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
Winner of 2015: Oliver Beer
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.