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UNITED BROTHERS is a collaboration between Ei Arakawa and his brother Tomoo Arakawa. Ei Arakawa (b. 1977, Japan) holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York (2004), participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program (2005), and completed his MFA at Bard College (2006). His work has been exhibited extensively, including at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012), Tate Modern, London (2012), Galerie Neu, Berlin (2010), and SculptureCenter, New York (2009). With Tomoo Arakawa, the brothers create projects that investigate their birthplace of Fukushima, Japan, looking at its present and past in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster of 2011. The brothers also run and participate in the traveling collective gallery Green Tea Gallery.