Website of IKIRO - Be Alive Project / Takahiro Suzuki

History



History




Year
Month
Type
Name of the exhibition and Location
City, Country
2016 9 solo "IKIRO-Be Alive" Gallery Gen Tokyo, Japan
  2 group "Pôya Day Dance Performance" Hyogo, Japan
2015 10 group "Polaris Entrance Station Ticket" Nose electric railroad Hyogo, Japan
  9 solo "IKIRO-Be Alive" Gallery Gen Tokyo, Japan
  2 group "Megururi Art Shizuoka" Sarnath-Hall Shizuoka, Japan
2014 8-10 solo "IKIRO Museum" Fukuoka Art Museum Fukuoka, Japan
  3 solo "IKIRO-Be Alive" Gallery Gen Tokyo, Japan
  1 group "Homage to Saburo Muraoka" galerie 16 Kyoto, Japan
2013 11 group "IKIRO-Be Alive in Berlin" insitu Berlin, Germany
  9 group "Polaris Entrance Station" Nose electric railroad Hyogo, Japan
  8 solo "IKIRO-Be Alive" Gallery Gen Tokyo, Japan
2012
10
group "IKIRO Flags" Nisinomiya Funasaka Biennial 2012 Hyogo, Japan
 
8
solo
"IKIRO-Be Alive" Gallery Gen
Tokyo, Japan
4
solo
"Exist C" galerie 16
Kyoto, Japan
3
group
"A as A Projet 2012 in Guangzhou" 53 Museum
Guangzho, China
1
event
"IKIRO Forest Project" Nisinomiya Shopping Street
Hyogo, Japan
2011
9
solo
"IKIRO-Be Alive" Gallery Gen
Tokyo, Japan
8
event
"IKIRO in Kesennuma" Oshima
Miyagi, Japan
2
group
"Future Being-IKIRO" Hankyu Department store
Hyogo, Japan
1
event
"IKIRO Forest Project" Nisinomiya Shopping Street
Hyogo, Japan
2010
10
group
"IKIRO Village" Nisinomiya Funasaka Biennial 2010
Hyogo, Japan
5
solo
"IKIRO" Gallery Gen
Tokyo, Japan
1
event
"IKIRO Forest Project" Nisinomiya Shopping Street
Hyogo, Japan
2009
10
group
"Future Being" Nisinomiya Funasaka Biennial 2009
Hyogo, Japan
6
group
"IKIRO with 100 children in Gorzow" ID Former Orphanage
Gorzow, Poland
3
solo
"The man of IKIRO" galerie 16
Kyoto, Japan
2008
12
dance
"A Cat in a box with IKIRO" Dock 11
Berlin, Germany
10
2 people
"Piece" with Yukihiro Taguchi, Kulturpalast Wedding
Berlin, Germany
10
2 people
"Aireaglan" with Caoimhghin O Fraithile, Failte Roimh Church
Dingle, Ireland
9
group
"IKIRO - Noah's Ark" Art trail in Cork
Cork, Ireland
9
solo
"IKIRO for Nature" Schuesshof
Lychen, Germany
5
solo
"IKIRO Museum" in Schuesshof, Schuesshof
Lychen, Germany
4-6
2 people
"Life Project" with Hironari Kubota, Theaterhaus Mitte
Berlin, Germany
2007
9
art fair
"IKIRO Document" Kunstsalon
Berlin, Germany
5-6
group
"IKIRO in Saarland" Virtual Residency, Factory
Volklingen, Germany
3-4
solo
Kuenstlerhause Bethanien Studio 1
Berlin, Germany
1
group
Kuenstlerhause Bethanien 228
Berlin, Germany
1-2
solo
"IKIRO-Be alive" CAI Gallery
Hamburg, Germany
2006
12
group
"Stranger" 1 a Space
