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Ei Arakawa





EI ARAKAWA



b. 1977, Fukushima, Japan

Lives and works in New York



Solo Exhibitions:

2015

Overduin & Co., Los Angeles, with Karl Holmqvist



2014

Hollybush Gardens, London, UK, with Karl Holmqvist

Rise Projects/The Silvie Fleming Collection, London, UK, with Karl Holmqvist



2012

Reena Spaulings Fine Art, NY, with Nora Schultz

Overduin and Kite, Los Angels

Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria, with Nikolas Gambaroff

The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, as UNITED BROTHERS with Kerstin Bratsch, Jeffrey Rosen, and Sergei Tcherepnin



2011

aka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, with Sergei Tcherepnin

CAC Bretigny, curated by Pierre Bal-Branc, Paris, France, with Gela Patashuri and Sergei Tcherepnin The Showroom, London, UK, with Gela Patashuri and Sergei Tcherepnin

DAAD Gallery, Berlin, Germany, with JXXXA HFBK HH and Yuki Kimura



2010

Casco - The Office for Art, Design, and Theory, Utrecht, The Netherlands, with Mari Mukai, Gela Patashuri and Sergei Tcherepnin

Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany



2009

Kunsthalle Zurich, curated by Beatrix Ruf, Switzerland, with Nikolas Gambaroff, Nick Mauss, and Nora

Schultz

Prochoice, Vienna, Austria, with Nikolas Gambaroff

Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart, curated by Axel John Wieder, Stuttgart, Germany, with Sergei Tcherepnin Sculpture Center, NY, as Grand Openings

New Jerseyy, Basel, Switzerland, with Gela Patashuri and Sergei Tcherepnin

Taka Ishii Gallery, Kyoto, Japan



2008

Front Room at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, curated by Anthony Huberman, St. Louis, USA Franco Soffiantino Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy, with Henning Bohl and Nora Schultz



Group Exhibitions:

2014

Man & Play, curated by XYZcollective, Brennan & Griffin, NY, with Shimon Minamikawa

Athletic Valentin, curated by CURA. magazine, Galerie Chez Valentine, Paris

Gwangju Biennale 2014, curated by Jessica Morgan, Gwangju, South Korea, with Inza Lim (exh cat)

New Intimacies, Hotel ANTEROOM KYOTO Gallery, Kyoto, Japan, with Sergei Tcherepnin

Im a Painting, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

In The Near Future, The Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland, with Gela Patashuri and Sergei Tcherepnin

And Life Goes On..., curated by Karl Holmqvist, Between Bridges, Berlin, Germany, with Nora Schultz

The Whitney Biennial 2014, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, with Carissa Rodriguez

Vienna Complex, curated by Cosima Rainer, Austrian Cultural Forum, NY, with Shimon Minamikawa

LOVE AIDS RIOT SEX 2, nGbK neue Gesellschaft fur bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany, with Sergei Tcherepnin (exh cat)



2013

Curated By Ei Arakawa, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria (exh cat)

Carnegie International 2013, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA, with Henning Bohl (exh cat)

Landpartie, Galerie Meyer Kainer Boltensternraum Baden, Baden, Austria

Roppongi Crossing 2013, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, with Shimon Minamikawa (exh cat)

O.E.C.F.D.S., TOLOT/heuristic Shinonome, Tokyo, Japan, with Mori Daishiro, Shimon Minamikawa, Aki Takahashi, Sergei Tcherepnin, Sen Uesaki

Kamikaze Loggia, Pavilion of Georgia at the 55th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia,Venice, Italy, with Gela Patashuri and Sergei Tcherepnin (exh cat)

EXPO 1: New York, MoMA PS1, NY, as DAS INSTITUT & UNITED BROTHERS

I knOw yoU, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (exh cat)

Some Redemptions, curated by Josef Strau, Soloway, Brooklyn, NY

Chat Jet - Painting Beyond The Medium, Kunstlerhaus Graz, Austria



2012

Bigger Splash, curated by Catherine Wood, Tate Modern, London, UK (exh cat)

Abstra & 12 Artists/ Her Name Is Abstra, Daido Soko, Kyoto, Japan, with Shimon Minamikawa (exh cat)

La Demeure Joyeuse II, Francesca Pia, Zurich, Switzerland, as UNITED BROTHERS for May Magazine Editions

