Motohiko Odani

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Profile

1972

Born in Kyoto, Japan

1995

B.A., Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music, Tokyo

1997

M.A., Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music, Tokyo

2012

Stayed in New York  (Granted by Asian Cultural Council)

Solo Shows

1997

Phantom-Limb, P-House, Tokyo (Cat.)

1998

Transfiguration, Rötgen Kunstraum, Tokyo

2001

En Melody, Fine Art Rafael Vostell, Berlin
En Melody, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milano

2002

9th Room, Gallery RAKU, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto (Cat.)

2004

Modification, Kirin Plaza Osaka, Osaka (Cat.)
ERECTRO, YAMAMOTO gallery, Tokyo
RETROSPECTIVE, TAKAHASHI collection, Tokyo

2007

SP2 New Born, YAMAMOTO GENDAI, Tokyo

2009

SP4 'the specter' in modern sculpture, YAMAMOTO GENDAI, Tokyo
Hollow, Maison Hermès 8F Le Forum, Tokyo (Cat.)

2010

PHANTOM LIMB, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (Cat.)

2011

PHANTOM LIMB, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka/
Takamatsu City Museum of Art/
Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto(Traveling exhibition)

2012

The 25th Hirakushi Denchu prize ‘SP 0’ Motohiko ODANI,
IBARA MUNICIPAL DENCHU ART MUSEUM, Okayama

2013

Time Tomb, Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden
Circle of Disruption, TKG Plus, Taipei, Taiwan (Cat.)

2014

Terminal Moment, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto (Cat.)

2016

Depth of the Body, Albertz Benda, New York

2019

Tulpa –Here is me, ANOMALY, Tokyo

Exhibitions 

1995

Pool 2, Röntgen Kunst Institut, Tokyo

1996

Morphe'96, Spiral, Tokyo

1997

Tanagokoro 2 -Works on the plam-, Röntgen Kunstraum, Tokyo
Martin, 146 Top of Floor Brick Rane, Atlantis, London
Potential of Sculpture, Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music, Tokyo (Cat.)

1998

Reality, Tama Vivant '98, Tama Art University, Tokyo (Cat.)
Presumed Innocence, maria Arte Contemporanea, Italy (Cat.)

1999

VOCA, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo (Cat.)
Fancy Dance, Art Sonje Museum, Kyongju / Sonje Art Center, Seoul, Korea (Cat.)
Guarene Arte 99, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo PerL'arte, Torino, Italy (Cat.)
Net_Condition, NTT Inter Communication Center (ICC), Tokyo
Ground Zero Japan, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaragi (~2000) (Cat.)

2000

5th Biennale de Lyon, Art Contemporain, Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon (Cat.)
Department Store of Contemporary Art,
Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, Yamanashi (Cat.)

2001

Sonsbeek 9 Locus/Focus, Eusebius Church, Arnhem, Netherlands (Cat.)
Translated Acts, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (Cat.)/ Quens Modern Museum, New York
7th International Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul
EGOFUGAL from 7th International Istanbul Biennale, Tokyo Opera City Gallery, Tokyo (Cat.)

2002

Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (Cat.)
Cast Cycle, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
Private Luxury, Manno Art Museum, Osaka (Cat.)

2003

Heterotopias; Japanese Pavillion, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice (Cat.) Kunst Film Biennale, Köln
The Petting Zoo, Buena Vista Bldg. Miami design district, Miami
Bloom, The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand (Cat.)

