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Naho KAWABE Solo Exhibition, The Children of Icarus
3/11 (Sat.) - 4/9 (Sun.), 2017
Opening Reception : 3/10 (Fri.) 6-9pm

*We are open on Monday 5-11pm, Thursday to Saturday 12-7pm, and Sunday 12-6pm during the exhibition.
*Opening reception is from 6pm to 9pm on Friday, March 10th, a day before the first day of the exhibition and the artist will be present.


installation view (photo by Kenichi Amano)

Tokyo, Japan - WAITINGROOM is pleased to announce Naho KAWABE Solo Exhibition, The Children of Icarus, from March 11th to April 9th, 2017 (opening reception is on March 10th) and it is the first time to present the artist’s solo exhibition at our gallery. KAWABE lives and works both in Japan and Germany and it is the first time to show her work in three years in Japan. She creates video, mixed media sculpture, and installation work in the theme of transforming the materials into something else. In this exhibition, KAWABE puts her starting point into the issues surround the nuclear energy and radioactive substance in this society of the current times, while thinking of the time axis far outside the human capability of perception, and showcases all brand new works of installation pieces composed of light and shadow, drawings made out of charcoal, photography, paper cut sculptures and many more.

Left: Metasequoia, 2017, C-Print, 30 x 45 cm
Middle: Solaris, 2017, C-Print, 30 x 45 cm
Right: The Black Cloud, 2017, mixed media installation, 200 x 30 x 40 cm
(Photo shooting in cooperation with Fabian Hammerl)

About the artist, Naho KAWABE
Born in 1976 in Fukuoka, currently lives and works in Germany and Japan. She graduated from Musashino Art University in 1999 and University of Fine Arts of Hamburg with MFA degree in 2006. Her recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition “delikatelinien” (Ermekeilkaserne, Bonn, Germany, 2016), group exhibition “The Material of Memory” (Frise, Hamburg, Germany, 2016), “Lifestyle” (Westwerk, Hamburg, German, 2016), group exhibition, ”IN SEARCH OF CRITICAL IMAGINATION” (Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, 2014), solo exhibition “piece, piece (with Jane Brucker)” (Port Gallery T, Osaka, 2014), solo exhibition “Observer Effect” (Galerie du Tableau, Marseille, France, 2013), solo exhibition “Shiseido Art Egg / Open Secret” (Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, 2011) and many others both in Japan and abroad.

More about the exhibition is coming soon...

Left and Right: Continent of Africa, 2015, paper, pin, 140 x 100 mm

Naho KAWABE artist page

1976 Born in Fukuoka, Japan
Currently works in Japan and Hamburg, Germany.

EDUCATION

2006 University of Fine Arts of Hamburg, Diploma
1999 Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Bachelor

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
delikatelinien, Ermekeilkaserne, Bonn, Germany

2014
piece, piece (with Jane Brucker), Port Gallery T, Osaka, Japan

2013
Observer Effect, Wassermühle Trittau, Germany
Observer Effect, Galerie du Tableau, Marseille, France
relation, unscharf, STORE contemporary, Dresden, Germany

2012
Blüthenstaub, Port Gallery T, Osaka, Japan

2011
Open Secret, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2010
Most things happen in the interval, Port Gallery T, Osaka, Japan

2009
StipendiatenArt (with Anne Rinn), Johann-Friedrich-Danneil-Museum, Salzwedel, Germany

2005
Helgoland, Gallery IAF SHOP*, Fukuoka, Japan

2004
dem Anschein nach, Einstellungsraum e.V., Hamburg, Germany

Left: Solo Exhibition, Bluthenstaub, installation view, 2012 (Venue: Port Gallery T, Photo by Kenichi Amano)
Right: Shiseido Art Egg, Solo Exhibition, Open Secret, installation view, 2011 (Venue: Shiseido Gallery, Photo by Ken Kato)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
QMAC Collection Exhibition ON THE WALL, Operation Table, Fukuoka, Japan
LIFESTYLES - KUNST aus FUKUOKA, JAPAN -, WESTWERK, Hamburg, Germany
Grenzenlos - Himmlische Perspektiven, Schlosskirche, Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany
The Material of Memory, Frise, Hamburg, Germany
ort-m migration memory, Frappant, Hamburg, Germany

