Kyoco Taniyama


About Border

Video-Installation, 2021

In 2018 Kyoco Taniyama was doing a walk around the former Berlin wall and took photos on the way. With her intervention under Bösebrücke she now brought these images back to where the wall used to be. In the video installation “About border” she showed a video where she erased these photos until turning totally white.


*Japan, live and work in Berlin/Tokyo
Kyoco Taniyama is creating site-specific multimedia installations based on the research of the local historic identity. She is attempting to celebrate life, humanity, and our environment through her works.
After The Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011, her activities has been grown into integrated works between site-specific installation with research-based art-project, and she has been focused on daily life, location, local identity, and humanity moreover.

"Through the COVID-19 pandemic all over the world, we became aware that human economical activities have broken a sustainable harmonious environment seriously continuously last decades. We ought to have had the sense of “humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life” potentially. (by Edward O. Wilson, Biophilia, 1986)
Where are human beings heading to now? What the near future life will be like? How can we heal our environment? The pandemic gave me a big impact. I found a new keyword “Biophilic Future” for developing my further works that merge my practice, real daily life, and healthy environments. Also, this word will be the principal axis of my daily life." Kyoco Taniyama

Exhibitions (Selection):
- “Stone will flow, leaves will sink” ( solo, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2018)
-“Why is that view so interesting” (solo, Fuchu Art Museum, Performance Art Project No. 68, Tokyo, 2016)
- “Tea Talks” (solo, Bradwolff Projects, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2016)
- “Rainy Alley” / “I’m here” (Setouchi International Art Festival, Kagawa, 2010/2013) and others.

Scholarships (Selection):
- Fellowship Asian Cultural Council in 2012-2013 New York, US,
- Overseas Study Program for Artists Fellow, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in 2018-2019
[Bild: Kyoco Taniyama Ort]


18. September 2021

About border

Video Installation

52°33'16.27"N 13°23'56.38"E
52.554519, 13.398994

Under the Bösebrücke and the end of Norwegerstraße
S-Bahn Bornholmer Straße
2min by walk