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b. 1977, Japan

Hiraki Sawa Biography

Hiraki Sawa was born in Ishikawa, Japan. He currently lives and works in London. Since 2002, he has exhibited extensively, including solo exhibitions at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Besançon, Besançon, 2010; Yu-un, Tokyo, 2009; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, 2008; Chisenhale Gallery, London, 2007; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2006; James Cohan Gallery, New York, 2006.

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Sawa has also participated in a number of group exhibitions and international art festivals including the Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, 2010; Asian-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 2009; Automatic Cities: The Architectural Imaginary in Contemporary Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, 2009; Yokohama Triennial, Yamashita Pier, Yokohama, 2005; Lyon Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, 2003. He won the East International Award in 2002, the Decibel Award for Artists in 2006 and in 2011 he was awarded the Gotoh Memorial Prize.

Hiraki Sawa In Ocula Magazine

If Pigs Could Fly: A Report From Art Stage Singapore Ocula Report If Pigs Could Fly: A Report From Art Stage Singapore By Sherman Sam, Singapore

No art fair is complete without an inflatable, in this case a bright pink, flying pig (well actually this one doesn’t fly, but not every one can do a Pink Floyd). This larger-than-life work, Love Me (2013) by Jeong-Hwa Choi at the Vannessa Qwang Gallery, inflates then deflates slightly at a gentle pace, bringing one gallerist to remark...

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Melissa Chiu Ocula Conversation Melissa Chiu By Jessica Riddiford, Hong Kong

Asia Society recently played host to some of the most significant institutional figures in the art world, including Glenn D. Lowry (Director of The MoMA New York), Caroline Collier (Director, Tate Modern), Yuko Hasegawa (Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo) and Lars Nittve (Executive Director, M+, Hong Kong).  These figures...

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Hiraki Sawa In Related Press

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My week in the art world – Human interventions Related Press My week in the art world – Human interventions 12 March 2018, FAD Magazine

This week gave me a chance to consider human intervention in our environment. If Sondra Perry’s opening at the Serpentine uses digital tools to make our dark history extremely contemporary, Open Space Contemporary’s Adventitious Encounters exploits its location to explore our desire for nature in a technologically saturated world. The former...

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Preview: 8 highlights from Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair and West Bund Art and Design Related Press Preview: 8 highlights from Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair and West Bund Art and Design 8 November 2016, Art Radar Journal

November is a big month for Shanghai. From 10 to 13 November 2016, ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair will open its doors at the Shanghai Exhibition Center. Now in its fourth year, the fair is an officially sanctioned project of the 18th China Shanghai International Arts Festival and includes the participation of 84 galleries from 18 countries...

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Hiraki Sawa: Video by Particle Productions Related Press Hiraki Sawa: Video by Particle Productions 5 May 2015, James Cohan Gallery

London-based, Japanese artist Hiraki Sawa’s videos explore psychological landscapes, unexpected worlds and the interweaving of domestic and imaginary spaces.  Populated with animals, inanimate objects and people, his characters search for their ‘place’ in the universe as he explores ideas of memory, displacement and...

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Art Fair Tokyo 2015: Talion Gallery, Akio Nagasawa, Ota Fine Arts Related Press Art Fair Tokyo 2015: Talion Gallery, Akio Nagasawa, Ota Fine Arts 3 March 2015, Blouin Artinfo

Art Fair Tokyo’s tenth anniversary edition, set to open on March 20, will bring the fair’s focus back firmly on Japan, with special curated sections devoted to Mono-ha, the Rimpa school, and past Japanese representatives to the Venice Biennale.

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