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ISOZAKI Michiyoshi

    ISOZAKI Michiyoshi is an artist from Japan. He lives and works in Hokkaido, Japan. In his creative activities, he focus on bringing out the child-like curiosity that everyone possesses. He aims at stimulating their creativity, with curiosity about others as a key to opening up a relationship with the outside world. Viewers become involved through curiosity. For the last few years, He has used the theme, "experience and discovery." He considers it important to provided an experience of the creative process as well as presenting a situation that is already complete. He takes positive action to create an environment in which new viewpoints can be discovered.


    1968    Born in Mito-city, Japan
    1996    Completed the Master Course at Tama Art University,Majored in Sculpture
    2001-2002 P.S.1/MoMA Internatinal Studio Program on a fellowship grant from the Asian Cultural Council

    Major private exhibitions
    2004
    " hide-and-seek in Yokohama " at BankART1929, Yokohama
    2002
    " telescopic viewing " at Hillside Gallery, Tokyo
    2001
    " Flip Flip " at ZOOM, Tokyo
    1998
    " Someday Somewhere,Otherwise On And On ... " at Gallery NIKKO, Tokyo
    1997
    " All along the Watchtower " at gallery NW house, Tokyo
    1996
    " SHU-PO-PO 3 " at TEMPORARY SPACE #034, Sapporo


    Major group exhibitions
    2007
    “ All about Laughter: humor in contemporary art ” at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
    2006
    " ECHIGO-TSUMARI ART TRIENNIAL 2006 " Niigata
    " Contemporary Art for Children " at Hamada Children's Museum of Art, Shimane
    2005
    " BankART Life " at BankART 1929, Yokohama
    " IIMAWASHI " at MERZ GALLERY, Edinburgh, Scotland
    2004
    " The 2nd Fuchu Biennial 2004 " at Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo
    " A MUSE LAND 2005 " at Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo
    " CAFE in Mito 2004 "at Art Tower Mito, Mito
    2003
    " ECHIGO-TSUMARI ART TRIENNIAL 2003 " Niigata
    2002
    " Listening to New Voices " /P.S.1 Contemporaryart Art Center  NY
    2001
    " TRANSIT " Laforet Harajuku KOKURA , Fukuoka
    " Bookmark project " Ishikari city library, Hokkaido
    2000
    " TERMINAL.00 " CAI , Sapporo
    " ECHIGO-TSUMARI ART TRIENNIAL 2000 " Niigata
    " SUKIMA PROJECT " command N
    " Performance Art ! University Art Museum, Tokyo Natinal University of Fine Arts and Music
    1997
    " SUPER BODY " Koyama Tomio Gallery , Tokyo


    Major projects and workshops
    2007
    " Sleeping Forest ” at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Tokyo
    " Zokin Zo project ” at ZOORASIA Yokohama Zoological Gardens, Yokohama
    2006
    " Parachute and MAKIO in Ueno " at The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
    " Artist in School ’ at Oukishi Elementary School, Hokkaido
    2005
    " Artist in School “ at Niseko Elementary School, Hokkaido
    " Wi-CAN project “ at Chiba City
    " the hard sole party " at Bytheway Projects, Amsterdam
    2003
    " ARCUS PRJECT Community program" Moriya-shi, Ibaraki
    " Long snake, Long way " at Sapporo Art Park, Sappro
    2002
    " Dia del Mar/By the Sea" a day for families /P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, NY
    2000
    " How are you doig? I'm O.K." Keiyu Nishimura Museum of Art , Hokkaido
    " Creating Islands here and there, how's your side ? " at Hoya-shi , Tokyo
    1999
    " Hop,step,and jump into the Sky " at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Tokyo
    " All along the Watchtower at Sakura " at Sakura City Museum of Art , Chiba
    " Flying Man-shaped Giant balloon " at The pablic square in front of Fukuoka City hall , Fukuoka


    Artist in Residence
    2004    Foundation B.a.d Guest Studio, Rotterdam
    2004    Duende Studio Program, Rotterdam
    2004    BankART1929 Studio Program, Yokohama
    2001-2002 P.S.1/MoMA International Studio Program, NY
    2000    S-AIR : Sapporo Artist in Residence, Sapporo


    Grants
    2004    HOKKAIDO FOUNDATION FOR CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, Japan
    2002    ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD. Japan
    2001-2001 Asian Cultural Council, NY
    2000    TOYOTA MORTOR CORPORATION, Japan


    Commissions
    2007 HOKKAIDO MEDICAL CENTER FOR CHILD HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, Japan
    2000 Tokamachi-city, Japan





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