Midori Mitamura

三田村 光土里

My site-specific project "Art & Breakfast" is a combination of art installations and participatory events of breakfast with visitors whilst staying in an art space. Living in each town, I develop ideas, collect materials and fill up space with numerous improvised installations through fieldworks. The title that hints at B&B (Bed & Breakfast). Breakfast meetings are hosted for visitors in the exhibition space.

This art project has been taking place around the world since 2006.
Stockholm(SE), Tokyo(JP), Berlin(DE), Melbourne(AU), Vienna (AT), Belfast(UK), Nagoya(JP), Wiesbaden(DE), Folkestone(UK) , Gran Canaria(ES), Ibaraki(JP)

The ideas I come up with on journeys are transformed into diverse presentations to explore common understandings of human life beyond cultural differences and any border. Interpersonal communication with local people gives me important questions concerning the society, culture, history and various issues. Responding to those subjects, every day I create a series of improvised installations using materials such as furniture, toys, interior and junk I find around town. My critical point of view towards various issues such as daily life, societies, cultures, politics, and histories are reflected into installations. Each item is telling narratives together with my inspirational phrases and then they illustrate specific themes I developed while staying. The objects in the space will allow visitors to imagine a story for each item like picture book illustrations. The project always takes place breakfast meetings with visitors in the space.

Breakfast particularly reflects our culture and tradition. The aim of this event is to get people closer to art through intimate personal connections using breakfast as a catalyst. Meeting and getting to know people over breakfast is an intimate experience.

Expanding from previous projects, I launched "Art & Breakfast Day" in 2014. Each art studio and space all over the world individually held breakfast events on the same day. Artists and visitors share breakfast as well as art presentations and practices at various art scenes around the world beyond any borders. That brings fresh communication /connections that are not like usual art exhibitions, and prompt artists to do an experimental practice freely.

Artists and art scenes are free from any confrontation, discrimination, and conflicts. Art is a place in which people are able to be involved, not only looking at artworks. This exhibition framework makes for an intimate exchange, whereby atmosphere, open-ended possible narratives and a kind of everyday mise-en-scene are built and shared between artist and visitors.

Exhibition "Japan Unlimited"  2019
"Art & Breakfast Japan Unlimited" Curated by Marcello Farabegoli
Q21 Freiraum, Museums Quartier, Vienna 
Solo Exhibition  "Art & Breakfast Melbourne"
Monash University Museum of Art  , Melbourne, Australia

“Now is the time to know its heaviness”


Art & Breakfast Melbourne 2011
Solo Exhibition  "Art & Breakfast Belfast"  2014
Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Northern Island / UK

"The men who feel their own values when they blame someone”


“The man who is blamed by people  who had never been troubled by him”


“The people who had been pretending fools and finally they became fools”


Midori Mitamura
Art & Breakfast Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2017

Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno - CAAM
Art & Breakfast Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2017
Art & Breakfast Folkestone 2017
The Metropole Gallery
Exhibition Leaving Language - In A Japanese Limousine -
The collateral programme of The Folkestone Triennial 2017
Art & Breakfast Folkestone 2017
Solo exhibition
Art & Breakfast Wiesbaden,  2016
Kunstverein Bellevue-Saal 
Wiesbaden, Germany
Art & Breakfast Wiesbaden 2016
Exhibition Over the Rainbow
Art & Breakfast Fuchu,Tokyo 2012
Fuchu Municipal Museum , Tokyo 
music: gO(eje)
Art & Breakfast Tokyo, Fuchu 2012
[Art & Breakfast とは]
語源は朝食付き簡易宿泊施設 B&B (Bed & Breakfast)
滞在制作プロジェクト「Art & Breakfast」は2006 年のストックホルムで始まり、これまでに東京、名古屋、茨城、ベルリン、メルボルン、ウィーン、ベルファスト、フォークストン、グランカナリアなど、世界各国で開催されてきました。このプロジェクトは、私がその国の朝食を作り、人々と朝食をともにする行為から始まります。

これまでのプロジェクトから発展させ、2014年より新たに、「Art & Breakfast Day」を立ち上げました。