小林エリカ

Erika Kobayashi
English follows Japanese

1978年東京生まれ。作家・マンガ家。

2007-8年アジアン・カルチュラル・カウンシルの招聘でアメリカ、ニューヨークに滞在。
現在、東京在住。
2014年小説「マダム・キュリーと朝食を」(集英社)で第27回三島由紀夫賞候補、第151回芥川龍之介賞候補。

著書は"放射能"の歴史を巡るコミック「光の子ども1,2」(リトルモア)、作品集に「忘れられないの」(青土社)。
小説にアンネ・フランクと実父の日記をモチーフにした「親愛なるキティーたちへ」(リトルモア)など。




連載中
”放射能”の歴史を辿るコミッックLittle More WEB「光の子ども」
MilK JAPON WEB「おこさま人生相談室」
マガジンハウス「&Premium」「文房具トラベラー」
信濃毎日新聞書評委員
千代田図書館広報誌四コママンガ「森の図書館」
河出書房新社「文藝」コミック「ウルフ」


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Erika Kobayashi

Born 1978 in Tokyo, Japan
Currently lives and works in Tokyo.

EDUCATION

Graduated Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies Graduate School of the University of Tokyo.

SELECTED BIOGRAPHY
Erika Kobayashi (1978–) is a writer, comics artist and artist currently based in Tokyo. In 2008-2009 she was invited to New York as an Asian Cultural Council/ Rockefeller Foundation Fellow. Kobayashi has authored the novel "Madame Curie to choshoku wo" (Breakfast with Madame Curie, 2014), which was nominated for Japan’s most prestigious literary awards, the Mishima Yukio Award and the Akutagawa Award in 2014. Other works by Kobayashi include the manga/graphic novel "Hikari no kodomo 1 LUMINOUS "(Children of Light : Luminous, 2013),which traces the history of the atom and of radiation ; and the autobiographical "Shin’ai naru Kitty tachi e "(Your Dear Kitty,, 2011), which is based on the diaries of Anne Frank and on the diary of Kobayashi’s real father. Another recent publication is "Wasurerarenai no"( I can’t forget, 2013), a book including the artist’s recent texts, drawings and comics. Recent selected exhibitions include "She Looks into the Mirror"(solo exhibition) at GALLERY360° in Tokyo, "Your Dear Kitty, the book of Memories"(collaborate with The Future) at Lloyd Hotel and JCC in Amsterdam, "The Radiants"(group exhibition) at Bortolami Gallery in New York,"Roppongi Crossing 2016: My Body, Your Voice"(group exhibition) at Mori Art Museum in Tokyo.

PUBLICTIONS
2016."光の子ども2 LUMINOUS2"(リトルモア)(Published by Little More)
2014."マダム・キュリーと朝食をBreakfast with Madame Curie"(集英社)(Published by Shueisha Inc)
2013."光の子ども1 LUMINOUS1"(リトルモア)(Published by Little More)
2013."忘れられないの I can’t forget-,"(青土社)(Published by Seidosha)
2011."親愛なるキティーたちへ Your Dear Kitty,"(リトルモア)(Published by Little More)
2009. "この気持ち いったい何語だったらつうじるの What language should I speak so you'd understand how I feel?"(理論社/イースト・プレス)(Published by RIRONSHA/East Press)
2006. "終わりとはじまり The End and the Beginning"(マガジンハウス)(Published by MAGAZINEHOUSE)
2002. "空爆の日に会いましょう See you on the bombing Day" (マガジンハウス)(Published by MAGAZINEHOUSE)
2001. "ネバーソープランド Never Soap Land" (河出書房新社)(Published by Kawade Shobo Shisha.)
Catalogue and Album
2012. "Radium Girls 2011(with Phew, Dieter Moebius)"
2011. "iii" (Published by LIBRO de KVINA)
2010. "SUMMER CAMP" (Published by LIBRO de KVINA)
2010. "behind the bookshelf / kasxite de la librobretaro" (Published by LIBRO de KVINA)
2008. "US" (Published by between the books/ Gallery 360)

AWARDS AND PRIZES
2014. Nominated The 151st Ryunosuke Akutagawa Award" (Japan)
2014. Nominated The 27th Yukio Mishima Award" (Japan)
2004. Won the "Most Valuable Prize of academic category" at Game Amusement Society (Japan) 
2003. Nominated The 6th Taro Okamoto Memorial Award for Contemporary Art (Japan)
2000. Won prize at NTT Comic Online Contest (Japan)
1999. Won the "Mito Mayor's Prize" at Mito Short Film & Video Festival (Japan)

