ARTISTS

Tetsuro Kano

Tetsuro Kano has been creating new “landscapes” by combining ready made objects and plants such as seeds and fruits. In the installation series called Naturplan that he has been working on since 2009, uncontrollable elements such as birds are sometimes thrown into the exhibition space. In his world, objects and space deviate from their original purposes and meanings, and thus our sense of value and recognition are suspended. Kano’s works evoke perceptive potential that we are usually not aware of, as well as an imagination of multiple worlds, which human beings cannot entirely control.

Born 1980, Miyagi. Kano holds a bachelor’s degree from the Department of Environmental Design/City Environmental at Tokyo Zokei University (2005), and a master’s degreee in Fine Art from Tokyo Zokei University (2007). His recent solo exhibitions include Abstract maps, Concrete territories (Moerenuma Park, Sapporo, 2013), Clear signs, Vivid tones (HARA MUSEUM ARC, Gunma, 2012), and Naturplan (Bloomberg Pavilion Project Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2011). His recent group exhibitions include BETWEEN BOTANY AND ART (Aichi Prefecture Museum, Aichi, 2015), In Search of Critical Imagination (Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, 2014), Breathing Atolls: Japan-Maldives Contemporary Art Exhibition (National Art Gallery, Sultan Park, 2012), and To Wander a Garden (Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, 2012).

WORKS

EXHIBITIONS

NEWS

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  • Tetsuro KANO
  • 1980

    Born in Miyagi, Japan

  • 2005

    BA, Environmental Design/City Environmental, Tokyo Zokei University

  • 2007

    MFA, Fine Arts, Tokyo Zokei University

  • SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2019

    Surveying, Camouflage, and Every Part Unique, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2017

    Known Heimat, Unknown Routes, HOSPITALE Gallery Program 2017, Former Yokota Hospital, Tottori
    Every Part Unique, Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo
    a tree as a city, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2015

    Shiseido Art Egg Vol.9, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2014

    Mirrored mirages, UTRECHT terrace, Tokyo
    Paintings or Sculptures, YUKA TSURUNO Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2013

    Abstract maps, Concrete territories, Moerenuma Park, Sapporo
    SAVAGE STRUCTURES, salon cojica, Sapporo
    FAbULOUS WALL “METAPHYSICAL PEAKS”, FAbULOUS, Sapporo

  • 2012

    Clear signs, Vivid tones, HARA MUSEUM ARC, Gunma
    Mirrored wood, NADiff a/p/a/r/t, Tokyo
    Protean wood, YUKA TSURUNO Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2011

    Anonymous birds, Operation Table/QMAC, Kitakyushu
    Naturplan (Bloomberg Pavilion Project #1 Tetsuro Kano), Public plaza/Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
    Anonymous birds (Bloomberg Pavilion Project #1 Tetsuro Kano), MOT the SHOP wall gallery, Tokyo
    Anonymous birds, onobeka, Sapporo
    Anonymous corridors, waitingroom, Tokyo

  • 2010

    Magical paths, project room sasao, Akita
    Naturplan, Moonhouse/Yokohama apartment, Yokohama

  • 2009

    Naturplan, Midori Art Center (MAC), Aomori
    Moving /Atmospheres, Cafe Shicho-shitsu, Tokyo

  • 2008

    Garden _prayer, Kogane-cho Ohira-so gallery, Yokohama

  • 2006

    Weeds, nico project viewing room, Tokyo

  • 2005

    Weeds, YOSHIDATE HOUSE, Yokohama

  • SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2019

    Rokko Meets Art 2019, Mt. Rokko, Kobe
    ART MIYAGI 2019, The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai

  • 2018

    Supereality, SuperMa, TOKAS_Tokyo Arts and Space, Tokyo

  • 2017

    A bird in the garden, a cat in the room, Japan Creative Centre, Embassy of Japan in Singapore
    Artist-in-Residence Program #08 | Tetsuro Kano, Former Yokota Hospital, Tottori city
    made in Koganecho vol.3, Koganecho, Kanagawa

  • 2015

    Mirrored wood / SUIEN, Lamp Harajyuku, Tokyo
    BETWEEN BOTANY AND ART, Aichi Prefecture Museum,
    Ideal practices, YUKA TSURUNO Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2014

    Some like it witty, Gallery Exit, Hong Kong
    The Art and Architecture of Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014, Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo, Tokyo
    floating nature , Gallery W, Tokyo
    FUJIYOSHIDA 2014 Art Kura-Biraki, Utopia, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi
    Tomakomai Culture Park Art Festival, Tomakomai Sungarden at Tomakomai Civic culture park, Hokkaido
    Art Meets01 Miyuki Tsugami / Tetsuro Kano, Arts Maebashi, Gunma
    VOCA 2014, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
    In Search of Critical Imagination, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka
    Residency Program Exhibition 2014, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta

  • 2013

    CSP1 – Amplitude –, KUWASAWA DESIGN SCHOOL 1F, Tokyo
    Kirakira Hikaru, Saitama

  • 2012

    Various Drawings, YUKA TSURUNO, Tokyo
    NOT AUTHORITY, BUT ART., Hillside Terrace, Tokyo
    Adventure of daily life – Japanese young artists –, 500-m Underground Walkway Gallery, Sapporo
    To Wander a Garden, Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka  
    Breathing Atolls: Japan-Maldives Contemporary Art Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Sultan Park
    RYUGU IS OVER!!, RYUGU BIJUTU RYOKAN, Yokohama

  • 2011

    About freedom, TRAUMARIS | SPACE, Tokyo
    Koganecho bazaar 2011, Yokohama
    ZERODATE/ODATE 2011, Akita
    in the waitingroom, waitingroom, Tokyo
    Flowers and Dragons on the operation table, Operation Table/QMAC, Kitakyushu

