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  • “Galaxy Wash”, 2008 HDV 14’ 34” Single channel video with sound

  • “The White building washing” 2012 3ch synchronized Full HD video with sound, 11′ 40″

  • “Dancing Cleansing”, 2010 HDV 10’ 00” Single channel video with sound

  • “Untitled (On the carpet)”, 2007 600mm X 450mm Lumda print Tehran, Iran

  • “Polishing Housing” Installation view, 2009 W4.5m X D7m X H5.3m Woods, Plasterborad, Aluminium, Glass, Other Alternative gallery monne porte, Nagasaki

  • “White porcelain bottle” installation view at TSCA, 2011

Profile

2009 Received Ph.D. in Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts,
1975 Born in Kyoto, Japan

Awards

Solo Exhibitions

2012 "What happened on the pool ?", Asagaya, Tokyo
2011 “Mutation at the dead end”, 3331 Gallery, Tokyo
“Slow, Down.”, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo
“Dancing Cleansing”, Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2010 “Park Cleansing”, Château Koganei, Tokyo
"The M.I.X. ‒ All clean/ever dirty", Treasure hill artist village, Taipei
2009 “Clean up 1.2.3.”, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo
“Polishing Housing”, monné porte, Nagasaki, Japan
2008 “Cleaner’s high #1”, Otto Mainzheim Gallery, Tokyo

Group Exhibition

2014 "Asia Anarchy Alliance", Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo
"3331 Art fair", 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo
"Backyard stories 2014", Batumi, Georgia
2013 "Am I you?", G. Leonidze Museum of Georgian Literature, Georgia
"Now Japan", Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort, Netherlands
"NEEDLESS CLEANU", Meet Factory, Prague
"Maintenance Required", The Kitchen, New York
"ROPPONGI ART NIGHT 2013", 7-7-16 Roppongi, Tokyo
2012 "Tokyo Story 2011", Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo
"White Night" A.I.R. Cambodia, Phnom Penh
2011 "Artisterium 2011 -Free fall-", Tbilisi, Georgia
"Drop me! C.P.U.E.2011" nitehi works, Yokohama, Japan
"TERATOTERA Festival -POST-", Tokyo
"On the agenda of the Arts -Where do we go from here?-" Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo
"Home, Sweet home" Tama Art University, Tokyo
"Tokyo story 2010" Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo
2010 "Spontaneous Order" Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Tokyo
"How to invert urbanism" Asahi Art Square, Tokyo
"Koza Crossing 2010" Koza-Gintengai, Okinawa, Japan
2009 "Re: Membering. Next of Japan" LOOP / Doosan Gallery, Seoul, Korea
"Memory / State" Museum of Jiangxi Normal University, China
"Dream of midsummer" Chinzan-so, Tokyo
"Hiroshima Art Project [KIPPOUMARU]", Hiroshima, Japan
"Koza Crossing 2009" Koza-Gintengai, Okinawa, Japan
2008 "A multi-faced mirrer" Japan Homes model house space, Tokyo
"Doctoral final exhibition" The University Art Museum, Tokyo
“Wanakio 2008” Naha, Okinawa, Japan
2007 "Double Cast" Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo
2006 "SWITCH" Keio University, Kanagawa, Japan
2005 "The Road not Taken '05" Gallery Sowaka, Kyoto, Japan
"Voice of site" Visual arts gallery, New York
"Sustainable art project 2005", Tokyo
2004 "Graduation works show", Tokyo
"S.I.C.E 2004", Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
"Voice of Site", Tokyo
"Sustainable art project 2004”, Tokyo
2003 "Outcomes of one time and space", Moyland, Germany
"S.I.C.E 2003", Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
"Junction", Tokyo

Publication

Collection

Others

Art Fair
2012 Art Fair Tokyo 2012, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo

