Born in Okayama in 1978
Based in Kagawa
Graduated with a BA in Painting from Musashino Art University in 2001.
- 2021 "Local cultures assisting disaster revitalization: 10 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake," National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
- 2021 "Imagined Boundaries: Contemporary Art in Obu," allobu, Aichi
- 2020 "Exhibition in Japan of the Japan Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, Cosmo-Eggs," Artizon Museum, Tokyo
- 2020 " 'Time' in contemporary art," Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa
- 2019 Solo Exhibition "Floating Monuments," Ohara museum of art / yurinso, Okayama
- 2019 "Intimate distance. Masterpieces from the Ishikawa Collection," MO.CO. Hôtel des collections, Montpellier
- 2019 "58th La Biennale di Venezia," Japan Pavilion, Venice
- 2018 "MOVING STONES," KADIST, Paris
- 2018 "Our Everyday―Our Borders," Tai Kwun, Hong Kong
- 2018 "Gwangju Biennale 2018," Gwangju, Korea
- 2018 "Takamatsu Contemporary Art Annual Vol.07," Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa
- 2017 "MOT Satellite," Various locations in Kiyosumi-shirakawa, Tokyo, Organizer: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
- 2017 "Immortal Makeshifts," Mullae Studio M30, Seoul
- 2017 "Moving/Image," Arko Art Center, Seoul
- 2016 Solo Exhibition "Open yourself to the landscape," Kurobe City Art Museum, Toyama
- 2015 Solo Exhibition "Mother's Covers," Toyota Municipal Museum of Art [Library], Aichi
- 2015 "Photo City Sagamihara prizes for newcomer professionals"
- 2013 "The 6th Okayama Prefectural Mr.I Development of Rising Artists Award," Grand Prize
- 2012 "Gwangju Biennale," Noon Award, (Emerging Artist)
Chair of the Selection Committee, Maria LIND Comment
The jury of the TCAA award spent three exciting days together in Tokyo and Kyoto exploring the work of 7 artists, all nominated for the TCAA award. After intensive and interesting discussions we concluded that Kazama Sachiko and Shitamichi Motoyuki were the winners. Both of them have strong practices and are at a moment in their work where the possibility to spend time abroad can be very fruitful.
In Shitamichi Motoyuki’s sensitive work, borders are often transgressed. Whether with photography, videos, objects, interviews, workshops or other social situations, he is observing and connecting things which are apart. Drift bottles on the island of Okinawa, toriis in Japan’s former colonies, and a giant tsunami boulder lying alone since 1771 on a sandy beach, far from its geological companions – they all operate slowly over longer periods of time.
Reasons for the Award