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photo:MATSUKAGE Hiroyuki
  • 棚田 康司
  •  ⁄ 
  • TANADA Koji

  • 1968 Born in Akashi, Hyogo, Japan. Lives and works in Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan.
  • 1993 Tokyo Zokei University, BA in Sculptur.
  • 1995 Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, MA in Sculpturee.
  • 2001 Stayed in Berlin under Agency for Cultural Affairs Grant (-2002).
    Award
  • 2010 The 20th Takashimaya Art Award
  • 2005 Special Prize, The 8th Taro Okamoto Memorial Award for Contemporary Art

WORKS

    • almanac torso - March
    • 2015
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    • almanac torso - February
    • 2015
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    • blossoming girl standing on eight-sided forms
    • 2012〜
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    • girl-like torso
    • 2012
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    • desk boy - Sun (right) / - Moon (left)
    • 2015
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    • Takaokami (left) / Kuraokami (right)
    • 2012
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    • rise - boy
    • 2007-2010
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    • springing up boy
    • 2011
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    • girl under the sweet smelling tree
    • 2009-2011
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    • spider's web boy
    • 2008
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    • fortress
    • 2007
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    • a girl who weaves herself
    • 2006
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EXHIBITIONS

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2016
"Bandung Sketches", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
"Nasirun & TANADA Koji  From Koyasan to Borobudur", Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
2013
"Yomi to Kagenmi", Noh Box, Sendai, Miyagi
2012
"Rise", Nerima Art Museum, Tokyo (2013 traveled to Itami City Museum of Art, Hyogo)
2011
"○ & 一", Spiral Garden, Tokyo
"springing up boy", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
2009
"girl tying", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
2008
"Eleven boys, one girl", The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka
2006
"Koji Tanada", void+, Tokyo, Japan
"Koji Tanada", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
2004
"Koji Tanada", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
2000
"Koji Tanada", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
1999
"Domination & Submission", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
1997
"Leisurely toward Affirmation", GalleryαM, Tokyo
1996
Atagoyama Gallery, Tokyo
1994
Gallery MYU, Tokyo
Group Exhibitions
2016
"IMPACTS!", Gallery Ohrin, Ibaraki
2015
"88", FEI ART MUSEUM YOKOHAMA, Kanagawa
"No Museum, No Life? − Art-Museum Encyclopedia to Come From the Collections of the National Museum of Art", The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
"Unveiling Fundamentals in Contemporary Art Through Asia", OHD Museum, Magelang, Indonesia
2014
"IMPACTS!", ZANE BENNETT Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, U.S.A.
"Nostalgia and Fantasy: Imagination and its Origins in Contemporary Art", National Museum of Art, Osaka
2013
"2013 International Exchange Exhibition of Wood Sculpture", Sanyi Wood Sculpture Museum, Sanyi, Taiwan
2012
"ZIPANGU: The Surge of Japanese Contemporary Art", The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Niigata (2013 traveled to Takasaki Museum of Art, Gunma / Hachinohe City Museum of Art, Aomori / Akita Museum of Modern Art, Akita
"The 35th Anniversary of the National Museum of Art, Osaka: Allure of the Collection", National Museum of Art, Osaka
2011
"TDW-ART Elpis -Sky of Hope", Meiji Jungu Gaien Environmental Design Tent, Tokyo
"ZIPANGU -31 spirited artists cutting through new territories of Japanese contemporary art", Takashimaya Nihonbashi, Tokyo (traveling to Takashimaya Osaka, Takashimaya Kyoto)
2010
"SO + ZO", Bunkamura The Museum, Tokyo
"Collection 2", The National Museum of Art, Osaka
"Currents in Japanese Contemporary Wood Sculpture", Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido
2009
"Style & Jaguar", JAGUAR AOYAMA, Tokyo
"Essential Experiences", Museo Regionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Palermo, Italy
"HAIKU -Sculpture 2009", Okinawa Prefectural Arts University Library and Art Museum, Okinawa
"November Steps -Susan Phillipsz & Gallery Artists-", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
2008
"The Artists of the TARO Award 1", Taro Okamoto Museum of Art Kawasaki, Kanagawa
"Off the Rails", Mizuma & One Gallery, Beijing, China
2007
"Sculpture From Stories", Chinretsukan Gallery, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of The Arts, Tokyo
"The Field of Memories -a gap in the fact and fiction", Tokyo Zokei University Yokoyama Memorial Manzu Museum, Tokyo
"Merida, Yucatan, City of Sculpture", Merida, Mexico
2006
"New Work From an Old Studio", Hirakushi Denchu House, Tokyo
"Life", Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki
"DOMANI 2006", Sompo Japan Museum of Art, Tokyo
2005
"YOU or IT"(O JUN x TANADA Koji), Mizuma Action, Tokyo
"Since 1994 -10th Anniversary Exhibition", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
"The 8th Taro Okamoto Memorial Award for Contemporary Art", Taro Okamoto Museum of Art Kawasaki, Kanagawa
2004
"TOKYO STYLE", MILLIKEN Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2003
"Skin Body Communication -Physical", Joshibi Art Museum, Kanagawa
"The Human Body in Contemporary Sculpture", Chinretsukan Gallery, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of The Arts, Tokyo
The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
2002
"Chigasaki Art Now: The Four Rooms -Body's Reality", Chigasaki City Museum of Art, Kanagawa
2001
"Sex and Consumerism: Contemporary Art in Japan", University of Brighton Gallery, Brighton (traveled to: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth / Stanley Picker Gallery, London / Hot Bath Gallery, Bath, U.K.)
"FLAGSHIP 2001 Tour", Exhibition Space, Tokyo
"S(h)iting in the mirror", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
2000
"Materials -Emerging Visions", Masuda Studio, Tokyo
1999
"Destruction and Construction", Chinretsukan Gallery, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of The Arts, Tokyo
"Art Expansion + Sign' 99", Tsukuba Art Museum, Ibaraki
"Materials -Emerging Visions", Masuda Studio, Tokyo
1998
"Young Art International ' 98", Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Lubeck, Germany
"Holy Gift vol.2", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
"Materials -Emerging Visions", Masuda Studio, Tokyo
1997
"Morphe '97 -transmission-", Ohara Center of Tokyo, Tokyo
"Potential of Sculpture", Art Gallery of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo
"Artists Toward Tomorrow, Kanagawa Art Annual '97", Kanagawa Prefecture Gallery, Kanagawa

Public Collection

  • The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of The Arts, Tokyo
  • The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka
  • The National Museum of Art, Osaka
  • Long Museum, Shanghai, China
  • Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa