Tokyo Contemporary Art Award

    2020-2022 2019-2021

    Tokyo Contemporary Art Award
    2020-2022 Exhibition

    March 19 (Sat.) – June 19 (Sun.), 2022
    Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Arts and Space established the Tokyo Contemporary Art Award (TCAA) in 2018 as a contemporary art prize to encourage mid-career artists to make new breakthroughs in their work by providing them with several year of continuous support.
    An award exhibition will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo featuring Fujii Hikaru and Yamashiro Chikako, the winners of the second TCAA.

    About the Exhibition
    March 19 (Sat.)– June 19 (Sun.), 2022
    Open Hours
    Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
    Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Arts and Space / Museum of Contemporary Art
    Tokyo of the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture

    FUJII Hikaru

    Born in Tokyo in 1976. Based in Tokyo.
    His practice is based on the notion that artistic production implies a close relationship with society and history. Mainly in the form of video installation, he creates work that responds to contemporary social issues through detailed research and fieldwork on unique cultures and histories of various countries and regions.

    Les nucléaires et les choses, 2019

    The Primary Fact, 2018

    YAMASHIRO Chikako

    Born in Okinawa in 1976. Based in Okinawa.
    With the geopolitical situation and history of Okinawa, her native place, as her starting point, Yamashiro explores the voices, bodies, and souls of people left in East Asia while taking identity, the boundary between life and death, and changing memories of history as her theme, working in photography and video. She continues to address the latent potential of images and their possibilities for performativity.

    Profile and Reasons for award >>

    Chinbin Western – Representation of the Family, 2019, video
    ⓒ Chikako Yamashiro, Courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates

    Mud Man, 2016 version, 3-channel high-definition video installation
    in cooperation with Aichi Triennale 2016
    ⓒ Chikako Yamashiro, Courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates

    About TCAA 2020-2022

    The selection of the two winners receiving the Award was decided through a process of jointly using the open-call implemented from July to August 2019 and recommendations, research and review of documents by the Selection Committee, and studio visits etc. Please note that the Award Ceremony has been cancelled due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, in line with the guidelines of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

    International Selection Committee *Titles are as of the selection.
    KAMIYA Yukie (Gallery Director, Japan Society, New York)
    SUMITOMO Fumihiko (Director, Arts Maebashi / Associate Professor, Graduate School of Tokyo University of the Arts)
    Doryun CHONG (Deputy Director / Curatorial and Chief Curator, M+)
    Maria LIND (Curator, Writer and Educator)
    Carol Yinghua LU (Director, Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum)
    KONDO Yuki (Program Director, Tokyo Arts and Space)