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MANABU KANAI

Manabu Kanai is an artist, born in Tokyo 1983.
He received his Ph.D from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2015, currently working based in Tokyo.
In his art practice, he places art as a process of invention and genesis of a particular language
through associating inorganic matters.
Working beyond traditional art disciplines such as painting, sculpture, architecture and dance,
he tries to create a particular art form per se as a languages in a way in which
they become new protheses for our perception and memory.

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EDUCATION & RESEARCH

Visiting Researcher, the Centre For Ideas, Faculty of the VCA+MCM, The University of Melbourne, Australia (with the support of Pola Art Foundation) 2015-2016
Ph.D, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan 2012-2015
Master's degree in Media Creation, Insitute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS), Gifu, Japan 2005-2007
Jiyu Gakuen (4-years alternative school), Tokyo, Japan 2001-2005

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Parataxis, Everyday Life, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, Australia 2016
TRANSPRESENTNESS: Inventions and Time of the Androgynous, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 2016
A standard for several things, A-things, Tokyo, Japan 2014
Interpenetrating Spaces, Suspended Coincidence, Kasárne/Culture Park, Kociše, Slovakia 2013
observation and description, Youkobo ART SPACE, Tokyo, Japan 2011
Landscapes from the Arbitrary Places, Youkobo ART SPACE, Tokyo, Japan 2009

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Images and Body as Interface, University Art Museum, Aichi University of the Arts, Aichi, Japan 2017
Tokyo University of the Arts Doctoral Program Final Exhibition 2014, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan 2014
Fukakai no Literacy, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan 2013
White Night/Biela Noc, Kociše, Slovakia 2013
Yadokari Tokyo vol.9 "secret rooms", Healthy life Building, Tokyo, Japan 2013
Taro or Alice vol.4, Tokyo University of the Arts YUGA Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 2013
Transmission, AIRPLANE Gallery, New York, U.S.A. 2013
3 Japanese Artists in WEYA 2012, Youkobo ART SPACE, Tokyo, Japan 2012
TRANS ARTS TOKYO, the old Tokyo Denki University building, Tokyo, Japan 2012
Sumidagawa Shin-Meisyo Monogatari, Sumida Park Riverside Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 2012
WEYA - World Event Young Artists 2012, Nottingham, U.K. 2012
Taro or Alice vol.3, Tokyo University of the Arts YUGA Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 2012
The 6th Daikokuya Contemporary Art Award Exhibition, Daikokuya, Tochigi, Japan 2011
Screening Camp, Endo Bldg 3F, Tokyo, Japan 2007
Central East Tokyo 2007, Tokyo, Japan 2007
Dislocate 07, Ginza Art Laboratory, Tokyo, Japan (unofficial) 2007
Group Exhibition, MOTT Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 2007

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Centre Clark, Montreal, Canada 2017
Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle (Western Australia), Australia 2016
K.A.I.R.-Kociše Artist In Residence, Kociše, Slovakia 2013

FELLOWSHIP/PRIZE/GRANT

Tokyo Wonder Site Exchange Program, Tokyo-Quebec 2017
Nomura Foundation Arts & Culture Grant 2016
Arts Council Tokyo Grant 2016
Pola Art Foundation Fellowship 2015
winning a prize and exhibited in The 6th Daikokuya Contemporary Art Award 2011

WORK EXPERIENCE

Research assistant at the Department of Information Design, Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan 2007-2010