b. 1961, Japan

Rei Naito Biography

Rei Naito was born in 1961 in Hiroshima. Currently lives and works in Tokyo. In 1985, she graduated the Musashino Art University, College of Art and Design, Visual Communication Design. She first came to public recognition with "One Place on The Earth", at Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo in 1991. This led to her being invited to install the same piece within the Japanese Pavilion at the 47h Venice Biennale in 1997. Her work asks us "Is our existence on the Earth a blessing in itself?" Notable solo exhibitions include "Migoto ni harete otozureru wo mate", The National Museum of Art, Osaka (1995); "Being Called", Karmeliterkloster, Frankfurt am Main (1997); "Tout animal est dans le monde comme de l'eau à l'intérieur de l'eau", The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Kanagawa (2009); "the emotion of belief", Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo (2014); "the emotion of belief", The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris (2017); "Two Lives", Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (2017) and "on the bright Earth I see you", Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki (2018). Permanent installations include "Being given" (Kinza, Art House Project, Naoshima, Kagawa, 2001), "Matrix" (Teshima Art Muesum, Teshima, Kagawa, 2010). Awards received include Promising Artists and Scholars of Contemporary Japanese Arts by Japan Arts Foundation, (Installation field, 1995), 1st Asahi Beer Arts Awards by Asahi Beer Arts Foundation (2003), 60th Mainichi Art Prize (2019) and 69th Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts (2019).

Rei Naito Featured Artworks

Untitled by Rei Naito contemporary artwork sculpture
Rei Naito Untitled, 2020 Water, glass jar
11.5 x 8.2 x 8.2 cm
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Sun by Rei Naito contemporary artwork sculpture, installation
Rei Naito Sun, 2020 Lighting devices
5.5 x 3 x 3 cm
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Return the secret to the world by Rei Naito contemporary artwork sculpture
Rei Naito Return the secret to the world, 2020 Mirror, set of two
1 x 8 x 8 cm
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Untitled by Rei Naito contemporary artwork sculpture
Rei Naito Untitled, 2020 Thread
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Rei Naito Recent Exhibitions

Rei Naito Represented By

Taka Ishii Gallery contemporary art gallery in Complex665, Tokyo, Japan Taka Ishii Gallery Hong Kong, Tokyo

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