Tatsuo Miyajima

TypeArtist
Male
Associated person(s)
URLsWikipedia
Artist's page
Institutions/museums Interview


Awards
Artist in residence1993Artist in ResidenceFondation Cartier pour l’art contemporainParis, France
Award1990Visual Art GrantAsian Cultural CouncilNew York, USA
Artist in residence1990 - 1991Artists in Berlin ProgramDeutscher Akademischer AustauschdienstBerlin, Germany


Exhibitions
Group exhibition2012Marking TimeMuseum of Contemporary Art Australia,Sydney, Australia
Solo exhibition2011Ashes to Ashes, Dust to DustUllens Center for Contemporary ArtBeijing, China
Solo exhibition2005Beyond the DeathBeyond the DeathKumamoto, Japan
Group exhibition2003Happiness: a survival guide for art and lifeMori Art MuseumTokyo, Japan
Solo exhibition1999Keep Changing, Connect with Everything, Continue ForeverJapan Pavilion, 48th la Biennale di VeneziaVenice, Italy
Group exhibition1999CHRONOS & KAIROSMuseum FridericianumKassel, Germany
Group exhibition1997The Magic of Numbers in 20th Century ArtStaatsgalerie StuttgartStuttgart, Germany
Solo exhibition1993Running TimeKunsthalle ZürichZürich, Switzerland
Group exhibition1991Zones of Love: Contemporary Art from JapanTouko Museum of Contemporary ArtTokyo, Japan
Solo exhibition1990Hiroshima InstallationHiroshima City Museum of Contemporary ArtHiroshima, Japan


Artworks in Collections
National Museum of Modern ArtKyoto, Japan
Art Gallery of New South WalesSydney, Australia
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporainParis, France


Publications
Monography2009Kerber ArtTatsuo Miyajima: Time Train - Zeit, Zahl und Kosmosn Kunsthalle Recklinghausen (Herausgeber), Ferdinand Ullrich (Herausgeber), Hans J Schwalm (Herausgeber), Eugen Blume (Mitwirkende), Friedrich Meschede978-3866781801Bielefeld, Berlin Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Ferdinand Ullrich, Hans J Schwalm
Monography2017Museum of Contemporary ArtTatsuo Miyajima: Connect with EverythingRachel Kent978-1921034862Sydney 
Monography2004Mondadori ElectaTatsuo Miyajima978-8837030490Florence Cristina Garbagna


Research & teaching
professorship2006 - 2016Vice PresidentTohoku University of Art and DesignYamagata, Japan
professorship2012 - 2016Vice PresidentKyoto University of Art and DesignKyoto, Japan


2012 - 2016
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Research and teaching

Kyoto, Japan
Vice President, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Japan

2012 - 2016
2006 - 2016
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Research and teaching

Yamagata, Japan
Vice President, Tohoku University of Art and Design, Yamagata, Japan

2006 - 2016
1990
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Awards

New York, USA
Visual Art Grant: United States, Asian Cultural Council, Japan

1990
1986
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Education

Tokyo, Japan
MA, Tokyo University of the Arts

1986
1984
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Education

Tokyo, Japan
BA (Fine Arts: Oil Painting), Tokyo University of the Arts

1984
1957
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Born

Tokyo, Japan

1957
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Places of residence

Ibaraki, Japan

Tatsuo Miyajima is one of Japan’s foremost sculptors and installation artists. Employing contemporary materials such as electric circuits, video, and computers, Miyajima’s supremely technological works have centred on his use of digital light-emitting diode (LED) counters, or ‘gadgets’ as he calls them, since the late 1980s. These numbers, flashing in continual and repetitious – though not necessarily sequential – cycles from 1 to 9, represent the journey from life to death, the finality of which is symbolized by ‘0’ or the zero point, which consequently never appears in his work. This theory derives partially from humanist ideas, the teachings of Buddhism, as well as from his core artistic concepts: ‘Keep Changing’, ‘Connect with All’, and ‘Goes on Forever’. Miyajima’s LED numerals have been presented in grids, towers, complex integrated groupings or circuits and as simple digital counters, but are all aligned with his interests in continuity, connection and eternity, as well as with the flow and span of time and space. "Time connects everything", says Miyajima. "I want people to think about the universe and the human spirit."

https://www.lissongallery.com/artists/tatsuo-miyajima (30.10.2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=7sh9BzVCHys

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Mega Death photo Mega Death 2016 Tatsuo Miyajima 
Time Waterfall – ICC Building, Hong Kong photo Time Waterfall – ICC Building, Hong Kong 2016 Tatsuo Miyajima