EXHIBITION
Solo exhibition
2015.10.5-10.18 "Your Dear Kitty, the book of Memories"(collaborate with The Future) " at Utrecht (Japan)
2015.3.27-5.6 "Your Dear Kitty, the book of Memories"(collaborate with The Future) " at Lloyd Hotel and JCC (Amsterdam)
2014. 11.25-12.6 "She Looks into the Mirror" at gallery 360°(Japan)
2014. 8.2-9 "Breakfast with Madame Curie" at gallery 360°(Japan)
2013. 12.16-25 "LUMINOUS" at Morioka shoten(Japan)
2013. 9.20-10.5 "I can’t forget-" at gallery 360°(Japan)
2011. 8.5-31 "Retrato do teu passado / Portrait of your past" at Casa Colombo in Porto Santo Island, 4ª Bienal do Porto Santo (Portugal)
2011. 4.14-26 "Your Dear Kitty," at Shibuya PARCO part1 B1F LOGOS GALLERY (Japan)
2010.6.1-6 "Portrait of your past" at NOW IDeA by UTRECHT (Japan)
2010.3.27-4.23 "behind the bookshelf / kasxite de la librobretaro" at 35.64474 139.70057 (Japan)
2009. 11.3-11.15 "What language should I speak so you'd understand how I feel?" at MUJI Midtown (Japan)
2009. 10.19-11.2 "What language should I speak so you'd understand how I feel?" at MUJI Ginza (Japan)
2009. 4.11-26 "history of us" at birdo flugas (Japan)
2009. 2.10-15 "me and yellow" at NOW IDeA by UTRECHT (Japan)
2008. 10.14-29 "US " at gallery 360°(Japan)
2008. 7.16-8.21"Me and Emily" flying books(Japan)
2008.6.8-14 "Lonlilo " GotandaSonic (Japan)
2001.6.1-6.17 "Bombastic Melancholy"at Tokyo Opera City"gallery5"(Japan)

Selected Group exhibition
2016.3.26-7.10"Roppongi Crossing 2016: My Body, Your Voice" at Mori Art Museum (Japan)
2015.10.9-2016.1.12"Living Locally Reconsidering Critical Regionalism" at ARTS MAEBASHI (Japan)
2015.2.28-3.29 "Radiants" at Bortolami Gallery (New York)
2015.2.20-3.27 "Invisible Energy" at St Paul Gallery One and Two (New Zealand)
2014.10.27-11.16 "COSMIC GIRLS" at Marunouchi House (Japan)
2013.9.21-11.24 "Towada Oirase Arts Festival " at Towada Art Center (Japan)
2011.7.24-8.14 "homo virtualis" at 4ª Bienal do Porto Santo (Portugal)
2011.7.16-7.18 "Feminine; Artists’ Publications by Women in the U.S. and Japan" at THE TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 3331 Arts Chiyoda (Japan)
2010.10.15-11.28 "SUMMER CAMP MEMORIES in Taiwan" at Kaohsiung Design Festival 2010 (Taiwan)
2010.8.13-9.12 "SUMMER CAMP MEMORIES" at CLASKA Gallery2(Japan)
2010.7.3-25 "SUMMER CAMP" at gallery trax (Japan)
2010.6.11-14 "krash japan" at CLASKA(Japan)
2010.5.13-16 "YOUNG ART TAIPEI" at Sunworld Dynasty Hotel (Taiwan)
2010.2.5-18 "No Man’s Land" at French Embassy (with UTRECHT)(Japan)
2009.11. "Erotic Drawing" at Hulahoop gallery(Hong Kong)
2009. 10.1-4"New York Art Book Fair" Project booth at PS1(USA)
2009. 8.1-23"Cowbooks Little Press Fair" at Cowbooks(JAPAN)
2009. 7.9-12"Tokyo Art Book Fair ZINE’S MATE" at Gyre (JAPAN)
2008.8.1-15 "Ocean Fresh " at Helen Pitt gallery (Canada)
2008.5.23-25"INVASAO TSUNAMI "at Bunkyo Liberdade (Brazil)
2004.10.9 "close your eyes"at 21st century museum of contemporary art kanazawa,opening party, eight hall(Japan)
2003.5.5 "Obsession, Compulsion,Collection Symposium""Air raid,bombing and safety gear" at The Banff Centre (Canada)
2003.2.27-4.13 "The 6th Taro Okamoto Memorial Award for Contemporary Art"at Taro Okamoto Museum Of Art Kawasaki (Japan)

Others
2012.10.27 Sound Live Tokyo at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall "Radium Girls 2011"(with Phew, Dieter Moebius)
2011.2.17-20 TPAM in Yokohama / Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2011 " A woman is a woman is a woman." CANDIES chapter1 “Kitty” (with Shirotama Hitsujiya)
2010.10.12 Keio University Guest Lecture. "Shi to Saisei" ("Death and Rebirth")
2007- Board member of The Japanese Centre of International P.E.N. , Tokyo (of the woman writer society)
2002.12.4 The Japanese Centre of International P.E.N. , Tokyo Guest artist speaker.
"War and woman - What can we do as an artist?"
2001.6.19 Keio University Guest Lecture.
" Koufuku no gyakusetsu" ("Paradox of Happiness")