Hong Kong
9
group
Kuenstlerhause Bethanien 228
Berlin, Germany
3
solo
"IKIRO-Be alive for 10 years" CPS32 Gallery
N.Y., U.S.A.
2
group
"IKIRO Room" (ISCP)
N.Y., U.S.A.
2005
11
group
"IKIRO Room" (ISCP)
N.Y., U.S.A.
2-4
group
"Taro Show" Okamoto Taro Museum
Kanagawa, Japan
2004
9
solo
"IKIRO Museum" Gallery Gen
Tokyo, Japan
2003
12
group
"Shinkus Multiple"
Tokyo, Japan
10
group
"Garbage evolution" Yodo River Art Festival
Osaka, Japan
8
solo
"Water in the Desert" (video show) Gallery Gen
Tokyo, Japan
8
group
"IKIRO Exhibition" Vol.1
Osaka, Japan
4
video
"IKIRO to IKIRO" Shizuoka Art Museum
Shizuoka, Japan
2002
9
2 people
"Double Sense" with Muraoka Saburou, galerie 16
Kyoto, Japan
7
solo
"Recent IKIRO-Be Alive" Gallery Gen
Tokyo, Japan
6-9
group
"Smooth Ruptures. Art from Japan" kunstraum
Innsbruck,Austria
5
solo
"Recent IKIRO-Be Alive" galerie 16
Kyoto, Japan
2001
10
group
"Après-charbon" Artétude
Genk, Belgium
5-9
group
"LocusFocus" Sonsbeek
Arnhem, Holland
4-9
group
"IKIRO" Kröller-Müller Museum
Otterlo, Holland
1
solo
"IKIRO...to Vincent" galerie 16
Kyoto, Japan
2000
10
solo
"Sowing man of IKIRO" Auvers-Sur-Oise
Auvers-S-Oise France
10
group
"Vent d' Est" Room Gallery
Paris, France
9
group
"The J-Way" Lydmar Hotel
Stockholm, Sweden
5
group
"Undabude Post 2000" Former Post Office
Berlin, Germany
1
solo
"IKIRO Cafe" galerie 16
Kyoto, Japan
1999
9
group
"IKIRO-DON" at "Gaw Part.1" Shinjuku Golden Street
Tokyo, Japan
9
group
"Contemporary East Asian Letter Art " Seoul Arts Center
Seoul, Korea
5
solo
"IKIRO Factory" Nishijin Kitaza
Kyoto, Japan
1998
7-9
solo
"IKIRO in Africa" (Tanzania, Mari, etc.)
Africa
4
solo
"IKIRO in Nepal"
Nepal
3
solo
"IKIRO in India"
India
2
solo
"IKIRO in Sri-Lanka"
Sri-Lanka
1997
11
solo
"IKIRO in China"
China
11
solo
"IKIRO in Tibet"
Tibet
9
solo
"The Funeral of IKIRO House"
Osaka, Japan
1996
4
solo
"IKIRO" Washington Square Park
N.Y., U.S.A.
1995
2
group
"Physical Sence" The Police Building Gallery
N.Y., U.S.A.
1994
9
solo
"IKIRO" Part 2-stillness version at Gallery Gen
Tokyo, Japan
1991
5
group
Before IKIRO "Room for thinking of Beuys" Watarium
Tokyo, Japan
         
         


IKIRO Project

Takahiro Suzuki is an artist who writes the Japanese word "IKIRO" everyday. "IKIRO" can be translated into "Be Alive" in English. "IKIRO project" is an art project based on his daily writing. Takahiro has been working on the "IKIRO Project" since 01 April 1996 as an art project shown in many places throughout the world, including Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. He writes "IKIRO" throughout his life.

