In this large group exhibition, “in the waitingroom”, there will be 24 artists + 5 artist groups curated by the artists who have exhibited at waitingroom before. Each waitingroom artist selected 2 artists whom he/she has some sort of connection and wants to exhibit together.
Friends, seniors/juniors, someone who was in the show together before, known each other through twitter, etc etc… There are wide ranges of the relationship between artists, and their relation sometimes overlaps and connected. In the gallery space, audience will witness the different ways of seeing a world and enjoy extraordinary collaborations among the participating artists.
The title of the exhibition is “in the waitingroom”.
Its concept is to create an “imaginary waitingroom” in the gallery space.
“Waiting Room” is a place to wait for the time, in the meantime,
it is a place for encounter between people and objects.
We will create our own “Waiting Room” with more than 30 young and emerging artists.
Born in Canada, Toronto, in 1974. Grown up in Osaka and currently living and working in Tokyo. Graduated from Nihon University, Art, Visual Communication major. He focuses on the city scape and creates drawing, painting, and sculpture. His recent exhibitions are group exhibition “windows and the stories” (2011, waitingroom, Tokyo), solo exhibition “NIGHT SHIFT” (2009, waitingroom, Tokyo), group exhibition “MICROPOP” (2007, Gallery AAA, Paris), solo exhibition “DRAW” (2006, NO.12 GALLERY, Tokyo).
Born in Gifu, in 1967, currently living and working in Tokyo. Graduated from Setsu Mode Seminor. Reconstructing the world from a TV Animation seen in childhood, he creates drawings, paintings and animation works from his own point of view. Recent solo exhibitions include “After Frenzy” (2009, TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS, Tokyo), “DEPARTURE” (2010, Ebisu Park, Tokyo), “KATHY” (2011, TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS, and many other qroup shows. Additionally, he has collaborated with Theatre PRODUCTS, DIET BUTCHER SLIM SKIN, STOF, DRILL DESIGN, KATHY and many more, working for textile design, illustration, CD design, PV, and so on.
Born in Okayama in 1975, graduated from Osaka University in 1998. She started photography because her friend asked her to be in the Photo club together when she was in college. After working for the photo studio and doing an assisting job, she became a freelancing photographer in 2003. She makes portraits, landscape photos and different kinds, working for different media; magazine, book, CD jacket and advertisement
Born in Kyoto in 1988, graduated from Kanazawa College of Art. He was selected for “Shinjuku Art Infinity”, organized by Shinjuku Word and Tokyo Wonder Site, in 2008. In 2009, he had his first solo exhibition “WORLD” (waitingroom, Tokyo), won a prize at “Schell Art Award 2009”, and participated in the art fair “ULTRA002”. He showed his work at “No Man’s Land” at the Old French Embassy, won a TAGBOAT prize at the art_icle award, and had the second solo exhibition, “Drifting Landscape and Twisted Mystery”, at waitingroom in fall 2010.
Born in Tokyo in 1987, graduated from Kanazawa College of Art in 2010. He won a new face award at the “Asian Art Now 2005” (2005, Las Vegas Museum, U.S.), participated in “JAPAN WEEK in ITALIA” (2008, Zevio City Hall, Italy), won a grand prize at “The 5th World Painting Award” (2009, Sekaido Shinjuku, Tokyo). In 2010, He won a “Tamayo Iemura Juried Award” at the “Schell Art Award 2010” and participated in “The 46th Showa-kai Exhibition” (2011, Nichido Garou, Tokyo).
Born in Kyoto in 1988. She is an illustrator, mainly working for the book cover such as “Penguin Highway” (Tomihiko Morimi/ Kadokawa Publishing) and many others
Born in Toyama in 1977, living and working in Tokyo. Graduated from Aichi Seto Pottery School Ceramic major in 1999 and Setsu Mode Seminor in 2005. She had the first solo exhibition, “spoonful”, in 2008 (Ginza Gallery Forrest, Tokyo) and had the second one in 2010, “Wearing the Misty Night”, (waitingroom, Tokyo). In early 2011, she had the third solo exhibition, “through the fog”, at the space in Okayama, Satellite, and also participated in a group show “Another Planet” (NOW IDeA, Tokyo). In fall 2011, she will have a solo exhibition for the second time at waitingroom.
