The Peak “Intimacy and Distances bridges the gap of the pandemic’s isolation” 2023 (EN)


ReIssue “She Wants a Condom for Kissing // Maiko Jinushi at Centre A” (EN)

Real Tokyo “Maiko Jishu “The Sound of Desire” Screening” 2018

Live Biennale “Maiko Jinushi-“Sound of Desires” “2017 (EN)

metropolism『JAN van Eyck Open Studios 2020 – Super Confident, Always Worried 』2020 (DE only)

totto “Report: Maiko Jishu “Brain Symphony” #2″ 2021 (JP only)

totto “Report: Maiko Jishu “Brain Symphony” #1″ 2021 (JP only)

Bijutsu Techo, “From Joan Jonas to the ‘Ecosystem of Expression’ Exhibition, January Review Playback,” 2020 (JP only)

Bijutsu Techo “Transcending the Hierarchy of Center – Periphery and Finding a Route Connecting the Two. Mayu Hiyama Review, “Ecosystem of Expression: Reconstructing Our Relationship with the World” Exhibition, 2020 (JP only)

artscape “The Latent Richness of History and Its Periphery: “Ecosystem of Expression: Reconstructing Our Relationship with the World” Exhibition” 2020 (JP only)

Bijutsu Techo “To Us Who Live in the Intimate Sphere. Riku Iioka Review Reiji Saito Solo Exhibition “24″ + “New Today’s Artists Exhibition 2020: Space of Rebirth”. 2020(JP only)

Bijutsu Techo “What is the ‘nowhere place’ that video works take you? Review by Yusuke Oiwa, Online Video Festival “Films from Nowhere”".2020 (JP only)

Library Labyrinth “Contingent Composition – Maiko Jishu “Sound of Desire”" 2018 (JP only)

Bijutsu Techo, “Talking about the Feel of ‘Love’. Maiko Jishu “New Experience of Love” Exhibition” 2016 (JP only)


Press archive

PAAET “Maiko Jinushi at Art Center Ongoing, Toky” 2018 (EN)

Residency Unlimited “Maiko Jinushi – A Distant Duet” 2017 (EN)

Bijutsu Techo “From a book containing Lee Ufan’s contemplations to a dialogue about “burial”. Bijutsu Techo” August New Book List (2)”2021 (JP only)

totto “Maiko Jishu Exhibition “Brain Symphony”" 2020 (JP only)

Bijutsu Techo “Women’s Art Collective Today. Odawara Nodoka and Momose Fumi Dialogue (Part 1) Series: Is Gender-Free Possible? (10)”2019 (JP only)

Vancouver Shimpo “Interview with Maiko Jishu and Nile Keting, young artists who capture the world with a new sense” 2017 (JP only)

TOKYO ART BEAT “Interview with Maiko Jishu “A New Experience of Love”" 2016 (JP only)

HOUDINI Bildfenster [Image-Window]

I will be a part of the exhibition “Image-Window” curated by Gabrielle Schaad and Michael Bodenmann.
My work “Higanbana” will be shown at a flatscreen installing at the mezzanine antechamber of Houdini cinema space in Zurich.

November 6 – December 10, 2020
Venue: Houdini Kino/Bar, Zurich
Curated by Gabrielle Schaad and Michael Bodenmann

Shotgun from Our Lips: Episode 2 “Small Talk Is Not So Easy These Days”

There is an online event with an artist Aya Momose on November 26. It is a series of talking about feminism issues. We had a first episode in 2018, and this event will be a second episode, both took place at Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo.

Shotgun from Our Lips: Episode 2 “Small Talk Is Not So Easy These Days”
November 26, 2020
Online (YouTube channel of Art Center Ongoing)

Brain Symphony | Art Center Ongoing

Solo show “Brain Symphony”
In collaboration with Akira Takaishi, Ryoko Tanaka, Kumiko Yabu
November 18 – November 29, 2020
Venue: Art Center Ongoing
¥400(with tea)
□opening hours

All the talk events will be broadcasted on YouTube Channel of Art Center Ongoing as part of ”Ongoing Studio” our new online talk show program.

November 21 (Sat) 19:00 -
Ongoing Studio 2020/11/21
The artist gives a talk about the exhibition.

November 26 (Thu) 19:00 -
Shotgun from Our Lips: Episode 2 “Small Talk Is Not So Easy These Days”
Guest :Aya Momose (Artist)

Brain Symphony | Hospitale Project

Solo show “Brain Symphony”
In collaboration with Akira Takaishi, Ryoko Tanaka, Kumiko Yabu
Curated by Azumi Akai
(HOSPITALE Artist-in-Residence Program #10_2)
October 24 (Sat) – December 13 (Sun), 2020
Venue: Hospitale Project (Tottori City)
Opening Hours: 13:00-18:00 (closed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
Admission free

Artist talk: October 24 (Sat) 16:00-17:00
Opening live: October 24 (Sat) 17:00-17:30


A review about my works exhibited at the Yokohama Civic Art Gallery is contributed by Riku Iioka and published on Bijutsutecho. (in Japanese only)–Xf-9a0

Paris Internationale

My work “Lip Wrap / Air Hug /Energy Exchange” is shown at Paris Internationale through a Tokyo based gallery Hagiwara Projects.

Super Salon
12 rue Montyon, 75009 Paris
October 20 – October 21, 2020 by invitation
October 22 – October 29, 2020 open for public

October 18 – October 19, 2020 preview
October 20 – October 29, 2020 open for public

Till We Meet Again IRL, Best Wishes, Asia-Art-Activism

I will be a part of an online program “Till We Meet Again IRL, Best Wishes” curated by Asia-Art-Activism team.
I’m very honored that the image of “A New Experience of Love” is featured for a main visual for the program.
There will be various programs such as online screenings, talks and VR works, and my work is shown at the online screening section.

