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Virgile Ittah & Kai Yoda at Lychee One

Virgile Ittah/Kai Yoda 2014.  Joanna / Shiro. Mixed wax, marble dust, earth pigment, latex, paint, polythene, gel, dimensions variable. Photo source: Virgile Ittah.
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Virgile Ittah/Kai Yoda 2014. Joanna / Shiro. Mixed wax, marble dust, earth pigment, latex, paint, polythene, gel, dimensions variable. Photo source: Virgile Ittah

Virgile Ittah  and Kai Yoda are showing their collaborative work in an exhibition, Here’s Looking At You, at east London’s Lychee One in an event accompanied by textual interventions from Alexander García Düttmann and Angels Miralda.

Kai Yoda was born 1982 in Tokyo and lives and works in London. Virgile Ittah was born 1981 in Paris and recently graduated from  the Royal College of Art and showed her work at Saatchi during New Sensations, New Order II and British Royal Society of Sculptors and other venues.

Most of her oeuvre so far, using the media of sculpture and photography, explores the notion of isolation, nostalgia and the impossibility of return — threads partially or overwhelmingly informed by her family’s experience of exile and displacement.

Virgile and Kai Yoda exhibited previously in collaboration at Newark Park and The Wilson in the Open West, 2013. Her work also featured  in Young Gods at Charlie Smith Gallery and Griffin Gallery, London. Ittah’s work has been selected for the Catlin Guide 2014 and 100 London Artists book. In France she was awarded the Camera Clara Prize and was selected for the Catlin Prize exhibition in 2014, for which she created a new work.
Kai Yoda, also a graduate from the Royal College of Art, works with installation through ephemeral situations with a strong interest in the interaction of the viewer being the central part of the work. Through various levels of clarity, according to a curatorial statement, Kai explores borders and distance within human interaction.
Kai’s work previously has been seen at the OBS Gallery, Royal Festival Hall, Barge House, Wellcome Collection Windows, and the Lighthouse. He was the recipient of Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Young Artists in 2011, and was shortlisted for Open Call, Beers Lambert Contemporary 2014. SR
Associated texts: Alexander García Düttmann | Angels Miralda
Here’s Looking At You. 12 October 12 – 12 November 2014. Lychee One. 38-50 Pritchards Road, London E2 9AP
Virgile Ittah/Kai Yoda 2014. Joanna / Shiro (detail). Mixed wax, marble dust, earth pigment, latex, paint, polythene, gel, dimensions variable. Photo source: Virgile Ittah.
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Virgile Ittah/Kai Yoda 2014. Joanna / Shiro (detail). Mixed wax, marble dust, earth pigment, latex, paint, polythene, gel, dimensions variable. Photo source: Virgile Ittah.

Virgile Ittah/Kai Yoda 2014. Joanna / Shiro. Mixed wax, marble dust, earth pigment, latex, paint, polythene, gel, dimensions variable. Photo source: Virgile Ittah.
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Virgile Ittah/Kai Yoda 2014. Joanna / Shiro. Mixed wax, marble dust, earth pigment, latex, paint, polythene, gel, dimensions variable. Photo source: Virgile Ittah

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