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Kohei Nawa





Kohei Nawa

b. 1975, Osaka, Japan

Education:
1998
B.A., Fine Art Sculpture, Kyoto City University of Arts

1998-1999
Royal College of Art, Sculpture course, Exchange program

2000
M.A., Fine Art Sculpture, Kyoto City University of Arts

2003
Ph.D., Fine Art Sculpture, Kyoto City University of Arts,

Solo Exhibitions:

2019
Recent Works, PACE Gallery Hong Kong, Hong Kong
D_E_M, rin art association, Gunma, Japan
Foam, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
VESSEL, ARARIO Gallery Seoul, Ryse Hotel, Seoul, South Korea
Throne -Louvre Pyramid-, GINZA SIX, Tokyo, Japan

2018
Biomatrix, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
PixCell-Deer, Museum of Hunting and Nature, Paris, France
Throne, Louvre Museum, Paris, France
Throne, Gallery Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany
Trans-figure, Pace Gallery Palo Alto, Palo Alto, USA

2017
VESSEL | Kohei Nawa, ARARIO GALLERY SHANGHAI, Shanghai, China
ESPUMA | Kohei Nawa, Japan House São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

2016
Sputniko! New Sensorium - Exiting from Failures of Modernization, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

2015
Force, Scai the Bathhouse, Tokyo

2014
Sandwich/Kohei Nawa, Kanazawa Art Gummi, The Hokkoku Bank, Ishikawa, Japan

Mission [SPACExART] - beyond cosmologies, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

2013
Trans, G-Tokyo, Scai the Bathhouse, Tokyo

2011
Grid Synthesis, B Gallery, Tokyo
Synthesis, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

2010
SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo

2009
Cell, Vera Munro, Humburg
Transcode, Gallery Nomart, Osaka
L_B_S, Maison Hermes, Tokyo

2008
Miro Foundation, Barcelona
TORSO, Nomart Edition/Project Space, Osaka

2007
PixCell, ierimonti gallery, Milan

2006
GUSH, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
AIR, Nomart Edition / Project Space, Osaka

2005
show window art direction, Maison Hermes, Tokyo
Drawings, studio J, Osaka

2004
0409 science fiction, INAX GALLERY 2, Tokyo
catalyst, Nomart Edition / Project Space, Osaka

2003
PixCell, Nomart Edition/Project Space, Osaka
PixCell, Studio J, Osaka
CELL-osmosis, UPLINK GALLERY, Tokyo

2002
CELL, Nomart Edition / Project Space, Osaka
Kyoto Art Map, NAWA Kohei, Gallery MARONIE, Kyoto

2001
Art Synapse, NAWA Kohei, Gallery MARONIE, Kyoto

2000
ANIMAZUMO, Gallery SOWAKA, Kyoto


Group Exhibitions:

2020
Cherish your imagination, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Animals in Art, ARKEN – Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark
Chewing Gum IV, PACE Gallery Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tenkukaikatsu, Meiji Jingu Inner Shrine, Tokyo, Japan
DIOR FROM PARIS TO JAPAN, Hankyu Umeda Gallery, Hankyu Umeda Hall Osaka, Japan
The 32th Kyoto Art Culture Award Exhibition, The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

2019
Globe as a Palette ; Contemporary Art from The Taguchi Art Collection, Sapporo Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan
Globe as a Palette ; Contemporary Art from The Taguchi Art Collection, Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, Japan
Takahashi Collection, Tsuruoka Art Forum, Yamagata, Japan
Globe as a Palette; Contemporary Art from The Taguchi Art Collection, Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan
Conversations: Contemporary Asian Art, Hermitage Museum & Gardens, Norfolk, USA
The Life of Animals in Japanese Art, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA
Globe as a Palette; Contemporary Art from The Taguchi Art Collection, Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art, Hokkaido, Japan
Weavers of Worlds - A Century of Flux in Japanese Modern / Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

2018
Buddha’s Life, Path to the Present, The New Church Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2017
GLOBAL NEW ART – The Essence of Taguchi Art Collection, WOODONE MUSEUM OF ART, Hiroshima, Japan

Japanorama. A new vision on art since 1970, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France

2016
Setouchi Triennale 2016: Inujima Art House Project, F-Art House, Okayama, Japan

Aichi Triennale 2016: The column project, Trans-dimensional Photos: Images in the Future Tense, Aichi, Japan

2016
IJC Museum, Sponsored by All Nippon Airways
Art Basel Hong Kong, Scai the Bathhouse, Hong Kong
Art1 2016: Stepping Into Fresh Snow, Artcourt Gallery, Osaka
Saitama Triennale 2016

2015
Ultra X Anteroom, Gallery 9.5, Hotel Anteroom, Kyoto
Taguchi Hiroshi Art Collection - A Walk around the Contemporary Art World after Paradigm Shift, Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Gifu
Prudential Eye Awards, ArtScience Museum, Singapore
Art Basel Hong Kong, Scai the Bathhouse, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

2014
Art Fair Tokyo, Scai The Bathhouse, Tokyo
Art Basel Hong Kong, Scai the Bathhouse, Hong Kong
Art Basel, Scai the Bathhouse, Basel, Switzerland
The Mirror - Hold the Mirror up to Nature, Nagoya Shoko-Kaikan, Tokyo

