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Kensuke Shimizu

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EXHIBITION SCHEDULE
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE:

(1). Barcelona
Solo Exhibition of Kensuke Shimizu.

from April 27th (Thursday) to May 11th (Thursday), 2017.

Galería ARAGÓN 232 (Aragon 232 Gallery), Barcelona, Spain.

Address: Calle ARAGÓN 232, Barcelona 08007

The gallery usually takes lunch breaks around 14:00-16:30.
For more detailed information on the opening hours,
please contact the gallery. .

The website of the gallery:
http://www.galeriaaragon232.com/

(2). Paris
Solo exhibition of Kensuke Shimizu.

from May 18th (Thursday) to May 31st (Wednesday), 2017.

Galerie Satellite, Paris, France.
This gallery has 2 spaces, which are located next to each other.
Solo exhibition of Kensuke Shimizu is held at one of these 2 spaces.

Opening hours:
from Monday to Saturday, from 13:00 to 19:00.

Website of the gallery in French:
http://galeriesatellite.jimbo.com
Website of the gallery in Japanese:
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/galeriesatellite


Exhibitions, Art Events, and so on
Exhibitions, Art Events, and so on:

SOLO ART EXHIBITIONS
SOLO ART EXHIBITIONS:

2016 April 8th - April 13th.
Gallery Hibiya, Tokyo (Yurakucho area), Japan.

The title of this solo show is "Kotobato Mademoiselle"
(this means "Words and Mademoiselle").

2015 May 19th - June 1st. Galerie SATELLITE2, Paris, France.

2013 May 14th - May 27th. Galerie SATELLITE2, Paris, France.

2012 March 5th - March 10th. Lavatoio Contumaciale, Rome, Italy.
The review article on this exhibition in Rome,
published in the website of eosarte, in Italian language, with photos, is HERE:
http://www.eosarte.eu/?p=17609


2011 May 14th - May 28th. Galerie Sa, Paris, France.
The writing on Kensuke's art in French, by Daniele Sodano, is HERE:
http://www.galeriesatellite.com/shimizu.html

2011 February 15th - February 20th. ”Finland Souzou” Gallery80, Omotesando Hills, Tokyo, Japan
This exhibition's official website (English version) is HERE:
http://imagination-power.asia/special/shimizu/index-e.html

2010 January 29th - February 3rd. Finland musou Gallery Hibiya, Tokyo (Yurakucho area), Japan


2009 June 2nd - 29th. Unelma, teksti ja mademoiselle Galleria Arsnet, Turku, Finland

2008 December 11th - 16th.
Story of Mademoiselle Gallery Cafe Kamefuku, Tokyo (Kunitachi area), Japan

2006 July 31st – August 5th. ”Dreams, Shoes & Bicycles, Finland – Japan” Gallery Togeisha, Tokyo (Ginza area), Japan

2005 “Toimistotarina TurkuGalleria Arsnet, Turku, Finland

2005 Dream & Ecology – Unelma ja ekologiaPaintings and writings, art works including graphic poems.
Corridor Gallery at International Cultural Centre Caisa, Helsinki, Finland


2005 ”Dream & Mind – Unelma ja mieli
Galleria Ulaani, Helsinki, Finland


2005 ”Dream & Talk – Unelma ja keskustelu” Mansikkapaikka Cafe, Turku, Finland

2004 Dreams & Thoughts
International Meeting Point, Turku Cultural Centre,Turku, Finland


2004 ”100 Bicycles” Galerii 36, Tallinn, Estonia


COLLECTIVE AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS,  ART FAIRS, EVENTS
COLLECTIVE AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS, ART FAIRS, EVENTS:

2016. September 25 - October 2,
"42nd AJAC Exhibition",
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Ueno, Tokyo, Japan

2016. August 1 - August 6,
exhibition "22nd Contemporary Art Japan & Korea 2016",
"Gallery Kubota" (on the second floor and the fifth floor),
Tokyo, Japan.

