Exhibitions

In the casting world, Kengo Takahashi wants to push himself to his own limits;

expressing himself through various metals.

Studying from classic to contemporary styles, he has found a certain technique

that makes his works delicate and aesthetically pleasing.

Kengo TakahashiProfile

Born in Kagoshima, Japan in 1982
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan
【Education】
2012 Received master’s degree at Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts; specialized in metal casting
2010 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, department of crafts
【Selected Solo Exhibitions】
2016 Kengo Takahashi (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
【Selected Group Exhibitions】
2020 Special Exhibition “Contemporary Japanese Crafts: Reinterpretation, Exquisite Craftsmanship, and Aesthetic Exploration” (Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art, Tokyo)
On This Shore (SEIZAN Gallery, New York)
2019 Amazing Craftsmanship! From Meiji Kogei to Contemporary Art (Abeno Harukas Art Museum, Osaka)
Bi no Yokan 2019: ∞directions (Takashimaya, Tokyo/ Osaka/ Nagoya/ Kyoto)
The 48th Dento Kogei Nihon Kink-ten(Traditional Metalworking Exhibition) (Meiji Jingu, Tokyo)
Gendai Kogei no Tenkai 2019 (Kanazawa Yasue Gold Leaf Museum, Ishikawa)
The illusion of Metal Casting (The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo)
2018 Amazing Craftsmanship! From Meiji Kogei to Contemporary Art (Gifu Prefectural Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu / Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art / The Suiboku Museum, Toyama)
Japon-Japonismes. Objets inspirés, 1867-2018 (Musée des Arts Décoratif, Paris)
Gin no Shizuku/Silver Drops: Break (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
2017 Amazing Craftsmanship! From Meiji Kogei to Contemporary Art (Mitsui Memorial Museum, Tokyo)
2016 Material Symphysis (University for the Creative Arts, Surrey UK)
Gin no Shizuku/Silver Drops: Prelude (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
The Second New Fueled Crafts International Young Artisans Exhibition-Flame  (The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo)
Mito heno Gusho: The TEWAZA III (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo)
Fushigi! Kyoi! Omoshiroi! (Saihodo Gallery, Tokyo, continued in 2017)
2015 Nihon no Chokin: Imono no Katachi-ten (The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama)
The Melting Pot for Tomorrow (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka)
2014 Chūgoku cha kagami-ten (Chongqing, China)
2013 be green exhibition (Gallery SHINSEIDO, Tokyo)
Cha Jing”–International Tea Culture Exchange Exhibition (The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo/ Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, China)
2012 Mitsukoshi Art Fair (Sendai Mitsukoshi, Miyagi)
sotten (Art Front Gallery, Tokyo)
Katakatachi. (geidai art plaza, Tokyo)
Soyokaze-ten (Seibu Ikebukuro, Tokyo)
Imono no Mori (Ueno Matsuzakaya, Tokyo)
Shibuya Style vol.6 (Shibuya Seibu, Tokyo)
Something Precious (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo, continued in 2016, 2018)
2010 Dōbutsu no Mori (Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Tochigi)
Minami Nippon Art Exhibition (Rokumeikan, Kagoshima)
The 5th Geidai Art Plaza Awards Exhibition (Geidai Art Plaza, Tokyo, continued in 2011)
Konsei Ⅱ (deco galeria, São Paulo Brazil)
 【Awards】
2018 Geidai Emerald Prize (Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo)
2017 Rookie of the Year Award at the 46th Dento Kogei Nihon Kink-ten(Traditional Metalworking Exhibition) (Meiji Jingu, Tokyo)
2015 NHK Utsunomiya Station Chief Award at the 8th Sano Renaissance Chukin-ten (Sano Culture Center, Tochigi)
2013 Grand prize at the 7th Sano Renaissance Chukin-ten (Sano Culture Center, Tochigi)
2012 Metro Cultural Foundation Award at graduate exhibition of Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo University of the Arts Art Museum, Tokyo)
2010 Taito-ku Honorable Mention at Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate Exhibition (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo)
2008 Haruji Naito Award (Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo)

12/05/2016(thu) -  24/05/2016(tue)

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