Born in Tokyo in 1972
Based in Tokyo
- June 1 - July 13, 2019
"Plans for TOKYO 2019"
gallery αM, Tokyo
Graduated from Department of Printmaking, Musashino Art School in 1996
- 2018 "Empire of the Omen," NADiff a/p/a/r/t, Tokyo
- 2018 "Dyslympia 2680," Maruki Gallery For The Hiroshima Panels, Saitama
- 2018 "The Long Story," Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
- 2017 "Yokohama Triennale− Islands, Constellations & Galapagos," Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa
- 2016 "Open Studio Program 69: Sachiko Kazama 'Unflagging Us'," Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo
- 2016 "Blitz!! School of Luddite," MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo
- 2016 "11th Gwangju Biennale: The Eighth Climate (What does art do?)," Gwangju Biennale Hall, Gwangju, South Korea
- 2015 "18th DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow," The National Art Center, Tokyo
- 2015 "2015 Asian Art Biennial: Artist Making Movement," National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
- 2015 "Passage: A Day in Eternity," Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori
- 2016 "The 8th 'Tradition créatricé' Art Award," Japan Arts Foundation
- 2006 "The 9th Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art," Superior Prize
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.
Kazama Sachiko’s unique way of reviving and reinterpreting the traditional technique of woodcut prints immediately stood out. Combining many prints into large-scale images which are often depicting dystopian scenarios set in urban landscapes, the artist is evoking the genre of history painting. Through this extremely laborious process, she is combining a feeling of awkwardness in everyday life, as a woman in a patriarchal society, with careful historical research, addressing difficult moments in the history of Japan. Her recent research is focusing on Germany and Japan during World War II.
Reasons for the Award