Born in 1962 and graduated from Kyoto Seika University in 1984.
Principle activities in recent years include the solo exhibition Squatter at Sai Gallery in Tokyo (2009); the group exhibition Yakiniku-Artist Action in Edagawa at the former Tokyo Korean Elementary School (2010); the Multitude at Tokyo University of the Arts (2008); the future of Ethnic Paintings at BRIC Rotunda Gallery in New York in (2008); and the Osaka Art Kaleidoscope 2008 at the Osaka Contemporary Art Center.
Accolades include the Grand Prix at "The Fourth Tashkent International Biennale" sponsored by the government of Uzbekistan, and "illy Artist Cup P.S. 1 Collection 2001". Other projects currently in progress share a basis in relationships with others, including notably the collaborative work A Picnic on the Ocean, ongoing since 2001 with South Korean artist Seung-young Kim, encountered as an artist in residence at 1999-2000 AIR in New York's P.S.1 International Studio Program.
About works / performance
The March 11 disaster fundamentally changed our world. Seeking a medium for how best to tackle the theme of how to face the post-3.11 world, I, in 2011, created a video documenting and featuring interviews about the creation of a commemorative retirement art exhibition, focused on recovering from "Internal Desolation" by an artist and university professor affected by the disaster. I will expand this project from an individual level to a more global scope as I examine the world-changing experience of Chernobyl, which predated Fukushima by 25 years, and how it affected the lives and moral worldviews of Germans.
Japan Noise Grand Prix Uso 800 1996 Mixed Media including Electric Fans, size not fixed
An Affluent Society "GAIJIN" 1998 Mixed Media including Electric Fans, size not fixed
The japan Times Mixed Media 38cmX38cmX14cm
Picnic on the Ocean 2001 Mixed media including video size not fixed
Short Peace, Short Hope 2005 tabacco 14cmX5cmX2cm
RAINY DAYS 2011 Mixed media including video size not fixed