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In 1966, SHIBAKAWA Toshiyuki was born in Osaka Prefecture on the anniversary of Alberto Giacometti's death (1966.1. 11).  In 1980, he moved to Hiroshima City, and since his school days, he himself made paints and created paintings in the motif of the exposed buildings. In 1993, he moved to Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, and was inspired by the Pompei ruins in Italy and the Kusado-sengen-cho ruins in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, where he began to create works under the theme of "Modern society unearthed 2000 years later". In 1997, he stayed in Italy as an overseas researcher of the Ministry of Education, and studied fresco paintings and the ruins of Pompeii. He has lived in Okayama City since 2010. He is currently a professor at Shujitsu Junior College and a visiting professor at Hiroshima University Graduate School.
At first, he developed an installation of "Excavation site 2000 years later" and recently produced (fossil) type artifacts excavated from there. They not only exhibit individual works but also exhibit various things (Archaeological materials, works of art, antiques, relics, goods, etc.) in collaboration. They hold exhibitions and projects that focus on the region and place such as museums in Japan and overseas, historical buildings and shopping streets. At the same time, they hold workshops for a wide range of people, and continue their activities to reexamine the existence of things and contemporary problems.

SHIBAKAWA Toshiyuki

1966  Born in Osaka on January 11, the very day ALBERTO GIACOMETTI died. 
        (Hometown is in Kagawa)  Lives and works in Okayama.
1991  Completed the Master's Course (MFA) at Hiroshima University, Japan
1993  Lecturer at Fukuyama City Junior College for Women
        (2000~Assistant Professor, 2007~ Associate Professor)
1993  Visited the ruins of Kusadosengen (Hiroshima) for the first time and 
          begun creating artworks with the theme: 2000 years in the future.
1997  Studied in Milan, Italy as a visiting researcher, funded by the Ministry of Education
        (ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI)
2002  Visited Berlin and London (received Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Young Scientists(B) from
          the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) 
2006  Energia Art Merit Prize, Energia Culture and Sports Foundation
2009  Cultural Encouragement Prize of Hiroshima Prefecture, Cultural Foundation of Hiroshima Credit Unions
2010  Associate Professor at Shujitsu Junior College

Solo Exhibitions & Art Projects (selected)

2020  “Door from the Future ~ Welcome to the kingdom of yakimono 2000 years later!,”

     Takahama City Yakimono no Sato Kawara Museum (Aichi)

2018  “PLANET HOME|BOKUNOOKUSAN☆SHIBAKAWA Toshiyuki Exhibition,”  TSUNAGI ART MUSEUM(Kumamoto, Japan)

2017  “Kurashiki Excavation Museum 2000 Years Later,”  Center For Archaeological operations Kurashiki (Okayama, Japan)
2015  “PLANET MUSEUM|SHIBAKAWA Toshiyuki Exhibition,”  Taipei World Trade Center(Taiwan) *ART TAIPEI 2015|Public Program

2014  “PLANET PYRAMID|SHIBAKAWA Toshiyuki Exhibition,”  KYUSHU GEIBUN-KAN(Fukuoka, Japan) *ちくごアートファーム計画 
2013  “PLANET TACTILE|SHIBAKAWA Toshiyuki Exhibition,”  Kawasaki City Museum (Kanagawa, Japan) 
2013  “SHIBAKAWA Toshiyuki × Tentoumushi Project|PLANET SCHOOL,”  Kyoto Art Center(Kyoto, Japan)|| 
2012  “PLANET SCROLL|SHIBAKAWA Toshiyuki Exhibition,”  Akiyoshidai International Art Village (Yamaguchi, Japan) |
2010  “Celebrate 80 years of age at the Ohara Museum of Art! Project,”  Ohara Museum of Art  (Okayama, Japan)   
          *Ohara Museum of Art 80 Anniversary Project|
2010  “PLANET ANTIQUES,”  YOD Gallery (Osaka, Japan)
2009  “MAWASHI PROJECT,”  Towada Arts Center & Stores of Shopping Arcade in Towada City (Aomori, Japan) 

          *“SUMOAURA” Exhibition |
2009  “SHIBAKAWA Toshiyuki: “PLANET WALL,”  a piece of space APS (Tokyo, Japan)
2008  “The Future Ruins of the 41st Century:The Sannai Museum,”  Aomori Museum of Art : 
          