Profile

2009 Received Ph.D. in Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts,
1975 Born in Kyoto, Japan

Awards

Solo Exhibitions

2012 "What happened on the pool ?", Asagaya, Tokyo
2011 “Mutation at the dead end”, 3331 Gallery, Tokyo
“Slow, Down.”, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo
“Dancing Cleansing”, Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2010 “Park Cleansing”, Château Koganei, Tokyo
"The M.I.X. ‒ All clean/ever dirty", Treasure hill artist village, Taipei
2009 “Clean up 1.2.3.”, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo
“Polishing Housing”, monné porte, Nagasaki, Japan
2008 “Cleaner’s high #1”, Otto Mainzheim Gallery, Tokyo

Group Exhibition

2014 "Asia Anarchy Alliance", Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo
"3331 Art fair", 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo
"Backyard stories 2014", Batumi, Georgia
2013 "Am I you?", G. Leonidze Museum of Georgian Literature, Georgia
"Now Japan", Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort, Netherlands
"NEEDLESS CLEANU", Meet Factory, Prague
"Maintenance Required", The Kitchen, New York
"ROPPONGI ART NIGHT 2013", 7-7-16 Roppongi, Tokyo
2012 "Tokyo Story 2011", Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo
"White Night" A.I.R. Cambodia, Phnom Penh
2011 "Artisterium 2011 -Free fall-", Tbilisi, Georgia
"Drop me! C.P.U.E.2011" nitehi works, Yokohama, Japan
"TERATOTERA Festival -POST-", Tokyo
"On the agenda of the Arts -Where do we go from here?-" Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo
"Home, Sweet home" Tama Art University, Tokyo
"Tokyo story 2010" Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo
2010 "Spontaneous Order" Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Tokyo
"How to invert urbanism" Asahi Art Square, Tokyo
"Koza Crossing 2010" Koza-Gintengai, Okinawa, Japan
2009 "Re: Membering. Next of Japan" LOOP / Doosan Gallery, Seoul, Korea
"Memory / State" Museum of Jiangxi Normal University, China
"Dream of midsummer" Chinzan-so, Tokyo
"Hiroshima Art Project [KIPPOUMARU]", Hiroshima, Japan
"Koza Crossing 2009" Koza-Gintengai, Okinawa, Japan
2008 "A multi-faced mirrer" Japan Homes model house space, Tokyo
"Doctoral final exhibition" The University Art Museum, Tokyo
“Wanakio 2008” Naha, Okinawa, Japan
2007 "Double Cast" Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo
2006 "SWITCH" Keio University, Kanagawa, Japan
2005 "The Road not Taken '05" Gallery Sowaka, Kyoto, Japan
"Voice of site" Visual arts gallery, New York
"Sustainable art project 2005", Tokyo
2004 "Graduation works show", Tokyo
"S.I.C.E 2004", Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
"Voice of Site", Tokyo
"Sustainable art project 2004”, Tokyo
2003 "Outcomes of one time and space", Moyland, Germany
"S.I.C.E 2003", Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
"Junction", Tokyo

Publication

Collection

Others

Art Fair
2012 Art Fair Tokyo 2012, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo

Masaru Iwai: Reborn-Art Festival 2017's 1st Talk "Oshika Peninsula in Earth History"


Masaru Iwai: Reborn-Art Festival 2017′s 1st Talk “Oshika Peninsula in Earth History”

The preparation for Reborn-Art Festival 2017 to be held in the summer of 2017 on the streets of Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture and Oshika Peninsula is in progress. Watari-um Museum is conducting the very first trial curation for the Art department in Japan.

Prior to the opening of the festival, Masaru Iwai together with other participating artists is going to participate in this first round of art talk series in conversation with Shinichi Nakazawa. Nakazawa is an anthropologist and one of the members of the production committee.