Say It Loud, DISTRICT, Berlin, Germany, with Nikolas Gambaroff

30th Sao Paulo Biennial, curated by Luis Perez-Oramas, co-curated by Tobi Maier, Casa Modernista, San Paolo, Brazil, with Sergei Tcherepnin (exh cat)

VOLCANO EXTRAVAGANZA, curated by Milovan Farronato and Nick Mauss, Fiorucci Art Trust, Stromboli, Italy

Context Message, curated by Real Fine Arts, Zack Feuer Gallery, NY, as Grand Openings

Meeting Point, curated by Boru O Brien O Connell, Mount Tremper Arts, Mount Tremper, NY, with Sergei Tcherepnin

HIRATA ARAKAWA OKUMURA TANAKA, RASTER, Warsaw, Poland

Ecstatic Alphabets / Heaps of Language, curated by Laura Hoptman, The Museum of Modern Art, NY, with Nikolas Gambaroff (exh cat)

Il Regalo, Overdoin and Kite, Los Angeles, as UNITED BROTHERS, as well as Ei Arakawa



2011

Looking Back / The 6th White Columns Annual, selected by Ken Okiishi and Nick Mauss, White Columns, NY, as Grand Openings

Exquisite Corpse Pose, curated by Olivia Shao, Elisabeth Ivers Gallery, NY, as Grand Openings

Crepe de Chine, curated by Pentti Monkkonen, Ooga Booga, Los Angeles, as DAS INSTITUT/UNITED BROTHERS

Halle Fur Kunst Luneburg, Germany, as UNITED BROTHERS, with DAS INSTITUT and Nhu Duong Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland, as UNITED BROTHERS, with DAS INSTITUT

Marking By Disclosure, ESSEX STREET, NY, as UNITED BROTHERS, with DAS INSTITUT and Nhu Duong

Le Printemps de Septembre, curated by Anne Pontegue, Toulouse, France (exh cat.)

Open-Ended Propositions, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Group Affinity, Kunstverein Munchen, Munich, Germany, as Grand Openings (exh cat.)

Hasta Manana, Greene Naftali Gallery, NY, as UNITED BROTHERS, with DAS INSTITUT, as well as with Silke Otto-Knapp

Tokyo Story 2010, Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo, Japan

Valoda maksla / Two Occasions. Fig. 7 Konkreti piemeri, curated by Egija Inzule, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, Latvia, with Nikolas Gambraoff

Thats The Way We Do It, curated by Yilmaz Dziewior, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria (exh cat.)

Jo Baer, curated by Anthony Huberman, The Artists Institute, NY, with Nikolas Gambaroff

Edition / Non Edition, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria, with Nikolas Gambaroff

The Other Tradition, curated by Elena Filipovic, Wiels, Brussel, Belgium, with Silke Otto-Knapp

Quiet Attentions: Departure from Women, curated by Mizuki Takahashi, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan, with Yuki Kimura and Jutta Koether (exh cat.)



2010

cactus craze, curated by Jean-Michel Wicker with Gregorio Magnani, Kunst Werke, Berlin, Germany, with Karl Holmqvist

Quadruple-Consciousness, curated by Malik Gaines, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, with Sergei Tcherepnin (exh cat.)

Greening Green, curated by Sewon Oh, Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea

Frieze Projects, curated by Sarah McCrory, Frieze Art Foundation, London, UK, with Karl Holmqvist

Pro Choice in Schattendorf, Kunstverein Schattendorf, Schattendorf, Austria, with Nikolas Gambaroff

Greater New York 2010, MoMA PS1, NY, as Grand Openings (exh. cat.)

GNY: 5 Year Review, MoMA PS1, NY

Scene Grammar, Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain, as Grand Openings

PROVENCE, Halle Fur Kunst, Luneburg, Germany

Runaway Train, Bonnierskonsthall, Stockholm, Sweden, as Grand Openings



2009

Tbilisi 6. Never On Sunday, curated by Daniel Baumann, Tbilisi, Georgia, with Sergei Tcherepnin

IS A BOOK, IS A SHOP, IS A SHOW, curated by Egija Inzule and Maja Wismer, The Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia, as Grand Openings

Bridges and Tunnels: New Jerseyy at Hard Hat, Hard Hat, Geneva, Switzerland, as Grand Openings

Collaborations, curated by Gernot Wieland, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany, with Nora Schultz

Bulletinboard Blvd., Pro Choice, Vienna, Austria, with Patrick Price



2008

TBILISI 5. Wednesday was Thursday, curated by Daniel Baumann, Tbilisi, Georgia, with Sergei Tcherepnin, Gela Patashuri, and Daniel Baumann

Yokohama Triennale 2008, directed by Tsutomu Mizusawa, Kanagawa, Japan, with Mari Mukai (exh. cat.)

