Roppongi Hills

Teppei Kaneuji x Kengo Kito x UJINO, “Artist Talk” Meetings in Town

Top left: Teppei Kaneuji(Photo: Kotori Kawashima), Kengo Kito(Photo: Ohki Futoshi), UJINO(Photo by NIDIN SANCHES Courtesy of YAMAMOTO GENDAI), Fumio Nanjo

5/26(Sat) 21:00 - 21:30
Roppongi Hills Arena
[Participation fee]
Three artists exhibiting, respectively, at Roppongi Hills, the National Art Center, Tokyo, and Tokyo Midtown, participate in a talk with Fumio Nanjo, the chair of the Executive Committee of Roppongi Art Night and director of Mori Art Museum.


Teppei Kaneuji

Born in Kyoto in 1978 and is currently living there. Completed a Masters in sculpture in the Graduate School of Arts of the Kyoto City University of Arts in 2003 and became a Lecturer in the Sculpture Course at the same university. Among his solo exhibitions are “Teppei Kaneuji Exhibition: Melting City / Empty Forest” (Yokohama Museum of Art, 2009), “Towering Something” (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, 2013), “Teppei Kaneuji’s Mercator Membrane” (Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, 2016). While expanding his range in the techniques of collage, his artistic expression ranges over a wide variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, video, installations, performances and theaters.

Kengo Kito

Born in 1977 in Aichi Prefecture, he is currently living in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture. In 2003 he completed his postgraduate studies in the Oil Painting Department at Kyoto City University of Arts and became an Associate Professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design. In 1999 he launched and participated in the management of “art space dot“, a space managed by the artists themselves, and began to be active as an artist while still a student at Nagoya University of the Arts. Among his solo exhibitions are “Migration Kaiyu” (The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, 2015) and “Kengo Kito Multiple Star” (Hara Museum of Contemporary Art ARC, 2017). Using hula hoops, threads, mirrors and other everyday, readymade goods he expresses himself in a wide variety of media, including installations, paintings, sculptures and videos.


Born in Tokyo in 1964 and is currently living there. He graduated with a B.A. in Department of Crafts, Tokyo University of the Arts. Among his solo exhibitions are “Ujino and the Rotators” (Hayward Gallery Project Space, 2009) and “Lives in Japan” (Yamamoto Gendai, 2018). He also participated in the Yokohama Triennale 2017. Based on his “material world research” into the mass consumption society of the second half of the 20th Century, he reconstructs everyday techniques and objects, including musical instruments, furniture, home appliances, cars and used records, in his work on The Rotators, a project that combines sound, sculpture and performance to redefine contemporary culture.