• KAZUE IWATSUKA

     

    KAZUE IWATSUKA is an artist / designer based in Tokyo.

    My works consist of various elements such as old tools, old furniture, mementos and the specificity of the installation environment.

    The uncertain elements contains the memory (shadow) that places/ cities/ metropolitans have. And I also study human memory (déjà vu) when making works.

     

    Contact : kazuu713@yahoo.co.jp

    Educational background

     

    BA in Architecture design, University of Tsukuba, Japan

    MFA in Sciences of Art, University of Tsukuba, Japan

    Leave Doctoral degree in Sciences of Art, University of Tsukuba, Japan

    Teaching

    2011-

    Lecturer at BUNKA Gakuen University, Teaching Art & Design class, Tokyo

    Prize / Grant

     

    2020

    Japan Design Award 2020 [Long list / Japan Space Design Association, Japan Commercial Environmental Association ]

    NAKANOJO Biennale 2021 [Winning / Gunma, Japan]

     

    2019

    KINOKUNI Trainart 2019 [Winning / Wakayama, Japan ]

     

    2018

    NAKANOJO Biennale 2019 [Winning / Gunma, Japan]

    DSA Design Award 2018 [Finalists, the BEST50 prize / Japan Space Design Association ]

     

    2017

    KINOKUNI TrainArt 2017 [Winning / Wakayama, Japan]

    IAG AWARDS 2017 [Honorable mention / Tokyo]

     

    2016

    RURAL STAGE the Art Project 2016 [Winning / Toyota City Cultural Foundation, Aichi, Japan]

     

    2015  

    The Educational program of the Art culture for children [Grant / Japanese Agency for Cultural Affair]
    The Educational program of the Art culture in Yokohama [Grant / Yokohama city, Japan]

     

    2014  

    ART×Open space 2014 [Semi- Grand Prix / Art & Society Research Lab, Tokyo]
    Setagaya area Art culture support 2014 [Grant / Setagaya district, Tokyo]

     

    2013  

    The Educational program of the Art culture for children [Grant / Japanese Agency for Cultural Affair]

    The Educational program of the Art culture in Yokohama [Grant / Yokohama city, Japan]

     

    2011 

    KOBE Biennale 2011 [ Winning a prize, AIR / Kobe, Japan]
    ART KAMEYAMA 2011 [Winning / Mie, Japan]

     

    2009 

    Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial 2009 [AIR / Nigata, Japan]
     

    2005  

    HASLLA ART WORLD 2005 [AIR / South KOREA]
    Wangsang International Art Festival 2005 [Commission work / South KOREA ]

    Solo & Selected Exhibition, ART Fair

     

    [Solo Exhibition]

    2016

    drifting memories β [house84, Aichi Japan]

     

    2013
    White play - A Feeling of Yearn and Emptiness for "white” [StudioGOO, Tokyo]

    The feel of substance : LandscapeVX [Pepper's Gallery, Tokyo]

    The sense of substance : Multiplex scenery -yahiro- vol.4 [yahiro8 ,Tokyo]

     

    2006

    Styling with kief [Hair Salon kief, Tokyo]

     

    2005

    SOUNDING SCAPE : LandscapeVll [Pepper's Gallery, Tokyo]

     

     

    [Selected Exhibition, ART Festival]

     

    2021

    NAKANOJO Biennale 2021 [ Gunma, Japan]

     

    2019

    NAKANOJO Biennale 2019 [ Gunma, Japan]

    Art Beach KUJIHAMA 2019 [ KUJI beach, Ibataki, Japan ]

    KINOKUNI Trainart 2019 [ KISYU railway, Wakayama Japan]

     

    2018

    KINOKUNI Trainart 2018 [ KISYU railway Nishigobo Station, Wakayama Japan]

     

    2017

    KINOKUNI Trainart 2017 [ JR Iwashiro Station, Wakayama Japan]

     

    2016

    RURAL STAGE the Art Project 2016 [Toyota, Aichi, Japan]

    Officially Friendship exhibition vol.3 [Gallery MARUHI, Tokyo]

     

    2015
    5 different landscapes [EPICENTRO ART, Berlin]
    TOKYO artcrossing BERLIN [neurotitan Gallery, Berlin]
    IFFTI 2015 Exhibition [The Basilica of Santa Croce, Polimoda Italy]
    Listen to an invisible thing. Watch a thing not to hear. [Nakamura special support school, Yokohama Japan]

    2014
    Setagaya ART Festival 2014 [StudioGOO , Tokyo]

    JART4TH [WAH CENTER , Brooklyn New York]

    2013
    39 ART in Mukoujima 2013 [329SKY, Tokyo]
    La forma No.9 [OPA Gallery, Tokyo]
    Midday deep Yokohama Art club night vol.2! [Nakamura special support school, Yokohama Japan]

    2012
    Multiplex scenery -yahiro- [yahiro8 , Tokyo]

    2011
    ART KAMEYAMA 2011 [Mie Japan]
    KOBE Biennale 2011 [ Kobe Japan]

    2009
    Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial 2009 [ Nunagawa Central House, Nigata Japan]
    La forma No.5 [OPA Gallery, Tokyo]

    2008
    The watermelon is unexpectedly drowned [Studio GOO, Tokyo]

    2007
    JAPAN YOUNG ARTISTS' BOOK FAIR#2 [Printed Matter, New York]
    JAPAN YOUNG ARTISTS' BOOK FAIR [KINOKUNIYA Company, New York]
    YOUNG ARTISTS' BOOK FAIR [KINOKUNIYA Company, Tokyo]

    2006
    Reading Ⅳ [Pepper's Gallery, Tokyo]
    7th Spiral Independent Creators Festival [Spiral, Tokyo]

    2005
    Wangsang International Art Festivel 2005 [Wang-Sang ART Center, South Korea]
    HASLLA ART Selection [HASLLA ART WORLD, South Korea]
    Tsukuba Graduation works exhibition [Museum of Tsukuba, Japan]

    Stage Art & Direction

    2014
    S(ymphonic F)eeling [StudioGOO, Tokyo]

     

    2013
    Play of "White play” [StudioGOO, Tokyo]

     

    2012
    Unit Dance Bookshelf / ATSUKO YOSHIHUKU "The other side of window" / [MONNAKA celling hole,Tokyo]

    Workshop & Event

    2019

    Art Beach KUJIHAMA 2019 [ KUJI beach, Ibataki, Japan ]

    GOBO KISYU railways Dive [KINOKUNI Trainart2019, Wakayama, Japan]

     

    2018

    GOBO KISYU railways Dive [KINOKUNI Trainart2018, Wakayama, Japan]

     

    2009
    Tresure of sound -MURONO2009- [Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial, Nigata, Japan]