Born in 1974, currently living and working in Tokyo. She won the prize for third times at the competition, “The Choice”, and won the second grand prix at the 23rd of “The Choice Annual Award”. She had the first solo exhibition at Peter’s Shop and Gallery in 2004, the second one, “The 11th Foreshadowing”, (2009, Thorntree Gallery, Tokyo). The most recent exhibition is a group show,”Another Planet” (2011, NOW IDeA, Tokyo), and exhibited with Shoko Morita.
Born in Nagano in 1976, graduated from Aichi Industrial College, industrial design major in 1999, also graduated from Toyama University, graduate school, majoring in pedagogics. Recent exhibitions are solo exhibition, “Blinking Weave” (2007, Tokyo Gallery+BTAP, Tokyo), group exhibition, “Milestones” (2008, Tokyo Gallery+BTAP, Beijing), “NETWORK PROJECT JAPAN” (2008, Inter Alis, Soul, Korea), “VOCA 2009” (2009, Ueno Museum, Tokyo), and group exhibition “Micro Salon 60” (2010, Tokyo Gallery+BTAP, Tokyo).
Living and working in Tokyo. After he encountered the Mac, he started working on digital art. Since then, he focuses on “adding the substance to “digital” which is the metaphysical medium”. Recent exhibitions are group exhibition, “NEXT DOOR MIX” (2009, T&G ARTS, Tokyo), solo exhibition “STOPPING AT” (2009, waitingroom, Tokyo), group exhibition “Trace of an Absence” (2010, Old French Embassy, Tokyo), group exhibition “Megane Exhibition and LA Junction” (2010, Public/Image 3D, Tokyo). The most recent exhibition is the second solo exhibition “PICTURE ELEMENT” (2011, waitingroom, Tokyo).
Kumatarou Kido is a name for the artist unit by Hiroyuki Nisougi and qp. The two artists are old friends and working on a “painting BBS”, an online tool, to create a digital painting. qp also works as an illustrator and has had several solo shows, “Toward the Beacon” (2008, Shinjuku Ganka Garou, Tokyo), “Nokosu” (2011, Hachidori, Tokyo), and also has curated a group exhibition “Another Planet” (2011, NOW IDeA, Tokyo). Hiroyuki Nisougi started showing his work through “painting BBS” and started his own label “UNKNOWN POP”. He had a solo show, “Streight Line, Copy/Paste, Redo, Repaint” at CULTIVATE, Tokyo, in 2010.
Born in Tokyo in 1988 and graduated from Tama Art University in 2011. Recent exhibitions are a group show “the 6” (2007, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, Yokohama), “viaart 2008” (2008, Shinwa Art Museum, Tokyo), “Echigo Tsumaari Art Triennale” (2009, Echigo Tsumaari, Niigata), “Palelupilulemupolelimu” (2009, Turner Gallery, Tokyo), “Artists Night Vol.1” (2010, 0000 Gallery, Kyoto). In 2011, she will be participating in several group exhibitions in New York and Switzerland.
Born in Ibaraki in 1976 and graduated from Tama Art University, majoring in design. He has works for music doing a band for a while but started painting for the past few years. Recent exhibitions include a group show “windows and the stories” (2010, waitingroom, Tokyo), “Tokyo Wonder Wall Competition 2010” (2010, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo), solo show “FLATLINERS” (2009, Dining Bar ito, Tokyo), and group show “AMUSE ARTJAM 2009” (2009, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto)
Born in Ishikawa in 1976, living and working in Kanagawa. She started her artist career after working at the design firm in 2002. She has won the prize at Tokyo Wonder Seed, TAGBOAT AWARD and several others and then wond the grand prize at AMUSE ARTJAM 2009. Recent exhibitions include a solo show “Ondo” (2006, gallery it’s, Tokyo), another solo show “El Bosque” (2006, Galeria Nebulosa, Mexico), “Vivir” (2008, Dining Bar ito, Tokyo). In 2010, she participated in “AOSANDO Art Fair”, Artist In Residence in Mie/ Kiinaga Island. She is also a member of Zineport and has participated in “THE TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2010”.
