day Sculpture Park, The UCL Mullard Space Laboratory, Group show, UK
Where we are now, Psychoanalytic research in the 21st century, Freud Museum, Group show, UK
2014
Drifting Derive, Asia House, Group show, UK
Work in Progress, Asia House, Solo show, UK
Despres Desprest, The Earth Sciences Department, UCL, Group show, UK
2013
Future Lasts a Long Time, MFI group, Peckham Artist Moving Image, UK
Stryx and MFI Present: How to build a table, Group show, UK
Watercolours and Works on Paper, Science Museum, Group show, UK
2012
National Open Art Exhibition, UK
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012, UK
2011
Premiere Japan, Barbican Centre, Group show, UK
Almost Down, Gallery Tayuta, Group show, UK

Talks & Workshops
2017
Lines in the Landscape, Artists talk, The Sidney Nolan Trust
Site Specific Research and Art Practice, Workshop, Chelsea College of Art and Design, UK
2016
Things That Are Around Us and Things That We Need, Lecture & Workshop Program Organised by Mami Odai, Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio

Publications
2017
Ainu Oral Tradition | Via Art Ethnography as Practice-Based Research for Action Research on Articulations of Indigenous Knowledge in Hokkaido by Dr. Jeffry Gayman

Residencies
2017
Lines in the Landscape, The Sidney Nolan Trust, UK
First Words, Akerman Daly, UK
2014
Asia House, Artist in Residence, UK

Awards
2017
Elephant Trust, UK
Nomura Foundation, Japan
2016
The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, UK
The Foundation for Research and Promotion of Ainu Culture Project Grants, Japan
2015
The Boise Travel Award, UK
2014
The Slade Scholarship, UCL
The Slade School Christmas Card Comission
2013
The Slade Scholarship, UCL
2012
National Open Art Competition,The Amiri Photographic Award
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012 (Shortlist)
MFI Group, Flat Time House, Chelsea Student Award