EIKO SOGA

Projects

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Eiko Soga works with intangible elements that affect both individual consciousness and social milieu. Within a context of social politics and alternative culture, she investigates subjective experiences such as physical sense, spoken word and empathy.

Her process and experimental work employs dual concerns of site-specific research and art discourse as a recursive look at each discipline's modes of observation. Looking at the relationship between object and agency within ethnography as art practice is an important part of her research. These results in work in various different 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 will result in essay, video and installation work.

She is currently a resident at the Akerman Daly First Words residency program.

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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 & Events
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

Talk
2016
Artist Talk, Lecture & Workshop Program Organised by Mami Odai, Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio

Awards and Residencies
2016
The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, UK
2015
The Boise Travel Award, UK
2014
Asia House, Artist in Residence, UK
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