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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 Kitchenï¼ˆKyoto/JP)(2013); “Stylish Flies for House Wives” / Aikoko Galleryï¼ˆTokyo/JP)(2012); “But Fresh” / Tokyo Wonder Site Hongoï¼ˆTokyo/JP)(2012); “Trans Arts Tokyo” / former Tokyo Denki Universityï¼ˆTokyo/JP); “Big Tomorrow” / Art Center Ongoingï¼ˆTokyo/JP)(2011); “8 Japanese Contemporary Artists -Mutual Sympathy in the Orient-” / Art Center SSVADï¼ˆSantiniketan/Indiaï¼‰(2011); The Japan Foundation, New Delhi (New Delhi/India)(2011); “Essential Ongoing” / Yokohama Shinko Pierï¼ˆYokohama/JPï¼‰(2011); “-Structural Integrity- NEXTWAVE Festival” / Arts House, Meat Marketï¼ˆMelbourne/Australiaï¼‰(2010); “No Man’s Land – 5th Dimension” / former French embassyï¼ˆTokyo/JPï¼‰(2010); “The Third Guangzhou Triennial” / Guangdong Museum of Artï¼ˆGuangdong/China)(2008); “Masahiro Wada Exhibition” / CUL-PORTï¼ˆKochi/JPï¼‰(2008); “16 hours museum” / Art Iinitiative Tokyoï¼ˆTokyo/JPï¼‰â€¨2006 “Ongoing Vol.5″ / Bank Art studioNYKï¼ˆYokohama/JPï¼‰(2007); “5days JEANS FACTORY ART AWAED 2006″ / CUL-PORTï¼ˆKochi/JPï¼‰(2006) and “The 8th Gunma Biennale for young artists” / museum of modern art Gunmaï¼ˆGunma/JPï¼‰(2005).â€¨
Wada most recently received the SOMA award in 2013ï¼ˆMexico-city/Mexicoï¼‰;ã€€\The Gertrude Contemporary award in 2010ï¼ˆMelbourne/Australiaï¼‰; The JEANS FACTORY ART AWARD in 2006; Grand prix awardï¼ˆKochi/JP) in 2005 and was nominated for The 8th Gunma Biennale for young artists,ï¼ˆGunma/JP).
Wada graduated with a BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College University of London (London/U.K) from the Tama art universityï¼ˆTokyo/JP)(200-2004).