“Pola Museum Annex Exhibition 2021-Automatic and Composition-” From Thursday, March 18th, we will introduce eight supporting artists from the Pola Museum of Art Foundation, divided into two periods.

Group exhibition by young artists

Pola Museum Annex (Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo) will hold "Pola Museum Annex Exhibition 2021-Automatic and Configuration-" from March 18th (Thursday) to April 18th (Sunday), 2021.

Akiko Ueda "NIght Walk, Day Sleep" 2019 120 x 190 cm Canvas / Oil Painting

Kazunori Kura "Can you hear me with your eyes, can you see me with your ears" 2018 2.7 × 6 × 3.6m Aluminum, steel, wire

Sayaka Hanafusa "Bath" 2020 1940 x 3909mm Oil on canvas, acrylic, pen, textile, silk screen, canvas

Shiori Yamamoto "Bloom (04212019, I Am Here For You)" 2019 56cm x 76cm Ink on paper

In this exhibition, the works of artists who have been selected as a grant for overseas training of young artists at the Pola Art Foundation will be exhibited. The event will be held with the intention that the presentation of the work at the Pola Museum Annex will be utilized in future activities.

Continuing from last year, under the supervision of Shunsuke Kijima, the director of the Pola Museum of Art, we will introduce a total of eight artists in the first and second semesters. This time, which will be the second half, we will exhibit works by Akiko Ueda, Kazunori Kura, Sayaka Hanafusa (Suzuki), and Shiori Yamamoto under the theme of "automatic and configuration". These four people will also be exhibited at "Art Fair Tokyo 2021" to be held at the International Forum from March 18th (Thursday) to 21st (Sunday).

The Pola Art Foundation's subsidy program for overseas training of young artists aims to support overseas training for artists under the age of 35 and encourage more active creative activities. It has been.

Exhibition overview ∥
Exhibition Name: Pola Museum Annex Exhibition 2021 – Automatic and Configuration –
Date: March 18th (Thursday) -April 18th (Sunday), 2021 [31 days] * Closed: April 12th (Monday)
Meeting place: Pola Museum Annex (3rd floor, Pola Ginza Building, 1-7-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, 104-0061)
Organizer: Pola Art Foundation Opening Hours: 11:00 – 19:00 Free admission * Subject to change depending on the situation. We will inform you of the latest status on the gallery HP and SNS.

Supervisor profile ∥
Shunsuke Kijima: Director of the Pola Museum of Art. Born in Tottori prefecture in 1939. Graduated from Keio University Faculty of Letters, majoring in aesthetics and art history. Studied at the University of Florence, New York University Graduate School, and the Institute of Art History. He has served as the director of the Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, the director of the Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, and a professor at Kyoritsu Women's University. Currently, he is an emeritus professor at the same university and a producer at Tokyu Bunkamura The Museum.
His major books are "The World of Beautiful Tokisho" (Chuokoron-sha), "25 American Contemporary Art" (Shueisha), "Picasso Changed by Women" (Chuko Bunko), and "Women Loved by Masterpieces". "Painter and Model Story" (Shueisha), "Klimt and Vienna" (Rokuyosha), translations "European Decorative Arts All 3 Volumes" (Chuokoron-Shinsha), etc.

∥ Overview of activities of the Pola Art Foundation
The Pola Art Foundation, a public interest incorporated foundation, provides subsidies to young artists in the art field and professional art staff. Research activity themes are widely solicited from the general public in order to enhance the specialty of the Japanese art field, and are adopted by a selection committee composed of experts.
[Reference material: Reiwa 2nd year grant adoption content]
(1) 17 subsidies for overseas training of young artists 46.22 million yen
(2) 12 grants for research by museum staff 21.64 million yen
(3) 12 subsidies for international exchange related to art 19.9 million yen

∥ Writer profile ∥

Akiko Ueda
UEDA Akiko

Akiko Ueda "To the (end and still) cheerful pieces of the sun circus" 2020 120 x 190 cm Canvas / Oil on canvas

Born in Kyoto in 1983
2006 Graduated from Musashino Art University, Faculty of Art and Design, Department of Oil Painting
2018 Pola Art Foundation Overseas Trainee (Belgium)
2020 Brussels Royal University of Arts Painting Course Master's course completed Lives in Brussels, Belgium [Major exhibitions / awards]
2009 "6th Haruhi Painting Triennale" Kiyosu City Haruhi Museum (Aichi) Grand Prize "Shell Art Award 2009" Daikanyama Hillside Forum (Tokyo) Iemura Tamashiro Jury Prize Solo Exhibition "The world is also a big bouquet" Kiyosu City Haruhi Museum (Aichi) )
2011 "VOCA Exhibition 2011" Ueno Royal Museum (Tokyo) Ohara Museum of Art Award
2012 Solo exhibition / stay production "ARKO 2012 / Akiko Ueda" Kurashiki / Ohara Museum of Art (Okayama)
2013 Stay Production Cité Internationale des Art (Paris, France) 2013 Musashino Art University Paris Award
2014 Solo Exhibition "Forest is still in the seeds" Komorokogen Museum (Nagano)
2015 Stay Production Kitakata / Dream / Art Project (Fukushima)
Stay production Centrum Umeni Kvilda (Kvilda, Czech Republic)
Solo exhibition "When a painting sees a painter's sleeping face" Dai-ichi Life South Gallery (Tokyo)
2017 "Closing Exhibition Neovision New Expansion" Shinano Art Museum (Nagano)
2018 Solo Exhibition "Kazeana" Yuka Tsuruno Gallery (Tokyo)
2019 "Night Walk, Day Sleep" Gallery Medium (Bratislava, Slovakia)
2021 Solo Exhibition "DÉJÀ-MAIS-VU" CENTRALE.lab (Brussels, Belgium)
URL: http://uedaakiko.com

