Atsuo Okamoto


Biography
1951 Born in Hirosima.
1977 Compleated Graduate shcool of master's program of Tama Art University, Department of Sculpture.
Solo Exibitions
1983/ '85/ '87/ '89/ '91/
    '93/ '95/ '97/ '99/ '00/
    '03/ '06

Gallery Yamaguchi (Tokyo)
1987, 1991 Gallery Ueda -Warehouse & SC (Tokyo)
1988, 1990 Gallery White Art (Tokyo)
1992, 1994, 1996 Gallery Emon (Nagoya)
1993 Gallery Konishi (Kyoto)
1997 MIZUNOKUNI Museum104 (Shimane)
- Art Affairs (Amsterdam, Holland)
1998 The Plus /Minus Foundation (Renesse, Holland)
1999 TUES1999 - A view of Contemporary Sculpture (The Utsukushi-ga-hara Open Air Museum, Nagano)
2003 CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM ISE (Mie)
2004 - 2005 "ATSUO OKAMOTO - Sedimentation" /MIZUNOKUNI Museum104 (Shimane)
2008 ATSUO OKAMOTO exhibition "FOREST" /Gallery Tokyo-Humanite, Gallery Yamaguchi (Tokyo)
2010 "Faraway mountain" Atsuo OKAMOTO/ Corn Exchange Gallery, Gayfield Square Gardens (Edinburgh/UK)
2011 "FOREST" Atsuo OKAMOTO/ the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground in the Chelsea College of Art and Design (London/UK)
2014 "excavation" Atsuo OKAMOTO/ Gallery Tokyo-Humanite (Tokyo)
2016 "faraway memories" Atsuo OKAMOTO/ IRIYA Gallery (Tokyo)
"EXCAVATION 2016" Atsuo OKAMOTO/ Gallery SEIHO (Tokyo)
2017 "excavate a water 2017" Atsuo OKAMOTO/ Ise Contemporary Museum of Art (Mie)
Selected Group Exhibitions
1981 The 15th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Kyoto Municipal Art Museum.
The 9th Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture: Ube Tokiwa Park, Ube.
1983 East West Forum in Dordrecht: Holland. New Generation of Contemporary Art: Mieken - Museum of Art,Tsu.
The 3rd Henny Moor Grand Prize Exhibition: the Utsukushi - gahara Open - Air Museum, Nagano.
1985 Flying, Floating, Dancing. Hokkaido Museum of Art, Sapporo Hokkaido.
The 11th Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture: Ube Tokiwa Park, Ube.
1986 Kinetic Sculpture in Japan: Walker Hill Art Center, Seoul.
The 5th Hamamatsu Dune Open-air Exhibition: Nakatajima - dune, Hamamatsu.
1987 Tokyo Water Front Festival: Gallery Ueda - Warehouse, Shinkiba, Tokyo.
1988 Yokohama Flash: Mitsubishi Warehouse, Yokohama.
Movement and Modern Art: The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Urawa.
1989 The Space, Material, Tension, Vacancy in Japanese Contemporary Art: The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Urawa.
ART EXITING '89, behind the today's being: The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Urawa.
Japanese Ways, Western Means; Art of the 1980's in Japan: Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, Australia.
1990 Contemporary Sculpture in Japan III-Transformation of Material and Space: Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Yokohama.
The 12th Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition: The Biennale of Kobe at the Suma Detached Palace Garden, Kobe.
1991 Rouge Forever - Joint Exhibition with Hans-WaIter Muller: Ochanomizu Square, Tokyo.
A Current of Contemporary Art in Japan - Sculpture: The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Toyama.
The 14th Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture: Ube Tokiwa Park, Ube.
1992 Encountering the Others: Kassl, Hann - munden/ Germany.
Kanagawa Art Annual '92: Kanagawa Pretectual Gallery, Yokohama.
1994 '94 The Magnetic Field of Contemporary Art: Tsukuba Museum ofArt; Tsukuba.
