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Shinro Ohtake

°1955, Tokyo (JP) – lives and works in Uwajima (JP)

With an extensive, diverse and innovative body of works executed over the past thirty years, Shinro Ohtake has clearly positioned himself as one of the most important creative forces in contemporary Japanese art. Ohtake’s oeuvre includes drawing, pasted works, painting, sculpture, and photography, as well as experimental music and videos, but the activity of cutting and pasting is clearly his most powerful form of expression. Much of his work utilises found images and scraps discarded from urban culture and the mass media, often with reference to the underground music culture.

Shinro Ohtake has had numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at ICA, London; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. His work has been shown in several major group exhibitions at venues such as Tate Gallery, Liverpool and SFMOMA, San Francisco. He also participated at the 55th and 56th Venice Biennale in 2013 and 2015; documenta 13 in 2012; and the 8th Gwangju Biennnale in 2010.

His work is present in many important public collections, such as MoMA, New York; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. Shinro Ohtake was awarded one of Japan’s most prestigious art awards: The Agency for Cultural Affairs Minister’s Award for the Fine Arts 2013–2014.

Shinro Ohtake is represented by the following gallery;
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Take Ninagawa, Japan

You can find more works by Shinro Ohtake on his own website.