Onishi Yasuaki

Associated person(s)
Artist's page

Solo exhibition2015penetrating bowlKyoto University of Art and Design. Geijutu-kanKyoto, Japan
Solo exhibition2012inner spaceThe Wilfrid Israel MuseumHazorea, Israel
Group exhibition2009Against The SculpturalSeoul Museum of ArtSeoul, Korea



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In a collaboration with Mercedes-Benz, Onishi Yasuaki did a sculptural installation based on the CLA model of Mercedes-Benz, the video Shaping Air was directed by German director Björn Fischer.


Fundings and grants

New York, USA
In 2010, Yasuaki was the recipient of a United States-Japan Foundation Fellowship that included a residency at the Vermont Studio Center, as well as a grant from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Inc., New York.

1997 - 2004


Kyoto, Japan
1997-2001 B.A. Sculpture Course, School of Art & Design, University of Tsukuba, Japan; 2002-2004 M.A. Sculpture Course, Graduate School of Art, Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan

1997 - 2004
- 1979


Osaka, Japan

- 1979

Places of work / studios

Osaka, Japan




2003 EPSON COLOR IMAGING CONTEST 2003, Judge prize
2004 Net Exhibition, Digital Photo Contest, Fine art section, Excellent prize
2005 5th.21st.Century Asia Design Competition, Star prize
2005 AMUSE ART JAM 2005 in KYOTO, Grand prix
2005 9th.Japan Media Arts Festival, Examination committee recommendation work, Art Division
2006 JEANS FACTORY ART AWARD 2006, Second prize
2007 10th.The Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art, Taro prize
2007 1th.SHUO foundation
2009 IASK Asia Pacific Artists Fellowship National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea
2009 Kala Art Institute Fellowship
2010 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
2010 U.S. Japan Award Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center
2011 Pola Art Foundation
2014 Sakuyakonohana prize
2014 Granship Art Compe, Granship prize

Artist in residence

2008 Sølyst Artists in Residence/Jyderup | Denmark
2008 Kunstenaarsinitiatief B93/Enschede | Netherlands
2009 IASK Asia Pacific Artists Fellowship Residency Program/Goyang | Korea
2009 Kala Art Institute Fellowship/Berkeley | USA
2009 Aomori Contemporary Art Centre Artist In Residence Program/Aomori | Japan
2010 AiR Sandnes/Sandnes | Norway
2010 Rondo Studio/Graz | Austria
2010 The WhyNotPlace Religare Arts Initiative/Delhi | India
2010 Not Quite guest artist/Fengersfors | Sweden
2010 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, U.S. Japan Foundation/Johnson | USA
2012 Oficinas do Convento/Montemor-o-Novo | Portugal


Group exhibitions


2003 7th.GUNMA BIENNALE FOR YOUNG ARTIST 2003/The Museum of Modern Art, Takasaki | Japan
2004 Toyota Art exhibition 2004/Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota | Japan
2005 Selected Artists in Kyoto 2005 -New Wave-/Kyoto Cultural Museum, Kyoto | Japan
2006 Remove a sign. piano,piano/Osaka Port Red Brick Warehouse, Osaka | Japan
2007 Discovery of new artists in aichi/AICHI ARTS CENTER, Nagoya | Japan
2008 Eyes Curiosity -Japanese Contemporary Art/Soka Contemporary Space, Taipei | Taiwan
2008 point éphémère/Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo | Japan
2009 phantasmagoria/Ieyoung Contemporary Art Museum, Suwon | Korea
2009 Changwon Asian Art Festival/SUNG-SAN ART HALL, Changwon | Korea
2009 MOVING HERE/SPACE 15th, Seoul | Korea
2009 open studio 5 PART 1/Goyang Art Studio, Goyang | Korea
2009 SU:MBISORI/Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju | Korea 
2009 Residency Project Part2/Kala Gallery, Berkeley | USA 
2009 HOME/Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori | Japan
2009 Against The Sculptural/Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul | Korea
2010 Art Court Frontier #8/ART COURT GALLERY, Osaka | Japan
2010 The Transforming State/Religare Arts Initiative, Delhi | India
2011 Japan Media Arts Festival/Hartware MedienKunst Verein Dortmunder U, Dordmund | Germany
2011 Ways of Worldmaking/The National Museum of Art Osaka, Osaka | Japan
2012 agora -Miniartextil Como/Villa Olmo, Como | Italy
2013 dreamscape -La porte de l'e´cume/Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto | Japan
2013 Rokko Meets Art 2013/Rokko International Musical Box Museum, Kobe | Japan
2013 HANARART 2013/Asai's winery, Yamatokoriyama | Japan
2013 Mono No Aware. Japanese Contemporary Art/The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg | Russia
2013 The Mine -Launch Event/The Mine, Dubai | UAE
2014 In Search of Critical Imagination/Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka | Japan
2014 Maison & Objet Trend Exhibition -Landscape/Paris Nord Villepinte HALL 7, Paris | France



Solo exhibitions


2003 thing of darkness/GALLERY b.TOKYO, Tokyo | Japan
2004 see darkness/GALLERY b.TOKYO, Tokyo | Japan
2004 restriction sight/neutron B1 GALLERY, Kyoto | Japan
2005 restriction sight/under public, Osaka | Japan
2005 clue in the case/neutron, Kyoto | Japan
2005 clue in the void/Sfera Exhibition, Kyoto | Japan
2005 breath nebula/INAX GALLERY 2, Tokyo | Japan
2006 visible/Sfera Exhibition, Kyoto | Japan
2006 vertex/neutron, Kyoto | Japan
2007 space between face and reverse/PANTALOON, Osaka | Japan
2007 vertical clue/GALLERY b.TOKYO, Tokyo | Japan
2007 inner skin/neutron, Kyoto | Japan
2008 dairy distance/Solyst Artists in Residence Centre, Jyderup | Denmark
2008 mountair/KONGSI, Enschede | Netherlands
2010 reverse of volume/KINOKINO Centre for Art and Film, Sandnes | Norway
2010 ridge of boundary/para_SITE Gallery, Graz | Austria
2010 horizontal forest/Not Quite Gallery, Fengersfors | Sweden
2010 reverse of volume/Vermont Studio Center Red Mill Gallery, Johnson | USA
2011 reverse of volume/Aichi Prefectural Museum, Nagoya | Japan
2012 reverse of volume/Rice Gallery, Houston | USA
2012 inner space/The Wilfrid Israel Museum of Asian Art and Studies, Hazorea | Israel
2013 reverce of volume/JOICE GALLERY, Beijing | China
2014 vertical emptiness/Gallery OUT of PLACE, Tokyo | Japan


reverse of volume RG photo reverse of volume RG 2012 Onishi Yasuaki 
Untitled (against the Sculptural) photo Untitled (against the Sculptural) 2009 Onishi Yasuaki