October 29 – November 29, 2020
Co-curated by Annie Jael Kwan, Arianna Mercado, Cuong Pham and Howl Yuan.


There is my mail interview on the BRUTUS magazine. (in Japanese only)

Online talk

“Art-Making During the Covid-19 Pandemic in Tokyo and BC”
Online art presentation and discussion
August 16 (Sun), 2020 12:00 -
Co-curated by Pacific Crossings (Canada), Art Center Ongoing (Japan)


New “Artists Today” Exhibition 2020 Space of Rebirth

I will be a part of a duo show at the Yokohama Civic Art Gallery starting from September 22.
I am going to show four new works on the theme of “Generation of Electric Eyelids”.

22 September (Tue) – 11 October (Sun), 2020  10:00-18:00(Last admission 17:30)
Yokohama Civic Art Gallery 1F, B1F
Admission free  Open everyday during the exhibition

Information of the exhibition is released on Bijutsutecho. (only in Japanese)

Hospitale Project, Tottori

I am invited to the Hospitale project an artist in residence program in Tottori, and work for a month to create a new work.
A result will be shown in October as an exhibition format. Stay tuned!

Reviews and Articles…

“A Distant Duet” my past film inspired by a Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño is mentioned in a translator’s note of a Bolaño’s book “El Tercer Reich” translated in Japanese. The translator happened to see my film when he was working on translation for the book. It is such a great honor! Thank you, Takaatsu Yanagihara san.

- REVIEW: Metropolis M (Dutch art magazine)
There is a review of my video installation “Where Are We Going (After We Die)?” on Metropolis M. The work was exhibited at Jan van Eyck Academie Open Studios.
(March 6, 2020 / Written Domeniek Ruyters)

My video installation “Where Are We Going (After We Die)?” is picked up by the instagram of the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam.

- REVIEW: Bijutsutecho (Japanese art magazine)
There is a review of the online film festival “Films From Nowhere” and my work “Sound of Desires” is mentioned. Only in Japanese.
(May 16, 2020 / Written by Yusuke Oiwa)

I contributed a short essay for a free magazine published by Arts Maebashi (a contemporary art museum in Gunma, Japan). Only in Japanese.
You can see a pdf here.

Online film festival “Films From Nowhere”

My work “Sound of Desires” is a part of a program of the online film festival curated by Yusuke Sasaki and Yu Araki.

Date: March 9 – March 29, 2020
Filmmakers: Yu Araki, Shun Ikezoe, Monika Uchiyama, Rintaro Unno, Saiko Kino, Yusuke Sasaki, Maiko Jinushi, Shuhei Hatano, Hiroko Watanabe
Fee: 1000 yen
Curation: Yusuke Sasaki, Yu Araki
In collaboration with: Shindo production, Kannai Bunko
Support: Keita Ito, Kaori Tada, Akio Noguchi
Festival trailer:

Sound of Desires @IndieLisboa / CANCELED

The performance is canceled due to COVID-19

I will perform “Sound of Desires” again as a part of the program of IndieLisboa International Film Festival in collaboration with a Lisbon based musician / sound artist Adriana Sá.

April 2 (Thu), 2020
Starting at 21:00
Venue: Culturgest
Culturgest website:
IndieLisboa website:

photo by Laura Harvey

Jan van Eyck Academie Open Studios 2020

There will be the Open Studios at Jan van Eyck Academie which I have been participating in since last June.

March 5 – 7, 2020
5 and 6 March 12:00 – 17:00 preview days for art professionals
6 March 17:00 – 19:00 open to the public
7 March 10:00 – 17:00 open to the public
Venue: Jan van Eyck Acedemie
Address: Academieplein 1, 6211 KM, Maastricht, Nederland

Group show “The Ecology of Expression: Remaking Our Relations with the world”

I will show my new video installation “Where Are We Going (After We Die)?” at Arts Maebashi a contemporary art museum in Japan.
The video is about burials and cemeteries in Japan from five different perspectives.

Where Are We Going (After We Die)?

Chapter 1: A Cemetery in Tokyo
Chapter 2: Visiting Our Family Grave
Chapter 3: The Mosque and the Avant-garde Artist
Chapter 4: Higanbana (The Red Spider Lily)
Chapter 5: Nameless Remains
Exhibition title: The Ecology of Expression: Remaking Our Relations with the world
October 12, 2019 – January 13, 2020
Arts Maebashi

And again {I wait for collision}

I join a group show at KINGS an artist run space in Melbourne. It is a part of a program Black_Box focused on video art, and curated by Melbourne based artist Trent Crawford.
As a parallel exhibition, a group show curated by 4649 a Tokyo based artist run space is held concurrently at KINGS.

And again {I wait for collision}

Maiko Jinushi
Reiji Saito
Sayaka Kuramochi
Shohei Fujimoto
Shota Yamauchi
Curated by Trent Crawford

Venue: KINGS Artist-Run, Side Gallery
Date: 1 Jun 2019 – 22 Jun 2019
Opening 6pm Friday May 31st

And again {I wait for collision} is a curatorial project concerned with the consumption of video as artefact. This exhibition brings together the works of five Japanese artists working with video, to question the value of impact as a consequence of viewing.
Curated by Trent Crawford

Related project: What is broken with your Autonomous-Clock?
Curated by 4649

Videobox at Carreau du Temple, Paris

My work “Silver Factories on 53rd Street” is screened at Videobox a video art program at Carreau du Temple in Paris.
The program is curated by Bel Ami a gallery based in Los Angeles.