Art Among the Sannai Maruyama Ruins Operations / Aomori Museum of Art to Sannnai Maruyama Ruins(Aomori, Japan).|
2008    “41st-Century Art Museum☆Project|800km from Muroto Point to Cape Ashizuri 
           The Museum of Art. Kochi in the 41st Century: Ever Expanding Operations,” 
           The Museum of Art (Kochi, Japan)   *The Museum’s Special Summer Vacation
2007  “TRAVELER:Welcome to the PLANET MUSEUM,”  Kyoto University of Art and Design(Kyoto, Japan)
2007  “PLANET CAPSULE:Time Capsule in the 41st Century|What if your mobile phone is excavated in the 
           future…?,”  Tsuruoka Art Forum(Yamagata, Japan)||   
2006  “PLANET STREET:The Station, Town and Art Museum Excavated 2000 years in the Future,” 
           Sakura City Museum of Art; SAKAE-cho; and Keisei SAKURA station(Chiba, Japan)|| 
2006  "Pieces of Time: Museum in the 41st Century – The Whereabouts of the Joumon and Modern Era,”   
           TATSUNO Museum(Nagano, Japan)
2006  "Dragon Road - The Whereabouts of Dragons in the 41st Century,”  Senkoji Temple mountain trail, Onomichi 
           shopping center, and elementary schools in Onomichi (Hiroshima, Japan)|
2006  "APS Series: “a piece of work” - #07 SHIBAKAWA Toshiyuki: “PLANET PIECES,”  a piece of space APS, Kobo 
           Kaidanshita, and other places inside the building (Tokyo, Japan)
2005  "PLANET MUSEUM OF ART / TWO ROOMS,”  Nagi Museum Of Contemporary Art (Okayama, Japan) |
2004    "ART NETWORK|PLANET MUSEUM OF ART / ONE ROOM,”  Fukuyama Art Museum (Hiroshima, Japan) 
2004  "PLANET MUSEUM / ONE ROOM,”  MSSOHKAN, Kobe (Hyogo, Japan)
2003  "Adventure to PLANET MUSEUM,”  Hiroshima Prefecture Museum of History (Hiroshima, Japan)|
2001  "Today's Artist|"PLANET CIRCLE,”  Osaka Contemporary Art Center (Osaka, Japan)
1999  "PLANET GARDEN,”  Shibuya Museum (Hiroshima, Japan)
1999  "Message from the 41st Century,”  DAVID HALL (Okayama, Japan)
1995   L’ESPOIR exhibition|SHIBAKAWA Toshiyuki Exhibition,”  Ginza Surugadai Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)

 

Group Exhibitions (selected)

 

2019  ART021/Shanghai Exhibition Center(Shanghai) 

2019  Mirai archaeology (scientific piece) | Shibakawa Toshiyuki's tape measure/Konro (Taiwan)

2018  ART TAIPEI 2018 Taipei National Exhibition of Arts/Taipei World Trade Center(Taiwan)(Identical:2014〜2018) 

2018  “MOMAW Summer Museum Project #8 TIME TRAVEL,”  the Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama (Wakayama, Japan)
2018  “10 year anniversary exhibition『十』,”  YOD Gallery (Osaka, Japan)
2017  “Time and space art travelers from Kobe,”  BB Plaza Museum of Art (Kobe, Japan)
2017  “Absence of ontology,”  Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum|gallery G (Hiroshima, Japan)
2016  “OKAZAKI Kazuo × SHIBAKAWA Toshiyuki,”  Kurashiki City Art Museum (Okayama, Japan)
2016  “Three hot springs of Mimasaka Art temperature,”  KATSRAGI, DOT Cafe (Okayama, Japan)