 

CV



Grant & Award

2015     The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, N.Y. U.S.A.
2009  The Japan Media Arts Festival, The National Art Center Tokyo, Tokyo Japan
2008     The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, N.Y. U.S.A.
2007     The Asahi Newspaper Foundation, Tokyo Japan
2006     The Nomura Cultural Foundation, Tokyo Japan
2005     Japanese Government, The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan
2005     Encouragement Prize, Okamoto Taro Museum, Kanagawa, Japan
2001     The Volkskrant Newspaper Grant, Holland
1993     The 7th Holbein Scholarship,Tokyo Japan
1992     Selected "Room for thinking of Beuys" Watarium Gallery, Tokyo Japan
1991     Selected "Jan Hoet one day college" Watarium Gallery, Tokyo Japan


Lecture & Workshop

2014 Aug. Fukuoka Art Museum / Workshop, Fukuoka Japan
2012 Mar.    53 Museum / Lecture, Guangzhou China
2011 Oct.  Imazu high school / Workshop, Hyogo Japan
2010 May Shoushin-ryu / Workshop, Osaka Japan
2010 Apr.  Kabutoyama high schoo / Workshop, Hyogo Japan
2008 Oct. Culturtha in Baile bhurnie / Lecture, Cork Ireland
2008 Oct.    CIT Crawford College of Art & Design / Lecture, Cork Ireland
2007 Mar.    "Pecha-Kucha" / Talk Event, Berlin Germany 
2003 Dec.   Ogasa Chouritu Gakuyou Junior High School / Workshop, Shizuoka Japan
2003 Apr.  Shizuoka Art Museum / Workshop, Shizuoka Japan
2002 Dec.    Kanazawa Art University / Lecture, Ishikawa Japan
2002 July    Gallery Gen / Talk Event, Tokyo Japan
2002 May    galerie 16 / Talk Event, Kyoto Japan
2001 Oct.   "Künstler Gärten Weimar" ACC Galerie / Lecture, Weimar Germany
2001 July   
Kröller-Müller Museum / Lecture, Otterlo Holland
1990-07      Studio Kaikou / Workshop, Osaka Japan

Residence

2006 July.-07Jun.   Künstlrehaus Bethanien International Studuio Program, Berlin Germany
2005 Sep.-06 Mar.   ISCP (International Studio and Curatorial Program), New York U.S.A.





IKIRO Project

Takahiro Suzuki is an artist who writes the Japanese word "IKIRO" everyday. "IKIRO" can be translated into "Be Alive" in English. "IKIRO project" is an art project based on his daily writing. Takahiro has been working on the "IKIRO Project" since 01 April 1996 as an art project shown in many places throughout the world, including Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. He writes "IKIRO" throughout his life.

 