  • 2010

    NEO-TOPIA, Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi
    BIKKURI / The Exhibition of Artists in Residence Program 2010 Autumn, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori
    Seoksu Art Project 2010, Anyang, Korea

  • 2009

    Time Blossoms, Kogane Studio A/B, Yokoham
    ART in Kimachi Project “TSUNAGU” ’09 Yamaguchi Valley Section 5am, Kimachi house/Saikotei, Yamaguchi

  • 2008

    Koganecho bazaar 2008, Yokohama
    Yokohama-Noren-Gai 2, Yokohama

  • 2007

    Rikuto Art Line, Kankaku Museum, Miyagi
    Dialogue with the City, BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama / Kobe Art Village Center
    Open house Exhibition, Sogabe house, Yokohama
    Hiroshima Art Project, Former Waste Incineration Plant (Kyu-Naka-Kojoh), Hiroshima
    10th Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art, Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki
    NORA Museum of Art, TOTAN Gallery, Tokyo

  • 2006

    Bath-house Theater, Sainokami Public Bath-house (Naoshima-island), Naoshima (Kagawa)
    New Art Competition of Miyagi, Sendai Mediatheque, Sendai
    For Rent! For Talent! 2, Mitsubishi-Jisyo Artium, Fukuoka
    GOTEN GOTEN Art Progect, Higashi-Naruko spa, Miyagi
    TAP sarellite gallery vol. 9 KANO Tetsuro + SAWANOBORI Kyoko, Toride Art Project satellite gallery, Ibaraki
    Made in Kawasaki- contemporary art award, Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki

  • 2005

    The National Cultural Festival Fukui, contemporary art exhibition ART&LIFE MIKUNI
    WONDER SEEDS, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo

  • 2004

    Toride Art Project, Toride

  • AWARDS AND GRANTS
  • 2011

    Move arts Japan, command N / the Agency for Cultural Affairs

  • 2007

    Art by Xerox (Artist support program), Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

  • 2005

    The 20th National Cultural Festival Fukui (committee Prize), Fukui

  • RESIDENCES
  • 2018

    AIR Exchange Program 2018 Youkobo Art Space × Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation, Helsinki, Finland (2months)

  • 2017

    End of Summer , Yale Union contemporary art center, Portland, Oregon, United Stats of America (1month)
    Artist-in-Residence Program, Hospitale Project, Tottori (1month)

  • 2015

    Artist in School 2015, Matsumaedai Elementary School, Ibaragi

  • 2014

    S-AIR Award: Residency, Samuel von Brukenthal Foundation, Sibiu, Romania (1month)

  • 2012

    Hara Museum ARC Residence Program, Hara Museum ARC, Gunma

  • 2011

    Artis in Residence (Move arts Japan), BEPPU PROJECT, Oita (2 weeks)
    Artis in Residence (Move arts Japan), S-AIR, Sapporo (2 weeks)
    Artis in Residence (Move arts Japan), ZERODATE ART PROJECT, Akita (1 week)
    Kareizawa Artist in Residence, Kareizawa Club, Aomori

  • 2010

    NEO-TOPIA, Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi (2 weeks)
    Artis in Residence 2010 fall with grant, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori (3 months)
    Asia Arts Link (AAL) Asian Artist Exchange Residency Program, Seoksu Art Project 2010, Anyang (Korea) (2 months)
    Artist in Residence, Yokohama apartment, Yokohama (1month)

  • 2009

    Artist in Residence, Midori Art Center (MAC), Aomori (2 months)
    Time Blossoms, Kogane Studio/Hatsune Studio, Yokohama (1 month)
    ART in Kimachi Project, Yamaguchi Institute of Contemporary Arts (YICA), Yamaguchi (1 month)

  • 2008

    Koganecho bazaar Community, KoganeYaguchi Residence, Yokohama (1 month)

  • 2006

    Open Studio program, Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai (2 months)
    GOTEN GOTEN Art Progect, Higashi-Naruko spa, Miyagi (2 weeks)
    Artist in Studio Program, BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama (2 months)

  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • [Catalogue]
    A bird in the garden, a cat in the room, Japan Creative Centre, Embassy of Japan in Singapore, 2017
    BETWEEN BOTANY AND ART, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, 2015, p.117 – 119
    Conditional Landscape, Samuel von Brukenthal Foundation, Romania, 2014
    In Search of Critical Imagination, Fukuoka Art Museum, 2014
    Glass Pyramid 10 th Anniversary Exhibition – Abstract Maps, Concrete Territories, Moerenuma Park, 2014
    VOCA 2014 The Vision of Contemporary Art, The Ueno Royal Museum, 2014
    Art Meets 01 Tsugami Miyuki / Kano Tetsuro, Arts Maebashi, 2014
    ART, Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo, 2014
    CSP1 – Amplitude, Creative Spiral Project (CSP), 2013
    NOT AUTHORITY, BUT ART., Daikanyama Art Street, 2012
    10th Anniversary Exhibition – To Wander a Garden,The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, 2012
    Breathing Atolls, Japan – Maldives Contemporary Art Exhibition, 2012
    Kondo, Yuki, Creating a place for signs, Artist in Residence Program 2010 / Autumn "B!KKUR!, March 2011, p. 46-52

    [Articles]
    Wilson, Kent, Tetsuro Kano, January 2017, 2017, January 28, the sub Machine
    Nagoya, Satoru , REVIEWS, Flash Art, no. 313 Volume 50-2017, March-April 2017, p.92-93
    Kawasaki, Shohei / Hasegawa, Yuko (Supervisor), ANA MEETS ART, Inflight Magazine of ANA Group, March 2012, p.170

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