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Production SponsorshipFondation d'entreprise Martell X CIAP VassivièresResidency from 22/05/2023 to 01/06/2023Virgile Ittah et Kai Yoda

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Virgile Ittah and Kai Yoda will present their projet “Win” on Wednesday May 31st  2023 at 6.30pm, Ateliers du Faire.
Free entrance, upon reservation.

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Ittah Yoda is a duo composed of Virgile Ittah and Kai Yoda. They joined the Foundation at the end of May to create Win, a series of blown glass pieces containing phytoplankton-infused liquid that will change color throughout the exhibition, shifting from green to pink as it matures. Some of the sculptures in the Win series will include an olfactory artwork called “Lascaux”* that will be used as a diffuser in the exhibition space. This production will be part of their personal installation called Never the same Ocean. The artists advocate for the concept of a “symbiocene”, a post Anthropocene world governed by mutually beneficial, harmonious, and sustainable relationships between all beings, both living and digital.

This work will be presented as part of the Wild Diplomacy exhibition at CIAP Vassivière in June 2023.

For this project, Ittah Yoda has also recieved support from The Fondation des artistes.
*The olfactory artwork “Lascaux” was developed in collaboration with perfumer David Chieze for Mark Buxton studio & Luzi.

Ittah Yoda is a duo composed of Virgile Ittah and Kai Yoda, based between Paris, Berlin and Tokyo.
Kai Yoda and Virgile both attended the Royal College of Arts in London. Kai Yoda initially studied environmental information at the prestigious KEIO University in Tokyo, before pursuing photography and moving image studies at the Royal College of Arts in London in 2011 where he met Virgil Ittah who specialized in sculpture. The duo formed following their graduation from the Royal College of Arts in 2013.

Ittah Yoda joined the Galerie Poggi in January 2022, and opens its first solo exhibition at the gallery in Spring 2023, alongside several group and solo exhibitions at the Centre Culturel Jean Cocteau in Les Lilas (FR), the Musée des Beaux Arts d’Angers (FR) and the Centre International d’Art et du Paysage (FR).

Ittah Yoda has already had numerous exhibitions, including Paris + by Art Basel, Paris (FR), the Armory Show, New York (US), the Palais Augmenté, Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris (FR), the Biennale de Nice, Le 109, Nice (FR), the Rencontres d’Arles, Arles (FR), Poush Manifesto, Paris (FR), Sprout Curation, Tokyo (JP), etc.