Artists

Profile

2018
Kyoto Cultural Award 2018
2008
Jury's Prize of ROPPONGI CROSSING 2007

Associate Professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design, Director of SANDWICH
2006
"Art Scope 2005-2006,” DaimlerChrysler Foundation in Japan, residency in Berlin
Kyoto Cultural award 2006, Kyoto, Japan
2005
The Japan-United States Arts Program, Asian Cultural Council, residency in New York
Grant of the city of Kyoto
2004
Sakuya Kono Hana Prize (Art), Osaka, Japan
2003
Kyoto City University of Arts, Ph.D. Fine Art Sculpture
Selected Artists in Kyoto 2003, Highest Award, Japan
Kirin Art Award 2003, Encouragement Prize, Japan
2000
Kyoto City University of Arts, M.A. Fine Art Sculpture
1998
Kyoto City University of Arts, B.A. Fine Art Sculpture
Royal College of Art, Sculpture course, Exchange program
1975
Born in Osaka, Japan

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021
“Metamorphosis Garden,” GINZA SIX, Tokyo, Japan
2020
"Oracle," GYRE GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
"Special exhibition for 100th anniversary of its enthronement of Meiji Jingu," Meiji Jingu, Tokyo, Japan
2019
"Foam," 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
2018
"Biomatrix," SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
"THRONE," Musee di Louvre (Pyramid), Paris, France
2017
"ESPUMA," JAPAN HOUSE São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
2016
"Kotei," Shinshoji Zen Museum and Gardens, Hiroshima, Japan
2015
"FORCE," SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
2013
“KOHEI NAWA | SANDWICH-CREATIVE PLATFORMFOR CONTEMPORARY ART,” EYE OF GYRE, Tokyo, Japan
"Kohei NawaーSCULPTURE GARDEN," Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan
2011
"SYNTHESIS," The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2010
“Synthesis," SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
2009
“Cell," Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany
“L_B_S," Maison Hermes, Tokyo, Japan
“Transcode,“ Gallery NOMART, Osaka, Japan
2008
The poetry of bizarreMiro Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
"PixCell," PEKIN FINE ARTS, Beijing, China
“TORSO," Nomart Edition/Project Space, Osaka, Japan
2007
“PixCell," ierimonti gallery, Milan, Italy
2006
"GUSH," SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
“AIR," Nomart Edition / Project Space, Osaka, Japan
2005
Show window art direction, Maison Hermes, Tokyo, Japan
"Drawings," studio J, Osaka, Japan
2004
"0409 science fiction," INAX GALLERY 2, Tokyo, Japan
"Catalyst," Nomart Edition/Project Space, Osaka, Japan
2003
"PixCell," Nomart Edition/Project Space, Osaka, Japan
"PixCell," Studio J, Osaka, Japan
"CELL-osmosis," UPLINK GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
2002
"CELL," Nomart Edition / Project Space, Osaka, Japan
“Kyoto Art Map, NAWA Kohei,” Gallery Maronie, Kyoto, Japan
2001
Art Synapse, "NAWA Kohei," Gallery Maronie, Kyoto, Japan
2000
"ANIMAZUMO," Gallery SOWAKA, Kyoto, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021
“Next World – Taguchi Art Collection x Iwaki City Art Museum,” Iwaki City Art Museum, Fukushima, Japan
“Kiinseido,” Meiji Jingu, Tokyo, Japan
2020
“SCAI 30th Anniversary Exhibition,” SCAI PARK, Tokyo, Japan
“250 Years of Kyoto Art Masterpieces,” Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
“Meiji Jingu Forest Festival of Art: Tenkukaikatsu,” Meiji Jingu, Tokyo, Japan
“Animals in Art,” ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark
2019
"Reborn- Art Festival 2019," Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan
"Throughout Time: The Sense of Beauty," Nijo-jo Castle, Kyoto, Japan
"Weavers of Worlds - A Century of Flux in Japanese Modern / Contemporary Art -," Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
“Globe as a Palette ; Contemporary Art from The Taguchi Art Collection,” Sapporo Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan “Takahashi Collection,” Tsuruoka Art Forum, Yamagata, Japan
 "The Life of Animals in Japanese Art," The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA


"Conversations: Contemporary Asian Art,” Hermitage Museum & Gardens, Norfol , USA

