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Biography

Koji Kato

Born 1994, Koji received his BFA from Tama Art University in 2014, MFA from the Global Art Practice at Tokyo University of Arts in 2021. Also, he studied at Hongik Art University in Korea through an exchange program in 2016.
His work is mostly video of his interests in exploring relations between political or social issues and himself for finding out power structure.
He has exhibited his work in solo shows such as “Real Imaginary Travelogue” (AI KOKO GALLERY, Tokyo), “For Whom We Fight ”A Side”/ ”B Side”” (gallery G / THE POOL, Hiroshima),
and in group shows such as  “The Destined of the Earth” (BUoY , Tokyo),“Warmth of Stone (and) Trace of Breath” (Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo), “Barrak: survibes Bangkok Biennial 2018” (White Line, Bangkok), “Openness?: The method of acquiring freedom” (Tokkaten|tochka, Tokyo), “Maebashi Media Festival 2017” (Old Yasuda Bank Security Warehouse, Gunma)

CV

Selected Solo Exhibition

2019

"Outline of Explosion", Toride Genkan Gallery, Ibaraki, Japan

"When I talk about my father, which may mean talk about a world", blanClass, Kanagawa, Japan

Selected Group Exhibition

2019

"Pop-up ExhibitionーA Second Look", PARADISE AIR, Chiba, Japan

"GAP Open Studio @ Chinretsukan Gallery - In progress", Tokyo University of the Arts Chinretsukan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

"Warmth of Stone (and) Trace of Breath", Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan

"Strange Neighbor", ART PARK, Seoul, Korea

"SPARK: The Science and Art of Creativity", Tai Kwun, HongKong

"TRANSCENDING BORDERS", Central Saint Martins Window Galleries, London, UK

2018

"Re:mind the GAP", HART Haus, Hong Kong

"Barrak: survibes Bangkok Biennial 2018", White Line, Bangkok, Thailand

"Openness?: The method of acquiring freedom", Tokkaten|tochka, Tokyo, Japan

"BARRAK Independent - Working to Survive", BARRAK, Okinawa, Japan

2017

"Maebashi Media Festival 2017", Old Yasuda Bank Security Warehouse, Gunma, Japan

"Student Art Marathon vol.13​", blanClass, Kanagawa, Japan

Events

2018

"GAP×GA talk event – Where is a border? -", Tokyo University of the Arts Chinretsukan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Artist in Residence

2019

Gud Skul, Jakarta, Indonesia

Ace House Collective, Yogyakarta, Indonesia