“VIDEOBOX x Bel Ami”
Bel Ami

Clémentine Adou
Masaya Chiba
Tony Hope
Maiko Jinushi
Nina Könnemann
Miriam Laura Leonardi
Asha Schechter

Date: May 9 – July 6, 2019
(Mon – Fri: 10 AM – 9 PM
Sat: 10 AM – 7 PM)
Address: Le Carreau du Temple, 2 rue Perrée 75003 Paris
Vestiaire 9

opening: May 9, 2019, 6:30 PM

Jan van Eyck Academie

I will participate in a residency program at Jan van Eyck Academie (the Netherlands) from June 2019 to May 2020.
I will research on my recent interest about future sensuality. I also want to try new materials through technical workshops.

Film screening “Where Are We Going (After We Die) ?”

My documentary film “Where Are We Going (After We Die) ?” will be exhibited at an art festival in Ueno from February 22nd to 24th.
The film focuses on a scenery of the Yanaka cemetery, one of the first public cemetery in Tokyo for thinking about reality surrounding death these days.
On Feb 24th, I invite a cultural anthropologist Satbyul Kim for a screening of her documentary “We Don’t Need a Grave” which is focusing on people chose Shizenso(Scattering of ashes). After both of our films screened, we have a conversation on the theme of “dialogue for having a view of graves again”.

Period: Friday, February 22 – Sunday, February 24, 2019
10:00−17:00 (film duration is approx. 15min. screening in loop )
Admission free
Venues: Ichida-tei (1-6-2 Uenosakuragi, Taitou-ku, Tokyo)

* Talk | Dialogue for having a view of graves again
Maiko Jinushi and Satbyul Kim
15:30 – 17:00, February 24, 2019
Screening of “We Don’t Need a Grave” is included in the program

Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2019

My new video installation will be exhibited at the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2019.
I will be a part of a symposium at Feb 10 with an artist Hiroko Okada, a film director Natsuka Kusano and the festival director Keiko Okamura.
My own artist talk will be held at Feb 16.
Many screenings and events will happen during the festival, so please check details on the website!

Period: Friday, February 8 – Sunday, February 24, 2019
10:00−20:00 (Last day: until 18:00)
15 days open except Feb 12 and Feb 18
Admission free (Admission will be charged for screenings and other events with limited capacity)
Venues: Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Maison franco-japonaise, The Garden Room, Center Square of Yebisu Garden Place, Related cultural facilities, galleries, etc.

* Symposium | On “the Art of Transposition”
Panelists: OKADA Hiroko / JINUSHI Maiko / KUSANO Natsuka
Moderator: OKAMURA Keiko (festival director)
13:00 – 16:00, February 10, 2019

* Lounge Talk | JINUSHI Maiko
13:30 – 14:30, February 16, 2019

“Witnesses” by Maiko Jinushi + Naha Kanie

There will be a reading performance event with a poet Naha Kanie.

Reading performance | Maiko Jinushi + Naha Kanie [Witnesses]

Let’s think about a situation you saw something happened in front of you, then you want to tell about it to someone.
When you witness an unexpected affair, how you interpret it and verbalize it?
This event will be reading performance with a poet Naha Kanie. We will select texts under the theme of “witnesses” and read them each other. With the expectation that we would get something like lesson from storytelling by past witnesses.

Saturday, February 2, 2019
Open 19:00 pm Start 19:00 pm
General Admission: ¥1,500
Venue: blanClass (4-12-16 Minamiota, Minami-ku, Yokohama-shi)

Artist. Born in 1984. Her work has evolved from drawings and novels on the theme of personal tales to the creation of a “new type of literature” that comprehensively combines elements including video, installation and performance.
Her recent solo exhibition is Sound of Desires (HAGIWARA PROJECTS, 2018). Next show will be the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2019.

Poet. He won the 21st Nakahara Chūya Prize for Yōisareta Shokutaku (The Laid Table), and was awarded the 4th Elsur Foundation Award.He also has worked on book designing, reading performances, and collaborations with contemporary artists.His major exhibitions include,Group exhibition“MOT Satellite”(2017,The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo),Group exhibtion“Spectrum”(2015, Spiral).


“Sound of Desires” will be screened at TERATOTERA festival on November 16th – 18th in Mitaka, west part of Tokyo.
Please come and join!

November 16th – 18th, 2018
11:30-、13:15-、15:00-、16:45- (four times a day)
Duration: 69 min.
Venue: Musashino Geinou Gekijyou
Address: 1-15-10 Nakacho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo

Admission: free (reservation is not required)

Reviews and Articles…

A review about “Sound of Desires” on a culture review web magazine RealTokyo. (Japanese – English bilingual)

A visual archive of “Silver Factories on 53rd Street” on PAAET.

“Sound of Desires” was focused on “AGONY KLUB” a zine published in Vancouver.

Film Screening “Sound of Desires”

There will be a film screening of “Sound of Desires” at HAGIWARA PROJECTS, Tokyo.
This work was evolved from a performance I did for the LIVE International Performance Art Biennale, Vancouver in 2017.
The film will be screened three times a day and a duration is 69 minutes.
My recent drawings also will be exhibited in a sub gallery.

Maiko Jinushi “Sound of Desires” Film Screening
April 27 – May 6, 2018
14:00 / 16:00 / 18:00 (69min. each)

Talk event “Shotguns From Our Lips”

I’m going to organize a talk event “Shotguns From Our Lips (about our experiences in NY and feminism)” during my solo show at Art Center Ongoing.
A guest speaker is an artist Aya Momose.
We will talk about #MeToo movement experienced in New York and Tokyo, and our small but maybe important thoughts as women living in daily life.
I want to make this event for an opportunity to discuss with audience, so please feel free to share your experiences with us.
The title of the event was named after my favorite comic written by Kyoko Okazaki.
A story is about an endless girls talk by three chatty girls.
I just want to have a casual talk with Aya and you guys like this comic.