1995 TOSA - TOSA '95, Cool Age: Noise Music of Art: The Museum of Art, Kochi.
The 16th Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture: Ube Tokiwa Park, Ube.
1996 ART IN TOKYO No.8; Inside of Works, Outside of Works: Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo.
Dialogue Between Tools and Arts: The Museum of Modern Art, Kanagawa, Kamakura.
1997 Collaboration ; Atsuo Okamoto + Noda Hiroji: Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya.
1998 Inside / Outside Japanese Contemporary Sculpture by Eight Artists: The Niigata Prefectual Museum of Modern Art, Niigta.
The Magnetic Field of Contemporary Art '98: The Tsukuba Museum of Art lbaraki, Tsukuba City. ('00/'03/'05)
1999 JUNJI AMANO, ATSUO OKAMOTO -Traces-: Yonago City Museum of Art, Tottori.
TUES - A View of Contemporary Sculpture - The Creation of Dimention, The Utsukushi-ga-hara Endowment for Sculpture
2002 Sculptors of Eastern Japan: Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo
2003 The 5th Exhibition of Amabiki Village and Sculpture: Yamato-mura, Ibaraki. (the 1st - the 4th, '95/ '97/ '99/ '01)
2003 The Imaginary City "metamorphosis" Hiroshima: Hiroshima,
2004 The 3rd collaboration; Atsuo Okamoto + Noda Hiroji: Gallery Yamagichi, Gallery Tokyo Humanite
ONDO ArtScape-Genius Loci: Ondo-town Hiroshima
2005 The 21st Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture: Ube Tokiwa Park, Ube.
2006 AMABIKI 2006: Sakuragawa-city, Ibaraki.
Sculpture Internazionale ad Aglie 2006, Torino/ Italy
2007 ART SESSIONN TSUKUBA 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017 : Tsukuba, Ibaraki.
2008 AMABIKI 2008: Sakuragawa-city, Ibaraki.
New town Paradise - between the ruins and New town: Yokohama
2009 Sidney Nolan Trust Sculpture program 2009 (UK)
MILE STONE Sculpture International 2009 (Edinburgh/UK)
2010 STONE project exhibition (Yorkshire Sculpture Park/UK)
STONE project exhibition (Pier Art Center, Orkney/UK)
2011 AMABIKI 2011: Sakuragawa-city, Ibaraki.
2012 Art First Project : J. Harrison / A. Okamoto Exhibition (Art First / London)
Atsuo OKAMOTO by Koji HIRATO vol.2: METAL Art Museum, Chiba
2013 AMABIKI 2013: Sakuragawa-city, Ibaraki.
2015 "FINDING FORM" (Art First / London)
AMABIKI 2015 Rinrin-road : Sakuragawa-city, Ibaraki.
Symposiums
1978 Suwako International Sculpture Symposium (Nagano) 1980 Lahr International Sculpture Symposium.Lahr (Germany)
1981 Hagi City International Sculpture Symposium (Yamaguchi )
1982 Kaiserslautern International Sculpture Symposium, Kaisersautern (Germany)
1983 East West Forum in Dordrecht International Sculpture Symposium, Dordrecht (Holland)
1983 Kawasaki International Sculpture Symposium (Kawasaki)
1985 The Environmental Art Symposium and Exhibition, Tsukuba New City (Tsukuba)
1988 Soffiero International Sculpture Symposium, Helsingborg (Sweden)
1988 Nasu Sculpture Symposium (Tochigi)
1989 Kasaoka Sculpture Symposium (Okayama)
1991 YAMATO / MAHOROBA Stone Sculpture International Symposium, Yamato-mura (Ibaraki)
1990 Aoraki Festival of Art (New Zealand)
1993 The 2nd Nijima Koga Stone Sculpture Festival (Tokyo)
1998 '98 Symposium of Sculpture in Yonago, Yonago (Tottori)
2000 Kyongnam International Sculpture Symposium, Changwon-city (Korea)
2003 Bitburg International Sculpture Symposium, Bitburg-city (Germany)
2006 Minnesota Rocks in Saint Paul, Saint Paul (Minnesota/ USA)

2009 - 2014 Sidney Nolan Trust artist residence (UK) and 2009, 2011, 2014 artist workshop


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