森川 穣 Minoru MORIKAWA

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Minoru MORIKAWA

statement

Escaping from the illusion as if we have our own stable personality, identitiy or originality.
Chasing what is moving, waving, borderless and vague.

biography

1983 Born in Osaka
2006 Kyoto Seika University B.A. Fine Art Oil Painting (Kyoto, JAPAN)
2007 Chelsea College of Art and Design Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art (London, UK)

exhibitions

2015 solo exhibition ‘das Licht’ (Galerie zur Matze, Brig, SWITZERLAND)
2015 solo exhibition ‘Raum’ (Pavilion, Brig, SWITZERLAND)
2015 Willi Dreesen x Minoru Morikawa ‘das Licht (W.D.)’ (Gastatelier, Brig, SWITZERLAND)
2015 group exhibition ‘FORUM WALLIS’ (Schloss Leuk, Leuk, SWITZERLAND)
2015 group exhibition ‘YOUNG ART 2015’ (ZeughausKultur, Brig, SWITZERLAND)
2013 group exhibition ‘Common Sense of the East’ (Gallery175, Seoul, SOUTH KOREA)
2013 NO x Minoru Morikawa ‘ROOTS’ (VADE MECVM., Osaka, JAPAN)
2013 group exhibition ‘IPP#1’ (the State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, Moscow, RUSSIA)
2012 group exhibition ‘utakata’ (Art Lab Aichi, Aichi, JAPAN)
2012 group exhibition ‘utsusemi’ (Jokaiso, Aichi, JAPAN)
2012 group exhibition ‘Inverse Perspective Project #0 :Landscape’ (Gallery Fleur, Kyoto, JAPAN)
2011 group exhibition ‘24th UBE BIENNALE’ (Tokiwa Park Yamaguchi, JAPAN)
2011 Etsutomu KASHIHARA | Minoru MORIKAWA ‘Silencer|Ame-Tsuchi’ (studio90, Kyoto, JAPAN)
2010 group Exhibition ‘BIWAKOBIENNALE 2010’ (Omihachiman, Shiga, JAPAN)
2010 solo exhibition ‘Wait For The Rain Falls’ (studio90, Kyoto, JAPAN)
2010 solo exhibition ‘tashika’ (Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, JAPAN)
2008 solo exhibition ‘kanochi’ (studio90, Kyoto, JAPAN)

awards and grants

2014 seleceted curation plan for 'Gallery PARC Art Competition 2014'
2010 selected for 'Open Call 24th UBE BIENNALE'
2009 selected for 'Open Call Kyoto Art Center 2010'

residence

2016 Artistes en Résidence (Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE)
2014-15 Artist in Residence in Brig-Glis (Brig, SWITZERLAND)

curation

2014 ’A Sense of Mapping’ at Gallery PARC (Kyoto, JAPAN)
2012 ’utsusemi’ at Jokaiso & 'utakata' at ArtLab Aichi (Aichi, JAPAN)

collaboration

2014 'Magic Numbers' at Palais Des Paris (Gunma, JAPAN) with Pierre Labat & Martial Déflacieux(Director of Artistes en résidence
2013-14 'Le peintre' (Bordeaux, FRANCE) with Pierre Labat
2012 'ivy sneaker' with shoe brand NO
2008-2009 proposals for some competitions with an architect Masayuki Nakahata
2008-2012 found studio90 as atelier and gallery with Yohei Izumi & Shingo Tanaka