April 21, 19:00-
Talk event “Shotguns From Our Lips (about our experiences in NY and feminism)”
Guest: Aya Momose (artist) ¥1000 (1 drink+entrance fee included)
Art Center Ongoing

(Photo by Dion Soethoudt)

Solo exhibition “Silver Factories on 53rd Street”

There will be my solo exhibition at Art Center Ongoing in Tokyo.
I will exhibit a new video installation inspired by the 53rd street, Manhattan, New York.
During the exhibition, there will be a talk event with an artist Aya Momose about our experiences in New York (she was also there at the same time with me) and a feminism issue.
I am looking forward to seeing you at the exhibition!

“Silver Factories on 53rd Street”
April 11, 2018 – April 22, 2018
12:00-21:00 (Closed on Mon and Tue)
Venue: Art Center Ongoing
Entrance Fee: ¥400 (a cup of tea included)

April 14, 19:00- Opening party ¥1000 (food+1 drink+entrance fee included)
April 21, 19:00- Talk event “Shotguns From Our Lips (about our experiences in NY and feminism)”
Guest: Aya Momose (artist) ¥1000 (1 drink+entrance fee included)
April 22, 15:00- Pre Ongoing School / Artist talk ¥1500 (cake+1 drink+entrance fee included)


Archive of the performance at LIVE International Performance Art Biennale

An archive of my performance at LIVE International Performance Art Biennale, Vancouver is opened now.

Archive of the solo exhibition at Ike no Soko

An archive of my solo exhibition at Ike no Soko in New York is opened now.

Solo exhibition “A New Experience of Love”

Maiko Jinushi will open a solo exhibition at 池の底 (Ike no Soko), a newly established project space in Washington Heights. The exhibition will present her work A New Experience of Love in the form of a newly conceived room installation.

The exhibition is on view by appointment only from December 17th through December 23rd. To visit, please e-mail mattjay503[at]

“Sound of Desires” screening in New York 

Friday, December 15 – 7:30PM

Wendy’s Subway
379 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Please join us for a screening of Maiko Junishi’s new film, Sound of Desires (2017, 69 min), followed by a talk and Q&A with Jinushi and Matt Jay (Director of End of Summer).

Sound of Desires originated as a recording of a collaborative public performance with percussionist, John Brennan. The Director, Jinushi talks with the percussionist about desires, and films how his performance changes throughout the conversation. The result becomes a kind of documentary recording of the process of musical collaboration and of emerging desire.

Sound of Desires was performed at Western Front, Vancouver, Canada and commissioned by LIVE Biennale in 2017.

Introduction to Maiko Jinushi’s Sound of Desires
Written by Matt Jay (Director of End of Summer), December 2017

In the relatively short amount of time since completing her studies at Tama Art University in 2010, Tokyo-based artist Maiko Jinushi has developed a unique praxis for her work which draws upon documentary filmmaking, performance, and installation to produce what Jinushi describes as “a new type of literature.” Her affinity for poetry and novels has influenced Jinushi to try to expand the possibilities of how the essential human act of storytelling can be conducted in surprising new ways.

2017 has been a fertile and reflective year for the artist, having relocated to New York as a participant of Residency Unlimited and a recipient of The Pola Art Foundation Fellowship. This distance from her home country has created the opportunity for Jinushi to explore the elements of language and communication inherent in her work outside of her native Japanese. It has also enabled Jinushi to critically consider social and cultural matters back home through a new lens.

A 2013 article in The Guardian detailed what the Japanese media diagnosed as sekkusu shinai shokogun (“celibacy syndrome”), giving a name to the conditions which have lead to the country possessing one of the world’s lowest birthrates. In July 2017, The Independent published new research on the subject, which stated that one third of the population in Japan is entering their 30’s without having had any sexual experience, choosing to remain single and unmarried indefinitely or longer in life. This widespread abstinence from sex and romantic relationships is particular to Jinushi’s generation, reacting to shifting societal norms, high cost of living, and a looming atmosphere of futility in the post disaster, earthquake-prone country. As Jinushi reflected on these reports from New York, she became compelled to explore the nature of desire through a new work created for the LIVE International Performance Art Biennale in Vancouver, Canada.

Sound of Desires began as a collaborative performance with percussionist John Brennan. Jinushi and Brennan faced each other on a stage before a live audience, Brennan sitting at his drum set and Jinushi behind her video camera. The performance and resulting video utilizes the working method Jinushi has developed and employed in her previous works A New Experience of Love (2016) and The Sound of a Horse Approaching (2014), in which the artist and her collaborator engage in a kind of live-documentary interview recording.

As Jinushi shares anecdotes and poses questions to Brennan on the subject of desire, Brennan responds twice- initially verbally, and then through improvisation on the drums. Thus, each inquiry has a concrete and abstract response, highlighting the communicational limits and strengths of both. As an interview subject, Brennan is candid in discussing personal struggles between desire and ethics, the heightened awareness of participating in an artwork seemingly drawing two strangers into a more revealing dialogue than would naturally occur. Despite her role as the “director” in this exchange, Jinushi subtly reveals aspects of her own personal stake in the matter as well, through the direction of her questioning and particularly in a final request to conclude with a “happy” performance from Brennan. Through Jinushi’s blend of performance and documentary video, Sound of Desires addresses questions of how desire can be engaged or repressed, swell or subside, shift or change focus.

