OBANA Kenichi

Teaching Staff (Multidisciplinary Arts)

Title Assistant Professor
Research Fields  Sculpture, Painting
Education
2006
Master’s, (Painting), Program in Art and Design, Graduate School, University of Tsukuba
2004
Graduated, School of Art and Design, University of Tsukuba
Selected Professional Experience
2022-Present
Assistant Professor, Akita University of Art
2021-2022
Non-profit organization Arts Center Akita
2016-2021
Assistant, Akita University of Art
Recent Activities <Selected Solo Exhibitions>

2021
VOCA A2021 (awarded VOCA Prize), The Ueno Royal Museum
200nen o tagayasu [Plowing 200 years], Akita City Cultural Creation Center
OKU-NOTO TRIENNAL 2020 +, Suzu City, (Ishikawa Prefecture)
ART OSAKA 2021, OSAKA CITY CENTRAL PBLIC HALL
Arts arts 2021, Atorion, (Akita City)
2020
Michi no oku no geijyutsusai [Art festival in rural regions], Yamagata Biennale 2020, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY OF ART & DESIGN (Yamagata Prefecture)
2019
Hyogen no seitaikei [Expressional Ecosystem], Arts Maebashi (Gunma Prefecture)
Mazumachinale 2019, Manazuru Town, Kanagawa Prefecture
Residence in Art “Chiiki art project Obana kenichi [Local Art Project: Kenichi Obana]”, Arts Maebashi (Gunma Prefecture)
2018
Mori no oku, soshite – zenpen to kohen [ Deep Forest and –The First Chapter and The Last Chapter–], hpgrp GALLERY
Itsuka kuru hi [The day coming someday] , with Ruriko Murayama and Takeshi Hosaka, cocolaboratory (Akita City)
ART OSAKA 2018, HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA
Kamikoani Project, Yagisawa-settlement, Kamikoani Village, kitaakita District, Akita Prefecture
Output! artput!, Shibamata FU-TEN Bed and Local (Tokyo)
Workshop:Merry-go-round!! Mobile-Go Round, LUMINE Ikebukuro (Tokyo)
2017
Kamikoani Project, Yagisawa-settlement, Kamikoani Village, kitaakita District, Akita Prefecture
Workshop: bokujin tumiki o tukuro [Let’s make ‘bokujin’ blocks], Art fair Tokyo, Akita University of Art
Workshop: moso konchu zukan [Fantastic Insect Picture Book], TOKYO MIDTOWN, Ojifes
New Pespective, Gigantic Brewing (Portland, the U.S.)
Mori no oku, soshite [Deep Forest and], Atorion (Akita City)
2016
Tokyo Midtown Street Museum 2015, TOKYO MIDTOWN
Odre chokoku, “Fukumen otoko to fukusuki onna” [Sculpture, Dance! “Mask men and clothes-mania women], hpgrp GALLERY TOKY Art Night in Roppongi, TOKYO MIDTOWN
Akita no bijyutu 2016 [Arts in Akita 2016], Akita Museum of Art (Akita City)
Kamikoani Project, Yagisawa-settlement, Kamikoani Village, kitaakita District, Akita Prefecture
Tokyo Wonder Site Art Café WINDOWS, Tokyo Wonder Site Art Café
2015
In the night time, GALLERY MoMo Projects, Roppongi, Tokyo

 

<Awards / Prizes>

2015
Semi-Grand Pix, LUMINE meets ART AWARD 2015, LUMINE Shinjyuku, LUMINE Ikebukuro (Tokyo)
    Excellence, Midtown Award 2015, TOKYO MIDTOWN
Courses Taught Contemporary Art Theory 1,2
Contemporary Art Seminar
Multidisciplinary Arts Seminar A, B, C
Art Work Research
Graduation Project
Oil Panting Seminar
Contemporary Painting Seminar

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Example Works
Akagiyama Liminality,  Photograph: Shinya Kogure Uenoyama Cosmology,  Photograph: Ueno Norihiro JINS Kojimada Branch,    Maebashi,              Photograph: Shinya Kogure  Mo ga mizuumi e   ‘heterography’  [Algae in the lake, ‘heterography’ ]

Further details (in Japanese) can be found at the following link: OBANA Kenichi (Japanese page)