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​​Rei Hayama / 葉山 嶺​ is an artist, born and based in Kanagawa, Japan. She has been deeply involved in natural environmental issues and wildlife rehabilitation and rescue activities through the unique environment of her youth. Rei has been working with analog film, video and the situations of humans "seeing" nature and wildlife.' She confronts her own ambivalent feelings about the human species, and gently seeks the harmonious connection between nature and human beings, bringing forward the invisible layers of our natural reality into the human imagination. 

Empty Gallery (Hong Kong) https://emptygallery.com/

Solo Exhibition

2018-2019  The Pearl of Tailorbird, Empty Gallery, 15 Dec - 26 Jan. (HK)

Selected Group Exhibition / Screening

2022 'In The Shadows of Tall Necessities' Bonner Kunstverein, 10 Sep 2022 - 18 Dec (DE)

2022 'Notes for Tomorrow' Blue Galleries, 30 Aug - 21 Oct (US)

2022 'Notes for Tomorrow' Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, 30 Aug - 28 Jan 2023 (US)

2022 'Notes for Tomorrow'  National Gallery of Zimbabwe, 30 Jul - 31 Oct (ZW)

2022  SCRATCH EXPANDED (40 ans de Light Cone) Les Voûtes, Paris, 18 Jun (FR)

2022 'Perfect Nature' Zone2Source, Galerie de Orangerie, Amstelpark. 9 Jun.  (NL)

2022 - 2023 'Notes for Tomorrow'  Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, 30 Aug - 14 Jan. (US)

2022 'Notes for Tomorrow'  Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, 12 Mar - 29 May. (NZ)

2022 'Notes for Tomorrow'  TheCube Project Space, 22 Jan - 17 Apr. (TW)

2022 'Notes for Tomorrow'  Humber Galleries, 16 Jan - 9 Apr. (CN)

2021 'NATURES ENRAGÉES' Jeu de Paume, Paris, 30 Nov. (FR)

2021 Festival Film Dokumenter, Yogyakarta, 22 - 26 Nov. (ID)

2021-2022 'Notes for Tomorrow'  Pera Museum, 23 Nov - 13 Mar. (TR)
2021 '
Notes for Tomorrow'  Sifang Art Museum, 25 Jun - 5 Sep. (CN)

2021 'Notes for Tomorrow'  Contemporary Calgary, 1 Apr - 15 Aug. (CA)

2021 'Notes for Tomorrow'  The Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Pennsylvania, 15 Feb-11 Apr. (US)

2021 'SOUTH SOUTH VEZA' 23 Feb - 7 Mar.

2020 Busan Biennale, MOCA Busan, 5 Sep - 8 Nov. (KR)

2020 "The One Minutes Series ‘Witches’" Betty Jane(NL), Dortmunder U (DE), East China Normal University(CN), Mu(NL), Museum Hilversum (NL), Sandberg Instituut (NL), De School(NL), Fabulous Future(NL)

2020 Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Sarajevo, 14 May. (BA)

2020 Istanbul international experimental film festival, Istanbul, 8 May. (TR)

2020 'Open Possibilities' NTT InterCommunication Center, 1 Jan - 1 Mar. (JP)

2019 'Open Possibilities' Japan Creative Center, 6-21 Dec. (SG)

2019 Istanbul international experimental film festival, Istanbul, 13 Nov. (TR)

2019 WSK, Hyundai Hall, Manila, 24 Oct. (PH)

2019 Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, 25 Aug. (KR)

2019 WILDEN, Wolf Kino, Berlin, 30 Jun. (DE)

2019 Groupe Maudit Festival, Munich, 26 Jun. (DE)

2019 Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola, Donostia / San Sebastian, 18 Jun. (ES)

2019 FILMADRID BONUS TRACK Pilarica, Madrid, 16 Jun. (ES)

2019 MASTER LAV, Madrid, 13 Jun. (ES)

2019 'Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival' Birkbeck Cinema, London, 8 Jun. (UK)

2019 Sheffield Doc/Fest, Sheffield, 8 Jun. (UK)

2019 Delphi Arthaus Kino, Stuttgart, 4 Jun. (DE)

2019 'On the collinear and reflected on the water' Mar Seh'n Kino, Frankfurt (DE)

2019 '8 SUPER 8. DE LO DOMESTICO A LO INFINITO' Madrid, 26 Apr. (ES)

2019 'Animistic Apparatus' Alliance Francaise Cinema, Bangkok, 21 Apr. (TH)

