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Shinji Ohmaki
Shinji Ohmaki
Was born in 1971 in Gifu, Japan. Associate Professor of Sculpture department of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. After being selected to exhibit his work "Opened Eyes Closed Eyes" at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's public exhibition "Tokyo Wonder Wall 2000" Ohmaki has been actively holding ambitious solo exhibitions, receiving much attention for his works: "ECHO" (Shiseido Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo), "Liminar Air" (Tokyo Wonder Site, Gallery A4, 21 Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa, Asia Pacific Triennial 2009, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, etc.), "Memorial Rebirth" (Yokohama Triennale 2008 etc). Changing the exhibition space into the extraordinary world, Ohmaki presents dynamic installations and art works, which wake visitor's physical senses.

History

1971
Born in Gifu, Japan
1995
B.A. in Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
1997
M.A. in Sculpture, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
1997
Encouragement prize at KIRIN CONTEMPORARY AWARD 1997
1999
The 14th Holbein Scholarship Grant
2000
Prize at TOKYO WONDER WALL
2002
The 5th ADSP (Art Documents Support Program by SHISEIDO)
2003
Special Prize at "The 6th Taro Okamoto Memorial Award for Contemporary Art"
2005
Prize at McCormick Tribune Foundation Competition, Chicago, U.S.A
2009
"the Sh Contemporary 09 best young artist award" Sh Contemporary 09,China
2011
Associate Professor of Sculpture department of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
2016
Professor of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
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