Press

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Date
Language
Source Title Writer Photo incl.
1 - 5 - 1995 Japanese BT Art News Midori Matsui yes
1 - 8 - 1995 Japanese Freakout Rising Artists / yes
21 - 5 - 1996 Japanese Mainichi Newspaper Art News Haruo Sanda yes
1 - 7 - 1997 Japanese BT Japan's Rising Artists / yes
10 - 6 - 2000
German (+Eng)
Die Tagezeitung Berge von Reispapier voller Leben Nicole Rubba yes
30 - 9 -2000
Swedish
Dagens Nyhether Ung japansk konst i Stockholm Birgitta Rubin yes
8 - 4 - 2001
English
http://www.absolutearts.com IKIRO / Be Alive: Contemporary Art from Japan 1980 to the present / /
/- 4 - 2001
Japanese
http://www.greenland-jp.com Kroller-Muller Museum: IKIRO/Be alive / yes
/ - 4 - 2001
German
http://www.haekom.de Be alive (Sei lebendig) - das Ikiro-Projekt / yes
10 - 4 - 2001
Dutch (+Eng)
De Telegraaf Schrijven als meditatie Paola van de Velde yes
19 - 4 - 2001
Dutch (+Eng)
NRC De grote concentratie op het niets Janneke Wesseling yes
26 - 4 - 2001
Dutch (+Eng)
De Volkskrant Beeldinstituut de Volkskrant - Takahiro Suzuki / yes
16 - 6 - 2001
Dutch (+Eng)
Het Financiëele Dagblad 'Leef, beweeg' Karel Ankerman yes
7 - 7 - 2001
Durtch
http://www.kerkweb.nl Het ikiro-gevoel / yes
7 / 8 - 2001
Dutch (+Eng)
Onze Wereld 'Ik had in Nederland gerekend op chaos en dronken mensen' Joan Veldkamp yes
24 - 9 - 2001
Dutch (+Eng)
Het Belang van Limburg Kunst na de kolen Joos Meesters /
5 - 10 - 2001
Dutch (+Eng)
Het Nieuwsblad + The Gentenaar Kunstenaars ontroeren koolputters Etienne Joris yes
13 - 10 - 2001
Dutch (+Eng)
De Morgen Après-charbon: kunst in de mijn Luk Lambrecht /
20 - 6 - 2002 Italian ff Sudtiroler Wochenmagazin Premiere / yes
5 - 7 - 2002 Austrian 6020 Innsbruck Magazine Kumstraum / Tiroler Landesmuseum / yes
1 - 6 - 2002 Japanese Kyoto Newspaper Art News Makoto Ootagaki yes
6 - 8 - 2002 Japanese Mainich Newspaper Art News Haruo Sanda yes
1 - 9 - 2002 Japanese Etcetera Art News Yuri Shirasaka yes
1 - 9 - 2002 Japanese Meets Art News Takahiro Suzuki yes
28 - 9 - 2002 Japanese Kyoto Newspaper Art News Makoto Ootagaki yes
4 - 10 - 2002 Japanese Mainich Newspaper Art News Keiko Kisi yes
1 - 11 - 2002 Japanese Bien Art News Hiiragi yes
1 - 5 - 2003 Japanese Amaryllis Shizuoka New Art Masato Horikior yes
1 - 6 - 2004 Japanese Asahi Art News Tokuko Oki yes
4 - 6 - 2004 Japanese Nichi Nichi Newspaper Ichibirian Tokuko Oki yes
26 - 6 - 2004 Japanese Chunichi Newspaper Art News / yes
25 - 2 - 2006 Japanese Japion / NYC Topics / yes
3 - 3 - 2006 Korean Korean Times / NY Art News / yes
3 - 3 - 2006 Korean blog.naver Art News / yes
14 - 12 - 2006 Hong Kong Newsclip Preview Kevin Kwong yes
7 - 1 - 2007 German o.T. Kunst Magazin Kunst Hajo Schiff yes
29 - 3 - 2007 German blog.platoon.org Kunst / yes
8- 4 - 2007 German zitty Magazin Kunst / yes
30- 5 - 2007 German Saarbrücker Zeitung Kultur / yes
1- 6 - 2007 Japanese peeler Info about Berlin Art Aoi Kisaka yes
1- 8 - 2007 Japanese avantgarde Berlin Art Sumie Kawai yes
7 - 4 - 2008 German blog.platoon.org Kunst / yes
30 - 5 - 2008 Europa Yomiurii Newspaper Art News Kazuyoshi Nakaya yes
1 - 5 - 2008 German berlin.unlike events / yes
19 - 9 - 2008 Irish Irish Examiner Art News Alan o'Riordan yes
29 - 9 - 2008 Irish The Kerrzman Art News / /