2019 Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola, Donostia / San Sebastian, 9 Mar. (ES)

2019 'PUZZLING' Flaherty NYC & Anthology Film Archives, New York, 12 Feb. (US)
2018 'Seibutsu to taiwasuru oto' Bonjour! Gendai Bunmei, Kyoto, 8 Dec. (JP)
2018 'Toward the Tactile Visions' Alliance Francaise Cinema, 14 May. (TH)
2018 'Toward the Tactile Visions' Chiang Mai University Art Center, 5 May. (TH)

2018 International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 4 May. (DE)
2018 The Thai Film Archive, 27 Jan. (TH)

2017 Doshisha University Kambaikan, Clover Hall, Kyoto, 21 Nov. (JP)
2017 'Retrospectiva//Rei Hayama' Museo CAV La Neomudejar, Madrid, 5&17 Nov. (ES)
2017 Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, 27 Oct. (CZ)
2017 Center for New Music, San Francisco, 14 Sep. (US)
2017 Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, 15 Jun. (NO)
2017 Kurant, Tromso, 10 Jun. (NO)
2017 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, 15 May. (DE)
2017 Galeria Jozefa Kollara, Banska Stiavnica, 26 May. (SK)
2017 Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, 9 Apr. (DE)
2017 Spektrum, Berlin, 17 Apr. (DE)
2017 Lichtblick-Kino, Berlin, 19 Apr. (DE)
2017 KASK cinema, Ghent, 30 Jan. (BE)
2017 Tama Art university KAMINOGE, 6 Feb. (JP)

2017 "The One Minutes Series, 'Dreaming the Dark: hands that see, eyes that touch'" Netherlands International Short Film Fes val Oberhausen (DE) Dortmunder U (DE), East China Normal University(CN), MU(NL), Museum de Funda e(NL), Museum Hilversum(NL), Sandberg Ins tuut(NL), De School(NL)

2016 Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Sarajevo, 4-9 Nov. (BA)

2016 Les Frigos,SCRATCH EXPANDED, Paris, 17 Sep. (FR)
2016 MARFICI International Independent Film Festival, Mar del Plata, 8 Aug. (AR)

2016 A4 - priestor sucasnej kultury, Bratislava, 22 Jun. (SK)

2016 Fylkingen, Stockholm, 18 Jun. (SE)

2016 Crater Lab, Barcelona, 14 Jun. (ES)
2016 Mount Florida Screenings, Glasgow, 9 Jun. (UK)
2016 AEMI, Ireland, 2 Apr. (IE)
2016 ECOLE SUPERIEURE D'ARTS & MEDIAS DE CAEN/CHERBOURG, Paris, 31 Mar. (FR)
2016 Osaka, Cine Nouveau, 20 Feb. (JP)
2016 Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Yebisu, 14&19 Feb. (JP)
2016 BOZAR, brussels, 2 Feb. (BE)
2016 University of Westminster, London, 25 Jan. (UK)
2016 MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE, New York, 23 Jan. (US)
2016 Tromso International Film Festival, Kurant, Tromso, 21 Jan. (NO)

2015 Tamabi Eizo Festival, Akiba Tamabi 21, Tokyo (JP)
2015 CINEMATEKET, Oslo, 29 Nov. (NO)
2015 UPLINK Factory, Tokyo, 28 Nov. (JP)
2015 Northern Charter, Newcastle, 26 Nov. (UK)
2015 Close-Up, London, 25 Nov. (UK)
2015 Het Bos, Antwerp, 20 Nov. (BE)
2015 De Player, Rotterdam, 18 Nov. (NL)
2015 Extrapool, Nijmegen, 17 Nov. (NL)
2015 Schouwburg De Lawei, Drachten, 15 Nov. (NL)

2015 Noordelijk Filmfestival, Neushoorn, Leeuwarden, 14 Nov. (NL)
2015 OT301, Amsterdam, 10 Nov. (NL)
2015 Media Art Festival, Westerkerk, Leeuwarden, 8 Nov. (NL)
2015 Tama Art University, Tokyo, 25 Oct. (JP)
2015 JAPAN CUTS, New York, 12 Jul. (US)
2015 Akiba Tamabi 21, Tokyo, 25 Jul - 6 Sep. (JP)

2014 National Robles Godoy theater, Lima, 1-6 Dec. (PE)
2014 Japonica, Kyoto, 3 Nov. (JP)
2014 Cafe Moyau, Okayama, 2 Nov. (JP)
2014 Spazio Rita, Nagoya, Aichi, 31 Oct. (JP)

