Tokyo Midtown

Arina Endo, Kouichi Ohno, Miya Kaneko, Ayano Nanakarage, Chisato Matsumoto, Eiji Yamane, “Street Museum” Tokyo Midtown Programs

5/26(Sat) 10:00 - 5/27(Sun) 5:00, 5/27(Sun) 10:00 - 18:00
Tokyo Midtown Plaza B1F Metro Avenue
[Participation fee]
Tokyo Midtown Award is a design and art competition that supports the discovery of new talent from artists and designers who will carry us into the future. Six award winners from the 2017 art competition have created works of installation and sculpture specifically for this exhibition, which will be on display at Plaza B1F. Please enjoy the talent and individuality inherent in these works by newly recognized young talent.


Arina Endo

Born in Hyogo Prefecture in 1983. Artist. In 2007 graduated from the Design and Architecture Course, Faculty of Craft Science, Kyoto Institute of Technology. Her work takes as its base a mix of various elements, including organic forms and geometric structures. Among her exhibitions in recent years are “Homo Ludens”(Magazzino d’Arte Moderna /Rome, 2015) and “Tie a Knot”(Mila Kunstgalerie/ Berlin, 2015). She won a prize at the 2014 Artworld Open International Printmakers’ Competition(Artworld/Amsterdam)

Kouichi Ohno

Born in 1987 in Tokyo. In 2012 graduated from the Department of Painting, College of Art and Design, Musashino Art University. He makes works with the human face as a motif. Among his exhibitions in recent years are “Niigata Office Art Street” (Niigata Office Art Street Executive Committee Secretariat/ Niigata, 2016), “Wonder Seeds 2015” (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture Tokyo Wonder Site/ Tokyo, 2015). Won the Niigata Office Art Street Excellence Award (Niigata Office Art Street Executive Committee Secretariat/ Niigata)

Miya Kaneko

Born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1989. In 2017 she completed the doctorate program at Tama Art University’s Graduate School of Art and Design and received her Ph.D. in art. She has been holding exhibitions that seek a “portrait of the city” using the memories and images people derive from the city name. Among her exhibitions in recent years are her one man exhibition “Miya Kaneko Exhibition: Seeking a Portrait of the City” (Komagomei 1-14cas/ Tokyo, 2016) and “JIGUM Exhibition” (Art District_p, Busan, South Korea).

Ayano Nanakarage

Nanakarage Ayano is making sculptural works that make people feel strongly life and death, while carefully facing trees which are materials and using decaying vegetation as a motif.
As if a small life is rolling on the earth, several small wood carving works are displayed on one large pedestal. By mixing the human hands indispensable for creation with the plants that tell us the changing seasons of the natural world, the appearance of life and time is expressed with wood carving.

Chisato Matsumoto

Born in Hiroshima in 1994. Currently a student in the Textiles Course of the Department of Design and Applied Arts, Faculty of Arts, Hiroshima City University. Using traditional dyeing techniques, she makes soft sculptures and develops space sculptures. Among her recent exhibitions are “To a New World” (Hiroshima Arts Center/ Hiroshima, 2017) and “Theme Work: Boundary Exhibition (Gojinsha Hitomachi Plaza/ Hiroshima, 2017). Main prizes awarded: Ai Kowada Prize at the Next Generation Arts Crafts Exhibition (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art Annex/ Kyoto, 2016). Winner of the Award of Excellence at the 5th New Kenbiten (Annual competition of art in Hiroshima Prefecture) (Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, Hiroshima, 2017).

Eiji Yamane

Born in Osaka Prefecture in 1978. Artist. In 2004 completed his sculpture major in the Tokyo University of the Arts’ Graduate School of Fine Arts. Taking as his theme “the relationship between the body, space and information” he creates line drawings using string as a material. Among his recent exhibitions are “One More Space” (Studio Conte/ Iidabashi, 2014) and “Drawing with String” (AYUMI GALLERY/Kagurazaka, 2017)