In addition to the screening of Sound of Desires at Wendy’s Subway, Maiko Jinushi will open a solo exhibition at 池の底 (Ike no Soko), a newly established project space in Washington Heights on December 17th. The exhibition will present her work A New Experience of Love in the form of a newly conceived room installation.

Maiko Jinushi is an artist from Kanagawa, Japan. Her work has evolved from drawings and novels on the theme of personal tales to the creation of a “new type of literature” that comprehensively combines elements including video, installations and performance.

Matt Jay is the Founder and Director of End of Summer, a cross-cultural art program dedicated to exploring and supporting contemporary art from Japan. He also co-organizes the project space 池の底 (Ike no Soko).

Screening in Vienna

My friend Kanako Tada organizes a screening of “A New Experience of Love” and “The Sound of A Horse Approaching” at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
She is a painter, my friend for drinking at Art Center Ongoing, and a charming feminist.
Please come by if you are around!

“Maiko Jinushi” , Video screening at Academy of Fine Arts,Vienna

7PM-9PM, December 12nd

address :
C1. 11.8 IBK(contextual painting),Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
Augasse 2-6,1090 Wien

A review of Koganecho Bazaar

There is a report about “A New Experience of Love” in a review of Koganecho Bazaar on Bunshun online. (Japanese only)

LIVE Biennale review

This is a report of LIVE Biennale, and there is a review of my performance “Sound of Desires.”

First day report:

A review of each works:

LIVE Biennale in Vancouver

I will perform a new performance/public video recording piece ” Sound of Desires” at LIVE Biennale in Vancouver.
LIVE Biennale is a performance festival in Canada.
A venue is a legendary alternative space Western Front.
This work is a collaboration with a percussionist John Brennan.

October 4, 2017 19:00-
Venue: Western Front (Grand Luxe Hall)
$10 suggested donation for entry at the door

“A Distant Duet” screening in Vancouver

“A Distant Duet” will be shown in Vancouver.
After a screening, I will talk with Makiko Hara a curator of LIVE Biennale and Dr. Kirsten McAllister who organizes the screening at Simon Fraser University.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
7-9PM (free and open to the public)
LOCATION Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street
ROOM : HC7000 ( Take the elevator to the 7th floor )

Koganecho Bazaar 2017

My work is exhibiting at Koganecho Bazaar “Double Façade-Multiple ways to encounter the Other.

[vol.1]August 4th (Fri) – September 13th (Wed), 2017
[vol.2]September 15th (Fri) – November 5th (Sun), 2017

Studios, neighborhood shops, outdoor areas, etc. beneath and along Keikyu Railway, from Hinodecho Station to Koganecho Station

*Open until 20:30 on October 27,28,29, November 2,3,4.

Closed on
2nd and 4th Thursday

・Koganecho Bazaar 2017 Passport(valid during entire event period)
High school and above 700yen; Free for junior high school students and below
*On-the-day tickets only
・Combination Ticket:Koganecho Bazaar 2017+Yokohama Triennale 2017+BankART Life Ⅴ
[Advance]Adults 2,100yen; University and College Students 1,500yen; High School Students 1,100yen
[On the day]Adults 2,400yen; University and College Students 1,800yen; High School Students 1,400yen
* Includes admission to the Koganecho Bazaar 2017 and tie-up programs of Yokohama Triennale 2017 and BankART Life Ⅴ
Regular ticket will be available beginning August 4th until November 5th, 2017.
*Advance ticket will be available until August 3rd, 2017.

p r o x y

I will participate in a group show in Helsinki.
“A Detective in Mexico City” my new video which is a collaboration with Mexico based curator Neme Arranz and Helsinki based curator Vera Kavaleuskaya will be exhibited.
This is a sequel of “A Distant Duet” which is a film focused on the Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño.

p r o x y

May 26 – June 20, 2017
Opening: May 26, 12:30pm
Atski Gallery | NODE Gallery | Studio 7044
Arabia Campus
Hämeentie 135 C, 00560
Helsinki, Finland

p r o x y is an international group art exhibition that aims to reflect on the notions of displacement, remoteness and phenomenons associated with them.
With most of the artists working far from Helsinki and the curatorial team acting as authorized agents who follow their instructions and protocols, notions of trust, communication and cooperation will materialize in a territory that is itself shifting.

Works by:
Camille Tsvetoukhine (Paris)
eeefff – Dzina Zhuk, Nicolay Spesivtsev (Moscow – Minsk)
Leo Marz (Monterrey)
Maiko Jinushi (Tokyo – New York)
María Salgado (Madrid)
Narim Lee (Seoul – Helsinki)

With contributions from Dana Neilson, Miina Pohjolainen, Raúl Verduzco, Minna Kayra, Vanessa Kowalski and Lari Rantalainen.
You are warmly invited to the opening performance ARABIA proxy by María Salgado and Miina Pohjolainen which will take place at 12:30 sharp in Atski Gallery.
In her action María Salgado dictates through the phone from her house in Madrid a letter to Miina Poojolainen, who is in Helsinki. Miina, a native speaker of Finnish with no knowledge of Spanish whatsoever, pronounces in front of an audience the sounds that she can hear through a set of headphones. The performers use each other as human proxys or middle persons to make possible a text whose content only the translator to Finnish and the artist know first hand. What will it sound like? How much will be lost and how much will remain? “Me”, “you”, “here”, “there”, “this”, “today”, what or who will they name once de-contextualized and de-localized? Will the signal persist?

Curated by Vera Kavaleuskaya and Neme Arranz Ruiz

FB event:

A Screening at Residency Unlimited

There will be a public screening of my film “A Distant Duet” at Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn on April 18, 2017. After the screening, I will talk with Boshko Boskovic the Program Director of Residency Unlimited.