2015
Von Wörtern und Räumen, Galerie im Marstahll, Ahrensburg, Germany
Sudden Change of Idea, Union Art Museum, Wuhan, China
presente - Interchange & Commentary III, Frappant, Hamburg, Germany

2014
IN SEARCH OF CRITICAL IMAGINATION, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Notausgang am Horizont, 8. Kunstfrühling, Bremen, Germany
How Modular Is Now?, Künstlerhaus Sootbörn, Hamburg, Germany
Can I ask you personal question?, Sichuan University Art Gallery, Chengdu, China
Bien Merci, Galerie Le Couer, Cologne, Germany

2013
… und Hamburg, was glaubst Du? Kunsthaus, Hamburg, Germany
ONE YEAR, Galerie Marstall, Ahrensburg, Germany

2012
boesner art award 2012, Märkisches Museum, Witten, Germany
Moving Surface, Künstlerforum, Bonn, Germany
Video Violence, Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany
Out of Space, Gallery SUZUKI, Kyoto, Japan
Toi, Port Gallery T, Osaka, Japan

2011
Archive und Geschichte(n), Hamburger Kunsthalle/Galerie der Gegenwart, Germany
JCE: Jeune Création Européenne, with The Bee to Bee Net, Paris and other cities in Europe
INDEX 11, Hamburg, Germany

2010
Versus Whiteout, with The Bee to Bee Net, Kunsthaus, Hamburg, Germany
come into sight, Port Gallery T, Osaka, Japan

2009
The Bee to Bee Net, Künstlerhaus Sootbörn, Hamburg, Germany
Twinism. 20 years partnercity Hamburg/Osaka, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany / AD&A Gallery, Osaka, Japan

2008
The Bee to Bee Net meets hulahoop, Gallery hulahoop, Hong Kong
Einlandung, Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus Schloss Plüschow, Germany
Wir nennen es Hamburg, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany

2007
Lebe wohl. Suizidalität, Kunst und Gesellschaft, Kunsthaus, Hamburg, Germany
INDEX 07, Hamburg, Germany

2006
Migration Addict, Sculpture squer, Singapore
Joint the dots, Ben Kaufmann Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Plattform#3, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany

2005
Wintergarden, Raboisen, Hamburg, Germany
Migration Addict, Warehouse, Shanghai, China

2003
Sweet Tune, Hotel Stadt Altona, Hamburg, Germany

2000
KROM, Setagaya Museum Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1998
World Wide Network Art, Asahi Super Dry Hall, Tokyo, Japan

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2013 Nomura Foundation Fellowship
2012 Wassermühle Trittau, Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Stormarn
2012 boesner art award 2012, Jury's Special Award
2011 Shiseido Art Egg Award 05
2009 Japanese Government Overseas Study Programme for Artists
2008 Hamburger Arbeitsstipendium für bildende Kunst
2008 Atelierstipendium der Stadt Salzwedel, Sachsen-Anhalt
2006 Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus Schloss Plüschow
2005 Leistungsstipendium für Ausländische Studenten
2001 DAAD

Left: Nachts, 2016, mixed media installation, size variable, installation view (Venue: Ermekeilkaserne, Bonn)
Right: Optiker, 2014, mixed media installation, size variable, installation view (Venue: Fukuoka Art Museum, Group Exhibition, IN SEARCH OF CRITICAL IMAGINATION, photo: Shintaro YAMANAKA)

FESTIVALS AND VIDEO SCREENINGS

2015
Performance, Artville/Dockvillefestival, Hamburg, Germany
Transit. Über Medialität und Bewegung (kuratiert von Elke Kania), Via Pietro Garzoni 5, Venedig, Italy

2013
Schwanken und Verschwinden (kuratiert von Ludwig Seyfarth), Via Pietro Garzoni 5, Venedig, Italy
MEDIA MATTERS (kuratiert von Elke Kania) Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

2011
Online-Performance-Session, FOLD Gallery, London

2010
Kongress für Anders, medibüro, Michaelis-Krankenhaus, Hamburg, Germany

2007
loop pool, Lounge for shortfilms, Oberhausen, Germany

2005
Berliner Kunstsalon with The Bee to Bee Net, Berlin, Germany
Juan Media Festival, Inchon, Korea

2004
Stand der Dinge, Metropolis Kino, Hamburg, Germany

2003
International Short Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany

2000
Mukojima EXPO, Tokyo, Japan

PUBLICATIONS

DELIKATELINIEN, 2016, Germany
Observer Effect, 2012,
Revolver Publishing, Germany