Kazunori Kura
KURA Kazunori

Kazunori Kura "Vertical Evolution" 2020 160 x 80 x 30 cm Wood (China), black cotton cloth, steel, MDF board

Born in Tokyo in 1986
2004–2008 Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Tama Art University
2015–2019 Munich Academy of Fine Arts Diploma Process
2018 Pola Art Foundation Overseas Trainee (Germany)
2019–2020 Master's Program at Hamburg University of Fine Arts [Main Exhibitions]
2014 Solo Exhibition "2nd" Gallery W (Tokyo)
2016 "Polyphon" Katholische Akademie in Bayern (Munich, Germany)
2017 "Annual Exhibition 2017" Academy of Fine Arts Munich (Munich, Germany)
2018 solo exhibition "Skelette der Stimmen" Michelo Galerie (Munich, Germany)
"Das kleine format" Köglturm (Aichach, Germany)
"The Inverse Narrative" Städtische Galerie Eichenmüllerhaus (Lemgo, Germany)
2019 "Arte Laguna Prize 2018.19" The Arsenal of Venice (Venice, Italy)
"AKVO" Space Nouvelle (Innsbruck, Austria)
"Generation '19" Studio Jorinde Voigt (Berlin, Germany)
2020 "Annual Exhibition 202" University of Fine Arts Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany)
"Look Closer" Michelo Galerie (Munich, Germany)
URL: http://kazunorikura.com/

Hanafusa (Suzuki) Sayaka

Sayaka Hanafusa "Fleur" 2019 300 × 300mm Oil on canvas, acrylic, pen, canvas

Born in London in 1988
2012 Graduated from Tama Art University, Department of Painting, Department of Oil Painting
2014 Completed the Department of Oil Painting, Tama Art University Graduate School Tokyo Wonder Site Dispatched to Basel, Switzerland as a 2014 bilateral exchange program (3 months)
2018 Moved to Nagi Town, Okayama Prefecture Renamed from "Suzuki" to "Hanabo"
2019 Pola Art Foundation Overseas Trainee (France)
[Major exhibitions]
2013 "VOCA Exhibition" Ueno Royal Museum (Tokyo)
2015 "Tama Art University" Tama Art University Gallery (Tokyo) Solo exhibition "ARKO" Ohara Museum of Art (Okayama)
2016 "Mimasaka Miyu Art Temperature" Poppy Springs (Okayama)
Solo exhibition "Love in the frame" Koganecho area Site-A Gallery (Kanagawa) Solo exhibition "SHINE" Daiichi Seimei Minami Gallery (Tokyo)
2017 "Open studio" BankArt studio (Kanagawa)
2018 "VOVA Exhibition 25th Anniversary Project ALL VOCA Award" Dai-ichi Life Headquarters Building (Tokyo) Solo Exhibition "Responsive Memories" Contemporary Gallery (Kyoto)
Solo exhibition "Collecting time" Usine Kugler (Geneva, Switzerland) 2020 "RE" Gallery FIXA (Okayama)

Shiori Yamamoto

Shiori Yamamoto "Bloom (03112019, You Are My Only Hope)" 2019 76cm x 56cm Ink on paper

Born in Kanagawa prefecture in 1988
2011 Graduated from Musashino Art University, Faculty of Art and Design, Department of Architecture
2011 21st Ito International Education Exchange Foundation Japanese Scholarship Received
2013 Completed Master's Program in Avant-garde Arts, Department of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute Graduate School
2018 Training in the United States as an overseas trainee of the 2017 Yoshino Gypsum Art Promotion Foundation
2019 Pola Art Foundation Overseas Trainee (USA)
[Major exhibitions]
2015 "Red mold" / Chashama Foundation 461 Gallery (New York, USA)
2016 "Borderless: In Perspective" Lighthouse Gallery (Berlin, Germany) Governors Art Island Art Fair (New York, USA)
2017 "Shibuya Art Award" Tokyo Metro Shibuya Station (Tokyo)
"Palette Unlimited" Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Correlation (New York, USA)
"Fight or Flight" The Painting Center (New York, USA)
"She Inspires" Untitled Space (New York, USA)
2018 "Sixteen Memos for the Next Millennium"
New York Art Residency & Studio Foundation (New York, USA)
"Shibuya Art Award" BUNKAMURA Gallery (Tokyo)
2019 "In Distinction From The Material World" Kuchifleet Gallery (New York, USA)
2020 "NYFA Benefit" New York Art Foundation (New York, USA)

URL: www.shihoriyamamoto.com

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