On the occasion of the graduate exhibition 2021 The Whistle at Schaumainkai 96, Tomomi Yamakawa received the graduate prize of the Städelschule Portikus e.V., endowed with € 2,000.
b. 1993, Japan
class of Hassan Khan, Peter Fischli, Josef Strau
Functionality, “affordance” and signifiers—how people and objects interact in everyday life. That interest comes from Yamakawa’s background studying information design. Her older works are a documentation of discovering the hidden functionality in daily life. This starting point brought her to the problem of documentary and fiction, realistic and artificial. She thinks feelings of significance are special, and thinks the little gap or the oddness made by an alternative method is beautiful. For her recent solo show in 2021 in Denmark she presented Tomomi's group show. She uses different media and materials
Christina Lehnert (Curator Portikus), Sarah Gilder (Sammlung Pohl), Dr. Ana Pohl (Sammlung Pohl), Prof. Yasmil Raymond (Rector Städelschule, Director Portikus), Monika Szewczyk (Direktorin De Appel), Juliet Wagner (Städelschule Portikus e.V.)
With support from Städelschule Portikus e.V.