Due to the spread of COVID-19, “Art Fair Tokyo 2020” has been cancelled in order to prevent infection.
We decided to hold a “Viewing Room Exhibition” of the works that were to be exhibited at “Art Fair Tokyo 2020” in the gallery.
Art Fair Tokyo 2020 *It’s been canceled.
Dates : 3/20 (Fri.) – 3/22 (Sun.), 2020
Time : 11:00-20:00 *Last day: close 17:00
Venue : Tokyo International Forum B2F Exhibition Hall E and Lobby Gallery
(5-1 Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo 100-0005 Japan)
Entrance Fee (1-Day Passport) : Advance 4,000JPY / Same-day 5,000JPY
Website : http://artfairtokyo.com
Booth : G14
Artists : exonemo, Saya OKUBO, Rikako KAWAUCHI, Yuichi HIRAKO
《Cat and Mouse》 2007-2019, single channel video with sound, 4min.6sec.
Photo by Shintaro Yamanaka (Qsyum!), Courtesy of WAITINGROOM
The Japanese artist unit “exonemo” (by SEMBO Kensuke and AKAIWA Yae) was formed in 1996 on the Internet. Their experimental projects are typically humorous and innovative explorations of the paradoxes of digital and analog computer networked and actual environments in our lives. Their The Road Movie won the Golden Nica for Net Vision category at Prix Ars Electronica 2006. They have been organizing the IDPW gatherings and “Internet Yami-Ichi” since 2012. They live and work in New York since 2015. Recent exhibitions include a group exhibition “Reincarnation of Media Art” (YCAM, Yamaguchi, 2018), a group exhibition “Hello World: for the Post-Human Age” (Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, 2018), a solo exhibition “The Life-Cycle of Interfaces” (New Media Artspace gallery, Baruch Collage Library, New York, USA, 2018), a group exhibition “Spirit and Digit” (Electro Museum, Moscow, Russia, 2016), a solo exhibition “TO THE APES” (Mitsubishi-Jisho Artium, Fukuoka, 2013) and many more in and outside of Japan.
Left : 《They (Leader)》 2019, oil and acrylic on canvas panel, 910 x 727 mm
Right : 《They (Venus)》 2019, oil and acrylic on canvas panel, 1167 x 910 mm
Born in 1992 in Fukuoka, currently lives and works in Kyoto. Graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design with the Master’s degree in 2017. Her recent exhibitions include a group exhibition “Island with ONI’ (WAITINGROOM, Tokyo, 2019), solo exhibition “a doubtful reply” (WAITINGROOM, Tokyo, 2018), a group exhibition “Art Students Exhibition 2017” (SEZON ART GALLERY, Tokyo, 2017), group exhibition “movement 2016 – 1st movement -“ (ARTZONE, Kyoto, 2016), group exhibition “HERE I AM KUAD×TUNA Exchange Exhibition” (Na paid Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan, 2015), group exhibition “HOP2015” (Galerie Aube, Kyoto, 2015). Even if she is a very young and flesh talent who hasn’t had many exhibitions yet, her work has been brought to attention when she received the Masami Shiraishi Award at the “4th CAF Award” exhibition (Daikanyama Hillside Forum, Tokyo, 2017) in fall 2017.
Left : 《broken vessel》 2019、oil on canvas, 485 x 410 mm
Right : 《bone》 2019, oil on canvas, 260 x 350 mm
Born in 1990 in Tokyo, currently lives and works in Tokyo. Graduated from Tama Art University with the Master’s degree in 2017. Her recent exhibitions include a group exhibition “drawings’ (Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, 2019), solo exhibition “human wears human/bloom wears bloom” (Kamakura Gallery, Kanagawa, 2018), a solo exhibition “Tiger Tiger, burning bright” (WAITINGROOM, Tokyo, 2018), a solo exhibition “Something held and brushed” (Tokyo Myoan Gallery, Tokyo, 2017), group exhibition “Museum of Together“ (SPIRAL, Tokyo, 2017), solo exhibition “NEWoMan Art wall Vol.7: Rikako KAWAUCHI” (NEWoMan ART wall, JR Shinjuku Station, Tokyo, 2017), Solo exhibition “ART TAIPEI 2016 – WAITINGROOM solo booth” (Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan, 2016). She also received the Kenjiro HOSAKA Award at the “1st CAF Award” exhibition (Tabloid Gallery, Tokyo, 2014) and Shiseido Art Egg Award at the “SHISEIDO ART EGG Vol.9: Go down the throat” (Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, 2015).
Left : 《Perennial 26.Mar》 2019, acrylic on canvas, 1167 x 910 mm
Right : 《Perennial 6.Nov》 2019, acrylic on canvas, 1620 x 1300 mm
Yuichi HIRAKO is born in Okayama in 1982, currently living and working in Tokyo. He graduated from Wimbledon College of Art (England), Fine Art, Painting Major in 2006. In addition to Japan, he has been showing internationally in Copenhagen, Singapore, Taiwan, Rotterdam, San Francisco and many others. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition “Memories” (WAITINGROOM, Tokyo, 2019), solo exhibition “Our way to the Forest” (Fouladi Project, San Francisco, 2016), solo exhibition “Grafted Tree” (WAITINGROOM, Tokyo, 2015), solo exhibition “The Bark of Mind” (Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, 2014), solo exhibition “Memories of My Garden : Hidden Forest” (INAX Gallery, Tokyo, 2012). HIRAKO has been receiving many awards for the past couple of years, including “Mr. I Award” (Grand Prize), “Shell Art Award 2009” (Finalist Nominated),“Tokyo Wonder Wall 2010” (Tokyo Wonder Wall Prize), and “VOCA (Vision of Contemporary Art) 2013” (The VOCA Encouragement Prize).