Born in 1976, living and working in Osaka. Photographer.
Starting from January, 2010, he runs an online photography site “pile of photography”.
Born in Nagasaki in 1982, living and working in Tokyo. Graduated from Tokyo Kogei University, majoring in Design. Starting from 2009, she belongs to the Yotsuya Art Studium. Recent exhibitions include a group show “between pieces” (2010, GALLERY OBJECTIVE CORRELATIVE, Tokyo), group show “windows and the stories” (2011, waitingroom, Tokyo), solo show “walk barefoot” (GALLERY OBJECTIVE CORRELATIVE, Tokyo). She also makes zines, and has participated in “Zine’s Mate” and “The TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR”.
Running a space called “ASOKO” in Koenji and organizes events and publishes “ASOKO” magazine.
Illustrator. Living and working in Tokyo. Designing the CD cover and flyers, mainly working in the Music field and fashion through magazines and other print media. Recent exhibitions include “MUSIC ILLUSTRATION AWARDS 2010”, “TEE PARTY EXHIBITION”, “TOKYO SABBATH art exhibition “10000V.” and many others.
Born in Tokyo in 1973 and graduated from Tokyo Zokei University, majoring in sculpture. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition “glaring” (2009, Gallery TRAX, Yamanashi), solo exhibition “Space Remembered” (2009, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo), group exhibition “ZABUTON RACE” (2009, Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo), group exhibition “Sticky, Messy, and Sweet” (2008, hpgrp Gallery New York, NY). The most recent one is a solo exhibition “Blues and Juice” (2011, waitingroom, Tokyo) and depicted a bright world with briliant colors.
Born in 1976 and graduated from Tama Art University, majoring in sculpture. An illustrator and artist known as vivid colors and unique motief. Also known as a drummer of a band “Kiiiiiii”. Recent exhibitions include “Masquerade Race” (2008, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo), “Zabuton Race” (2009, Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo), “Small Yaoyaoya Exhibition” (2010, NOW IDeA, Tokyo). She is having the latest solo show “Letter” at Niji Garou in Kichijoji from July 14th to 26th, 2011.
VJ unit by DJ Codomo (musician), Yasuko Seki (animation artist), Ruka Noguchi (illustrator). Collaborated with Buffalo Daughter, Rei Harakami, Mani Neumeier, Au Revoir Simone and many other musicians. They also makes an opening visual for the Space Shawer TV “DAX”.
Born in Sendai, Miyagi in 1980 and graduated from Tokyo Zokei University, majoring in design and architecture. He also atteined MFA degree, majoring in painting. Throughout many residence programs, he has been creating site-specific work with installation, drawing, photography and many other elements. Recently, he has participated in SEOKSU ART PROJECT (Korea) and International Art Center Aomori (Aomori) and several other artist in residencies. Recent exhibitions include a group show “NEO-TOPIA” (2010, Akiyoshidai Art Village, Yamaguchi), solo show “Magical Path” (2010, projectroom sasao, Akita), solo show “Anonymous Corridors” (2011, waitingroom, Tokyo).
