Born in 1962 Nagoya, Japan. He graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art, lives and works in London. He won the 2nd Prize of John Moores Exhibition at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (1997) and Granada Foundation Prize at Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (1993). Selected solo exhibitions include; Whenever I Am Silent at All Visual Arts, London (2012), Botany (2007) and Bridge (2003) at David Risley Gallery, London, Landsacpe Paintings 1997 -2001 at Turnpike Gallery, Greater Manchester (2001), New Paintings at Taro Nasu Gallery, Tokyo (2001). Selected group show; Nature in the Dream at Gunma Museum of Art, Tarebayashi (2006). Surface at Nederlands Foto Instituut, Rotterdam (2001), New space at Oriel Mostyn, North Wales (2001), and Prime at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo (2000).
Eriko ESAKA/Director/Global Communications/International Design Center/NAGOYA (IdcN)
She previously organised numerous lectures, workshops and exhibitions for both fine art and design based exhibitions at the Art & Design Centre, Nagoya University of Art. She is in charge of initiating international exchange, workshop for the young designers, running the international design forum for the Creative Cities Network – UNESCO as the Director of Global Communications section for IdcN since 2009.
Eiji SHINMI/the representative of Alternative Art Centre-Hachi
Born 1957 in Kyoto. He opened Shinmi Gallery in 1982 and organised exhibitions with young artists predominantly from Nagoya ever since. He extended the café section and renamed the gallery, canolfan. He initiated the Alternative Art Centre – Hachi to provide the exchange of the local and cultural information, the art gallery called hinten, and Café Parlwr. He also set up internet broadcast Teppan TV in 2009 to coincide with inaugural Aichi Triennale 2010.
Motoko TANAKA/Writer & Creative facilitator
Born in Ibaraki Prefecture in 1975. In 1999, chaired the Aoyama Dōjunkai Apartment Building reclamation project DO+. Co-founded mosaki in 2004 and primarily involved in writing and direction. In 2007-2008, acted as creative facilitator at co-lab. Since 2009, Tanaka has been a member of the Cultural Affairs Commission of the Architectural Institute of Japan. Among the serialisations of Tanaka’s work has been mosaki’s Event Pilgrimage (2005-2008: Nikkei Architecture magazine) and Experimental Residential Architecture from the Viewpoint of Wives and Daughters (Mrs. magazine, Bunka Publishing Bureau).
Masaki ONISHI/editor & architecture
Born in 1977 in the Osaka metropolitan area. In 2001, graduated from the Department of Architecture, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University. In 2003, completed a master’s course in Architecture, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nihon University. After working for Ushida Findlay Architects (UK) in 2003-2004 and co-founded mosaki. At mosaki, Onishi is in charge of editing and design. From 2004 to 2007, he was a tutor in Nihon University’s Department of Architecture. Since 2007, Onishi has served as a committee member in the NU Architecture Forum of Nihon University’s Architecture Department. From 2007 to 2009, he was a member of the Editorial Committee of the Architectural Institute of Japan.
Tamassy Creative Ltd
Tamassy Creative is a digital media design studio based in London founded by a digital designer Taiyo Nagano in 2010. Their creative approach in integrating art and technology is highly recognised especially in the creative field in the UK. They have designed a number of digital platforms for clients in Art, Design, Fashion, Dance, Music and Architecture. Their clients include the British textile designer Celia Birtwell, fashion brand ‘Seek No Further’ and musician Basement Jaxx and James Blunt.
Maya FUJIWARA / Digital Designer, Artist
Maya graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2011, lives and works in London. Maya is a multi-disciplined creator in art and design.
2014 Benefactor by White Rainbow Gallery, London
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Miwa Kojima, Hiraki Sawa, Yumi Shishido, Fumihiko Shirai, Noriko Tanaka, Fumie Nakashima, Masato Nakamura, Tokumasa Matsubuchi, Takuro Mikame, Masago Miyagi, Yuri Yoshida, Hiroshi Watanabe, Donald Smith、Edward Allington、Dale Berning、Isamu Mutou, Yousuke Kawamura, Yuka Aoyama, Rie Koumo, Mika Kodama, Koichiro Osaka, Tomo Ikegami, Yuri Yoshida, Hiroki Yamamoto