2008 Altoids Award, curated by Massimiliano Gioni and Jarrett Gregory, New Museum, NY (exh. cat.)

Shadow Play (I) Shodow of Things, Studio Sassa Trulzsch, Berlin, Germany



2007

TERRIBLE VIDEO, organized by John Kelsey, Kunsthalle Zurich Parallel, Zurich, Switzerland, as Grand Openings

TBILISI 4. Everyday is Saturday, curated by Daniel Baumann, Cumberto/Space, Tbilisi, Georgia, as Grand Openings, also with Sergei Tcherepnin and Stefan Tcherepnin (exh. cat.)

Making a Home, curated by Eric Shiner, Japan Society Gallery, NY (exh. cat.)

A screening project organized by Paul Chang and Jay Sanders, Lyon Biennial, Lyon, France, with Sergei

Tcherepnin

Syntropia, NGBK Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany

Various Small Fires, curated by the MA Curating Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art, London, UK (exh. cat.)

Our Land Is Our Land, organized by Ronnie Bass, The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA

For the People of Paris, Sutton Lane, organized by Sean Paul, Scott Lyall, and Blake Rayne, Paris, France (exh. cat.)



2006

Bunch Alliance and Dissolve, organized by Public-Holiday Projects, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, as Grand Openings (exh. cat.)

TBILISI 3. Lets Stay Alive Till Monday, organized by Daniel Baumann, Children National Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia, as Grand Openings

Keep Passing The Open Windows, or Happiness, curated by Anke Kempkes, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

Continuous Project No.8, CNEAI, Paris/Chatou, France, with Simon Baier (exh. cat.)

Whitney Independent Study Studio Program Exhibition 2005 thru 2006, Chelsea Art Museum, NY



2005

TBILISI 2. Wednesday Calls The Future, organized by Art Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory and Daniel Baumann, National Art Center, Tbilisi, Georgia, as Grand Openings

Lesser New York, organized by Fia Backstrom Production, Brooklyn, NY (exh. cat.)



2004

Succeeding Where The Hippies Failed, curated by Ethan Breckenridge, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, NY

Dont Think About Me, Im Alright, Greene Naftali Gallery, NY

Poets of Miniature, curated by Clifford Borress, Office Ops, Brooklyn, NY

Diversity + Self-Identity, curated by Jeanne Siegel, Visual Arts Gallery, NY



Public Collections:

The Museum of Modern Art, NY, as DAS INSTITUT and UNITED BROTHERS

The Museum of Modern Art, NY, with Nora Schultz

The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland, with Gela Patashuri and Sergei Tcherepnin

The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA, with Henning Bohl

The Museum of Modern Art, NY (Paris & Wizard)

The Museum of Modern Art, NY, with Nikolas Gambaroff

Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy, as DAS INSTITUT/UNITED BROTHERS

The Museum of Modern Art, NY, as Grand Openings

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL, USA, with Nikolas Gambaroff



Awards/Residencies:

2015

The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Tokyo, Japan



2014

Villa Romana Fellowship 2014, Florence, Italy, with Sergei Tcherepnin



2012

2012 Grant on Theater/Performance Art, Foundation of Contemporary Arts, NY



2011

Research Residency Program, Tokyo Wonder Site (Institute of Contemporary Arts and International Cultural Exchange), Tokyo, Japan, with Sergei Tcherepnin

Centre International d Accueil et d Echanges des Recollets, Paris, France, with Sergei Tcherepnin International Creator Residency Program, Tokyo Wonder Site (Institute of Contemporary Arts and International Cultural Exchange), Tokyo, Japan



2010

Denniston Hill, Woodridge, NY

2010 Visual Art Grant, The Rema Hort Mann Foundation, NY



2009

DAAD Artist-in-Residency, Berlin, Germany

Kunstzeitraum, Ottmann GmbH & Co Sudhausbau KG and PIN. Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

Artists Fellowship (Interdisciplinary Work), New York Foundation for the Arts, NY



2008

The Altoids Award 2008, New Museum, NY

Randolph Cliff, Organized by Clementine Deliss and Charles Asprey, Edinburgh College of Art and the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK



2007

The Honorable Mention, International Prize for Performance Third Edition, Galleria Civica di Arte