+--- Personal History ---+
Director : Yoshimasa ISHIBASHI
Born in Kyoto in 1968.
Went to Royal College of Art in UK as exchange student in '93.
Graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts in '94.
+--- His solo works ---+
Completed the short video titled "CR Seiyaku Kabushiki Gaisha
(CR pharmaceutical drug company)" in '91.
The video received Best Film Award in Kirin Plaza Osaka Contemporary
Also it was screened in Yubari International film festival in '91.
Showed the theatrical art type , roller coaster machine called "
Billion Dollar Golden Bacchus" in the event of Kyoto City art
festival, in Mountain Hiei playground in '92.
Made various promotional videos for contemporary artists, Mr. Kenji
YABE and Mr. Yutaka SONE.
Completed his first commercial film "Kuruwasetai-no (I wanna
drive you insane)" in '97.
This film was screened in Stockholm Int'l film festival '98. It received
The New Director award in the 8th Japan film Professional Awards '99.
Released VHS of this film in '99.
+--- KYUPI KYUPI Biography & Exhibitions ---+
Started Kyupi Kyupi in '96. This is art performance group with
other 3 members.
Showed their video work on the exhibition " Visions of the
Body" at The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and at Museum
of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Showed the video on the exhibition " So What" at Ecole
Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France.
Showed the video on the exhibition "Generation Z" at P.S.1
Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA.
Showed the video on the exhibition "Art is Everywhere"
at Encore Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Released VHS titled "Kyupi Kyupi 1 million" in Japan
Showed the video at Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Screened the video in 29th Rotterdam International Film Festival,
Showed the video on the exhibition "Let's Entertain" at
Walker Art Center Minneapolis, USA,
The Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, France, Museo Rufino Tamayo,
Mexico, and at Miami Art Museum, USA.
Showed the video in their exhibition at White Cube Gallery, Parco,
Osaka in April, 2000
Held their exhibition, showing pictures and performances at Kirin
Plaza Osaka, in June, 2000
Showed the video on the exhibition "Taipei Biennale" with
their installation at Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei in September,2000
Showed the video in the exhibition PICAF at Pusan Metropolitan Museum
of Art, Korea in October, 2000