ARTISTS

KORO IHARA

(Osaka, Giappone 1988)

Si laurea nel 2011 presso la Tama Art University (Tokyo, Giappone). Nel 2013 consegue la specializzazione in scultura presso la Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo, Giappone).
Nel 2017 riceve la prestigiosa borsa di studio “Followship under the Pola Art Foundation Overseas Study Program”, dal 2017 al 2018 lavora in Italia.
La sua ricerca si muove tra sperimentazione materica, studio delle tecniche di scultura classiche e una forte concettualità a sfondo biologico, naturalistico.
Nel 2013, giovanissimo, vince il premio “Taito headman Incentive Prize”. Nel 2016 è vincitore del premio “Tokyo Wonder Wall Prize”. Nel 2017 ottiene i premi “Geidai-Art Emerald Prize” e “The 20th Taro Okamoto Contemporary Art Awar /Okamoto Toshiko Prize”.
Nel 2010 Il Museo zoologico “Kanazawa Zoo” (Kanagawa, Giappone) acquisisce in permanenza l’opera “fading-increasing. Dal 2016 l’opera “fading-difference of” si trova nella collezione permanente del “Takasaki Tower Museum of Art” (Gunma, Giappone).
Nel 2019 vince il TOKYO MIDTOWN AWARD 2019 “Grand Prize”.
Tra il 2019 e il 2021 il progetto installativo WORMED viene esposto in tre continenti.

(Osaka, Japan 1988)
Graduates in 2011 from Tama Art University (Tokyo, Japan). In 2013, he received his specialization in sculpture from the Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo, Japan).
In 2017 he received the prestigious scholarship “Fellowship under the Pola Art Foundation Overseas Study Program”, from 2017 to 2018 he worked in Italy.
His research moves between material experimentation, the study of classical sculpture techniques and a strong conceptuality with a biological, naturalistic background.
In 2013, very young, he won the “Taito headman Incentive Prize”. In 2016 he is the winner of the “Tokyo Wonder Wall Prize”. In 2017 he won the “Geidai-Art Emerald Prize” and “The 20th Taro Okamoto Contemporary Art Awar /Okamoto Toshiko Prize”.
In 2010, the Zoological Museum “Kanazawa Zoo” (Kanagawa, Japan) permanently acquires the work “fading-increasing. Since 2016, the work “fading-difference of” has been in the permanent collection of “Takasaki Tower Museum of Art” (Gunma, Japan).
In 2019, it won the TOKYO MIDTOWN AWARD 2019 “Grand Prize”.
Between 2019 and 2021, the WORMED installation project is exhibited on three continents.


AWARDS

2019

TOKYO MIDTOWN AWARD 2019 “Grand Prize”

2017

The 20th Taro Okamoto Contemporary Art Award “Okamoto Toshiko Prize”

“Geidai – Art Emerald Prize”

2017

First place “ArtApp Artist Contest”

2016

TOKYO WONDER WALL 2016 “TOKYO WONDER WALL Prize”

2013

“Taito headman Incentive Prize”

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021

“BankART Under 35”, BankART KAIKO, Kanagawa, Japan

2020

“Made in earth”, Commons Gallery UH at Manoa, Hawaii, USA

2019

“Worm in progress”, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2017

“die-dye-red”, Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2016

“Tracking traces”, Tennozu Central Tower Art Hall, Tokyo, Japan

“Circling cycle”, Gallery Kart, Tokyo, Japan

2015

“Glance at nature” , Gallery Hirota Fine Art, Tokyo, Japan

2013

“Fringe of nature” , Gallery le bain,Tokyo, Japan

2011

“Iron Zoo”, Kanazawa Zoo, Kanagawa, Japan

2010

“fading the time”, gallery lift, Tokyo, Japan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