6 - 10 - 2008 Irish Irish Examiner Art News / /
Winter - 2008 Irish Circa Magazin Art News Chris Clarke yes
7 - 3 - 2009 Irish Circa Magazin Art News Sarah Tully yes
7 - 3 - 2009 Japanese Kyoto Newspaper Art News Sawada yes
Issue 2 - 2009 Irish Visual Artists' News Sheet Art News Kevin Tuohy yes
4 - 6 - 2009 Polish Gazeta Lubuska Art News Olis yes
23 - 11 - 2009 Japanese Tomomo Art News Hidemi Takechi yes
25 - 11 - 2009 Japanese Mainichi Newspaper Art News Sayaka Tezuka yes
23 - 12 - 2009 Japanese Tomomo Event News Hidemi Takechi yes
4 - 1 - 2010 Japanese Mainichi Newspaper Art News Tatu Tukui yes
12 - 1 - 2010 Japanese Kobe Newspaper Event News Yuya Hosodai yes
12 - 1 - 2010 Japanese Sankei Newspaper Event News Chiharu Hirohata yes
16 - 1 - 2010 Japanese Asahi Newspaper Event News Ryuta Koike yes
16 - 1 - 2010 Japanese Yomiuri Newspaper Event News / yes
16 - 1 - 2010 Japanese Kobe Newspaper Event News Chiharu Hirohata yes
17 - 1 - 2010 Japanese Sankei Newspaper Event News Tatu Tukui yes
17 - 1 - 2010 Japanese Mainichi Newspaper Event News Tatu Tukui yes
1 - 2 - 2010 Japanese Kobe Newspaper Art News Shikyo Kirinuki yes
25 - 5 - 2010 Japanese Mainichi Newspaper Art News Kishi Keiko yes
10 - 10 - 2010 Japanese Asahi Newspaper Art News Seishiro Igarashi yes
15 - 1 - 2011 Japanese Kobe Newspaper Event News Chiaki Kamitani yes
16 - 1 - 2011 Japanese Kobe Newspaper Event News Ayako Uesugi /
16 - 1 - 2011 Japanese Mainichi Newspape Event News Shinichi Hamana yes
16 - 1 - 2011 Japanese Yomiuri Newspaper Event News / yes
17 - 1 - 2011 Japanese Asahi Newspaper Event News / yes
17 - 1 - 2011 Japanese Kobe Newspaper Event News Asako Ami yes
17 - 1 - 2011 Japanese Yomiuri Newspaper Event News / yes
17 - 1 - 2011 Japanese Kobe Newspaper Event News / yes
13 - 1 - 2012 Japanese Kobe Newspaper Event News Narumi Kaneyama yes
15 - 1 - 2012 Japanese Kobe Newspaper Event News Narumi Kaneyama yes
16 - 1 - 2012 Japanese Kobe Newspaper Event News Yokou Kawaguchi yes
17 - 1 - 2012 Japanese Sankei Newspaper Event News / yes
17 - 1 - 2012 Japanese Yomiuri Newspaper Event News / yes
17 - 1 - 2012 Japanese Mainichi Newspaper Event News Yuka Ikuno yes
22 - 10 - 2012 Japanese Kobe Newspaper Event News Shinji Tanaka yes
1 - 9 - 2013 Japanese Tokk Event News / yes
14 - 9 - 2013 Japanese Yomiuri Newspaper Event News Jirou Skaki yes
14 - 9 - 2013 Japanese Kobe Newspaper Event News Mami Futonaka yes
12 - 11 - 2013 Japanese Asahi Magazine Gravure Koutarou Tunetomi yes
25 - 1 - 2014 Japanese Kyoto Newspaper Art News Ryou Kawamura /
27 - 7 - 2014 Japanese Nishinihon Newspaper Art News / yes
15 - 8 - 2014 Japanese Art Scape Art News Youzo Yamaguchi yes
6 - 2 - 2015 Japanese Sankei Newspaper Art News / yes
6 - 9 - 2016 Japanese Tokyo Newspaper Art News / yes




IKIRO Project

Takahiro Suzuki is an artist who writes the Japanese word "IKIRO" everyday. "IKIRO" can be translated into "Be Alive" in English. "IKIRO project" is an art project based on his daily writing. Takahiro has been working on the "IKIRO Project" since 01 April 1996 as an art project shown in many places throughout the world, including Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. He writes "IKIRO" throughout his life.

 


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