2004

Roppongi Crossing, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (Cat.)
Mediarena, The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand (Cat.)
Strategies of Desire, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland (Cat.)
Happy-Go-Lucky, VHDG Stichting V/H de Gemeente, Netherlands
Collapsed Bodies, YAMAMOTO gallery, Tokyo
Tokyo Style: Motohiko ODANI, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

2005

The World is a Stage: Stories Behind Pictures, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (Cat.) Next Project at Site, Site Gallery, Sheffield
Becoming Animal, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Massachusetts (Cat.)
Chikaku: Time and Memory in Japan, Kunsthaus Graz, (Cat.)/
Museum of Contemporary Art Vigo, Spain(Cat.)
Visions of the Body 2005, SEOUL MUSEUM OF ART, Seoul (Cat.)
GUNDAM -Generating Futures-, Suntory Museum Tenpozan, Osaka /
The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo / Sendai mediatheque, Miyagi, KAWARA MUSEUM, Aichi /   Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo / Kyoto International Manga Museum, Kyoto  (Cat.)
The difference between you and me, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne (Cat.)
Chimerical Garden, YAMAMOTO GENDAI, Tokyo

2006

ARS 06, Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland (Cat.) Chikaku: Time and Memory in Japan, The Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kanagawa (Cat.)
Hybridity : The Evolution of Species and Spaces in 21st-Century Art, 21C Museum, Kentucky
Art and Object: Affinity of the Jomon and the Contemporary,
Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori (Cat.)

2007

Skin of/in Contemporary Art, The National Museum of Art, Osaka (Cat.) Beautiful New World: Contemporary Visual Culture of Japan, Beijing, Guangzhou (Cat.)
Sculpture of Story, Tokyo National University of Art and Music, Tokyo (Cat.)

2008

The Masked Portrait, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
When Lives Become Form, Museu de Arte Moderna De Sao Paulo, Brazil (Cat.)
‘neoteny japan (Contemporary Artists After 1990’s – From Takahashi Collection)’, Kirishima, Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima / Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo / (09’) The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo / The Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Niigata / Akita Museum of Modern Art, Akita / Yonago City Museum of Art, Tottori / The Museum of Art, EHIME (Traveling exhibition) (Cat.)
MOT Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
tezuka gane Light in the Darkness, PARCO Shibuya, Tokyo (Traveling exhibition) (Cat.)

2009

New collection, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka
What Lurks in Wood, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Dorodoro Doron - The Uncanny World in Folk and Contemporary Art in Asia,
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima (Cat.)
MI VIDA. From Heaven to Hell, MUeCSARNOK, Budapest
Parabiosis, Soka Art Center Beijing, Beijing (Cat.)
TWIST and SHOUT Contemporary Art from Japan, Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Thailand

2010

The Doors of Perception, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi
New colle Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka
RESONANCE, Suntory Museum Tenpozan, Osaka (Cat.)
Go Figure: Five Contemporary Videos, Asia Society Museum, New York
Tokyo Art Meeting Transformation, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Pop Art in Korea, China, Japan, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

2011

BYE BYE KITTY!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art,
JAPAN SOCIETY GALLERY, New York
BAD Exhibition, PIN gallery, Beijing
Shuffle, YAMAMOTO GENDAI, Tokyo
Chengdu Biennale "Pure Views: Contemporary Art Exhibition",
Chengdu Industrial Civilization Museum (Cat.)
Takahashi Collection X BRUTUS (KOBIKEN ha ikiteiru), TABLOID GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan

2012

Collection Exhibition, Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama
Fairy Tales, Monsters and the Genetic Imagination, First Center for the Visual Arts,
Nashville/Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada/ Glenbow Art Museum,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Cat.)
Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia/
Haifa Museum of Art, Israel (Cat.)
Collection of Ohara Museum of Art, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido (Cat.)
Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past, Asian Art Museum,
San Francisco (Cat.)
Necrospective, Danielle Arnaud, London, UK/ Catalyst Arts, Belfast, UK/
Grand Union, Birmingham, UK
MEDIATIONS BIENNALE 2012, National Museum in Poznan, Poland
Project Daejeon 2012: Energy, Daejeon Museum of Art, Korea

