BIOGRAPHY

ASHIM HALDER SAGOR

Born in 1975. Currently based in Kyoto.

Director of “SANDWICH,” a creative platform for production established in 2009 in Fushimi, Kyoto.

EDUCATION
2003     Kyoto City University of Arts, Ph.D. Fine Art Sculpture
1999     Royal College of Art, Sculpture course, Exchange program
1998     Kyoto City University of Arts, B.A. Fine Art Sculpture
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017

“ESPUMA”, JAPAN HOUSE São Paulo, São Paulo / Brazil

2015

“MOVEMENT”, ARARIO GALLERY SHANGHAI, Shanghai / China
“FORCE”, PACE LONDON, London / UK
“Kohei Nawa – FORCE”, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo / Japan

2013

“Kohei Nawa – SCULPTURE GARDEN”, Kirhishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima / Japan
“Manifold Document”, ARARIO GALLERY, Cheonan / Korea
“Kohei Nawa : garden”, Gallery Nomart, Osaka / Japan
“Direction | TRAUMARIS”, TRAUMARIS, Tokyo/ Japan

2012

“Kohei Nawa : SANDWICH”, Hankyu Umeda Gallery, Osaka / Japan
“Kohei Nawa – Trans”, ARARIO GALLERY, Cheonan and Seoul / Korea

2011

“GRID_Synthesis”, B GALLERY, Tokyo / Japan
“KOHEI NAWA – SYNTHESIS”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo / Japan

2010

“Synthesis”, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo / Japan

2009

“Transcode”, Gallery Nomart, Osaka / Japan
“L_B_S”, Maison Hermès, Tokyo / Japan
“CELL”, Vera Munro, Humburg / Germany

2008

“PixCell”, Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing / China
“TORSO”, Nomart Edition / Project Space, Osaka / Japan
“The poetry of bizarre” the Joan Miro Foundation, Barcelona / Spain

2007

“PixCell”, IERIMONTI GALLERY, Milano / Italy

2006

“AIR”, Nomart Edition / Project Space, Osaka /Japan
“GUSH”, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo / Japan

2005

“Drawings”, studio J, Osaka / Japan

2004

“catalyst”, Nomart Edition / Project Space, Osaka / Japan
“0409 science fiction”, INAX GALLERY 2, Tokyo / Japan

2003

“CELL-osmosis”, UPLINK GALLERY, Tokyo / Japan “PixCell”, Studio J, Osaka / Japan
“PixCell”, Nomart Edition / Project Space, Osaka / Japan

2002

“Kyoto Art Map, NAWA Kohei”, Gallery Maronie, Kyoto / Japan
“CELL”, Nomart Edition / Project Space, Osaka / Japan

2001

“Art Synapse 2010, NAWA Kohei”, Gallery Maronie, Kyoto / Japan

2000

“ANIMAZUMO”, Gallery SOWAKA, Kyoto / Japan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017

“Reborn-Art Festival 2017”, Ishinomaki City, Miyagi / Japan
“TAKAHASHI COLLECTION Mindfulness 2017”, Yamagata Museum of Art, Yamagata / Japan
“VOICE OF ASIA”, ARARIO GALLERY West Bund, Shanghai / China

2016

“Setouchi Triennale 2016 : Inujima Art House Project”, F-Art House, Okayama / Japan
“Aichi Triennale 2016 : The column project, Trans-dimensional Photos: Images in the Future Tense ”, Aichi / Japan
“New Sensorium – Exiting from Failures of Modernization -”, ZKM, Karlsruhe / Germany

2015

“COSMOS / INTIME – La collection Takahashi”, La Maison de la Culture du Japon a Paris, Paris / France
“TAKAHASHI COLLECTION : Mirror Neuron”, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo / Japan
“Taguchi Hiroshi Art Collection: A Walk around the Contemporary Art World after Paradigm Shift”, The Museum of Fine Art, Gifu / Japan
“Prudential Eye Awards”, ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