2018
"PIXCELL-DEER," Musee de chasse et de la nature, Paris, France
"Exposition FUKAMI," Hotel Salmon de Rothchild, Paris, France
2017
“GLOBAL NEW ART: The Essence of the Taguchi Art Collection,” The Woodone Museum of Art, Hiroshima, Japan
“Japanorama: New Vision on Art since 1970,” Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
“Reborn-Art Festival 2017,” Ishinomaki City, Miyagi, Japan
“TAKAHASHI COLLECTION Mindfulness 2017,” Yamagata Museum of Art, Yamagata, Japan
2016
“Setouchi Triennale 2016 : Inujima Art House Project,” F-Art House, Okayama, Japan
“Aichi Triennale 2016 : The column project, Trans-dimensional Photos: Images in the Future Tense,” Aichi, Japan
“New Sensorium - Exiting from Failures of Modernization -,” ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
”400th anniversary of the Rinpa School -DNA of Rinpa- Investigating the aesthetic codes of Rinpa in the modern and contemporary era,”Kyoto municipal museum of art, Kyoto, Japan
2015
“COSMOS / INTIME - La collection Takahashi,” La Maison de la Culture du Japon a Paris, Paris, France
”400th anniversary of the Rinpa School -Hosomi collection and contemporary artists in Kyoto,” Hosomi Museum, Kyoto, Japan
“TAKAHASHI COLLECTION : Mirror Neuron,” Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“Taguchi Hiroshi Art Collection: A Walk around the Contemporary Art World after Paradigm Shift,” The Museum of Fine Art, Gifu, Japan
“Prudential Eye Awards,” ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
2014
“mission [SPACExART] – beyond cosmologies,” The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
“M Home: Living in Space RedStar,” Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
“THE MIRROR - Hold the Mirror up to nature - ,” Nagoya Chamber of Commerce & Industry Hall, Tokyo, Japan
“Beyond and Between,” Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
“Appetizing Art: When Art Meets Food,” Yokosuka Museum of Art, Kanazawa, Japan
“Visual Deception II: Into the Future,” Bunkamura The Museum, Tokyo, Japan
“Trade fiscal 2014 museum in Wa~ao!! exciting Art Craft Exhibition,” Urasoe Museum, Okinawa, Japan
“ULTRAANTEROOM EXHIBITION,” HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO, Kyoto, Japan
“Making Links: 25 years,” SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
2013
AICHI Triennale 2013, Aichi, Japan
“Inujima Art House Project,” F-Art House, Okayama, Japan
“KOHEI NAWA | SANDWICH,” EYE OF GYRE, Tokyo, Japan
2012
”Parallel Japanese Worlds,” A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu, China
2011
“Beyond,” SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
“GRASSTRESS 2011,” Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice, Italy
“Bye Bye Kitty,” Japan Society, New York, USA
2010
“Living in Evolution,” Busan Biennale 2010, Busan, South Korea
“Great New Wave : Contemporary Art from Japan,” Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
“Franks-Suss Collection,” Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
“14th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh 2010,” Dhaka, Bangladesh
“Trans–Cool TOKYO - Contemporary Japanese Art from MOT Collection,” Bangkok Art Culture, Center, Bangkok, Thailand
“CITY2.0,” EYE OF GYRE, Tokyo, Japan
2009
6th Asia Pacific Triennale, Brisbane, Australia
“VOCA 2009,” The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
“Animamix Biennial-Visial Attract and Attack,” Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
“Neoteny Japan, Takahashi Collection,” The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
“From Home to the Museum:Tanaka Tsuneko Collection,” The Museum of Modern Art Wakayama, Wakayama, Japan
2008
“Great New Wave: Contemporary Art from Japan,” Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
“Parallel World,” Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2007
"ArtScope 2005-2006,” Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
“Roppongi Crossing 2007,” Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2006
“Hydridity:The Evolution of Spaces and Spaces in 21st Century Art,” 21c Museum, Kentucky, USA
“Art Scope 2005-2006,” Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan
“Let's Go to the Museum! Enjoying Modern Art with Dick Bruna,” Hara Museum ARC, Gunma, Japan
“Banquet: A Feast for the Senses,” Pacific Asia Museum, California, USA
“Rendez-vous project exhibition,” Spiral, Tokyo, Japan
“Amuseland 2007 Beautiful Dreamer,” Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido, Japan
2005
“Diverse Ways of Happiness,” Japan Art Program Exhibition, EXPO 2005 AICHI, Aichi, Japan
“Visualize-The history and the futurescape of visual media,” Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
“ISCP open weekend,” ISCP studio, New York, USA
“Nimbi and Penumbrae,” D.U.M.B.O. Arts Center, New York, USA
"Valencia Biennal - Agua sin ti no soy,” Valencia, Spain
2004
“WINTER SHOW,” SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
"OSAKA ・ ART - KALEIDOSCOPE, OSAKA 04," CASO, Osaka, Japan
“Hi-energy field,” KPO KIRIN PLAZA, Osaka, Japan
“Cafe in Mito 2004,” Art Tower Mito - Contemporary art gallery, Ibaraki, Japan
“Hi-energy field,” Tamada Projects Art Space, Tokyo, Japan
“Have We Met?,” Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo, Japan
2003
“Selected Artists in Kyoto,” Kyoto Cultural Museum, Kyoto (Grand Prix), Japan
“Trans -,” Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan
“KIRIN ART AWARD 2003 Osaka,” KPO KIRIN PLAZA, Osaka, Japan
2002
“Art in CASO,” CASO, Osaka, Japan
2001
“Image and Materiality,” Nomart Edition / Project Space, Osaka, Japan
“Saw You – boomerang art project,” GAK, Bremen, Germany
"NOMART 01,” CASO, Osaka, Japan
“Boomerang art project Report,” Gallery Sowaka, Kyoto, Japan
2000
“Boomerang art project 2000-2001,” Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan
1999
“OSMOSIS,” Royal College of Art Gulbankian Gallery, London, UK

Public Collection

Takamatsu City Museum, Kagawa, Japan
The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Takenaka Corporation / Entrance Lobby, Tokyo, Japan
CONRAD OSAKA, Osaka, Japan
Ritz Carlton Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Shin-Marunouchi Building, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Midtown, Tokyo, Japan
Toyota Art Collection, Aichi, Japan
Toyosu Front, Tokyo, Japan
ShinPuhKan, Kyoto, Japan
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
National Gallry of Victoria, Melborne, Australia
ART FOUNDATION, Kentucky, USA
ARARIO Sculpture Garden, Cheonan , South Korea
Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
Pigozzi Collection, New York, USA
Franks – Suss Collection, London, UK
Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong

Other

2010
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