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Taku OBATA

小畑多丘

Taku Obata was born in 1980 in Saitama, Japan, where he is currently based.
In 1999, he formed the hip-hop dance crew Unityselections and refined his style of breakdancing through live performances. In 2008, Obata received a master’s degree in sculpture from the Tokyo University of the Arts. That same year he won the grand prize at the Tokyo Wonder Wall Grand Prix. Since then he has exhibited his works throughout Japan, including a solo show at the Nakamura Keith Haring Museum in 2012.

CV
1980 Born in Saitama , Japan
2006 BA in Sculpture, Tokyo University of the Arts
2008 MA in sculpture course, Tokyo University of the Arts

Solo Exhibitions
2020 “TAKU OBATA SCULPTURE”, Japan House London, London, UK
2020 “CONNECTIONS”, Over The Influence, Hong Kong
2020 “TAKU OBATA SCULPTURE Display”, Japan House London, London, UK
2020 “TAKU OBATA DRAWING Exhibition”, White Conduit Projects, London, UK
2020 “B BOY JIKI”, Bomma galerie, Paris, FRANCE
2016 “Nolitograph”, Gallery KIDO press, Tokyo, JAPAN
2016 “TAKU OBATA”, ART GALLERY X, Takashimaya NIHOMBASHI, Tokyo, Japan
2014 “BUST A MOVE”, Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, USA
2012 “Taku Obata B-BOY on Sky Court”,Nakamura Keith Haring Museum, Yamanashi, JAPAN 2011 “BBOYIZM”,Mitsukoshi Ginza, Tokyo, JAPAN
2009 “IT’S JUST BEGUN”, Tokyo Wondersite, Tokyo, JAPAN

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 “The Dividing Line” (Virtual exhibition) Fluorescent Smogg, planet Earth
2020 “Fine Line” StolenSpace Gallery, London UK
2019 “KUROOBIANACONDA” Artglprieux GINZA SIX, Tokyo JAPAN
2019 “BA show” City & Guilds of London Art School, UK
2019 “MA show” City & Guilds of London Art School, UK
2019 “Seven Days Too Long” MirusGallery Denver USA
2018 “HYPER LANDSCAPE” -TAKU OBATA × KAZUKI UMEZAWA- WATARI-UM, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, JAPAN
2018 “HENTAI” ELSA ART GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
2018 “Pⁿ—Powers of PLAY—“ Chinretsukan Gallery, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, JAPAN
2017 “SIDE CORE-ROSENZU“ GALLERY TRAX, Yamanashi, JAPAN
2016 “NEW VITION SAITAMA 5-The Emerging Body“ The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, JAPAN
2015 “SIDE CORE-TOKYO WALKMAN“ hiromiyoshii roppongi, Tokyo,JAPAN
2014 “Group Exhibition (Kanta Matsuo, Takahiro Komuro, Taku Obota) ”CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY, Tokyo, JAPAN
2014 “ARTFAIR TOKYO 2014”, Booth L20: Seibu Shibuya, Tokyo, JAPAN
2013 Singapore Art Week “TOKYO STREET” IKKAN ART GALLERY, Singapore
2012 “SIDE CORE- Japanese art and the scene of street” Batsu Art Gallery, Tokyo, JAPAN
2010 “Tokyo Wonder Wall 2000-2009 10years!”, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, JAPAN
2009 “Tokyo Wonder Wall 2008 a prize winner exhibition”, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, JAPAN
2008 “Tokyo Wonder Wall 2008”,Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, JAPAN
2007 “New work from an old studio 3” Mr.Dennchu Hirakushi's residence Sakuragi Ueno, Tokyo, JAPAN
2006 “New work from an old studio 2” Mr.Dennchu Hirakushi's residence Sakuragi Ueno, Tokyo, JAPAN

Awards
2008 Tokyo Wonder Wall Grand Prix (sculpture)

Artist in residence
2019-2020 City & Guilds of London Art School, UK

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Taku Obata In London (with English subtitle)
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Exhibitions of Taku OBATA

Opposite Effects [PART4]

Taku OBATA

7/13 - 7/22/2020
Gallery Hours | Mon.–Fri. 11:00–19:00
Closed | Sat., Sun., National Holidays

Opposite Effects

Taku OBATA

6/4 - 7/11/2020
GALLERY HOURS | Thu.–Sat. 11:00–13:00, 14:00–19:00
CLOSED | Sun–Wed., National Holidays

Special thanks: DDD Artist Residence Program / PARCEL