2014

“M Home: Living in Space RedStar”, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing / China
“THE MIRROR – Hold the Mirror up to nature – ”, Nagoya Chamber of Commerce & Industry Hall, Tokyo / Japan
“NOMART 25th Anniversary Event vol.3 FACTORY HOUSE”, Gallery Nomart, Osaka / Japan
“NOMART 25th Anniversary Event vol.2 Speaking Sculpture”, Gallery Nomart, Osaka / Japan
“Beyond and Between”, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul / South Korea
“Appetizing Art: When Art Meets Food”, Yokosuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa / Japan
“Visual Deception II: Into the Future”, Bunkamura The Museum, Tokyo, Japan
“Trade fiscal 2014″museum in Wa~ao!! exciting Art Craft Exhibition”, Urasoe Museum, Okinawa / Japan
“NOMART 25th Anniversary Event vol.1 Favorite Books”, Gallery Nomart, Osaka / Japan
“mission[SPACEART] – beyond cosmologies”, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo / Japan
“ULTRAANTEROOM EXHIBITION”, HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO, Kyoto / Japan
“Making Links: 25 years”, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo / Japan

2013

“Aichi Triennale 2013”, Aichi / Japan
“Inujima Art House Project”, F-Art House, Okayama / Japan
“KOHEI NAWA | SANDWICH”, EYE OF GYRE, Tokyo / Japan

2012

“Parallel Japanese Worlds”, A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu / China

2011

“Artists with Arario 2011, Part 1”, Arario Gallery, Seoul / Korea “Beyond”, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo / Japan
“GRASSTRESS 2011”, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice / Italy
“SPIRITUTAINMENT”, 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok / Thailand
“Bye Bye Kitty”, Japan Society, New York / USA

2010

“Trans–Cool TOKYO – Contemporary Japanese Art from MOT Collection”, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore / Singapore
“NIPPON ARTNEXT”, GAIEN-CAMPUS International Research Center for Japanese Art and Culture, Tokyo / Japan
“CITY2.0–The Evolutionary Theory of Contemporary City on the WEB Generation”, EYE OF GYRE, Tokyo / Japan
“14th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh 2010”, Dhaka / Bangladesh
“Living in Evolution”, Busan Biennale 2010, Busan / Korea
“PRODUCT”, Gallery Nomart, Osaka / Japan
“Trans–Cool TOKYO – Contemporary Japanese Art from MOT Collection”, Bangkok Art Culture, Center, Bangkok / Thailand
“Franks-Suss Collection”, Saatchi Gallery, London / UK
“Great New Wave : Contemporary Art from Japan”, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia / Canada

2009

“Animamix Biennial-Visial Attract & Attack”, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei / Taiwan
“First Passage”, ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka / Japan
“6th Asia Pacific Triennale”, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art,Queensland / Australia
“War and Art”, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Galerie Aube, Kyoto / Japan
“From Home to the Museum : Tanaka Tsuneko Collection”, The Museum of Modern Art Wakayama, Wakayama / Japan
“neoteny japan, Takahashi Collection”, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo / Japan
“Renewal Open Memorial Exhibition –Reborn–”, Gallery Nomart, Osaka / Japan
“MOT Field of Dreams”, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo / Japan
“VOCA 2009”, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo / Japan

2008

“Black State”, studio J, Osaka / Japan
“The Echo”, ZAIM, Yokohama / Japan
“Parallel World”, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo / Japan
“JAPANESE GROUP SHOW SENJIRU – INFUSION”, GALERIE KASHYA HILDBRAND, Zurich / Switzerland
“Great New Wave: Contemporary Art from Japan”, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario / Canada
“Vivid Material”, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo / Japan

2007

“Roppongi Crossing 2007: Future Beats in Japanese Contemporary Art”, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo / Japan
“Best of Discovery”, SH Contemporary, Shanghai / China
“ArtScope 2005/2006”, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin / Germany

2006

“A MUSE LAND 2007 Beautiful Dreamer”, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido / Japan
“Smooth Sailing for BEARING NSK Bearing Art Exhibition”, SPIRAL, Tokyo / Japan
“Banquet : A Feast for the Senses”, Pacific Asia Museum, California / USA
“Art Scope 2005/2006”, Hara Museum, Tokyo / Japan
“Collection of Hara Museum”, Hara Museum ARK, Gunma / Japan
“Hydridity:The Evolution of Spaces and Spaces in 21st Century Art”, 21c Museum, Kentucky / USA

2005

“Valencia Bieninal – Agua sin ti no soy”, Valencia / Spain
“Nimbi and Penumbrae”, d.u.m.b.o. arts center, New York / USA
“ISCP open weekend”, ISCP studio, New York / USA
“Visualize-The history and the futurescape of visual media”, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo / Japan
“Diverse Ways of Happiness – Japan Art Program Exhibition”, EXPO 2005 AICHI, Aichi / Japan
“Diverse Ways of Happiness – Proposal Drawing Exhibition”, SPIRAL, Tokyo / Japan

