Ozawa Tsuyoshi

Ozawa Tsuyoshi, Vegetable Weapon-Chikuzenni1 (Simmered vegetables with chicken), Kyoto 2008,
Type C print, 156 x 113cm


Born in Tokyo in 1965. Earned master’s degree from the Department of Fine Arts of the Graduate School of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (majoring in mural painting) in 1991. Ozawa’s notable works include: his “Jizoing” series, in which he photographs statues of homemade Jizo statues situated in different environments; his Nasubi Gallery series of portable micro-galleries made from milk boxes; his “Museum of Soy Sauce Art,” in which he reproduces historical Japanese art masterpieces using soy sauce; and his “Vegetable Weapon” series of photographic portraits of young women holding “weapons” made of vegetables. Selected major solo exhibitions include: “Answer with Yes and No!” at the Mori Art Museum (Tokyo, 2004), “The Invisible Runner Strides On” at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (Hiroshima, 2009), “Tsuyoshi Ozawa : Everyone likes someone, as you like someone” at the Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art and the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art (Fukushima, Aichi, 2012), “Tsuyoshi Ozawa  Imperfection: Parallel Art History” at the Chiba City Museum of Art (Chiba, 2018). Selected major group exhibitions include: “Saitama Triennale: Envisioning the Future!” (Saitama 2016) and “Yokohama Triennale 2017 : Island, Consetellations & Galapagos“ (Kanagawa 2017) and for Ozawa’s an artistic collaboration “The Xijing Men”, exploring themes related to breaking communication barriers, with Chinese artist Chen Shaoxiong and Korean artist Gimhongsok, “Xijing Is Not Xijing, Therefore Xijing Is Xijing.” at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. (2016), “Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World” at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (New York, Bilbao 2018)


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Ozawa Tsuyoshi 
Born in 1965 in Tokyo, Japan
Lives and works in Saitama, Japan

– Education and Residences –

2002-03 Stayed in New York, granted by the Agency for Cultural Affair, Japan
1996-97 Stayed in New York, granted by the Asian Cultural Council
1991  Completed postgraduate studies in Mural Painting Course, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Japan
1989  Graduated from Oil Painting Course, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Japan

– Selected Solo Exhibitions –

2020 All Return: “Come back in a hundred years’ time. After a hundred years you’ll understand.”, Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art, Aomori
2018  The Return of K.T.O. TALKS & SCREENING WITH LIVE PERFORMANCE, The Astor Hotel, Kolkata, India
2018  Tsuyoshi Ozawa Imperfection: Parallel Art History, Chiba City Museum of Art, Chiba
2017  Geidai Chakai 2017, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
2016  Everyone likes someone, as you like someone, MISA SHIN GALLERY, Tokyo
2016  Xijing Men “Xijing Is Not Xijing, Therefore Xijing Is Xijing.”, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
2015  The Return of Painter F, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo
2015  Tsuyoshi Ozawa: Everyone likes someone, as you like someone, Saitama Triennale 2016, Plaza North Gallery 8, Saitama
2014  The Return of Dr.N, Hajimari Art Center, Fukushima
2013  Can You Do It?, MISA SHIN GALLERY, Tokyo
2012  Tsuyoshi Ozawa: White Out, Miidera Temple, Shiga
2012  Tsuyoshi Ozawa: Everyone likes someone, as you like someone, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art
2010  OPEN STUDIO 50 Tsuyoshi Ozawa Dekirukana 2010, Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo

– Selected Group Exhibitions –

2021  paintings, MISA SHIN GALLERY, Tokyo
2019  The Window: A journey of Art and Architecture through Windows, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2019  Korea-Japan Interchange Exhibition <50/50>, Multiplex Art Salon, Seoul, Korea
2019  Multiples, MISA SHIN GALLERY, Tokyo
2019  PARERGON: JAPANESE ART OF THE 1980S AND 1990S, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, USA
2018  The Street. Where the World is Made, (Xijing Men), MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome, Italy
2018  Foujita in the 1940’s: Tributes, Tokyo University of the Arts, Chinretsukan Gallery, Tokyo
2018  Table Manners: A Feast of Visual Arts, Theater and Culinary, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University, Israel
2017  Discordant Harmony: Observation of Artistic Practices in East Asia at the Transition between the 1980s and the 1990s, Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing
2017  Japanorama-new vision on arts in Japan since 1970, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
2017  Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World, (Xijing Men), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
2017  Culture City of East Asia 2017 Asia Corridor Contemporary Art Exhibition, (Xijing Men), Nijo Castle, Kyoto
2017  YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 2017: Islands, Constellations & Galapagos, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama
2016  SAITAMA TRIENNALE 2016, The former Saitama Prefectural Folklore Museum, Saitama, Japan
2016  Setouchi Triennale 2016: P.S.S.40 Public School by The Group 1965, Ogijima Community Area, Ogijima, Kagawa, Japan
2016  12 Rooms 12 Artists Works from the UBS Art Collection, Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2016  Group Mobile, Villa Vassilieff, Paris, France
2015  Messages– Takahashi Collection, Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan
2015  TODAY IS THE DAY Exhibition for the 70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima, Art Gallery Miyauchi, Hiroshima, Japan
2015  Minna No Art, Gifu Media Cosmos, Gifu, Japan
2015  Collection 1 Where You Meet With Narrative, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
2015  MAM Collection 001: Tow Asian Maps – Ozawa Tsuyoshi + Shitamichi Motoyuki, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2015  TAKAHASHI COLLECTION: Mirror Neuron, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2015  JUMP, (Xijing Men),Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan
2014  Lee Mingwei and His Relations, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2014  Future Fiction, (Xijing Men) Z 33 House of Contemporary Art, Hasselt, Belgium
2014  Koganecho Bazaar 2014 Fictive Communities Asia, (Xijing Men), Koganecho, Kanagawa, Japan
2014  TOKYO STORY 2014 Part2, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
2014  Soccer, Urawa Museum, Saitama, Japan
2014  Asia Anarchy Alliance, (Xijing Men), Taipei National University of the Arts, Kuandu?Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
2014  Playmaking, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa,Japan
2014  Twentieth Anniversary Special MOT Collection Chronicle 1995-, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2014  A TABLE!-ART FEAST-, Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Mie, Japan
2014  Yebisu International Festival of Art & Alternative Visions 2014: TRUE COLORS (Xijing Men), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Yebisu Garden Place, Tokyo, Japan
2013  Festival Tokyo 2013, Jelinek Series: Prolog? (Direction, Design), Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Theatre East, Tokyo, Japan
2013  SITE- Places of Memories,Spaces with Potential, Hiroshima City Museum of Sontemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
2013  Tsuyoshi Ozawa + Masakatsu Takagi Going through Africa, Yokohama Creative City Center, Kanagawa, Japan
2013  Ohara Contemporary, Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki, Japan
2013  Stouchi Triennale 2013(The Group 1965), Social Studies Reference Room, Ogijima, Kagawa, Japan
2013  Re:Quest-Japanese Contemporary Art since the 1970s, Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul ,Korea
2013  The Xijing Men Collaborative, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
2013  Zizhiqu Autonomous Regions, Guangdong Times Museum, Guangdong, China
2013  Group Show, MISA SHIN GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
2013  Situations and Exchanges: Fukuoka Contemporary Art Chronicle 1970-2000, Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukuoka, Japan
2012  Beppu Contemporary Art Festival 2012: Mixed Bathing World, Beppu, Oita, Japan
2012  Gwangju Biennale 2012, Gwangju, Korea
2012  Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2012, Echito-Tsumari, Niigata, Japan
2012  2012-1 Building: Art in Relation to Architecture, Hiroshima City Musuem of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
2012  Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
2011  The Global Contemporary Art Worlds after 1989, ZKM| Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
2011  Between Utopia and Dystopia, University Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City, Mexico
2011  Xijing, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy
2011  The Group1965 ? We are Boys!, Kunstahalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
2011  Shifting Surfaces, Artsonje Museum, Korea
2010  Double Infinity, (Xijing Men), Dutch Culture Centre, Shanghai, China
2010  Aichi Art Triennale, (Xijing Men), Aichi Art Center, Nagoya,Japan
2010  AIZU URUSHI ART FESTIVAL, Aizuwakamatsu City, Kitakata City, Mishimacho, Showamura, Japan
2010  Tricksters Tricked, (Xijing Men), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Nederland
2010  An Unexpected turn of events – Chen Shaoxiong and Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Osage Gallery, Shanghai, China
2010  TRUST Media City Seoul 2010, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea


Francis Shingo, Iba Yasuko, Shinoda Taro, Ozawa Tsuyoshi
Feb 26 – Apr 3, 2021

Ozawa Tsuyoshi
Nov 8 – Dec 21, 2019

Iba Yasuko, Isozaki Arata, Kawamata Tadashi, Ozawa Tsuyoshi, Shinoda Taro
Mar 5-Mar 30, 2019

Everyone likes someone, as you like someone
Apr 15 – Jun 4, 2016

The Road Not Taken
OZAWA Tsuyoshi, AI Weiwei, Ken LUM, TOMATSU Shomei
Nov 27, 2015 – Jan 30, 2016

Can You Do It?
OZAWA Tsuyoshi
Mar 19 – May 2, 2013

Group Show
Jan 15 – Feb 23, 2013

OZAWA Tsuyoshi, BACK Seung Woo, SHIMIZU Jio
Sep 21 – Nov 2, 2012


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