“PRISMA”, Galleria d’arte FABER, Rome, Italy

“CREATIVE RAILWAY”, Basyamichi Station, Kanagawa, Japan

“DAISY CHAIN”, Tokyo Arts and Space Hongo, Tokyo, Japan

“Street museum”, Tokyo midtown,Tokyo, Japan

2019

“Material with time”, Tennozu Central Tower Art Hall, Tokyo, Japan

“TOKYO MIDTOWN AWARD 2019”, Tokyo midtown, Tokyo, Japan

“Asahi fusion art exhibition”, Matsuya Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

2018

“TRASMUTAZIONI”, galleria d’arte FABER, Rome, Italy

2017

“My Cats”, The Sato Museum of Arts,Tokyo,Japan

“BankART LIfe〜Kanko”, BankART Studio NYK, Kanagawa, Japan

“Contemporary Sculpture by Five Japanese Artists”, Serindia Gallery, Annex, Bangkok, Thailand

“The 20th Taro Okamoto Contemporary Art Award”, Taro Okamoto, Museum, Kanagawa, Japan

“Gunma Young Biennale 2017”, The Museum of Modern Art Gunma, Gunma, Japan

2016

“T-ism”, MITUKOSHI , Tokyo, Japan

“Sculpture-Anachronism & Flash” Chinretsukan gallery, The University Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

“KENPOKU ART” Old Hatsubara elementary school, Ibaraki, Japan

“Summer Arts Festival 2016”, MITUKOSHI, Tokyo,J apan

“Tokyo Wonder Wall 2016”, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

“Animalspirit 2016”, Gallery Q, Tokyo, Japan

“Animal gathering” Takasaki Tower Museum of Art, Gunma, Japan

“ENVIRONMENT” International sculpture exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts of Frosinone, Italy

“Aichi Arts Challenge 2016”, AICHI Arts Center, Aichi, Japan

2015

“New work from an old studio vol.10”, Hirakushi Denchu Studio, Tokyo, Japan

“Short Short Story – Small Sculpture Exhibition”, GEIDAI Art Plaza, Tokyo, Japan

“Ginza art ZOO Exhibition” Gallery YU, Tokyo, Japan [2015-2016]

2014

“CREATURE Exhibition”, Gallery IRIYA, Tokyo, Japan

“Museum of Animals – EAT & ART Festival”, Shinjuku Southern Tower, Tokyo, Japan

“Summer Arts Festival, MITUKOSHI, Tokyo, Japan

“Machida Tokyu TWINS by-art -Museum of Animals-”, Machida Tokyu TWINS, Tokyo, Japan

2013

“Artsy”, Yebisu Garden Place, Tokyo, Japan

“Autumn exhibition” ,Gallery Hirota Fine Art, Tokyo, Japan

“The 61th Graduation Works Exhibitions”, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan

2012

“Echigotsumari Trienniale 2012”, Niigata, Japan

“SHINJUKU CREATORS FESTA 2012”, S-tec Information Building, Tokyo, Japan

“Waku-waku animal art Exhibition”, Earth plaza, Kanagawa, Japan

“To the Forest”, Daikanyama TSUTAYA 2F Anjin, Tokyo, Japan/p>

“Sogno dream-Sculptor Eiji Nitahara and the Next Generation”, The Sato Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

2011

“BankART Life 3 Shin Minatomura – A Small City for the Future”, Shinko Pier, Kanagawa, Japan

“TETSUSON 2011”, BankART Studio NYK, Kanagawa, Japan

“Joint Graduation Exhibition of 5 Art Universities in Tokyo”, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

2010

“THE SIX 2010”, Laforet Museum Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan

“Animal are collaboration Exhibition”, Kanazawa Zoo, Kanagawa, Japan

“The 61th Graduation Works Exhibitions”, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan

2009

“Art Program Ome 2009-PREMIUM OME”, Ome city, Tokyo, Japan

“Ihara and Keita Exhibition”, Tama art University sculpture gallery and Yarimizu youth museum

“Sotomi Exhibition”, gallery Retail, Tokyo, Japan

2008

“Talk with Wood”, Seiroka Byoin, St. Luke’ s International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

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