Yasuaki Onishi born in 1979 in Osaka, holds a Master degree in Sculpture from Kyoto University of Arts. He has had solo exhibitions throughout Japan and internationally, and through group shows his work has been shown, among others, at FRAC Centre, France and at the National Museum of Art, Japan (NMAO). Onishi has been the recipient of multiple grants, including The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Inc. in New York., and has participated in numerous residency programs around the world. In his works, Onishi re-imagines space as an interrupted sequence of fragments and enables the transformation of spatial surfaces into composite worlds of definite material weight, activating a mechanism of deep memory in our apparatus of consciousness, with the use of simple, industrial materials, such as glue. Yasuaki Onishi is represented by The Mine Gallery.

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Yasuaki Onishi

b. 1979  Osaka, Japan

Education and Selected Awards

1997-2001 B.A. Sculpture Course, School of Art & Design, University of Tsukuba - Japan |2002-2004 M.A. Sculpture Course, Graduate School of Art, Kyoto City University of Arts – Japan | 2015 Art at the Heart winner, Shire of East Pilbara, Australia | 2010 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation |2010 U.S. Japan Award Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center |2009 IASK Asia Pacific Artists Fellowship National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea | 2004 Net Exhibition, Digital Photo Contest, Fine art section, Excellent prize

Selected solo exhibitions

2017 vertical emptiness / Kulanshi Art Space, Astana | Japan

2016 vertical volume / The Mine Gallery| Dubai UAE

2015 contour of gravity/ Gallery Out of Place, Tokyo | Japan

2013 reverse Volume MI / The Mine, Dubai | UAE

2012 inner space/The Wilfrid Israel Museum of Asian Art and Studies, Hazorea | Israel

2011 reverse of volume/Aichi Prefectural Museum, Nagoya | Japan

2010 reverse of volume/Vermont Studio Center Red Mill Gallery, Johnson | USA

2010 horizontal forest/Not Quite Gallery, Fengersfors | Sweden

2010 ridge of boundary/para_SITE Gallery, Graz | Austria

2008 mountair/KONGSI, Enschede | Netherlands

2007 space between face and reverse/Pantaloon, Osaka | Japan

2006 visible/Sfera Exhibition, Kyoto | Japan

2005 breath nebula/Inax Gallery 2, Tokyo | Japan

2003 thing of darkness/Gallery b.Tokyo, Tokyo | Japan

Selected group exhibitions

2017 Code Art Fair - The Mine, Copenhagen | Denmark

2016 Recyclart – Working Title Festival, Brussels | Belgium

2016 Islamic Art Festival / Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah | UAE

2015 Biela Noc / Kulturpark Alfa Gallery, Košice | Slovakia

2015 Seeing Time - Time Traveler /  Kala Gallery, Berkeley| USA

2013 Mono No Aware. Japanese Contemporary Art/The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg | Russia

2012 agora -Miniartextil Como/Villa Olmo, Como | Italy

2011 Japan Media Arts Festival/Hartware MedienKunst Verein Dortmunder U, Dordmund | Germany

2010 Art Court Frontier #8/ART COURT GALLERY, Osaka | Japan2010 The Transforming State/Religare Arts Initiative, Delhi | India

2009 phantasmagoria/Ieyoung Contemporary Art Museum, Suwon | Korea

2006 Remove a sign. piano,piano/Osaka Port Red Brick Warehouse, Osaka | Japan

2003 7th.GUNMA BIENNALE FOR YOUNG ARTIST 2003/The Museum of Modern Art, Takasaki | Japan


Selected Residencies

2015 The Art at the Heart Residency Program / Newman | Australia

2010 Not Quite Guest Artist / Fengersfors | Sweden

2009 Kala Art Institute Fellowship / Berkley | USA

2008 Kunstenaarsinitiatief B93 / Enschede | Netherlands