The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to announce the three artists shortlisted for the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2018: Kate Groobey, Keith Milow and Mark Neville. The prestigious Daiwa Foundation Art Prize is a unique exhibition and creative development opportunity, which offers a British artist their first solo show at a gallery in Tokyo, Japan.
The shortlisted artists will exhibit their work at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House Gallery, London in June 2018, when a winner will be announced. The winning artist’s solo show will be held at the partner gallery, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
The winner will be awarded a £5,000 participation fee plus travel and accommodation costs for a seven-day period in Japan to coincide with the opening of the exhibition. During this period, the selected artist will be introduced to key individuals and organisations in the Japanese contemporary art world, increasing the visibility of the artist’s work internationally, and facilitating their professional development.
The shortlist was selected by a distinguished panel of judges comprising: Richard Cork, Art Critic; Mami Kataoka, Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Sueo Mizuma, Director, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo; Julian Opie, Artist, and Jonathan Watkins, Director, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.
Previous recipients of the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize include Marcus Coates, who was awarded the Prize in 2009 with a resulting solo exhibition at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo; Haroon Mirza in 2012, whose solo exhibition was held at SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo; and Oliver Beer in 2015. Beer’s solo exhibition Life, Death and Tennis opened at Aoyama Meguro Gallery, Tokyo in November 2015 and comprised video and sculptural works exploring the relationship between audio and visual experience.
Notes to Editors:
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is a UK charity, established in 1988 with the generous support of Daiwa Securities Co Ltd. Its purpose is to support closer links between Britain and Japan in all fields of activity, including the visual arts. www.dajf.org.uk
Mizuma Art Gallery opened in 1994. Since then it has been presenting artists from Japan and other Asian countries each with a unique voice, whose works aren’t caught up in fleeting trends. Artists such as Aida Makoto, Yamaguchi Akira, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba and many others have now achieved worldwide recognition. Mizuma also continue to introduce emerging artists to the international art scene. mizuma-art.co.jp
The Daiwa Foundation Art Prize offers a British artist a first solo show at a gallery in Japan. In addition to an exhibition, the winning artist will be given a period of support and introductions to key individuals and organisations in the Japanese contemporary art world. The winning artist is also awarded a participation fee of £5000. The triennial prize is open to British artists resident in the UK who have not previously had a solo exhibition in Japan. The Prize is funded by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and administered by Parker Harris.
The Prize is open to British artists resident in the UK who have neither had nor are planning a solo exhibition in Japan. The Prize is open to artists working in any medium including painting, photography, print, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, installation and moving image.
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Press Release:Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2018 Short List
The 2018 selection panel is:
Richard Cork, Art Critic
Mami Kataoka, Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Sueo Mizuma, Mizuma Art Gallery, Director, Gallery, Tokyo
Julian Opie, Artist
Jonathan Watkins, Director, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015
Winner: Oliver Beer
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to announce that Oliver Beer is the winner of the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015. Shortlisted alongside Mikhail Karikis and Julie Brook, the winner was announced on the opening night of the Art Prize 2015 exhibition.
The triennial prize is open to British artists resident in the UK who have not previously had a solo exhibition in Japan. In addition to an exhibition in Japan, the winning artist will be given a period of support and introductions to key individuals and organisations in the Japanese contemporary art world. The winning artist is also awarded a participation fee of £5000.
The 2015 exhibition was at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House Gallery, London, and was open from 12 June to 17 July 2015.
Oliver Beer exhibited ‘Life, Death and Tennis’ at the Aoyama | Meguro Gallery, Tokyo from 7 November to 28 November 2015.
Images from Oliver Beer’s Tokyo Exhibition can be found here: Oliver Beer: Life, Death and Tennis at the Aoyama | Meguro Gallery, TokyoDaiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015 Winner - Press Release Article on Oliver Beer's works and the Daiwa Art Prize in bitecho, 5 February 2016 Japanese 日本語
Mikhail Karikis is a Greek/British artist based in London. His work embraces moving image, sound and other media to create immersive audio-visual installations and performances which emerge from his long-standing investigation of the voice as a sculptural material and a socio-political agent. He often collaborates with communities and his works highlight alternative modes of human existence and action.
Julie Brook studied art at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford(1980-83). Since 1989 she has been living and working in remote landscapes in Scotland; Hoy, Orkney (1989) ; the west coast of Jura (1990-94); on the uninhabited island of Mingulay (1996-2011), Outer Hebrides. Recently she has been working in different parts of the desert in Central and South West Libya (2008-09) travelling with Tuareg guides; Syria (2010) ; NW Namibia (2011-14) travelling with Himba-Herero guides. She makes large scale sculptural work outside using different materials using photography and film as part of the process of working.