“kikimimi” is a name of the artist unit by Yusuke Asai and Yuhei Asai. Asai was born in Tokyo in 1981. He started running a space called Polonium in 2005-2006 and then started showing “Masking Plant” and “Dirt Painting” serieses. Recent solo exhibitions include “Root’s hide-and-seek” (2007, Yokohama Museum, Yokohama), “Guragura’s Rock” (2009, graf media gm, Osaka), and “Plants and Feast” (2010, ARATANIURANO, Tokyo). Saito was born in Niigata in 1982. He works on wide range of mediums, publishing freepaper, organizing event called “Paper Talk” and many others. As “kikimimi”, they have exhibited at Gunma Art Museum, magic room?, 2010 Aichi Triennale, ARATANIURANO, Art Center Ongoing.
Born in 1980, living and working in Tokyo. Illustrator. Working in different mediums such as drawing, illustration, collage, comics and so on. Contributed his work to OK FRED, someone’s garden and many others, has also done the collaboration with BEAMS, And A, GERM and other fashion brands. Started from the first solo exhibition at NO.12 GALLERY in 2009, he has shown at No Man’s Land (2010, old French Embassy, Tokyo), Public/ Image 3D (Ikejiri, Tokyo) and many other places
Born in Tokyo. He was grown up at a boarding school when he was in Junior high school and high school. It wasn’t known but he was a part of Daniel and apocalypse study group which is unwillingness. However, he came round after he had a big fight with king salmon in Alaska when he was in college. Recent exhibitions are a solo exhibition “POP WAR NOW!” (2009, Kinkan Garou, Tokyo) and “NATIONAL GEROGRAPHIC” (2010, mograg garage, Tokyo) and participated in several group exhibitions.
Born in Higashi Murayama. Starting in spring 2011, he joined the “Kohitsuji Club”, a club for people from Saniku Gakuin. He has a strong connection with Jacartan Deathmetal Scene.
Mumbreeze is a couple artist unit by Kinya Hanada (aka Mumbleboy) and Kao Hanada started in 2006. In addition to the solo activities, they had the first solo exhibition as mumbreeze, “Super Heroes Return”, in 2007 (Little Cakes Little Gallery, NY), and “Spirits” in 2008 (Nagi Shokudo, Tokyo).
Philip was born in n.s.w., australia, 1974.
He moved to tokyo in 2005 and lives in gakugeidaigaku.
He has mostly worked with mixed-media collage and acrylic on canvas or wood panels.
He used to also experiment with a video camera until the camera broke!
He made a music video for nagoya-based musician skrew kid in 2005.
He is inspired by, among other things, music, the sky, his friends, riding his bike, and coffee.
Born in Tokyo and graduated from Tokyo Zokei University. After working at Contemporary Production and Ticoon Graphics, she became freerance illustrator. Since 2003, she designs official goods for Echigo Tsumaari Art Triennale. She did the illustration for a picture book “Apres la pluie…” (texts by Romi Igarashi) and it was published by Toricorole Books. She is also doing an artist unit, Ameiko”, with Kao Hanada from mumbreeze. Recent exhibitions are a solo exhibition “Les danseuses ~body, scent and music~” (2011, Academic Life, Tokyo).
Born in Gifu in 1985. She studies fashion at fashion school in Tokyo for four years and learn how to design cloothing. in 2007, she founded “hoshikuzubed” and started “ROTARI PARKER” in 2009. She uses real coockies and bread to create accessories called “eat me” series and also makes order-made cloothing. In 2010, she opened an studio/shop called “ROTARI PARK”. Currently, her accessories are at waitingroom, PUBLIC/IMAGE, WALL at La Foret Harajuku and several other places.
Born in Chiba in 1984, currently living and working in Tokyo. In 2008, she started working as an illustrator and artist. Recent exhibitions include a solo show “Sleeping Forrest” (2008, gallery soruce, Tokyo), group show “Soen NEW COMER 2009 LIMITED STORE” (2009, LAPNET SHIP, Tokyo), solo show “Original Work Show” (2011, Aquvii TOKYO, Tokyo). In 2008-2009, she created the ad illustration for a fashion brand “KBF”, did book illustrations for a short story at the magazine “FRaU” in 2009-2010. She has also made illustrations for CD covers for several musicians.