Timeline

1975
Born in Osaka, Japan
1994–1998
Kyoto City University of Art, B.A. Fine Art Sculpture
1998–1999
Royal College of Art, Sculpture course, Exchange program
1998–2000
Kyoto City University of Art, M.A. Fine Art Sculpture
2000–2003
Kyoto City University of Art, Ph.D. Fine Art Sculpture
2003
Selected Artists in Kyoto 2003, highest award, Japan
2003
Kirin Art Award 2003, encouragement prize, Japan
2003
Grant of the city of Osaka (Sakuya Konohana Prize)
2004
Sakuya Kono Hana Prize (Art), Osaka, Japan
2004
Grant of the Asian Cultural Council /Japan-United States Arts Program, New York
2004
Grant of the city of Kyoto
2005
The Japan-United States Arts Program, Asian Cultural Council, residency in New York
2006
Art Scope 2005-2006, DaimlerChrysler Foundation in Japan, residency in Berlin, Germany
2006
Kyoto Cultural award 2006, Kyoto, Japan
2007
Jury’s prize of Roppongi Crossing 2007

Exhibitions

2013
Kohei NAWA 'MANIFOLD', Arario Gallery, Cheonan (solo)
2012
Kohei - TRANS, Cheonan; Cheongdam, Arario Gallery, Cheonan; Cheongdam, Korea (solo)
2011
Synthesis, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokto, Japan (solo)
2011
Artists with ARARIO; part 1, 2012, Arario Gallery, Seoul cheongdam, Korea
2011
Bye Bye Kitty, Japan Society, New York, USA
2010
Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea
2010
Franks-Suss Collection, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2010
Bangladesh Biennale, Bangladesh
2009
6th Asia Pacific Triennale, Brisbane
2009
Cell, Vera Munro, Hamburg (solo)
2009
L_B_S, Maison Hermes, Tokyo (solo)
2008
Parallel World, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
2008
Great New Wave: Contemporary Art from Japan, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Canada
2008
Contemporary Museum Honolulu, Hawaii
2008
Miro Foundation, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
2008
TORSO, Nomart Edition/Project Space, Osaka, Japan (solo)
2007
PixCell, ierimonti gallery, Milan, Italy (solo)
2007
ArtScope 2005-2006, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin
2007
Roppongi Crossing 2007, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
2006
GUSH, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2006
AIR, Nomart Edition / Project Space, Osaka, Japan (solo)
2006
Hydridity: The Evolution of Spaces and Spaces in 21st Century Art, 21c Museum, Kentucky, USA
2006
Selection from the Hara Museumfs Permanent Collection, Hara Museum ARC, Gunma, Japan
2006
Art Scope 2005-2006, Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2006
Let's Go to the Museum! Enjoying Modern Art with Dick Bruna, Hara Museum ARC, Gunma, Japan
2006
Banquet: A Feast for the Senses, Pacific Asia Museum, California, USA
2006
Rendez-vous project exhibition, Spiral, Tokyo, Japan
2006
Amuseland 2007 Beautiful Dreamer, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido, Japan
2005
show window art direction, Maison Hermés, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2005
Drawings, studio J, Osaka, Japan (solo)
2005
Diverse Ways of Happiness Japan Art Program Exhibition, EXPO 2005 AICHI, Aichi, Japan
2005
Visualize-The history and the futurescape of visual media,Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan
2005
ISCP open weekend, ISCP studio, New York
2005
Nimbi and Penumbrae, d.u.m.b.o. arts cente, New York
2005
Valencia Biennal Agua sin ti no soy, Valencia, Spain
2004
multiples, Nomart Edition / Project Space, Osaka, Japan
2004
Sotto, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan
2004
Hi-energy field, KPO KIRIN PLAZA, Osaka, Japan
2004
Cafe in Mito 2004, Art Tower Mito - Contemporary art gallery, Ibaraki, Japan
2004
Hi-energy field, Temporary contemporary, Tokyo, Japan
2004
Have We Met?, Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo, Japan
2004
0409 science fiction, INAX GALLERY 2, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2004
catalyst, Nomart Edition / Project Space, Osaka, Japan (solo)
2004
OSAKA - ART - KALEIDOSCOPE, OSAKA 04, CASO, Osaka, Japan
2004
Premonition-S, Gallery SOWAKA, Kyoto, Japan
2004
WINTER SHOW, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
2003
KIRIN ART AWARD 2003 Osaka, KPO KIRIN PLAZA, Osaka, Japan
2003
Take Art Collection, Spiral, Tokyo, Japan
2003
KIRIN ART AWARD 2003 Tokyo, HILLSIDE FORUM, Tokyo, Japan
2003
Art Court Frontier 200, ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka, Japan
2003
OMAMORI, Gallery MARONIE, Kyoto, Japan
2003
trans- , Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan
2003
Selected Artists in Kyoto, Kyoto Cultural Museum, Kyoto, Japan
2003
CELL-osmosis, UPLINK GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2003
PixCell, Studio J, Osaka, Japan (solo)
2003
PixCell, Nomart Edition/Project Space, Osaka, Japan (solo)
2002
Kyoto Art Map, NAWA Kohei, Gallery MARONIE, Kyoto, Japan (solo)
2002
CELL, Nomart Edition / Project Space, Osaka, Japan (solo)
2002
Art in CASO, CASO, Osaka, Japan
2001
Image and Materiality, Nomart Edition / Project Space, Osaka, Japan
2001
Boomerang Art Project Exhibition, Saw You, GAK, Bremen, Germany
2001
NOMART 01, CASO, Osaka, Japan
2001
Boomerang Art Project Report, Gallery SOWAKA, Kyoto, Japan
2001
Art Synapse, NAWA Kohei, Gallery MARONIE, Kyoto, Japan (solo)
2000
ANIMAZUMO, Gallery SOWAKA, Kyoto, Japan (solo)
2000
Boomerang Art Project, First Throw, Galerie WeissRaum, Kyoto, Japan
2000
Art Synapse 2000, Gallery MARONIE, Kyoto, Japan
2000
Wool in Wool IWATE, Koiwai Farm, Iwate, Japan
2000
Boomerang Art Project in Kyoto, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan
2000
FEEDBACK, Gallery SOWAKA, Kyoto, Japan
1999
OSMOSIS, Royal College of Art Gulbankian Gallery, London, UK