Photo by Mie Morimoto



主な展覧会は個展に「最後の挨拶 His Last Bow」(2019年、Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix、ロンドン)、「野鳥の森 1F」(2019年、Yutaka Kikutake Gallery、東京)、「トリニティ」(2017年、軽井沢ニューアートミュージアム、長野)、グループ展に「話しているのは誰? 現代美術に潜む文学」(2019年、国立新美術館、東京)、「更級日記考―女性たちの、想像の部屋」(2019年、市原湖畔美術館、千葉)、「六本木クロッシング2016: 僕の身体、あなたの声」(2016年、森美術館、東京)、「ここに棲む ― 地域社会へのまなざし」(2015年、アーツ前橋)、The Futureとの「Your Dear Kitty, the book of Memories」(2015年、Lloyd Hotel and JCC、アムステルダム)、 「The Radiants」(2015年、Bortolami Gallery、ニューヨーク)、など。

”放射能”の科学史を辿るコミッックLittle More WEB「光の子ども」
Fasu (MilK JAPON) WEB「おこさま人生相談室」
筑摩書房PR誌「ちくま」「彼女たちの戦争」 (表紙)

Erika Kobayashi was born in 1978 in Tokyo. In 2007 – 2008 she was invited to New York as an Asian Cultural Council Fellow. She currently lives and works in Tokyo.

Kobayashi creates works that are inspired from things that are invisible to the eye, time and history, family and memory, and the traces of place. She was awarded for the 7th Tekken Heterotopia Literary Prize  in 2020 for her novel, Trinity, Trinity, Trinity, published by Sueisha. In 2014 she was nominated for the 27th Mishima Yukio Award and the 151st Akutagawa Award for her novel, Madame Curie to choshoku wo (Breakfast with Madame Curie), published by Sueisha. In parallel, she has presented installation works both in Japan and overseas, which enable viewers to re-experience various scenes in which the elements of fiction and documentary from her writings drift back and forth between personal narrative and social reality.

Her other publications include the collection of short stories She Looks into the Mirror, the nonfictional work Shin’ai naru Kitty tachi e (Your Dear Kitty,), inspired by the diaries of Anne Frank and based on the diary of Kobayashi father, the graphic novel Hikari no kodomo 1.2.3 LUMINOUS (Children of Light: Luminous), which traces the history of the atom and radiation, and a book of her recent writings, drawings, and comics, Wasurerarenai Mono (I Can’t Forget).

Kobayashi’s recent solo exhibitions include His Last Bow, Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix, London (2019); 1F in the Forest of Wild Birds, Yutaka Kikutake Gallery, Tokyo (2019); and Trinity,Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano (2017). Group exhibitions include Image Narratives: Literature in Japanese Contemporary Art, The National Art Center, Tokyo (2019); Women Imagining Rooms: About the Diary of Lady Sarashina, Ichihara Lakeside Museum, Chiba (2019); Roppongi Crossing 2016: My Body, Your Voice, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2016); and The Radiants, Bortolami Gallery, New York (2015).