2015  “Art of Memory Four recipes for memory,”  Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art(Fukuoka, Japan) 
2014  “The Present of Art :  OKAYAMA 2014|Shape of Time,” 
           Tenjinyama Cultural Plaza, Takahashi City Museum of History, Nagi Museum Of Contemporary Art (Okayama, Japan)
2014  "ART TAIPEI 2014,”  Regent Taipei(Taiwan)
2014  "ART OSAKA 2012,”  Hotel Granvia Osaka (Osaka)(同:2013, 2012, 2011, 2010) 
2014  “Young Art Taipei 2014,”  Regent Taipei(Taiwan) 
2014  “NEW CITY ART FAIR,”  hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK(U.S.A) 
2014  “Affordable Art Fair Brussels,”  Tour & Taxis(Belgium) 
2014  “Collection Gilles Balmet,”  ÉSAD de Grenoble(France)
2013  “ARCHAEOLOGIES OF THE FUTURE|OKABE Masao & SHIBAKAWA Toshiyuki,” 
           / Gallery Tengu Square (Hiroshima, Japan) *Art Arch Hiroshima 2013  satellite planning
2013  "Welcome to Tomo! Let’s play here in the paradise,”  Tomonotsu Museum (Hiroshima, Japan)
2012  "Waiting for the First Train,”  Tokyo Station Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
2012  “The Okayama Art Corridor "Connecting Scenery”,”  Okayama Korakuen (Okayama, Japan) |
2012  "T-ART in Taichung 2012,”  Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung(Taiwan)
2012  "Spoon Art Fair,”  Grand Hyatt Hong Kong(Hong Kong)
2012  "NEW CITY ART FAIR,”  hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK(U.S.A)
2011  "Summer Museum for Kids and Grown-ups: Traversing the Times, Places and Attributes of People described in Art,” 
           Osaka Municipal Museum of Modern Art (tentative name) Shinsaibashi Exhibition Room (Osaka, Japan)
2011  "YOUNG ART TAIPEI 2011,”  Sunworld Dynasty Hotel(Taiwan)
2010  "Emerging Directors Art Fair ULTRA 003,”  Spiral Garden (Tokyo, Japan)
2010  "ART GWANGJU 2010,”  KDJ Convention Center(Korea)
2009  "SUMOAURA,”  Towada Art Center (Aomori, Japan) |
2008  "TAMA VIVANTⅡ 2008, “The Seeds of Image,”  Tama Art University (Tokyo, Japan)  / Minatomirai Station (Yokohama, Japan)
2007  "Toys from the Present to the Future,”  Sasayama Children’s Museum (Hyogo, Japan)
2007  "Palette Memory ~Japanese Modern Painters,”  Tsuruoka Art Forum (Yamagata, Japan)
2006  "TAMA VIVANT 2006,”  Tama Art University (Tokyo) / Minatomirai Station (Yokohama, Japan)

2006  "Akitsu DNA: Higashihiroshima Modern Art Program 2006,” 

              Mitsu, Akitsu-cho, Higashihiroshima City: around JR Akitsu Station (Hiroshima)
2006  "Art in Fukujyukaikan,”  Fukujyukaikan, (Hiroshima) *Directed by Fukuyama Art Museum (Hiroshima, Japan)
2006  "The World of Art Extending from the Impressionists,”  Hamada Children’s Museum of Art (Shimane, Japan)
2006  "Touch and Enjoy Contemporary Art Exhibition,”  Hamada Children’s Museum of Art (Shimane, Japan)
2006  "Contemporary Forms - Life & Art - : The Forms of Intoxication,”  Higashi-hiroshima City Museum of Art  (Hiroshima, Japan)
2005  "ARTOM60 - the contemporary art exhibition for the 60th anniversary of the atomic bomb,” 
           / The former Bank of Japan, Hiroshima Branch (Hiroshima, Japan)
2005  "VOCA 2005 - The Vision of Contemporary Art,”  The Ueno Royal Museum (Tokyo, Japan)
2002  "Hiroshima Art Document 2002,”  The former Bank of Japan, Hiroshima Branch (Hiroshima, Japan)
2000  "Touching and Feeling - Modern Art Exhibition,”  Kaita Town Museum of History and Folklore (Hiroshima, Japan)
2000  "The Land of Dragon: Onomichi: The Symbol and Forms,”  Onomichi City Museum (Hiroshima, Japan)
1999  "Contemporary Artist’s View – Crossover 10,”  Okayama Synthetic Culture Center (Okayama, Japan)
1994  "The Asia and Hiroshima Art Grand Prix Awards,”  The Chugoku Electric power Co., Inc. (Hiroshima, Japan) 
          *Awarded the Excellent Prize
1994  "The 11th Contemporary Painting Exhibition of Japan,”  Ube City Culture Hall (Yamaguchi, Japan) *Awarded the Second Prize