2014 Festival de lima, Lima, 10-12 Aug. (PE)
2014 '100% CINEMA Audiovisual de Rei Hayama', LA CASA ENCENDIDA, 9 Jun. (ES)
2014 Fundacion Luis Seoane, A Coruna, 2-7 Jun. (ES)
2014 Cinemateket, Oslo, 1 Jun. (NO)
2014 FLEX, Gainesville 22 Feb. (US)

2013 'UNATTAINED LANDSCAPE' Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (IT)
2013 The Star And Shadow Cinema, Newcastle, 13 Nov. (UK)
2013 color out of space, Brighton, 7 Nov. (UK)
2013 Vera, Groningen, 5 Nov. (NL)
2013 Cavia, Amsterdam, 2 Nov. (NL)
2013 WORM, Rotterdam, 30 Oct. (NL)
2013 'TYO>MNL>[+]' 1335 MABINI, Manila, 8 Aug. (PH)
2013 'TYO>MNL>[+]' Green Papaya Art Projects 41B', Manila, 7 Aug. (PH)
2013 'ghost of Cinema' Doshisha University, Kyoto, 9 Jul. (JP)
2013 'UNATTAINED LANDSCAPE', Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Jun - Oct. (IT)
2013 Art Cinema OFF OFF , Gent, 4 Mar. (BE)
2013 TV Centraal, Antwerpen, 1 Mar. (BE)

2012 Shin Sekai, Roppongi, 9 Dec. (JP)
2012 San Francisco Cinematheque, 25 Oct. (US)
2012 Top Kino, 6 Oct. (AT)

2012 CROSSROAD, San Francisco Cinematheque, 20 May. (US)
2012 Ann Arbor Film Festival, Apr. (US)
2012 Image Forum Festival (JP)

2012 Gunthers Film Club, 30 Jan. (BE)
2012 International Film Festival Rotterdam, Jan - Feb. (NL)

2011 California Institute of the Arts (US)
2011 Pompna College (US)
2011 Los Angeles Film Forum, Echo Park Film Center, 19 May. (US)

2011 European Media Art Festival, 24 Apr - 1 May. (DE)

2010 '126 POLAROID' Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanazawa (JP)

2010 Theatre Image Forum, Special Edition Screening, Oct. (JP)

2009 'SAYONARA Polaroid' Shinjuku Ganka Garou, Tokyo (JP)

​2010 25FPS International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Sep. (HR)
2010 Image Forum Festival, 28 Apr - 19 Jul. (JP)

 

Residency

​2019 Objectifs Artist Residency with Documentary Dream Center, 1- 31Dec. (SG)

2019 ROOM40/the substation, Brisbane & Melbourne 3 - 14 Nov. (AU)

2018 Toward the Tactile Visions, Chiang Mai & Bangkok, 2 -18 May. (TH)

2017 BANSKA ST A NICA, Banska Stiavnica 5 -30 May. (SK)

2015 Klanklanskippen, Popfabryk and theatre De Lawei, 6 -18 Nov. (NL)

 

Awards / Grants / Support

​2018 Grant, JFBKK, for 'Toward the Tactile Visions' (JP, TH)
2012 Support, University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies, April (US)
2011 Grant, UNIJAPAN, supporting and promoting Japanese films abroad, January (JP)
2010 Grant, UNIJAPAN, supporting and promoting Japanese films abroad, September (JP)
2010 FUJI Award, 25FPS International Experimental Film and Video Festival, September (HR)

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Publication & Contribution

2021 'Noguchi: Resonances', Digital public program with regards to "Noguchi", Barbican Center (UK)

2021 'People Praying', Photo No-Nos edited by Jason Fulford, Aperture, USA​

​2020 'Based on a True Story: Todd Haynes’s "Dark Waters" and New New Left Cinema',

Written by Emily Verla Bovino and Hera Chan, Still image from film "The Pearl of Tailorbird (2018)" and "Land (2015)"

2019 'simulation of impossible' book of LEVE, released by LEVE (ES)
2018 'simulation of impossible' LEVE6, Released by LEVE (ES)
2017 '8 super 8: DVD + book' (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periferico (ES)
2015 'The Focus' Snow lit rev, no. 3, Allardyce, Anthony Barnett (UK)

2014 'Against the boring completion of movie / EMBLEM' Plus Publishing (JP)

2012 'A child goes burying dead insects' LP, Released by Ultra Eczema (BE) 

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