Shingo Yoshida


Shingo Yoshida’s project proposes to discover stories of the daily life of local people from the villages of the interior of the Antofagasta region, formalizing it in an experimental video documentary. To do this, he will approach localities in the interior of the desert interviewing people in order to discover myths and legends, or only their daily life. Thus this, Shingo aims to reveal local visions about the world and everyday life, as well as the relationship of these villagers with nature and the environment, inherent in the Andean territory.

Shingo Yoshida bases his work on experimental video documentary and site-specific video installations. For his creative research, traveling around the world is an essential task, which leads him to adapt to different lifestyles and social codes, the primary source of his artistic inspiration.

To submit to the flow of diverse conditions of adversity has led him to see humanity as a humble existence, exposed to a state of powerlessness and nothingness in the face of the devastating magnificence of nature. His work seeks to portray the richness of this human smallness looking for myths and legends, social states hidden or about to be forgotten in remote parts of the world.

Shingo Yoshida was born in Tokyo in 1974. In 1997 he moved to France. In 2004 he finished his masters with the highest honors at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art, Villa Arson in Nice. In 2007 he received his postgraduate diploma – La Seine Program from the National School of Fine Arts in Paris. Yoshida has received numerous awards, such as «Polarized – Magneetti» Film festival, Finland; Tokyo Wonder Site residency scholarship at Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin; and has participated in numerous exhibitions, including UN Conference on Climate Change, COP23, Berlin and Bonn, Germany; Istanbul Modern, Turkey, Biennale de Lyon – Rendez-Vous, France; exhibited in several art centers and museums, including the Center National d’Art Contemporain, in France; Museum of Contemporary Art MAC, Santago; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; Maison de lAmerique Latine, Paris; whose works are in public collections such as the Art Collection of the German Ministry of Environment, Berlinische Galerie, Akademie der Künste and Fluentum, Berlin, Germany. Yoshida lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

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