Reborn-Art Festival 2017′s 1st Talk “Oshika Peninsula in Earth History”
Artists: Shinichi Nakazawa (Philosopher and Anthropologist)
            + Masaru Iwai, Teppei Kaneuji, Parco Kinoshita and other artists
Date: October 29 (Saturday) 19:30~21:00
Place: Watari-um Museum
Attendance fee: 1000 yen

For how to apply and more information, please check the link. goo.gl/eDPKWV

Artist

Masaru Iwai, Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : "Now Japan" Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort, Netherlands


Masaru Iwai and Mai Yamashita+Naoto Kobayashi will participate in a group exhibition in Netherlands.
For more information, please visit the website.

“Now Japan”
Dates: 21 September, 2013 – 2 February, 2014
Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort, Netherlands
http://www.kunsthalkade.nl/tentoonstelling.php?item=2047

Art Fair

Iwai Masaru : "Am I you?" Artisterium VI, Georgia


Masaru Iwai will participate in an international contemporary art exhibition “Artisterium Ⅵ” in Georgia.

“Am I you?”
Dates:October 4 – 14, 2013
Venue:Georgian National Museum, I. Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum, 8 Sioni Str.
http://artisterium.org/

    Artist

    Masaru Iwai : Current News


    Masaru Iwai will participate in a residency and a group show in Prague and he also will take part in another group show and do some performance in NY. 
    More information are the following.
    read more

      Artist

      Masaru Iwai : ROPPONGI ART NIGHT 2013


      Masaru Iwai will participate in ROPPONGI ART NIGHT 2013 . His video piece will be screened in Art Port program. For details, please visit the following website:
      http://www.roppongiartnight.com/ホワイトビルウォッシング/

      Date: March 23 (Sat) 17:55 [Sunset] – 24 (Sun) 5:39 [Sunrise]
      Venue: 7-7-16 Roppongi

      Gallery

      Art Fair Tokyo 2012


      Takuro Someya Contemporary Art will participate in Art Fair Tokyo 2012.
      This year, We will exhibit a solo show, Masaru Iwai.
      Also, his new work produced in Cambodia is exhibited at Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya.
      We would like to welcome you and look forward to seeing you at the venue.

       

      Art Fair Tokyo 2012
      Venue : Tokyo International Forum, B2F Exhibition Hall

      First Choice (Special preview)
      Thursday, March 29 16:00pm – 21:00pm

      Friday, March 30   11:00am – 9:00pm
      Saturday, March 31  11:00am – 8:00pm
      Sunday, April 1    10:30am – 5:00pm


      Tokyo Wonder Site
      “TWS CiR OPEN STUDIO TOKYO STORY 2011″
      Date : 2012.03.10(Sat) – 2012.04.29(Sun)
      Closed : 3/12,19,26, 4/2,9,16,23
      Time : 11:00 – 19:00

      Gallery

      Masaru Iwai : "Dancing Cleansing" TSCA


      NEW EXHIBITION

       

      Masaru Iwai was born in 1975 in Tokyo. He completed his doctorate degree in Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts in 2009. Iwai incorporates the juxtaposition of cleaning/trash into his artwork under the overarching theme of “cleaner’s high”. Using a broad array of mediums such as installation, video, and performance, he makes a display of the desire intrinsic to our daily lives to clean, and furthermore he shifts the focus by questioning that cyclical action. Iwai’s solo exhibitions include Clean up 1. 2. 3. at Art Center Ongoing in Tokyo (2009) and Cleaner’s high #1 at Otto Maintzheim Gallery in Tokyo (2008). Group exhibitions include Re:membering – Next of Japan at Alternative Space LOOP in Korea (2009) and Double Cast at Tokyo Wonder Site in Tokyo (2007).

       

      read more

      Masaru Iwai: Reborn-Art Festival 2017's 1st Talk "Oshika Peninsula in Earth History"


      Masaru Iwai: Reborn-Art Festival 2017′s 1st Talk “Oshika Peninsula in Earth History”

      The preparation for Reborn-Art Festival 2017 to be held in the summer of 2017 on the streets of Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture and Oshika Peninsula is in progress. Watari-um Museum is conducting the very first trial curation for the Art department in Japan.