2013

Re:Quest-Japanese Contemporary Art since the 1970s, Museum of Art Seoul National University, Seoul
Memento Mori ~Eros and Thanatos~, YAMAMOTO GENDAI, Tokyo
Ohara Contemporary, Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama (Cat.)
Lady Dior As Seen By, Pier 4, Central, Hong Kong
Borderline, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

2014

Mindfulness! TAKAHASHI COLLECTION 2014, Nagoya City Museum, Nagoya (Cat.)
Sleeping Beauty, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
Ohara Contemporary at Musabi, Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Tokyo (Cat.)
Twentieth Anniversary Special MOT Collection Chronicle 1995-,
Museum of Contemporary art Tokyo
DUALITY OF EXISTENCE - POST FUKUSHIMA, Friedman Benda, New York
DOMMUNE University of the Arts -Tokyo Arts Circulation-,
3331 Arts Chiyoda 1F main gallery, Tokyo
ESPRIT DIOR, Tamaya AS Builing Ginza, Tokyo

2015

The Exhibition of the Yokohama Museum of Art: Collection 2015 part1
Thinking with the Body: Ways of Relating to the Body in Contemporary Art,
Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama
Takahashi Collection: Mirror Neuron,Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo(Cat.)
Drawing 04, Shibuya Gallery,Tokyo
COSMOS - INTIME La collection Takahashi(Cat.)

2016

ECCE HOMO: The Human Images in Contemporary Art, The National Museum of Art, Osaka(Cat.)
LADY DIOR AS SEEN BY, HOUSE OF DIOR, 香港
Hong Kong Arts Centre 4th Annual Collectors’ Contemporary Collaboration Intimate Curiosity—Invitation to Japanese Collectors of Contemporary Art, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong(Cat.)
A Concise Guide to Life with Japanese Contemporary Art,Takamatsu Art Museum, Takamatsu (Cat.)
Temporal Turn, Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas
Rediscovering Three-Dimensional Art in Japan, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka

2017

Ghost (group exhibition), Daegu Art Museum, Korea (Cat.)
The Expressive Power of White, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka
THE Doraemon (group exhibition), Mori Art Museum, Tokyo / Takaoka Art Museum, Toyama /
Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Aichi / Osaka Culturarium at Tepmpozan, Osaka (Cat.)
Japanorama. A new vision on art since 1970, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
Serpentiform, BVLGARI  ArtScience Museum, Singapore (Cat.)
Special Project Commemorating the 130th Anniversary of Tokyo University of the Arts – “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”, Tokyo
Serpentiform, BVLGARI  Mori Arts Center Gallery, Tokyo (Cat.)
Riddle of Art – Takahashi Collection, Shizuoka

2018

HIROHIKO ARAKI JOJO EXHIBITION: RIPPLES OF ADVENTURE, The National Art Center,
Tokyo / Osaka Culturarium at Tepmpozan, Osaka
Sculpted In Time -Narrative Existence-, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo

2019

Yokohama Museum of Art Collection Rhythm, Resonance, Noise, Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa

Awards

1999

Project prize, Guarene Arte 99, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo PerL'arte, Torino, Italy

2004

International Jury Travel Prize, Roppongi Crossing, Tokyo

2006

Kyoto Prefecture Culture Prize Encouragement Award, Kyoto

2011

Hirakushi Denchu Prize, Okayama

2012

The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Art Encouragement Prize for New Artist of Fine Art, Tokyo

Public Collections

  • TAKAHASHI COLLECTION, Tokyo

  • 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

  • MUSAC- Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain

  • Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama

  • Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota

  • Asia Society Museum, New York

  • The National Museum of Art, Osaka

  • Takamatsu City Museum Of Art Takamatsu

  • Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

  • Burger COLLECTION, Zurich, Switzerland

  • Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

  • Ibara Municipal Denchu Art Museum, Okayama

  • M+, Hong Kong

  • Daegu Art Museum, Korea

Commission works

  • SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, Tokyo

  • IINO KAIUN KAISHA, LTD

  • Christian Dior, Tokyo