CATALOGUES AND BROCHURES

Von Wörtern und Räumen, Oct.4th 2015, Stiftungen der Sparkasse Holstein, Germany
Kunst Frühling 2014,
May 16th, 2014, BBK Bremen e.V., Germany
IN SEARCH OF CRITICAL IMAGINATION,
Feb. 10th 2014, Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan
BOESNER ART AWARD 2012,
2013, boesner GmbH holdings + innovations, Germany
Moving Surface, 2012,
ML Moving locations e.V., Germany
Shiseido art egg vol.5,
May 25th, 2011, SHISEIDO, Japan
INDEX 11,
Nov. 2nd, 2011, Index, Germany
EXTRA 3,
May 11th, 2010, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany
The BeetoBee.Net,
2010, The Bee to Bee Net, Germany
TWINISM,
2009, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany
WIRNENNEMES Hamburg,
Oct. 11th, 2008, Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany
28. Hamburg Arbeitsstipendium für bildende Kunst 2008,
2008, Hamburg City, Germany
index 2007,
Dec. 6th, 2007, Index, Germany
EINLANDUNG,
2007, Förderkreis Schloss Plüschow e.V., Germany
VierTakter + X,
2005, EINSTELLUNGSRAUM e.V., Germany

ARTICLES

Chr. zu Mecklenburg, Schweben und Schwingen, General-Anzeiger, June 1st, 2016
Hayo Schiff, Geschichten von Geschichte, TAZ, March 5th, 2016
Cem Akalin, Kunst und die Absurdität von Grenzen, General-Anzeiger, Jan. 15th, 2016
Jens Asthoff, Von Wörtern und Räumen, KUNSTFORUM INTERNATIONAL, No. 237, Dec. 2015-Jan. 2016, Dec. 2015, p314
Akiko Sakamoto, IN SEARCH OF CRITICAL IMAGINATION, Rumor Project, artscape, Jan. 15th, http://artscape.jp/report/curator/10095396_1634.html
Yoko Minami, Gullible Uncertain Things , Nishi Nihon Newspaper, Feb. 3rd, 2014
Hayo Heye, Wo Kunst Entsteht, March 22nd, 2013, p36, Revolver Publishing
boesner art award 2012, KUNST & material (boesner), Jan/Feb 2013, Jan. 2013
Patrick Niemeier, Beobachter-Effect” mit Blick von außen, Stormarner Tageblatt, April 2nd, 2013
Laura Treskatis, Trittau inspiriert zu Neuem, Hamburger Abendblatt, July 19th, 2012
Bettina Albrot, Kluger Kamerablick auf das Schöne, Lübecker Nachrichten, July 19th, 2012
Patrick Niemeier, Ein Jahr voller Möglichkeiten für die neue Stipendiaten in Trittau, Stormarner Tageblatt, July 19th, 2012
Shigeru Takashima, A strong and ephemeral question thrown by the ligh, Peeler, Jan. 2012, http://www.peeler.jp/review/1201osaka/
Ursula Meyer-Rogge, Metamorphosen Künstlerinnen in Hamburg, Dölling und Gallwitz Verlag, 2011, p209-216
Karin Schulze, Naho Kawabe, MONOPOL, July 2009, July 2009, p23
Aomi Okabe, Jumping Suicside, Bijutsu no Mado, No. 297, May 2008, p37, Seikatsuno Tomo
Belinda Grace Gardner, Lebe wohl, DIE WELT, Nov. 1st, 2007

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Hamburger Kunsthalle
Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Stormarn
Sichuan University Art Gallery


ARTIST WEBSITE
http://www.nahokawabe.net

 

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<Exhibition Overview>
Exhibition Title : The Children of Icarus
Artist : Naho KAWABE
Duration: 3/11 (Sat.) - 4/9 (Sun.), 2016

Opening Reception: 3/10 (Fri.) 6-9pm
Hours: Mon. 5-11pm, Thur.-Sat. 12-7pm, Sun. 12-6pm
Closed: Tue., Wed, and National Holidays
Venue: WAITINGROOM
Address: Shibuya Hyacca Bldg. 3F 4B&4D, 2-8-11 Ebisu-Nishi, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo 150-0021
Tel/ Fax: +81-3-3476-1010

Inquiry: info@waitingroom.jp (Director: Tomoko Ashikawa)

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