      Prior to the opening of the festival, Masaru Iwai together with other participating artists is going to participate in this first round of art talk series in conversation with Shinichi Nakazawa. Nakazawa is an anthropologist and one of the members of the production committee.

      Reborn-Art Festival 2017′s 1st Talk “Oshika Peninsula in Earth History”
      Artists: Shinichi Nakazawa (Philosopher and Anthropologist)
                  + Masaru Iwai, Teppei Kaneuji, Parco Kinoshita and other artists
      Date: October 29 (Saturday) 19:30~21:00
      Place: Watari-um Museum
      Attendance fee: 1000 yen

      For how to apply and more information, please check the link. goo.gl/eDPKWV

      Artist

      Masaru Iwai, Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi : "Now Japan" Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort, Netherlands


      Masaru Iwai and Mai Yamashita+Naoto Kobayashi will participate in a group exhibition in Netherlands.
      For more information, please visit the website.

      “Now Japan”
      Dates: 21 September, 2013 – 2 February, 2014
      Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort, Netherlands
      http://www.kunsthalkade.nl/tentoonstelling.php?item=2047

      Art Fair

      Iwai Masaru : "Am I you?" Artisterium VI, Georgia


      Masaru Iwai will participate in an international contemporary art exhibition “Artisterium Ⅵ” in Georgia.

      “Am I you?”
      Dates:October 4 – 14, 2013
      Venue:Georgian National Museum, I. Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum, 8 Sioni Str.
      http://artisterium.org/

        Artist

        Masaru Iwai : Current News


        Masaru Iwai will participate in a residency and a group show in Prague and he also will take part in another group show and do some performance in NY. 
        More information are the following.
        read more

          Artist

          Masaru Iwai : ROPPONGI ART NIGHT 2013


          Masaru Iwai will participate in ROPPONGI ART NIGHT 2013 . His video piece will be screened in Art Port program. For details, please visit the following website:
          http://www.roppongiartnight.com/ホワイトビルウォッシング/

          Date: March 23 (Sat) 17:55 [Sunset] – 24 (Sun) 5:39 [Sunrise]
          Venue: 7-7-16 Roppongi

          Gallery

          Art Fair Tokyo 2012


          Takuro Someya Contemporary Art will participate in Art Fair Tokyo 2012.
          This year, We will exhibit a solo show, Masaru Iwai.
          Also, his new work produced in Cambodia is exhibited at Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya.
          We would like to welcome you and look forward to seeing you at the venue.

           

          Art Fair Tokyo 2012
          Venue : Tokyo International Forum, B2F Exhibition Hall

          First Choice (Special preview)
          Thursday, March 29 16:00pm – 21:00pm

          Friday, March 30   11:00am – 9:00pm
          Saturday, March 31  11:00am – 8:00pm
          Sunday, April 1    10:30am – 5:00pm


          Tokyo Wonder Site
          “TWS CiR OPEN STUDIO TOKYO STORY 2011″
          Date : 2012.03.10(Sat) – 2012.04.29(Sun)
          Closed : 3/12,19,26, 4/2,9,16,23
          Time : 11:00 – 19:00

          Gallery

          Masaru Iwai : "Dancing Cleansing" TSCA


          NEW EXHIBITION

           

          Masaru Iwai was born in 1975 in Tokyo. He completed his doctorate degree in Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts in 2009. Iwai incorporates the juxtaposition of cleaning/trash into his artwork under the overarching theme of “cleaner’s high”. Using a broad array of mediums such as installation, video, and performance, he makes a display of the desire intrinsic to our daily lives to clean, and furthermore he shifts the focus by questioning that cyclical action. Iwai’s solo exhibitions include Clean up 1. 2. 3. at Art Center Ongoing in Tokyo (2009) and Cleaner’s high #1 at Otto Maintzheim Gallery in Tokyo (2008). Group exhibitions include Re:membering – Next of Japan at Alternative Space LOOP in Korea (2009) and Double Cast at Tokyo Wonder Site in Tokyo (2007).

           

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