Workshops (selected)

 

2015  "The ☆ Project 2000 Years Later ~ Send a Picture Letter to People 2000 Years Later!,”  KYUSHU GEIBUN-KAN(Fukuoka, Japan)
2015  "Let's make fossils 2000 years from now!,”  KYUSHU GEIBUN-KAN(Fukuoka, Japan)
2014  "Let's excavate Chikugo 2000 years from now!,” 

             KYUSHU GEIBUN-KAN、Fukuoka Prefectural Chikugo Special Support School(Fukuoka, Japan)
2014  "Timeslip in 2000 years!?  Let's make "now" things into fossils!,” 
          Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art(Fukuoka, Japan) 
2013  "Let's make it out of paper!  Stained glass after 2000 years,”  Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art(Fukuoka, Japan) 
2013  "Discover Hiroshima 2000 Years Later!,”  Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art (Hiroshima, Japan) 
         *Art Arch Hiroshima 2013 Satellite Project
2013  "A pleasant tea party 2000 years from now,”  Tomonotsu Museum (Hiroshima, Japan)
2013  "Discover the present 2000 years later!,” 

             Kawasaki City Museum、Kawasaki Municipal Tajima School for Handicapped Children (Kanagawa, Japan) 
2012  "Let’s Create the 41st-Century Stained Glass!,”  Kyoto Art Center(Kyoto, Japan)
2012  "Discover Korakuen 2000 years from now!,”  Okayama Korakuen (Okayama, Japan) *Okayama Art Corridor
2012  "Get on the train, time slip!? Let's make a paper fossil 2000 years from now!,”  Ome Railway Park (Tokyo, Japan) 
2012  "Find fossils 2000 years from now!,”  Akiyoshidai International Art Village (Yamaguchi, Japan) 
2011  "Discover the "present" 2000 years from now!,” 

             Osaka Municipal Museum of Modern Art (tentative name) Shinsaibashi Exhibition Room  (Osaka, Japan)
2011  "Let's make fossils 2000 years from now!,”  John Muir School(U.S.A) 
2010  "Let’s Create the 41st-Century lamp!,”  Ohara Museum of Art、Kurashiki Municipal Kurashiki Nishi Elementary School,

             Wakatake no Sono  (Okayama, Japan)
2010  "Let's make a lamp with the dragon of the bridge!,”  Ohara Museum of Art  (Okayama)   *Children's Art Museum
2010  "Let's make a fortune 2000 years later!,”  Onomichi City Museum (Hiroshima, Japan) 
          *Aomori Prefectural Museum of Art Collection
 Idol3  Shiko Munakata + Toru Narita + Yoshitomo Nara Exhibition
2010  "Let's make fossils 2000 years later!,”  Hiroshima University Junior High School (Hiroshima, Japan) 

          *an artist-dispatch study class
2009  "Let’s Make the 41st Century Ecobag! in Tatsuno,”  Tatsuno Museum (Nagano, Japan) 
          *“Artful Fate in Honor of Ebisu”: Aid for Local Vitalization in Nagano Prefecture 2009
2009  "Fossils of the 41st-Century Sound,”  Arakawa Ward Ogumiyamae Elementary School (Tokyo, Japan) 
          *Project for Dispatching Artists to School
2009  "Let’s Make the 41st-Century Jomon-Style Pochette!,”  Jomon Jiyukan (Aomori, Japan) 
          *Promoting Project for Regional Vitalization Utilizing the 
           Ruins of Jomon Era Operated by Aomori Prefecture Planning and Management Office
2009  “Let’s Create Parent-Kid☆the 41st-Century Encyclopedia of Fossils,”   
           WOODONE Museum of Art (Hiroshima, Japan) 
2008  “Let’s Make an Ecobag of the 41st-Century Dragon!,”   
           Onomichi City Museum of Art and the Onomichi District Shopping Arcade (Hiroshima, Japan)
2008  "Create the 41st-Century Wall Painting☆Challenging Picasso!,”  Kure City Museum of Art (Hiroshima, Japan) 