2013
Setouchi Triennal, Inujima Art House Project, Inujima Island
Art Basel Hong Kong, Scai the Bathhouse
Art Basel, Scai the Bathhouse, Basel, Switzerland
La Nouvelle Garde Japonaise Exhibition, Galerie Robespierre, Grande-Synthe, France

2012
Art HK, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Scai the Bathhouse, Hong Kong
Parallel Japanese Worlds, A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu, China
Art Taipei 2012, Scai the Bathhouse, Taipei
Art Basel Miami Beach, Scai the Bathhouse, Miami, FL, USA

2011
Bye Bye Kitty, Japan Society, New York
JAPANCONGO, Le Magasin - Centre National d Art Contemporain, Grenoble; The Garage Center For Contemporary Culture, Moscow; Palazzo Reale, Milan
Art Taipei, 2011, Scai the Bathhouse
Art Basel 42, Scai the Bathhouse
Beyond, Scai the Bathhouse
Venice Biennale, Scai the Bathhouse
Art HK 11, Scai the Bathhouse
SPIRITUTAINMENT, 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok Thailand

2010
Great New Wave: Contemporary Art from Japan, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria,
Canada
Busan Biennale, Korea
Franks-Suss Collection, Saatchi Gallery, London
Bangladesh Biennale, Bangladesh
CITY2.0, EYE OF GYRE, Tokyo

2009
6th Asia Pacific Triennale, Brisbane, Australia
VOCA 2009, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
Animamix Biennial-Visial Attract & Attack, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei
From Home to the Museum:Tanaka Tsuneko Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Japan
Franks-Suss Collection, London

2008
Great New Wave: Contemporary Art from Japan, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Canada
Parallel World, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

2007
ArtScope 2005-2006, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin
Roppongi Crossing 2007, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

2006
Hydridity: The Evolution of Spaces and Spaces in 21st Century Art, 21c Museum, Kentucky
Selection from the Hara Museums Permanent Collection, Hara Museum ARC, Gunma
Art Scope 2005-2006, Hara Museum, Tokyo
Lets Go to the Museum! Enjoying Modern Art with Dick Bruna, Hara Museum ARC, Gunma
Banquet: A Feast for the Senses, Pacific Asia Museum, California
Rendez-vous project exhibition, Spiral, Tokyo
Amuseland 2007 Beautiful Dreamer, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido

2005
Diverse Ways of Happiness, Japan Art Program Exhibition, EXPO 2005 AICHI,
Aichi
Visualize-The history and the futurescape of visual media,Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
ISCP open weekend, ISCP studio, New York
Nimbi and Penumbrae, d.u.m.b.o. arts center, New York
Valencia Biennal: Agua sin ti no soy, Valencia, Spain

2004
WINTER SHOW, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
Premonition-S, Gallery SOWAKA, Kyoto
OSAKA-ART-KALEIDOSCOPE, OSAKA 04, CASO, Osaka
multiples, Nomart Edition / Project Space, Osaka
Sotto, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto
Hi-energy field, KPO KIRIN PLAZA, Osaka
Cafe in Mito 2004, Art Tower Mito - Contemporary art gallery, Ibaraki
Hi-energy field, Temporary contemporary, Tokyo
Have We Met?, Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo

2003
Selected Artists in Kyoto, Kyoto Cultural Museum, Kyoto (Grand Prix)
trans -, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto
OMAMORI,Gallery MARONIE, Kyoto
Art Court Frontier 2003, ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka
KIRIN ART AWARD 2003 Tokyo, HILLSIDE FORUM, Tokyo
Take Art Collection, Spiral, Tokyo
KIRIN ART AWARD 2003 Osaka, KPO KIRIN PLAZA, Osaka

2002
Art in CASO, CASO, Osaka

2001
Image and Materiality, Nomart Edition / Project Space, Osaka
Boomerang Art Project Exhibition, Saw You, GAK, Bremen
NOMART 01, CASO, Osaka
Boomerang Art Project Report, Gallery SOWAKA, Kyoto

2000
Boomerang Art Project, First Throw, Galerie WeissRaum, Kyoto
Art Synapse 2000, Gallery MARONIE, Kyoto
Wool in Wool IWATE, Koiwai Farm, Iwate
Boomerang Art Project in Kyoto, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto
FEEDBACK, Gallery SOWAKA, Kyoto

1999
OSMOSIS, Royal College of Art Gulbankian Gallery, London

Awards/Grants/Residencies:
2010
First Place/Grand Prize, 14th Asian Biennale Bangladesh 2010

2008
Jury Prize of ROPPONGI CROSSING 2007

2006
Art Scope 2005-2006, DaimlerChrysler Foundation in Japan, residency in Berlin
Kyoto Cultural award 2006, Kyoto, Japan

2005
The Japan-United States Arts Program, Asian Cultural Council, residency in New York
Grant of the city of Kyoto

2004
Sakuya Kono Hana Prize (Art), Osaka, Japan

2003
Selected Artists in Kyoto 2003, highest award, Japan
Kirin Art Award 2003, encouragement prize, Japan

Collections:
Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan
The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Takamatsu City Museum, Kagawa, Japan
Takenaka Corporation / Entrance Lobby, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Midtown, Tokyo, Japan
Toyota Art Collection, Aichi, Japan
Yagushino watashi station, Tokyo
Shin-Marunouchi Building, Tokyo, Japan
Toyosu Town, Public Art Project, Tokyo, Japan
ART FOUNDATION, Kentucky, U.S.A.
Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin
Franks-Suss Collection, London
Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong