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Tomoko Kashiki

1982, Kyoto City
Lives and works
in Kyoto City

Tiled Room, 2010 Acrylic, paper, pencil, pastel, linen, wooden panel, detail 227.3°—162 cm Courtesy of the artist and Ota Fine Arts Gallery, Tokyo, Singapore


  • 2011 Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto Selected Solo Exhibitions
  • 2014 Tomoko Kashiki, Ota Fine Arts, Singapore
  • 2011 Tomoko Kashiki, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
  • 2009 Tomoko Kashiki, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
  • 2008 Tomoko Kashiki, MEM, Osaka

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2012 7th Asia Pacific Triennale of Contemporary Art, Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
  • 2012 Zipangu, The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum/ Takasaki Museum of Art/ Akita Museum of Modern Art
  • 2012 1st Kiev International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev
  • 2011 Our Magic Hour — How much of the world Can We Know?, Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama
  • 2011 Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art, Japan Society Gallery, New York Selected Scholarships and Awards
  • 2012 The Best Young Artist Award by City of Kyoto, Kyoto City Culture and Citizens Affairs Bureau, Kyoto
  • 2011 Takeshi Umehara Prize, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto

Focusing on both present and future, moving in time and space between concerns with microcosms and universes, this exhibition resounds in a polyphony of individual perspectives interwoven by different ideas of aesthetics and culture — as well as standards of ‘goodness.’ The dream of good art — however it is made and wherever it comes from — has to be rooted in truth, ethics and a belief in life.

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.