Sapporo Art Street 2016

“A New Experience of Love” (Tokyo version) is exhibited at Sapporo Art Street 2016.

November 5 (Sat) – December 4 (Sun), 2016
Sapporo Ekimae-dori Underground Walkway (Chi-Ka-Ho)

An interview and a review of “A New Experience of Love”

An interview about “A New Experience of Love” on Tokyo Art Beat. (Japanese only)

An exhibition review of Maiko Jinushi “A New Experience of Love” appeares in BT (August issue, 2016) (Japanese only)

A New Experience of Love

My solo show will start at Saturday, May 28 at HAGIWARA PROJECTS, Tokyo.
“A New Experience of Love” is a video that I made in Chiang Mai.
I exhibit this work as a video installation for this solo show.
Opening party is at Saturday, May 28, 6 pm – 8 pm. Welcome everyone.

A New Experience of Love
May 28, 2016 – June 25, 2016
Reception for the artist: May 28 18:00 – 20:00
11:00 – 19:00 (Closed on Sun., Mon. and national holidays)

TWS Creator-in-Residence 2015-2016

Date: 2016.04.16(Sat) – 2016.05.29(Sun)
Closed: 4/18・25、5/2・9・16・23
Time: 11:00 – 19:00
Admission: Free
Organize: Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Wonder SiteCooperation: Berlin City, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien (Berlin, Germany), Taipei Artist Village, Treasure Hill Artist Village (Taipei, Taiwan), Matadero Madrid (Spain, Madrid)
Venue: TWS Hongo

Maiko Jinushi
Yusuke Taninaka
Kaya Hanasaki

This exhibition “RETERN TO” introduces the works of 4 creators who participated in the Residency Programs by Tokyo Wonder Site, and were sent to each city such as Berlin, Madrid and Taipei in 2015. Being away from Japan for a while, they discovered something new and obtained extraordinary experiences that must have influenced their creation in their career while encountering different culture.

Artist Talk
2016/4/16 (Sat) 15:00-

Unusualness Makes Sense –
Alternative Art Practices by Thai and Japanese Artists

I participate in a group exhibition in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Five Japanese artists go to Chiang Mai for a month for research, then make an exhibition with two Thai artists. This program is organized by Art Center Ongoing (Tokyo) and Chiang Mai Art Conversation (CAC) (Chiang Mai).

Unusualness Makes Sense – Alternative Art Practices by Thai and Japanese Artists
Date: 18 – 25 February 2016
Exhibition Location: Chiang Mai University Art Center
Opening and Symposium: 20 February, 6 pm at Chiang Mai University Art Center

1. Jiratchaya Pripwai, Thailand
2. Chiang Mai Collective (CMC) – Arnont Nongyao & Thatchatham Silsupan, Thailand
3. Kenji Ide, Japan
4. Yuya Koyama, Japan
5. Marico Aoki, Japan
6. Akiko Kinugawa, Japan
7. Maiko Jinushi, Japan

1. Nozomu Ogawa, Art Center Ongoing,Tokyo, Japan
2. Sutthirat Supaparinya, Chiang Mai Art Conversation, Thailand

El Ranchito Korea-Japan

I participate in a group show in Matadero Madrid, Spain. This exhibition is a part of a residency program.

November 27th, 2015 – January 10th, 2016
NAVE 16 (Matadero Madrid)
This new edition of El Ranchito presents the work of eight artists from Spain, Japan and Korea, selected through public open calls organised by Matadero Madrid and the centres it has partnered with in this edition: Tokyo Wonder Site (TWS) and the Goyang Residency Centre of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Korea (MMCA).

The artists and researchers who took part in this edition are Gun-hee Kim and Part-Time Suite from Korea, Nobuaki Itoh and Maiko Jinushi from Japan and Abelardo G. Fournier, Helena Grande, Jonathan Notario and Alejandra Pombo from Spain.

Zero Gravity is the title chosen jointly by the artists-in-residence. It is a reference to an environment of new conditions that one attempts to adapt to, a situation that is often replicated in the artist residency model, where artists look for a new ecosystem to inspire and enable development of their projects.

Matadero Madrid and AECID would like to thank the artists who participated in this edition for their work and effort during the residency. We would also like to thank our partner institutions for their collaboration and support, as well as Aleix Plademunt and Lys Villalba, the two Spanish artists currently undertaking a residency in Tokyo Wonder Site as part of the resident exchange programme, and Cristina Maya, who is undertaking a residency at the MMCA’s Goyang Centre.

The warm reception that the El Ranchito Residency Programme has met with has prompted us to continue to develop new exchange opportunities, working with new centres and creation spaces around the world. Three new open calls are currently underway for participation in the first edition of El Ranchito 2016, which will consist of two periods of residency: an initial residency in Matadero Madrid, coinciding with the ARCO Fair, and a second residency in the autumn at the HIAP (Helsinki), TWS (Tokyo) and Artista x Artista (Havana) centres.

The partnership between AECID and Matadero Madrid will thus continue in the year 2016, with a view towards further increasing the number of cultural agents (residency centres, artists, curators, etc.) that comprise the broad international network which gives shape to El Ranchito.

A Hole of Mine, A Hole of Art

I participate in a group show.

April 3, 2015 – April 26, 2015
12:00-19:00 (Opened only Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Place: SPACE 23℃

Tomohito Ishii, Saeka Enokura, Maiko Jinushi, Akira Takaishi, Tomohiro Masuda

3331 Art Fair 2015

I participate in 3331 Art Fair 2015.

March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015
Place: 3331 Arts Chiyoda

TERATOTERA Festival - Encounter -

I participate in a film screening.

