Masahiro WADA 和田昌宏

Born:
1977
Residence:
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality:
Japan
Trust:
APT Beijing
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  • Japanese Art from APT Collection at Daiwa Foundation London 

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BIOGRAPHY

Masahiro Wada was born in 1977,Tokyo Japan, and currently lives and works in Tokyo. Wada observes the conditions of cultures or cultural symbols in particular domains that are taken for granted, conserved or secluded and intervenes into them through work that often encompasses performance, sculpture, installation or video. His work subverts pre-conceived notions of aesthetics and the commericialization of art, often through the use of humor and absurdity. 

Wada’s most notable exhibitions have appeared at: “Stylish Flies for House Wives” / Social Kitchen(Kyoto/JP)(2013); “Stylish Flies for House Wives” / Aikoko Gallery(Tokyo/JP)(2012); “But Fresh” / Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo(Tokyo/JP)(2012); “Trans Arts Tokyo” / former Tokyo Denki University(Tokyo/JP); “Big Tomorrow” / Art Center Ongoing(Tokyo/JP)(2011); “8 Japanese Contemporary Artists -Mutual Sympathy in the Orient-” / Art Center SSVAD(Santiniketan/India)(2011); The Japan Foundation, New Delhi (New Delhi/India)(2011); “Essential Ongoing” / Yokohama Shinko Pier(Yokohama/JP)(2011); “-Structural Integrity- NEXTWAVE Festival” / Arts House, Meat Market(Melbourne/Australia)(2010); “No Man’s Land – 5th Dimension” / former French embassy(Tokyo/JP)(2010); “The Third Guangzhou Triennial” / Guangdong Museum of Art(Guangdong/China)(2008); “Masahiro Wada Exhibition” / CUL-PORT(Kochi/JP)(2008); “16 hours museum” / Art Iinitiative Tokyo(Tokyo/JP)
2006 “Ongoing Vol.5″ / Bank Art studioNYK(Yokohama/JP)(2007); “5days JEANS FACTORY ART AWAED 2006″ / CUL-PORT(Kochi/JP)(2006) and “The 8th Gunma Biennale for young artists” / museum of modern art Gunma(Gunma/JP)(2005).


Wada most recently received the SOMA award in 2013(Mexico-city/Mexico); \The Gertrude Contemporary award in 2010(Melbourne/Australia); The JEANS FACTORY ART AWARD in 2006; Grand prix award(Kochi/JP) in 2005 and was nominated for The 8th Gunma Biennale for young artists,(Gunma/JP).

Wada graduated with a BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College University of London (London/U.K) from the Tama art university(Tokyo/JP)(200-2004).