Welcome to my website! (update: 8 January 2023)

Statement  

The landscapes around us are filled with beautiful colours and shapes that stimulate our senses. The objects that I have collected and gathered from various familiar everyday landscapes range from being similar in appearance, discovered by chance, slightly tarnished, clashing, or indescribable. It is not just the shapes and colours of these things that fascinate me, but associated words, smells, and sounds as well. 
Initially, I collected them simply because I was drawn to their shapes and colours. But as I analysed my collection, I found that a lot of them represent cookie-cutter human ideals or events. I take these symbolic objects and combine them with other shapes, wood, and clay to create landscapes that exist everywhere and nowhere.



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Asami TOGAWA

1985 Born in Chiba, Japan

2012.5-2020.9 lived in Berlin, Germany

2020.9- lives in Chiba, Japan


<EDUCATION>

2011.3 MA Fine Art (Sculpture), Musashino Art University / Tokyo, Japan

2009.3 BA Fine Art (Sculpture), Musashino Art University / Tokyo, Japan


<SOLO EXHIBITIONS>

2022.11 "To the forest -Hibernation-" Galleri Konstepidemin, Gothenburg

2022.3 "Tilescapes" Pottari, Tokyo

2019.3 “Hauslandschaft” UNIVERSO, Berlin

2016.10 “Shopping” Café Galerie Kohi, Berlin

2014.5 “EXPERIENCE IN RESIDENCE #1” CCI FABRICA, Moscow

2012.4 “Park” GALLERY45-8, Tokyo

2010.7 “certain scenes” SPIEL ART, Tokyo

2009.8 “collect the view” shop&gallery Horta, Tokyo

2007.9 “togawa exhibition” Tama Art University GALLERY SPACE 1/3, Tokyo


<SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS>

2022.3 "人間の家はソフトなまち/The Home of [Hu]Man is a Soft Town" (collaborated with Studio GROSS), Tokyo

2022.3 "KUGURU" #2, Ichikawa city, Chiba

2021.3 "KUGURU" #1, Ichikawa city, Chiba

2013.7 “Kunst am Spreeknie-Schöneweide Art Festival” , Atelieretage G59, Berlin

2013.4 “DIE KUNST INTERVENTION Ⅱ” , ratskeller Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin

2013.3 “G59 offense Ateliers + gruppenaustellung” , gebäude im rahmen des atelierprogramms der Kulturverwaltungdes Landes berlin, Berlin

2011.2 “Joint Graduation Exhibition of 5 Art Universities” , The National Art Center, Tokyo

2011.1 “Musashino Art University Degree Show” , Musashino Art University, Tokyo

2010.9 “Open Call for Art Project Ideas Exhibition for Selected Works” , Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima

2009.11  “Art Program Ome 2009 7th” , Tokyo

2009.10 “A Beautiful Misunderstanding” , Musashino Art University, Tokyo

2009.4 “tv asahi umu in WWWr9 Official Event - Art news week - ” , Tokyo

2009.3 “Art site IWAMURO 2009” , Niigata

2009.2 “Joint Graduation Exhibition of 5 Art Universities 2008” , The National Art Center, Tokyo

2009.1 “Musashino Art University Degree Show 2008” , Musashino Art University, Tokyo

2007.11  “KODAIRA Art Site ‘07” , Tokyo2007.8 “KOSHIKI Art Project” , Kagoshima


<RESIDENCIES>

2022.5-2022.9 Konstepidemin, Gothenburg (Sweden)

2014.5 CCI FABRIKA, Moscow (Russia)

2012.8 Lichtenberg Studios, Berlin (Germany)


<PROJECTS>

2021.12 "Playground" (Project concept)  Kamedo Art Center, Tokyo

2021.9 "人間の家はソフトなまち/The Home of [Hu]Man is a Soft Town" (collaborated with Studio GROSS)


<ART BOOK FAIR, EVENTS>

2022.11 TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2022, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo

2021.10 TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2021, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo

2020.11 VIRTUAL ART BOOK FAIR (https://2020.virtualartbookfair.com/exhibitors/373)

2019.11 Onnshinn aus Berlin Zine Vorstellung #1, Polylogue, Leipzig

2020.10 Onnshinn Reading Event #2, Online

2011.6 art-ZINE: Booklet - type Art Communication, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa


<PRIZES, GRANTS>

2022.5 Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation / Grant

2021.11 The 48th Nisshinkogyo Architectural Design Competition, Merit Prize (collaborated with Studio GROSS) 

2019.4-2020.8 studio grant, cultural senate of Berlin

2011.1 Musashino Art University 80th Anniversary Master's Course Encouragement Scholarship

2010.9 “Open Call for Art Project Ideas 2010” Special jury's award (Yasumasa Morimura award) The Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art