February 22, 2015

Place: Musashino Geno Gekijo
Entrance fee:¥1,000

Taro Izumi, Kenji Ide, Hiroyuki Oki, Takuro Kotaka, Keisuke Sagiyama, Yusuke Shibata, Hikaru Suzuki, Maiko Jinushi, Atsushi Yamamoto, Masahiro Wada

Big Mouth, Small Hands
Small Mouth, Big Hands

This is my solo show at Art Center Ongoing.
A new video work will be exhibited.

2015.01.07 – 2015.01.18
at Art Center Ongoing
■admission ¥400(with tea)
■Opening hours
Wednesday to Sunday: 12:00-21:00 ※Monday and Tuesday closed

■Opening Reception: Jan. 10 (sat) 19:00-
admission:¥1000(with food and one drink)

■Talk event: Jan. 11 (sun) 19:00- (Japanese language only)
Guest: Kohey Igarashi, Kouichi Kubodera
admission:¥1000(with one drink)

■Pre Ongoing School / Artist talk: ,Jan. 18 (sun) 15:00-
admission:¥1500 (with cake and one drink)


COVERED TOKYO: Hikarie, 2014

My previous video works will be shown at the exhibition COVERED TOKYO curated by KAYOKOYUKI, TALION GALLERY, nap gallery, HAGIWARA PROJECTS.

Opening Reception: 10.29 Wed. 18:00-20:00
8/ CUBE 1, 2, 3 , 8/ COURT (Shibuya Hikarie 8F)
2014.10.29 Wed.- 11.10 Mon. 11:00-20:00

Ayako Ohno /Mari Ito / Tamotsu Kido /
Hiroyuki Nisougi / Yutaka Nozawa /
Soshi Matsunobe / Takuya Yamashita
2014.11.5 Wed.- 10 Mon. 11:00-20:00
*From 11.07.Fri to 09.Sun, the screening will be off at 5:00 pm for the preparation of the talk sessions.

Mariko Tomomasa / Hikari Suzuki /
Reiji saito / OLTA / Takafumi Saito /
Maiko Jinushi

Dodge’s performance

Dodge will perform at mdlroom.

October 5, 2014
19:00 start

Ongoing Video Festival 2014

“Super Young Chili” will be screened at Ongoing Video Festival 2014.

October 5, 2014
19:00 start
Art Center Ongoing

Koganecho Bazaar 2014

My new video installation “The sound of a horse approaching” is exhibited at Koganecho Bazaar 2014.

Fictive Communities Asia – Koganecho Bazaar 2014 marks the beginning of its new phase as an international art exhibition. With the theme “Fictive Communities,” the exhibition will feature works artists who were selected in consultation with Eight national and international organization, as well as artists who made their way through the open call. Artworks will be exhibited throughout the town. The exhibition aims to situate Yokohama as an important cultural hub in Asia, and provide a new think-tank network and platform among the Asian art communities.
International symposium, theater program and event of local food will be held during the exhibition period.
DATES: Fri, Aug. 1st- Mon, Nov. 3rd, 2014
OPEN: 11:00 am -19:00pm
CLOSED ON: Every 1st&3rd Thursday
・Koganecho Bazaar 2014 Passport(valid during entire event period):High school and above 700yen; Free for junior high school students and below 
*On-the-day tickets only
・Creative City Tie-Up Ticket:Koganecho Bazaar 2014+Yokohama Triennale 2014+BankART Life Ⅳ
Adults 2,000yen; University and College Students 1,500yen; High School Students 1,100yen
[On the day]
Adults 2,400yen; University and College Students 1,800yen; High School Students 1,400yen

Fukuoka Independent Film Festival 2014

My previous short film “Super Young Chili” will be screened at Fukuoka Independent Film Festival 2014.

Screening day:
August 8th, 2014
August 12th, 2014

at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

Public video recording “The Sound Of A Horse Approaching”

I and Erika Kikukawa will do Public video recording at blanClass (Yokohama). This is not only video recording but also performance. I will try to record how Kikukawa represents “the sound of a horse approaching” by drum performance. She is a drummer and also an actor. Recorded images will be shown to the audience at the same time.

DATE: May 10, 2014
OPEN: 18:30/ START: 19:30
PLACE: blanClass
ENTRANCE FEE: 1300 yen/ with one drink

↓blanClass broadcasting

Video streaming by Ustream


My new video work will be shown at BAUS THEATER, Tokyo.

April 27th, 2014
11:20-13:30 (Open:11:05)
entrance: 1500 yen

Taro Izumi, Kenji Ide, Hiroyuki Oki, Takuro Kotaka, Keisuke Sagiyama,
Yusuke Shibata, Hikaru Suzuki, Maiko Jinushi, Atsushi Yamamoto, Masahiro Wada

After Talk Guest:
Akio Miyazawa

Father and Mother

I will present all of my previous video works at this group exhibition in Tokyo. This exhibition focuses on four young video artists. Opening is on April 12.

“Father and Mother”
2014.4.12 – 2014.5.3
Maiko Jinushi, Aya Momose, Yuko Ozawa, Hikaru Suzuki
Reception for the Artists 2014.4.12 18:00-20:00
Sendai CAMP

Super Young Chili will be shown at “Sendai CAMP” in Sendai.

“Sendai CAMP”
March 19 – 25, 2014
PLACE: Whole Hole Hall : HŌLU
Co-organizer: Survivart

*March 24*
19:00-22:00 | Screening and Discussion
Jun Kawata, Maiko Jinushi and Aya Momose
Entrance fee: 1000 yen
Please make a reservation from this page;


“Super Young Chili” will be shown at CINEDRIVE 2014. CINEDRIVE is the independent film festival in Osaka.

