Kawamata Tadashi

Kawamata Tadashi Tree Hut in the Place Vendome, Paris 2013


Kawamata Tadashi 川俣正
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Born in 1953 in Mikasa, Hokkaido, Japan
Lives and works in Paris, France

– Education –

1981 MA, Tokyo National University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan

– Selected Solo Exhibitions –

2018 Over Flow, Museum Art Architecture Technology, Lisbon, Portugal
2017 Crossroads, Kiyotsu Warehouse Museum, Tokamachi-city, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
The Shower, Made in Cloister, Naple, Italy
2016 Under the water, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France
2015 Kawamata Maquettes 1983-2015, kamel mennour, Paris, France
2014 Stairs, Annely Juda Fine Art, London, UK
Box construction II, Gallery 604, Busan, Korea
Project Document TOKYO IN PROGRESS 2010-2013, MISA SHIN GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
Prekaere Konstruktionen, Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Switzerland
2013 Scheiterturm / Log Tower, Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Switzerland
HORIZONS: Project Les Sentiers de l’eau ,en Camargue, Musee de la Camargue, France
Collectie Folie, Parc la Villette, Paris, France
2012 Expand BankART, BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama, Japan
Box construction Daegu, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea
Box construction, Gallery 604, Busan, Korea
2011 Under the water, Kamel Mennour, Paris, France
2010 The Tree Hut in Masan, Masan Moonshin Art Museum, Masan, Korea
Tree Hut, Carton Workshop, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2009 Cabinet Archives, Chateaux d’avigon, Avignon, France

– Selected Group Exhibitions –

2018 EGON SCHIELE The Jubilee Show RELOADED, Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria
Culture City of East Asia 2018 Kanazawa Altering Home,21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Art on the Road-Three Traveling Exhibitions From the Hara Museum, Hara Museum Arc, Gunnma, Japan
2017 JAPAN ALPS ART FESTIVAL 2017,Shinano-city, Niigata prefecture, Japan
OpenART Biennale 2017, Örebro, Sweden
JAPAN ALPS ART FESTIVAL 2017, Omachi, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
2016 KNOCK ON WOOD, Magda Danysz, Paris,France
2015 Tsumari Diorama, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Niigata, Japan
2014 Triennale Brugge 2015, Bruges, Belgium
Collection Becoming, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
La Chaire, Kibe Project, Kunisaki Art Festival 2014,Kunisaki City, Oita, Japan
MAK-Permanent Collection Asia (China-Japan-Korea), MAK-Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art,Vienna, Austria
Japon, Centre d’art contemporain (cac), Meymac, France
2013 Unstable Territoy, Center for Contemporary Culture Strozzina, Plazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
Garden Tower in Toronto, Toronto Nuit Blanche 2013, Canada
Tree hut in the Place Vendome, FIAC 2013, Paris, France
SITE- Place of Memories, Spaces with Potential, Hiroshima City Museum of Modern Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Favela Cafe, Art Basel, Switzerland
2012 Chairs for Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Art Fair, UAE
Exchange Library, FIAC, Paris, France
Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale, Niigata, Japan
2010 Mukaijima Project The Island Made by the Island, Setouchi International Art Festival, Kagawa, Japan
Walkway and Tower, EMSCHERKUNST 2010, Essen, Germany
2009 Coal mine project (Chikuhou, Sorachi, Ruhr), Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Foot Path, Evento 2009, Bordeaux, France
Berlin Tree Huts, Asia Pacific Weeks Berlin 2009, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germanyum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
CIAN : Center for Interlocal Art Network, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2009, Tokamachi, Japan
Observatoire, ESTUAIRE 2009, Nantes, France
Chemin de bois, melle 2009, Biennale internationale d’art contemporain de Melle, France
Tree huts, Donjon de Vez, France

– Selected Projects –

2015 Guangzhou project, Guangzhou, China
2014 Tront Lamp Post,Waterfront Tront, Tront, Canada
Hokkaido in Progress (Mikasa project 2014), Mikasa, Hokkaido, Japan
2013 Tree hut in the Place Vendome, FIAC 2013, Paris, France
Camarguve boat tour, Arles, France
ESCALE” et “DECISE, Arles, France
Project Les Sentiers de l’eau ,en Camargue HORIZONS, Musee de la Camargue, France
Au fil de la SAONE, Lyon, France
Tokyo in Progress Closing Event, Tokyo, Japan
Hokkaido in Progress (Mikasa project 2013), Mikasa, Hokkaido, Japan
2012 Corner Structure, Bonn, Germany
Favela in Gent, Track, Gent, Belgium
Tokyo in Progress (Toyosu Dome), Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo in Progress (Tsukuda Terrace), Tokyo Culture Creation Project, Tokyo
Hokkaido in Progress (Mikasa project 2012), Mikasa, Hokkaido, Japan
2011 Workshop Camargue, Les Sentiers De L’eau- Water Path 2, Marseille-Provence Musee de Camargue, Franceance
Workshop at Bergloon, Belgium, Z33- huis voor actuele kunst, Hasselt, Belgium
Cergy Pontoise Art commission work, Cergy Pontoise, France
Chaumont sur Loire Project Chateau de Chaumont, Chaumont sur Loire, France
Hokkaido in Progress (Mikasa project 2011), Hokkaido, Japan
Tokyo in Progress (Shioiri Tower), Tokyo, Japan
2010 Drift Structure, Uster, Switzerland
Tokyo in Progress, Tokyo, Japan
2009 Okotori Basket, Tour, France
Open café Project, Le Centquatre, Paris, France
Coalmine project in Mikasa, Mikasa, Hokkaido, Japan


Early Works
August 2 – October 7, 2017

Project Document TOKYO IN PROGRESS 2010-2013
Jul 26 – Sep 27, 2014