Artist

Last Update : November 17, 2016

Profile

1972
Born in Mito, Japan.
1992-97
Tokyo Zokei University
1998-99
MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths' College, London
2000-02
MA Sculpture, City & Guilds Art School, London
 
Lives in London.

AWARD

2003-04
Crafts Council Development Award
2008
Arts Foundation Fellowship

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2001
Michael Janssen Gallery, Köln
2002
Corvi-Mora, London
2003
Leo Koenig Inc., New York
2004
"Lucy and Simba", Corvi-Mora, London
2008
"Friends", Corvi-Mora, London
2010
SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK
2011
Museo Marino Marini, Florence
2013
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
2014
CAPC Contemporary Art Museum of Bordeaux, Bordeaux
2016
Museo de la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, Mexico City
Centro Roberto Garza Sada (CRGS), Universidad de Monterrey, San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, México

Selected Group Exhibitions

1996
"Garden", Harajuku P.A.P Factory, Tokyo
1999
"Japan Centre: Art Vision", Dinonis Road, London
2000
"Juicy", MA Show, Goldsmiths' College, London
"New Contemporaries 2000", Milton Keynes Gallery touring to Cornerhouse, Manchester and Inverleith House, Edinburgh
"The Songs I Like", Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne
"Shadow of Glamour", One in the Other, London
2001
"Jam: Tokyo-London", Barbican Gallery, London; Tokyo Opera Art Gallery, Tokyo
2002
"The Galleries Show: Contemporary Art in London", The Royal Academy of Arts, London
2003
"The Square Show", Bloomberg Space, London
"Bad Touch", Keith Talent Gallery, London
2004
"A New Christmas Crib", St Martin-in-the-Fields, London
"If You Go Down To The Woods Today", Rockwell, London
"Now is Good. (ne travaillez jamais)", Northern Gallery for Contemporary Arts, Sunderland
2005
"First We Take Museums", Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (cat)
"Wunderkammer: The Artificial Kingdom", The Collection, Usher Gallery & City and County Museum, Lincoln, UK
2006
"Personne ne Veut Mourir", Arquebuse, Geneva
"The Youth of Today", Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt (cat)
2008
"20", Dazed and Confused Gallery, London
"Legende", Centre d’ Art Contemporain, Charamande, France
"Attention to Detail", FLAG Art Foundation, New York (curated by Chuck Close)
2009
"Le sort probable de l'homme qui avait avalé le fantome", Centre des Monuments Nationaux in partnership with the Festival du Centre Pompidou, Paris
2010
"BigMinis", CAPC Musée d'art Contemporain, Bordeaux
"Jerwood Contemporary Makers", Jerwood Space, London
2013
"Postwar Sculpture: Focus on Material", The National Museum of Art, Osaka
2015
"Sculpture in the city 2015", London

Publications

2007
Judith Collins, "Sculpture Today", Phaidon, p.391
2008
Alexis Vaillant, "Legende", Sternberg Press, Berlin
2009
"Le Nouveau Festival", Centre Pompidou, Paris