Ryo Shimizu

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Born in 1977, Kagawa, Japan
Lives and works in Kanagawa

Ryo SHIMIZU focuses on the relationship between the space and its background, mainly using characters. Since 2011, he is working on installation using architecture, video, text, voice, based on fieldwork in Japan and abroad.

2018 “something about a room not having a floor”, HIRO GALLERY IZUOKAWA, Higashiizucho, Japan
2018 “grassroots prophet” (Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2018, The partnership program “Displace” vol.1), LOKO GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
2017 “altering letters”, Hirano Art Gallery, Hamamatsu, Japan
2013 “composition”, gallery and cafe fu, Yokohama, Japan
“The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”, mujikobo, Yokohama, Japan
“manimani”, atelier kirigiris, Fujisawa, Japan
2011 Anonymous Coward Exhibition: Art Museum in Town,“Towadabito :⇔ Ryo Shimizu”, Towada Art Center and various locations in the shopping district, Aomori

2020 “Drawings” LOKO GALLERY, Tokyo
2017 “Punk Picasso 10”, Izu Kogen Bauhaus, Izu kogen, Japan
2017 “The Delight of Chinese Character Festival 2017”, PEIR-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2017 “FUJIYAMA TIMEMACHINE”, Fujinoyama Biennale 2016, Fuji-shi, Shizuoka, Japan
2016 ATAMI ART EXPO 2016, Atami-shi, Shizuoka, Japan
2016 “Manifestations of Dot”, Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial – 7th Edition, Sharjah Art Museum, UAE
2015 Taga-Ajiro Cultural Exhibition, Kiunkaku, Atami(Shizuoka), Japan
2015 “nameless (Dominique Baron-Bonarjee + Ryo Shimizu)”, HAGISO, Tokyo, Japan
2015 “When the Wind Blows”,Fukushima and Portadown Cultural Exchange Exhibition, Millennium Court Arts Centre, Northern Ireland
2015 “The landscape of pray like original”,Yesterrday Comes Tosay, 182artspace, Tainan, Taiwan
2015 “Resident Artists Joint Exhibition”, Cross Gallery, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan
2014 “TRAVELING THEORY”, Fujinoyama Biennale 2014, Fuji-shi, Shizuoka, Japan
2014 “The 18th CS DESIGN AWARD Exhibition”, CS Design Center, Tokyo, Japan
2014 “Out of Photographs” (Koganecho Bazaar 2014), mujikobo, Yokohama, Japan
2014 Arafudo Art Anual 2014, Fukushima Folk House Park, Fukushima, Japan
2014 “The Beach That Never Was”, Earl Yu Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Singapore
2014 “Ambivalent”, CASS Bank Space, London, UK
2013 Arafudo Art Anual 2013, Tsuchiyu-Onsen, Fukushima, Japan
2012 Open Studio, Warehouse Project, Yokohama, Japan
2012 “Pleased to meet me”, Warehouse project, Yokohama, Japan
2011 “Aesthetically Impressive Art Exhibition of Korea & Japan”, Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea
2011 “Hearts Towada Exhibition” ,Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan
2011 “SICF11 Award Winners Exhibition” ,Esplanade (Spiral), Tokyo, Japan
2011 SY PROJECT presents “Frame! Frame!”, Shibuya Gallery LEDECO, Tokyo, Japan
2010 “KOREA-JAPAN COLOR & FORM EXHIBITION 2010”, 1F Gallery in Busan Citizen Hall, Busan, Korea
2010 2nd Moscow International Biennale for Young Art “Qui Vive?” “, RuARTS Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2010 “Tokyo Wonderwall 2010”, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2010 “SICF11”, SPIRAL HALL, Tokyo, Japan
2010 “GEISAI#14” Supported by LOUIS VUITTON, Tokyo BIGSIGHT, Tokyo, Japan
2010 “13th Japan Media Arts Festival”,The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
2009 Play Art Laboratory | the 4th meeting point “Deep into”, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
2009 Play Art Laboratory | the 3rd meeting point “Leaving my treasure here”, Red Brick Warehouse Gallery , Yokohama, Japan
2009 Play Art Laboratory | the 2nd meeting point “Look, Touch”, Brillia Short Shorts Gallery , Yokohama, Japan
2009 Japan-Belgium Letter Arts Exhibition “Line and Spirits”,BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama, Japan
2009 Play Art Laboratory | meeting point “MEMORIZE!”, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Yokohama, Japan

2019 “Artist of the Year” of the London International Creative Competition 2019
2014 the second prize of the 18th CS DESIGN AWARD
2010 Selected for Tokyo Wonderwall 2010
2010 Incentive Award of the SPIRAL, SICF11
2010 Jury Recommend Still Image Work in Art Division, 13th Japan Media Arts Festival
2009 Selected for The Japan-Belgium Letter Arts Exhibition

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