Born in Tokyo, live and work in Yokohama
1992 Completed the Postgraduate Course of Tokyo University of the Arts (M.F.A.)
1990 Graduated from the Faculty of Painting in Tokyo University of the Arts (B.F.A.)
Selected Solo Exhibition
2009 "Induction ⇄ Deduction" City Museum in Sturovo, Slovakia
2008 "anti-dualism" TOKI Art Space, Tokyo
2006 "re-dis-position" Bumpodo Gallery, Tokyo
2005 "McGuffin on a map" Vaasa City Library, Vaasa, Finland
2003 "Untitled Exhibition" Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, The Netherlands
2001 "FLASH-21 century vol.4" TOKI Art Space, Tokyo
2000 "ART-ING TOKYO 2000" Gallery K, Tokyo
Selected Group Exhibition
2009 "echo" Bumpodo Gallery, Tokyo
2008 "Who's Next" Museum at Tamada Projects, Tokyo
2007 "DOMANI-The Art of Tomorrow 2007" Sompo-Japan Museum of Art, Tokyo
2005 "FALL" Projectraum Künstlerhaus, Worpswede, Germany
2002 "Art scholarship 2001 Exhibition" exhibit LIVE, Tokyo
"A Perfect Day for Sky-fish" Bumpodo Gallery, Tokyo
2001 "01 collection" Bumpodo Gallery, Tokyo
2000 "ASOBIJYUTSU" Seibu Gallery, Tokyo
1999 "VOCA - The Vision of Contemporary Art" The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
Grant / Artist-In-Residence
2015 Riddergade AIR, Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark (2 months)
2012 The Guesthouse Residency Programme, Cork, Ireland (1 month)
2009 Bridge Guard Residential Art / Science Centre, Štúrovo, Slovakia (3 months)
2005 Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, Germany (6 months)
Ateljé Stundars, Solf, Finland (4 months)
2003-04 Foundation Kaus Austraris, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (12 months)
2002-04 Work in The Netherlands, with Overseas Programme for Artists,
by The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan
2018 Guest lecturer, Yokohama University of Art and Design
2017 Guest lecturer, Yokohama University of Art and Design
2017 Guest lecturer, Kyoto University of Art and Design, MA Course
I was born in downtown Tokyo in1967. My family moved around several places in my
childhood. I grown up mainly in the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan.
After the Art course in the high school, I returned to the capital to study at Tokyo
University of the Arts (painting department). I studied there for 6 years, and got
a Bachelor's and Master's degree of Fine Arts.
During my 20's, I concerned with various technical jobs such as wall painting for
shop, scene-painting for photographing, Architects' models, stage setting in TV
station, and so on. In those days, I traveled twice in Asian countries (mainly India)
for a year in total. I think those trips have influenced on my life significantly.
From 2002, I stayed in The Netherlands for two years as a researcher of the Agency
for Cultural Affairs. Subsequently, I participated several A-I-R programes in Europe.
Going and returning between the East and West suggested me new perspectives.
Currently, I live in Yokohama (south neighbor of Tokyo) and create works that takes
up mapping, monument, geography, memory, history, belief, etc... as its subject.