2016. April 8 - May 7,
"Paroles peintes",
Galerie SATELLITE, Paris, France

2016. February 5 - February 20,
"OpenArtCode Venice",
Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice, Italy

2015. December 18 - 2016. March 8,
"Salón de arte",
Museo Gustavo de Maeztu, Estella-Lizarra, Spain

2015. October 30 - November 21,
"Les amis d'Akiyama",
Galerie SATELLITE, Paris, France

2015. October 14 - October 18,
"ARTBAHO (3rd edition)",
held at the "Espacio 120" in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
in the province of Barcelona in Spain

2015. September 25 - October 3,
"41st AJAC Exhibition",
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Ueno, Tokyo, Japan
Kensuke Shimizu received an award of the "AJAC, New Artist".

2015. September 12 - September 25,
"POÉSIE VISUELLE JAPONAISE",
Galerie SATELLITE, Paris, France

2015. July 31 - August 5,
"2015 21th Contemporary Art Korea & Japan",
kepco artcenter gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2015. Collective exhibition "Tours et détours",
in the event "Minimenta",
Galerie SATELLITE, Paris, France

2015. May 11th - May 16th,
exhibition "2015 AJAC PARIS",
Galerie SATELLITE, Paris, France

2015. March 11th - March 15th,
Exhibition celebrating the establishment of the
"Japanese Embassy in Armenia",
Yokohama Creativecity Center (YCC), Yokohama, Japan.

2014. October 24th - October 27th,
(VIP Preview and Vernissage are on Octover 23rd) .
Art fair "ART.FAIR",
at "Koelnmesse, Halle 1 and 2", Cologne, Germany,
participated with the "Galería ARAGÓN 232 (Barcelona)".

2014 August 18th - August 23rd,
exhibition "The 20th memory contemporary art Japan & Korea 2014",
"Gallery Kubota" (on the second floor and the third floor),
Tokyo, Japan

2014 June 13th - July 20th, Chianti Star Festival,
exhibition at the "Palazzo Malaspina",
San Donato in Poggio, Italy

2014. May 17th - May 27th, exhibition "Salón de Arte (Salón de Primavera 2014)",
held at the "Espacio 120" in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
in the province of Barcelona in Spain.

2013. from December 5th, group exhibition "Xmas_ART",
Galería ARAGÓN 232, Barcelona, Spain.

2013. October 31st - November 3rd.
(VIP Preview and Vernissage are on Octover 30th) .
Art fair "ART.FAIR",
at "Staatenhaus am Rheinpark", Cologne, Germany,
participated with the "Galería ARAGÓN 232 (Barcelona)".

2013. October 19th - November 16th
Collective exhibition "Rêves apprivoisés",
Galerie SATELLITE, Paris, France

2013. September 7th - September 21st.
Collective exhibition "POÉSIE VISUELLE JAPONAISE (11)",
Galerie SATELLITE, Paris, France

2013. from September 2. Group exhibition of EURO ASIAN WORLDWIDE, "Art for Peace for a Better World",
at the "İzmir Resim Heykel Müzesi Kültürpark Sanat Galerisi", in İzmir, Turkey.

2013. June. Exhibition "PRÊT-À-PRENDRE",
Galería ARAGÓN 232, Barcelona, Spain.

2013. May 18th - September 30th.
"
21st International Biennial of Humour and Satire in the Arts - Gabrovo 2013",
held at the Museum HOUSE OF HUMOUR AND SATIRE, in Gabrovo, Bulgaria.

2013. February 21 - 24 (preview on Feb.20). Art fair "ART Innsbruck",
at the messehalle (fair hall), in Innsbruck, Austria,
participated with the "Galería ARAGÓN 232 (Barcelona)".

2012. November 30 - January 15, 2013. Collective exhibition,
Gallery M (EURO-ASIAN ART CENTER), Vienna, Austria.

2012. November 29 - December 14. Collective exhibition,
Galería ARAGÓN 232, Barcelona, Spain.

2012. October 26 th -October 28 th (Preview on October 25th). Art fair "Affordable Art Fair Rome",
at the "La Pelanda (ex Mattatoio Testaccio, Piazza Orazio Giustiniani, 4)", in Rome, Italy,
participated with the "Gallery M (Vienna,Bratislava, Seoul)".