2004

“Jahres Gaben”, Nomart Edition / Project Space, Osaka / Japan
“Have We Met?”, Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo / Japan
“Hi-energy field”, Temporary contemporary, Tokyo / Japan
“Cafe in Mito 2004”, Art Tower Mito – Contemporary art gallery, Ibaraki / Japan
“Hi-energy field”, KPO KIRIN PLAZA, Osaka / Japan
“sotto”, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto / Japan
“Multiples”, Nomart Edition / Project Space, Osaka / Japan
“OSAKA ・ ART ・ KALEIDOSCOPE, OSAKA 04”, CASO, Osaka / Japan
“Premonition-S”, Gallery SOWAKA, Kyoto / Japan
“WINTER SHOW”, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo / Japan

2003

“KIRIN ART AWARD 2003 Osaka”, KPO KIRIN PLAZA, Osaka / Japan
“Take Art Collection”, SPIRAL, Tokyo / Japan
“KIRIN ART AWARD 2003 Tokyo”, HILLSIDE FORUM, Tokyo / Japan
“Art Court Frontier 2003”, ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka / Japan
“OMAMORI”, Gallery MARONIE, Kyoto / Japan
“trans-”, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto / Japan
“Selected Artists in Kyoto (Grand Prix)”, Kyoto Cultural Museum, Kyoto / Japan

2002

“Art in CASO”, CASO, Osaka / Japan

2001

“Boomerang Art Project Exhibition, Saw You”, GAK, Bremen / Germany
“Image and Materiality”, Nomart Edition / Project Space, Osaka / Japan

2000

“FEED BACK”, Gallery SOWAKA, Kyoto / Japan
“Boomerang Art Project in Kyoto”, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto / Japan
“Wool in Wool IWATE”, Koiwai Farm, Iwate / Japan
“Art Synapse 2000”, Gallery MARONIE, Kyoto / Japan
“Boomerang Art Project, First Throw”, Galerie WeissRaum, Kyoto / Japan

1999

“OSMOSIS”, Royal College of Art Gulbankian Gallery, London / UK

PROJECTS
2017

“VESSEL yokohama”, Yokohama Dance Collection 2017, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1, 3F Hall, Yokohama / Japan

2016

“VESSEL inujima”, Inujima / Japan
“VESSEL kyoto”, Okazaki Loops, ROHM Theatre Kyoto, Kyoto / Japan

2015

“VESSEL”, Creative Center Osaka, Osaka / Japan

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
ARARIO Sculpture Garden, Cheonan / Korea
Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin / Germany
Franks – Suss Collection, London / UK
Hara Museum, Tokyo / Japan
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / USA
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo / Japan
National Gallry of Victoria, Melborne / Australia
Pigozzi Collection, New York / USA
Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland / Australia
Ritz Carlton Kyoto, Kyoto / Japan
Shin-Marunouchi Building, Tokyo / Japan
Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong
Takamatsu city museum of Art, Kagawa / Japan
Takenaka Corporation, Entrance Lobby, Tokyo / Japan
The Art Foundation, Kentucky / USA
The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo / Japan
Tokyo Midtown, Tokyo / Japan Toyota Art Collection, Aichi / Japan
Toyosu Front, Tokyo / Japan
Toyota Art Collection, Aichi / Japan
Yaguchino-watashi station, Tokyo / Japan
AWARDS
2012

Kyoto New Artist’s Award 2012, Kyoto / Japan

2010

First Prize, 14th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh 2010, Dhaka / Bangladesh

2008

Jury’s Prize, ROPPONGI CROSSING 2007, Mori Museum, Tokyo / Japan

2007

Kyoto Cultural Award 2006, Kyoto / Japan

2006

Grant of “Art Scope 2005/2006”, DaimlerChrysler Foundation in Japan, residency in Berlin / Germany

2005

Grant of the City of Kyoto
Grant of The Japan-United States Arts Program, Asian Cultural Council, residency in New York / USA
Asian Cultural Council, residency in New York / USA

2004

Grant of the City of Osaka (Sakuya Konohana Prize), Osaka / Japan

2003

First Prize , Selected Artists in Kyoto 2003, Japan Encouragement prize , Kirin Art Award 2003, Japan