The three artists shortlisted for the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015 are Oliver Beer, Julie Brook and Mikhail Karikis.
All three artists are presenting their work at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House Gallery in this exhibition; Oliver Beer was selected as the overall winner and has been invited to exhibit at the Aoyama | Meguro Gallery in Tokyo this autumn.
Oliver has been awarded a £5,000 participation fee plus travel and accommodation costs for a 7 day period in Japan to coincide with the opening of the Tokyo exhibition. During this period, support and introductions to key individuals and organisations in the Japanese contemporary art world will be arranged.
The panel of judges for this prize comprises: Hideki Aoyama, Gallery Director, Aoyama | Meguro Gallery, Tokyo; Richard Deacon, artist; Mami Kataoka, Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Chris Orr RA, artist; and Jonathan Watkins, Director of Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.
This is the third instalment of the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize, a triennial prize open to British artists resident in the UK who have not previously exhibited in Japan. The two previous Prizes were awarded to Marcus Coates in 2009, who had a solo exhibition at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, and to Haroon Mirza in 2012, whose solo show was held at SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo in early 2013.Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015 Winner - Press Release