2012. "2012 Meeting in Shanghai", Present Art Festival (fourth edition),
several locations in Shanghai, China, including "Shanghai Pudong Library" and "CEIBS business school".

2012 May 25th - July 20th. Collective exhibition,
Gallery M (Euro-Asian Art Center), Vienna, Austria.

2012 April 29th - May 2nd. Art fair "Art Beijing 2012",
at the Agricultural Exhibition Centre of China (New Hall), in Beijing, China,
participated with "Galería ARAGÓN 232 (Barcelona)" and "Gallery M (Vienna, Bratislava, Seoul)".

2012 February 16th, event "WAV Party", held at Xiquena 10, Madrid, Spain.
3 artworks were shown at this event.

2012 January 29th - February 25th. Collective exhibition,
Gallery M (EURO-ASIAN ART CENTER), Vienna, Austria.

2011 December 2nd - December 6th. Art fair "Lineart", at the Flanders Expo in Ghent (Gent, Gand), Belgium,
participation as an artist represented by "Gallery M (Bratislava)".

2011 November 22nd - November 27th. Exhibition "Art en Capital",
in the "Société des Artistes Indépendants
"
as an artist of "OpenArtCode Paris 2011",
at the Grand Palais, Paris, France.
Website of "OpenArtCode Paris 2011" (in English) is HERE:
http://www.openartcodeparis.com/

2011 November 1st - November 26th. Group exhibition,
A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York, USA.

2011. from October 24, Group exhibition, Gallery M (EURO-ASIAN ART CENTER), Vienna, Austria.

2011 October 7th - October 23rd. Exhibition of "GemlucART".
Participated in this exhibition as an artist of "OpenArtCode Monaco 2011".
This exhibition was held at the Auditorium Rainier Ⅲ, in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

2011 September 10th - September 24th. Exhibition of visual poetry
"
POÉSIE VISUELLE JAPONAISE (10)", held at the Galerie Satellite, Paris, France.

2011. around August, Group exhibition, Gallery M (EURO-ASIAN ART CENTER), Vienna, Austria

2011 May 21st - September 30th. "
20th International Biennial of Humour and Satire in the Arts - Gabrovo 2011",
held at the Museum HOUSE OF HUMOUR AND SATIRE, in Gabrovo, Bulgaria.

2011 May 19th - June 5. Collective exhibition World Art Vision”(second edition).
Real Círculo Artístico de Barcelona (Reial Cercle Artístic de Barcelona),
Barcelona, Spain.
Information on this exhibition is in these websites:
http://www.world-art-vision.com/
http://www.world-art-vision-news.com/

2011 January 4th - January 29th. Group exhibition,
A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York, USA.
Group exhibition celebrating the gallery's 31st anniversary.
Gallery's website is HERE.


2010 November 2nd - November 27th. Group exhibition,
A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York, USA.

Gallery's website is HERE.

2010 September 18th - October 17th. Collective exhibition
International Art Meeting”(fifth edition).
Il Palagio (seat of the museum Gipsoteca Libero Andreotti), Pescia, Italy.
Website of this exhibition is HERE.

2010 April 17th - June 5th. Collective exhibition
International Contemporary Masters III”.
Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Las Vegas, USA.


2009 Oct.2nd - Oct.23rd. Collective exhibition The Saturated Palette”. Agora Gallery, New York, USA.

2009 June 6th - July 5th.
Unelma ja mieli”. Exhibition with Eeva Airaksinen.
Seinäjoen taidehalli Studio, Seinäjoki, Finland

2009 May 16th - September 30th.
19th International Biennial of Humour and Satire in the Arts - Gabrovo 2009”,
held at the Museum HOUSE OF HUMOUR AND SATIRE, in Gabrovo, Bulgaria.

2008 November 6th: Exhibition of Peace Machine. With other artists and poets.
In the event of "Runoviikko Varsinais-Suomessa 2008".
At Hansatori, in the shopping area called Hansa, in Turku, Finland.

