Kanji Yumisahi was born in 1986, Mie prefecture. He became of the first students to ever attend Genron Chaos Lounge's New Art School and was awarded Gold Prize at the Genron ChaosLounge New Art School Achievement Exhibition, First Premise First Press. Since the production of his masterpiece, Banka (2016), which addressed his mother's suicide, he has continued to touch upon themes of death and mourning within his work. In 2018, he was awarded _The 21st Exhibition of the Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art'_s Toshiko Okamoto Award for his work, A Memorial Service for O, which addressed the 1980s phenomenon spurred by the suicide of a certain pop idol. In 2019, he agreed to participate in the Aichi Triennale. In the same year, he curated a solo exhibition based on his research in Okayama, which traced an eccentric female character from the essayist Akira Suei's autobiographic work, "Dynamite Graffiti" in Okayama. Major solo exhibitions include Taro went to the battle field (Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum, Tokyo, 2019), Mermaid in April (Genron Chaos*Lounge Gotanda Atelier, Tokyo, 2018), and more.Read More
Translated from the Bijutsu Techo website.
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