Chim↑Pom from Smappa!Group

formed in 2005 in Tokyo, Japan

Artist collective formed in 2005 in Tokyo with Ushiro Ryuta, Hayashi Yasutaka, Ellie, Okada Masataka, Inaoka Motomu and Mizuno Toshinori and all in their twenties at the time. Responding instinctively to the “real” of their times, Chim↑Pom has continuously released works that fully intervene in contemporary society with strong social messages.
Using video as a primary discipline, their expressions freely cross over a range of media from installation to performance. While based in Tokyo, they develop their activities globally in exhibitions and projects in various countries.
More recently, they have expanded their activities further to include the direction of art magazines, and exhibition curation. Japanese-language publications 'Naze Hiroshima No Sora Wo PIKA! To Saseteha Ikenainoka' [Why Can’t We Make the Sky of Hiroshima “PIKA!”?] (co-edited with Abe Kenichi, Tokyo: MUJIN-TO Production, 2009), Chim↑Pom (Tokyo: Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 2010), and Geijutsu Jikkohan [Art as Action] (Tokyo: Asahi Press, 2012) are now available. (Mujin-to production, Tokyo)

Mujin-to Production