2007 December.
FLORENCE BIENNALE (BIENNALE INTERNAZIONALE DELL'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA),
Fortezza da Basso, Florence (Firenze), Italy.
Exhibited 3 mixed media art works.
The tites of these 3 art works are, PRAHA, 80 Bicycles, and Sky Cloud Chimney.
-To see the photos of Kensuke Shimizu's artworks including these: "Kensuke Shimizu's Artworks" webpage

2007 July.  Exhibition of Peace Machine
(heart-shaped exhibition structure). 
Artists: Sibel Kantola, Kensuke Shimizu, and Elena Hynninen. 
Producer: Petri Öhman.   Viikinsaari in Tampere, Finland.

2006 1.7.-31.7. Exhibition of Peace Machine (heart-shaped exhibition structure).
Exhibition of Sibel Kantola and Kensuke Shimizu (& as a producer, Petri Öhman participated).
Outdoor garden at the Botanical Garden
of the University of Turku at Ruissalo, Finland.

2006 27.5.-28.5. Exhibition of Peace Machine (heart-shaped exhibition structure).
Sibel Kantola, Kensuke Shimizu and Petri Öhman. Kaisaniemi Park, Helsinki. World Village Festival.

2005 29.5. Art installation Turku Peace Machine.
Sibel Kantola and Kensuke Shimizu.
Kauppatori (Market Square), Turku, Finland.
In the multicultural festival, Mahdollisuuksien tori (Markets of Possibilities).


2004 19.8.  In the event, Taiteiden yö (Night of the Arts).
Bird-theme art works
(with Sibel Kantola, Sergei Arhipov).
International Meeting Point, Turku Cultural Centre, Turku, Finland


2004 30.April–3.June.  Exhibition of 5 artists
(Sibel Kantola, Qi Hua Zhu, Raed Abu Askar, Muhsin Azzawi, Kensuke Shimizu).
International Meeting Point, Turku Cultural Centre, Turku, Finland


2002 February.  Exhibition (Competition)   Zen-nihon Art Salon Kaiga Taishou-ten. 
Osaka, Japan. Acrylic painting Double on Root (size: F20; 72,7cm X 60,6cm) selected to be exhibited.


1992:  Exhibition of 3 artists Sanninten (group exhibition),
Gallery Miharaya, Tokyo, Japan


Illustraion
ILLUSTRATION:

2011: The image of a painting by Kensuke Shimizu was used
in the cover of the CD "MUSIC for BALLET vol.Ⅲ" by Yoko Nomura.

2009: The reddish orange monochrome image of the painting "Mademoiselle Dancing Thinking"
(original painting is multicolored) was used as the cover image of the book "Suunnaksi suomen kieli"
(publication of the Department of Finnish and General Linguistics of the University of Turku)


2005: Illustrations in the Annual Report 2004
of the Directorate of Immigration ("Ulkomaalaisvirasto" in Finnish,
subordinate to the Ministry of the Interior, Finland)


Television Appearance
TELEVISION APPEARANCE:

2005 5.February: Television appearance in the program,
Lauantaivekkari (at 9:05-10:00, TV1(Yle1)), as the program’s artist of the week ("viikon taiteilija" in Finnish)..
Interview for about 5 minutes.
Kensuke Shimizu's art works were exhibited during the program in the television studio.

Books written by Kensuke Shimizu
BOOKS written by Kensuke Shimizu:

"
Finland desansaku tanpenshuu"
(Published in 2011 by Open Page, Nagoya, Japan)
-his short stories in Japanese, Cover painting in also by him.


"London Finland Musou-tanpenshuu"
(Published in 2009 by V2-solution, Nagoya, Japan)

-his short stories in Japanese. Cover painting is also by him.

"Dreamlike Voyages of Artists"
(first printed in Finland in 2009 by kirja kerrallaan, Lasipalatsi, Helsinki)

-his poems and stories in English and other languages. Cover painting is also by him.

