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Osamu Kokufu

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Biography

1970
Born in Kyoto Prefecture
1994
Completed the Graduate course in sculpture at Kyoto City University of Art
2014
Died on April 29 at age 44.

Solo Exhibitions

2014
"Floating Conservatory", Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori (April 26-29)
2013
"Osamu Kokufu: COSMOSPHERE", Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo
"Osamu Kokufu", Motoko Museum #183, Kobe, Hyogo
2012
"Osamu Kokufu: Anywhere from Here", Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto
"Osamu Kokufu: Engine in the Water", Art Space NIJI, Kyoto
2011
"Osamu Kokufu: KOKUFUMOBIL–Do Spinning Sprockets Dream of Parallel World?", Chika Ecoda, Ekoda Campus, Nihon University College of Art, Tokyo
2010
"Osamu Kokufu: Parabolic Garden", ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka
"Osamu Kokufu: Surreal instruments", ART SPACE NIJI, Kyoto
2009
"ACG eyes 3 : Osamu Kokufu –ROBO Whale–", ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka
2008
"Osamu Kokufu: Move to Moving", Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Nagano
"Osamu Kokufu", ART SPACE NIJI, Kyoto
2007
"Premonition−KOKUFUMOBIL: Osamu Kokufu", Space B, Faculty of Art and Design, Osaka Seikei University Faculty of Art and Design, Nagaokakyo, Kyoto
2006
"Osamu Kokufu: KOKUFUMOBIL", ART SPACE NIJI, Kyoto
2001
Maebashi Festival of Arts Pre−Air vol.2: KOKUFUMOBIL Virtual Past−Future, Former Site of Maebashi Fire Defense Agency Building, Gunma
1994
"KOKUFUMOBIL", ART SPACE NIJI, Kyoto

Selected Group Exhibitions and Works

2013
"ROKKO MEETS ART 2013", Rokko Country House, Kobe, Hyogo
"Mobile Triennale", Toyohashi / Chita / Kasugai / Toei, Aichi [*AICHI TRIENNALE 2013 related event]
"AICHI TRIENNALE 2013", Chuo–Hirokoji Building, Nagoya, Aichi
"Art in Kitakyushu vol.5", Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art Citizens’ Gallery Annex, Fukuoka
2012
"Art Event: Drum car", Aichi Prefectural Okazaki School for Blind / Aichi Prefectural Nagoya School for Blind, Aichi
"Look! Konohana 2012", New Chidoribashi Building, Osaka
"Oki Shiosai Art Festival 2012", Nishinoshima, Shimane
"Fukushima Biennale 2012−SORA−", Fukushima Airport, Sukagawa and Tamagawa-Mura, Fukushima
2011
"TRA: Edge of Becoming", Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
"The First Train: Motoko Art Train", Motoko Town, Kobe, Hyogo
2010
"ROKKO MEETS ART 2010", Rokko Garden Terrace, Kobe, Hyogo
"Chiriki: Art Imagination in Kobe Kitano 2010", Rose Garden Terrace, Kobe, Hyogo
2009
"First Passage", ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka
"Kobe Biennale 2009 Guest Artists Exhibition: “LINK−Flexible Deviation”", Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Hyogo
"Ecology and Art: From Nearby to Far away", Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi, Gunma
2008
"RIC Art Capsule", Rokko Island River Mall, Kobe, Hyogo [’07–’04]
"Machijyu Art in Kitakyushu: Art × Technology vol.2", Riverwalk Kitakyushu, Fukuoka
"Chiriki: Art Imagination in Kobe Motoko 2008", Motoko Town, Kobe, Hyogo
"Osaka Art Kaleidoscope 2008", Higashi Yokobori Riverside, Osaka
2007
"The Other Side of Kyoto Art Map 2007", Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto
"The Vehicles of the Future", Robothink, Robot Museum in Nagoya, Aichi
"Selected Artists in Kyoto 2007", The Museum of Kyoto
"Temiru−Let’s Feel the Artwork of Osamu Kokufu", Kyoto Municipal Rakufu Middle School, Kyoto
2006
"Toride Art Project 2006", Former Togashira Sewage Terminal Treatment Plant, Ibaraki
"Chiriki: Art Imagination in Kobe Isogami 2006", Kadoya Building, Kobe, Hyogo
2005
"Art−Life vol.4: Shinji Ohmaki and Osamu Kokufu−Paradise Time", Spiral, Tokyo
2004
"New Letters from Kyoto: Nishiyama Festival 2004", Katsura Campus of Kyoto University, Kyoto
"MOVIL−VJ Car", Lecture Hall, Kyoto Art Center Lecture Hall, Kyoto
2003
"Art Court Frontier 2003", ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka
2002
"Water Front Open Air Play", Rokko Island Marine Park, Kobe [’00, ’97, ’96]
2001
"16th National Festival Gunma 2001", C.A.M.P Maebashi Art Hall, Gunma
2000
"New Vision Navigator", Kyoto Art Centerr, Kyoto
"7th Viewpoint of Galleries 2000", Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka
"Fan de Nagoya Art Exhibition 2000: Art Contact", Nagoya Citizen’s Gallery, Aichi
1999
"Keep moving: Journey of Spirit", Gallery Sowaka, Kyoto
1998
"Keep moving: Journey of Spirit", Art Space X, Aichi Arts Center Art Space X, Nagoya, Aichi
"Insectopia", Nagoya Municipal Administration Museum, Aichi
1997
"12th Uji City Culture Center Sculpture Exhibition", Uji City Culture Center, Kyoto
"Conversion table", Nagoya Municipal Administration Museum, Aichi [’95, ’93]
1996
"Pilot Farm", ART SPACE NIJI, Kyoto
1994
"Preview", Gallery Preview, Kyoto [’93]
1992
"Art Now ’92 [Artwork Cooperation]", Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kobe, Hyogo
1991
"Tabula Rasa", Kyoto City Shijo Gallery, Kyoto

Projects

1993-
Participated in the KCUA Solar Car Project "Solar Power Lab".
1999
Participated in the "HAAS Project [ Harnessing the Sun: A Journey across America by Solar Car ]".

Public Collecion

Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya City/ The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama

Publications

KOKUFUBOOKーA Definitive Collection of the Work of Osamu Kokufu   More details
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ACG Exhibition

Osamu Kokufu: His Work and His Circle

2015 ARTCOURT Gallery
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Parabolic Garden

2010 ARTCOURT Gallery
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ACG eyes 3 : Osamu Kokufu - ROBO Whale -

2009 ARTCOURT Gallery
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KOKUFUMOBIL

2005 ARTCOURT Gallery
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