Artists

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TANADA Koji

1968 Born in Hyogo, Japan


Lives and works in Kanagawa, Japan


 


Education:


1993 Tokyo Zokei University, BFA in sculpture


1995 Tokyo University of the Arts, MFA in Sculpture


2001 Stayed seven months in Berlin with an Agency for Cultural Affairs Grant


2015 Stayed two months in Bandung, Indonesia


Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions:

2017


“O JUN x TANADA Koji: Semegu”, Itami City Museum of Art , Hyogo


 


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

2018


“Contemporary Wood-Carved Netsuke”, The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, Hanoi


 


2017


“Modern Representations of Human Figures – From the Collection of The National Museum of Art, Osaka”, The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka


“Denchu Strut”, Kodaira Hirakushi Denchu Art Museum, Tokyo


“Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum in Clematis no Oka 15th Anniversary: Tree of Life”, Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka


“IMAYŌ – Connecting Past and Present”, The Shoto Museum of Art, Tokyo


 


2016


“IMAYŌ: JAPAN’S NEW TRADITIONISTS”, The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa / Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA


“Rediscovering! Three-Dimentional Art in Japan”, Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi, Gunma (2017 traveled to Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Mie Prefectural Art Museum)


“IMPACTS!”, Gallery Ohrin, Ibaraki


 


2015


“New Work from Old Studio #10”, Chinretsukan Gallery, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of The Arts


“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


“The Friendship Exhibition of Sculpture between Mexico and Japan”, Paseo de Montejo, 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


“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, TokyoThe 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


“13th 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


“12th Materials – Emerging Visions”, Masuda Studio, Tokyo


 


1998


“Young Art International ‘ 98”, Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Lubeck, Germany


“Holy Gift vol.2”, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo


“11th 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


Awards

2010


The 20th Takashimaya Art Award


 


2005


Special Prize, The 8th Taro Okamoto Memorial Award for Contemporary Art


Public Collection

The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of The Arts, Tokyo


Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka


The National Museum of Art, Osaka


Long Museum, Shanghai, China


Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa


Museum of Cotemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo


Itami City Museum of Art , Hyogo


Japan Foundation, Tokyo


Public Art

NTT DoCoMo Kawasaki Building


Publications

2012


Rise (Seigensha Art Publishing, Inc.)


 


2008


Eleven Boys, One Girl (NOHARA Co., Ltd.)