More information on his writings HERE

Art Works in Collections
ART WORKS IN COLLECTIONS:

2015:
LS-Nikko Copper Inc.
(a company located in South Korea, 1 painting purchased in 2015)

2015:
Microcollection Museum, Italy
(9 fragments of artworks, donation to this museum in 2015)

2013:
The Davis Lisboa Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, Spain
(1 painting, donation to this museum in 2013)

2013:
The Humour of the Peoples art collection, at the Museum HOUSE OF HUMOUR AND SATIRE,
in Gabrovo, Bulgaria
(2 paintings, donation to this collection in 2013).

2011:
The Humour of the Peoples art collection, at the Museum HOUSE OF HUMOUR AND SATIRE,
in Gabrovo, Bulgaria
(2 paintings, donation to this collection in 2011).

2010:
Waseda University, School of Human Sciences:
Kensuke Shimizu's 5 paintings were placed in April, 2010, started to be shown,
on the ground floor of the "101goukan" (building near a sports hall)
on the Tokorozawa campus of Waseda University, School of Human Sciences in Japan.
It is a permanent exhibition.

2009:
The Humour of the Peoples art collection, at the Museum HOUSE OF HUMOUR AND SATIRE,
in Gabrovo, Bulgaria
(3 paintings, donation to this collection in 2009).

2009:
Uebiru clinic in Tokyo, Japan (art works purchased in 2009).

Other Art Events
OTHER ART EVENTS:

2015 October 30th: At the opening of the group exhibition
"Les amis d'Akiyama", held at the Galerie SATELLITE, Paris, France.
Music performance by
"Kensuke Shimizu (vocal) and Laurent Damery (guitar) and Jean-François Pinaud (harmonica)".
In this music performance,
Kensuke Shimizu sang his poems (part of "Mr.G and Mr.J", and also "Life in Flat").
Also, music performance by
"Kensuke Shimizu (vocal) and Laurent Damery (guitar)
and Jean-François Pinaud (harmonica) and Tsuyoshi Joumonnbue (Japanese Jomon flute)".
In this music performance also, Kensuke Shimizu sang his poem.

2015 September 12th: At the opening of the group exhibition
"POÉSIE VISUELLE JAPONAISE", held at the Galerie SATELLITE, Paris, France.
Poetry reading (by Kensuke Shimizu) of his poems. And also, music performance by
"Kensuke Shimizu (vocal) and Laurent Damery (guitar) and Jean-François Pinaud (harmonica)".
In this music performance, Kensuke Shimizu sang his poems ("Kommunikaatio" and "ICE CREAM LOVER").

2014 March 5th: Event "Japanilaista taidetta –Made in Finland",
at Rotunda (old library building) in the Turku Main Library in Turku, Finland.
Kensuke Shimizu talked about his art, and gave readings of his writings.

2013 September 7th: Poetry reading (by Kensuke Shimizu) of his poems,
"Joen rannalla", "Kommunikaatio", "MARILYN", "20PM TALK", "PERFECTIONIST",
at the opening of the group exhibition "POÉSIE VISUELLE JAPONAISE (11)",
held at the Galerie SATELLITE, Paris, France


2012 March 5th: Poetry reading (by Kensuke Shimizu) of his poem "Mademoiselle Going to Italy",
at the opening of his solo exhibition, at Lavatoio Contumaciale, Rome, Italy.

2008 December 13th: Talk about Finland, by Kensuke Shimizu.
Program: Lecture (in Japanese) about the Christmas lights of Turku, and then, poetry reading (also by Kensuke Shimizu)
of his poems "Joen rannalla" and "Kommunikaatio". After these, having tea with the audience.
This event was held at Gallery Cafe Kamefuku, in Tokyo, Japan.

2008 November 8th. Panel discussion (as a poet and artist, with other poets) "Teksti ei tullut koneesta!",
as an event of the Peace Machine art project, held in the event of "Runoviikko Varsinais-Suomessa 2008".
At "Vanhan Raatihuoneen Harmaassa huoneessa (1st floor, Vanha Suurtori 3)", in Turku, Finland.

