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Kohei Nawa

Japan

Grants Awarded

2004 | Visual Art | United States

to observe contemporary art activities, meet with artists and curators, and create new work in the United States and Thailand

Events

Exhibition / China

Movement

November 17, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Kohei Nawa’s solo exhibition “MOVEMENT” features works including “BEADS,” “Direction,” “Moment,” “Trans,” and a documentary of his performance piece “Vessel,” which was presented in summer 2015. Having the unique concept of PixCell as an axis, his works continue to unfold expressions in diversity.

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Grantee: Kohei Nawa

Exhibition / France

COSMOS / INTIME - LA COLLECTION TAKAHASHI

October 7, 2015 - January 23, 2016

Cosmos \ Intime - The Takahashi Collection is the first time that forty works of this incomparable collection will be presented outside Japan. Among the 22 artists in this selection made in collaboration with Ryûtarô Takahashi include international stars of contemporary art such as ACC grantees Yayoi Kusama, Makato Aida, Kohei Nawa, Aiko Miyanaga, Motohiko Odani, and Hiraku Suzuki, among many other contemporary artists.

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Grantees: Aiko Miyanaga, Hiraku Suzuki, Kohei Nawa, Makoto Aida, Motohiko Odani, Yayoi Kusama

Special Event / Japan

VESSEL yokohama | Yokohama Dance Collection 2017

January 26, 2017 - January 27, 2017

Damien Jalet has travelled the world, infusing his dance with images of the myths, religions, and rituals of each country that he visits, and reflecting the conflict between body and mind in the dance. Kohei Nawa explores materials and techniques through his sculptures and installations that communicate an organic world view while successfully combining image and materiality. As the basic concept for this part of their collaborative project, Jalet and Nawa chose a Vessel as the background to everything that is subsumed by life and death, and the cycles of earth and life. Incorporating into the stage design a breadth of physical properties that extends to gases, liquids, and solids, they attempt to create a dynamic merger between the stage and the bodies of the dancers as they constantly transform their figures.

Kohei Nawa undertook his ACC Fellowship in a residency in New York in 2005.

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Grantee: Kohei Nawa

Exhibition / Japan

Reborn Art Festival 2017

July 22, 2017 - September 10, 2017

Kohei Nawa will exhibit works at two venues at the art, music and food festival, Reborn-Art Festival 2017, held in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture― Oginohama, Oshika Peninsula and the Kyu Kankeimaru Shoten in Ishinomaki city.

 

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Grantee: Kohei Nawa

Exhibition

Trans-figure

January 18, 2018 - February 25, 2018

Kohei Nawa's first solo exhibition in the United States, Trans-figure, draws on the physical and sensory properties of skin to question and explore the distinction between material and intangible experiences. 

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Grantee: Kohei Nawa

Special Event / France

Japonismes 2018

July 15, 2018 - February 15, 2019

Japonismes 2018: les âmes en resonance, an unprecedented celebration of Japanese culture that will unfold across France starting in July. For eight months, Japan’s finest culture will be showcased in Paris, the city of art, and other parts of the country on an epic, all-embracing scale. This grand event represents the Government of Japan’s largest endeavor to share Japanese culture with the world, a flagship project for making culture a pillar of our country’s diplomatic engagement.

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Grantee: Kohei Nawa