•March 21•
10 am, at Planet Plus 1 / 9 pm, at Theater Seven
•March 22•
5 pm, at TENGEKI kinema toron
•March 23•
2 pm, at Irorimura


Three films by Maiko Jinushi (Tokyo)
Music performance by Dodge (Tokyo)
This presentation served in collaboration with Karina Roosvita (Yogya)

3 & 4 January 2014
Start at 8.00 pm
Ruang MES 56,
Jalan Minggiran No. 16 A,

This event is the screening of three films by Maiko Jinushi (Tokyo). “Super Young Chili” (2013) is comedy about the art world. It had be shown at Yoyo Art Bar, Koganecho Bazaar 2013, Yokohama. “Here and There, Spring and Winter” (2012) is the feature film about people lived in Tokyo after the earthquake and Fukushima disaster. It had be shown at Art Center Ongoing, Fukuoka Independent Film Festival and Theater Image Forum. “Voice” (2011) is her first video work and it is about individual confession. It had be shown at Art Center Ongoing.

The presentation will be accompanied with Dodge (Tokyo) performance. Dodge is a sound and poetry reading performance group. The member is Maiko Jinushi, Hitomi Tada and Erika Kikukawa. In this time, Maiko and Hitomi will perform.

This event collaborates with Karina Roosvita (Yogya) to improve the mood of the presentation.

Maiko Jinushi (born in 1984) is an artist based in Tokyo. She obtained her master degree in Painting, at Tama Art University, Tokyo. She was interested in personal stories and used it in her drawings along with poetic yet long titles. These long titles were extended into short stories and she reads them as her performance. In 2010, she started to develop her storytelling practices into video works. Her works were shown at Art Center Ongoing (Tokyo), Art Award Tokyo (Tokyo) and Fukuoka Independent Film Festival (Fukuoka).

Video screening kali ini akan menampilkan 3 (tiga) film oleh Maiko Jinushi (Tokyo). Film pertama berjudul “Super Young Chili” (2013), sebuah film komedi pendek mengenai dunia seni yang telah diputar di Yoyo Art Bar, Koganecho Bazaar 2013, Yokohama dengan Wok The Rock sebagai salah seorang pemerannya. Video kedua berjudul “Here and There, Spring and Winter” (2012), merupakan film panjang mengenai perasaan-perasaan penduduk Tokyo setelah gempa besar dan tragedi Fukushima. Film ini telah diputar di Art Center Ongoing, Fukuoka Independent Film Festival dan Theater Image Forum. Sedangkan film ketiga berjudul “Voice” (2011), berisikan pengakuan-pengakuan personal yang merupakan karya pertama Maiko. Film ini juga telah diputar di Art Center Ongoing.

Selain pemutaran video, akan tampil juga grup musik Dodge (Tokyo), sebuah grup musik yang beranggotakan Maiko Jinushi, Hitomi Tada dan Erika Kikukawa, yang merupakan grup dengan ciri pembacaan puisi yang diiringi bebunyian. Penampilan Dodge kali ini diwakili oleh Maiko dan Hitomi.

Untuk memperkental mood selama presentasi, event ini berkolaborasi dengan Karina Roosvita (Jogja) yang akan mendokumentasikan ekspresi-ekspresi penonton selama pemutaran.

Maiko Jinushi (lahir 1984) adalah seorang seniman yang tinggal di Tokyo. Dia mendapatkan gelar Master di bidang Seni Lukis dari Tama Art University, Tokyo. Dia tertarik dengan cerita-cerita personal dan menggunakannya dalam gambar dengan judul panjang yang puitis. Judul-judul panjang ini lalu dikembangkan menjadi cerita pendek yang ia bacakan sebagai performance. Mulai tahun 2010, dia mulai mengembangkan praktik berceritanya ke dalam karya-karya video. Karya-karyanya dipamerkan di Art Center Ongoing (Tokyo), Art Award Tokyo (Tokyo) dan Fukuoka Independent Film Festival (Fukuoka).

Jadwal / Schedule

3 January 2014:
1. Super Young Chili (27 mins)
2. Voice (11 mins)

4 January 2014:
1. Here and There, Spring and Winter (77 mins)
2. Voice (11 mins)
3. Music performance by Dodge

Residency at KUNCI Cultural Studies Center

Now I am staying at KUNCI Cultural Studies Center, Yogyakarta, Indonesia for a month and a half.

The screening of “Super young chili”

My new film “Super young chili” will be shown at YOYO art bar on September 27th. The story is about the girl who wants to be an artist.
The trailer:

DATE: September 27th, 2013
TIME: 20:00-20:30
PLACE: 〒231-0053 横浜市中区初音町1-23-3

Fukuoka Independent Film Festival 2013

My film “Here and there, spring and winter” (2012) will be shown at Fukuoka Independent Film Festival 2013.

DATE: September 5th, 2013
TIME: 13:00-

YOYO ART BAR: In Search Of Art & Music Project in Japan

I will have a live performance in Koganecho at March 28.
This event is organized by the Indonesian artist Wok The Rock and the Japanese artist Kenji Ide.

This is a video of our previous performance.

AND this is the official web site.

Talks & Performances by
Wok The Rock & Kenji Ide,
Dodge, Takashi Kawanishi, Momoko Johansson
Thursday, March 28th, 2013
(Performances until 21.30)

Site-B, Beneath the Keikyu Train Line, Koganecho Area

Bring your own drinks!

5 minute walk from Hinodecho or Koganecho Station on Keikyu Line
1-4 Koganecho, Naka-ku, Yokohama
Koganecho Area Management Center
TEL: 045-261-5467