2008 November 6th: In the event at the exhibition of Peace Machine,
poetry reading (by Kensuke Shimizu) of his poems "Joen rannalla" and "Kommunikaatio".
In the event of "Runoviikko Varsinais-Suomessa 2008".
At Hansatori, in the shopping area called Hansa, in Turku, Finland.


2008 May 16th: Presentation entitled "Kensuke Shimizu's Art", at the University of Turku, Finland,
at the seminar "Etnologian näkymät ja asema 2000-luvulla (The Role And Visions of Ethnology in the 21st Century)",
in this seminar's workshop "Visuality asand text"

2005 As a model, appearance in the collage art work "Aleksis Kivi ja 7 Kensukea", in "EtnoMoi" (a multicultural paper)
(EtnoMoi, Seventh Issue 2005. Suuntana Suvaitsevaisuus ry. p.2.)

2004 May 6: Literature event, "Monikulttuurien kirjallisuusilta". Short lecture (presentation) on Kensuke Shimizu's graphic poems.
Kynnys ry and International Meeting Point organized together with TARU-project this literature evening event.
Place: Kynnys ry, Turku, Finland


Writing Works
Writing Works:

Information on his writing works:
"Kensuke Shimizu's Writings, Lectures" webpage

Education:
Education:

2005-present: European Ethnology, University of Turku, Finland.
Doctoral candidate (studying for a doctoral degree).

Research topic: Lights in Finland and Japan.


Presentation (2013, June 7th)
"Lights as Art in Townscapes in Everyday Life",
at the ethnological symposium "Landscape, Place, Locality and Space",
held in Turku, Finland.

Presentation (2013, March 14th)
“Created Images of Towns:
The Christmas Season in Turku, Finland, and the Christmas Season in Japan,
at the conference "9th Annual Conference of the SIEF Working Group on the Ritual Year",
held in Szeged, Hungary.


Presentation (2012, June 20th) “Lights in everyday life in towns,
at the conference "32nd Nordic Conference of Ethnology and Folkloristics",
held in Bergen, Norway.

Presentation (2007, March 16th) “Natural and Artificial Lights as Part of the Japanese Landscape,
at the international conference of the 18th Japan Anthropology Workshop (JAWS),
held at the University of Oslo, Norway.


2002-2005: University of Turku, Finland.
Master of Arts in Ethnology/Baltic Sea Region Studies (2005).

Master’s thesis (2005, TYKL archive):
C
HRISTMAS SEASONS OF TURKU IN 2002-2004. Events, Visual Effects, Foreigners’ Views, and Comparisons among Europe, Japan and Turku.
The topic of the master’s thesis: Christmas seasons, including visual effects (illuminations, lights), events in open spaces,
Christmas City project of Turku.


Proseminar paper (2004, TYKL archive):
CHRISTMAS SEASON OF CENTRAL EUROPE IN 2003. Events, Visual Effects, and Comparisons between Central Europe and Turku.

The topic of the proseminar paper: fieldwork trip in Bavarian towns of Germany, Prague (Czech Republic),
and Vienna (Austria), about Christmas markets, and visual elements of the Christmas season (illumination).


1999-2000: University College London /
School of Slavonic & East European Studies (UCL / SSEES),
University of London,UK. Studied
Finland’s Literature, Finnish, Hungarian, and Hungarian Culture.


1997-1999: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA. Studied Finnish.

1992-1996: Waseda University, Japan. 
B.A. in Human Sciences (1996). Major: Health Sciences.  
Studied Psychology of Fine Arts, Environmental Psychology, and so on. 

BA Thesis (1995): Kaiga no inshou hyouka ni kansuru kenkyuu (The Evaluation of the Impressions of Art).
The purpose of this survey was to analyse the relationship between images and abstract paintings
from the view of structure and the use of colours.


Contact (Kensuke Shimizu Email):
kenshi@utu.fi
kensu77taide@hotmail.com

Kensuke Shimizu's Art
Kensuke Shimizu's Artworks
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Kensuke Shimizu -related Websites

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