          *PICASSO Exhibition
2007  "Create the 41st-Century Museum!,”  Former Nanatsuume Sake Brewery, Fukaya-city (Saitama, Japan)  
          *Fukaya ONSEN Project 2007: Let’s Play in Fukaya!
2007  "PLANET ROOM - Let’s Create the 41st-Century Room!,”  Itami City Museum of Art (Hyogo, Japan) 
          *Summer Vacation Program “Children and Art” |
2007  "PLANET GLASS - Let’s Create the 41st-Century Stained Glass!,”  – Collaboration Works of Kids, 
           Kenzo Tange’s Architecture and An Artist Toshiyuki Shibakawa,”  Kurashiki City Art Museum (Okayama, Japan) 
          *KCAM Education and Public Outreach Project: Interactive Art Lesson 07’
2006  “Workshop to the 41st Century: Let's Rub Out the Joumon Period and the Today onto Paper!,”   
           Tatsuno Museum (Nagano, Japan)   *“Adventure School” Project
2006  “PLANET OROCHI - Let’s Create the 41st-Century Eight-Headed,”   
           Hamada Children’s Museum of Art (Shimane, Japan) *Kids Museum Festival
2005  “Rubbing the Future School onto Paper!,”  Nishigahara Elementary School (Tokyo, Japan)  
          *NISHIGAHARA ZUKOU(Art) SCHOOL Challenge Program
2005  “Create Future Landscapes!!,”  Marugame Genichiro - Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (Kagawa,            
          *“FUKEI YUHO:sight-cruising” Exhibition
2003  “Create Prints of Today! : Challenging Miro,”  Nariwa Art Museum (Okayama, Japan) 
          *The Charm of Prints: Seven Maestros 〜 from Goya to Miro
2003  "Create Prints of Today! : Challenging Shiko Munakata,”  Hiroshima Art Museum (Hiroshima, Japan) 
          *The 100th Anniversary of the birth of Shiko Munakata Exhibition

 

 

Miscellaneous Projects (selected)

 

2014  Cross Talk "Chikugo Art Farm Project - Chikugo Climate and Art Culture - | Yame no Kofungun and Art Culture,”   
          KYUSHU GEIBUN-KAN(Fukuoka, Japan)
2013  Meirin Tea Party 'Excavation 2000 Years Later ☆ Tea Party',”  Kyoto Art Center(Kyoto, Japan) 
2009  Lecture: “Art project 2000 years from now,”  Southern Oregon University(U.S.A) 
2009  Lecture: “The Projects for the 41st Century Museum 〜 Activation of Museum in Collaboration with Contemporary 
          Art〜,”  The Hokkaido University Museum (Hokkaido, Japan)
2009  Lecture: “Art Project Imagining the World of The 41st Century,”  Tokyo Denki University (Saitama, Japan)
2008  Symposium: “The Whereabouts of The Town in the 41st Century 〜 Art Project Utilizing Local Culture 〜,” 
          Tatsuno Museum (Nagano, Japan)
2008  Gallery Talk: “Welcome to 41st Century Fukuyama Art Museum!,”  Fukuyama Art Museum (Hiroshima, Japan)  
          *The 20th Anniversary of Fukuyama Art Museum:“Japan and Europe in the 20th Century” Exhibition
2007  Gallery Talk: “The Whereabouts of the Paintings in the 41st Century,”  Hiroshima Art Museum, (Hiroshima, Japan) 
          *Japanese Modern Paintings of Western Style from Hiroshima Museum of Art and Yamaoka Collection
2006  Lecture: “The Present-Day Fossils Excavated in the 41st Century,”  Tama Art University (Tokyo, Japan)
2006  Film “Chanko,”  Assisted with the scenario, art direction, film title logo design; appeared in the film, 
          which was held at Shinjuku TOA and other theaters throughout Japan. Also shown in Cannes Film Festival, 
          Berlin Film Festival and other film festivals overseas.  *Produced by DREAMONE film company.|
2006  Open Studio: “Welcome to My 41st-Century Art Supplies Shop!,”  Hamada Children’s Museum of Art (Shimane) 
          *Touch and Enjoy Contemporary Art Exhibition
2006  Lecture: “Experience ☆ Museum Workshop,”  Fukuyama Art Museum (Hiroshima, Japan) 
          *Art Museum Network Training Institute of Hiroshima Prefecture
2005    Published the documentary catalog “41st-Century Adventure Museum.” 
        ( received grant from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Technology )