Kishio Suga is a Japanese sculptor and installation artist currently living in Itō, Shizuoka, Japan. He is one of the key members of Mono-ha, a group of artists who became prominent in the late 1960s and 1970s, investigating the encounter between natural and industrial materials: the works focus as much on the interdependency of these various elements and the surrounding space as on the materials themselves.

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Kishio Suga
Morioka, Iwate, 1944
Japan

Past Exhibitions

Kishio Suga: Situations

Pirelli HangarBicocca
30/09/2016 — 29/01/2017

In Between

Bergamin & Gomide
31/08/2016 — 02/10/2016

Mono-ha

Fondazione Mudima
22/05/2015 — 19/09/2015

Solo Shows

2017

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2016

Situations, curated by Yuko Hasegawa and Vicente Todolí, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy

Gallery Shilla, Daegu, Korea Dia: Chelsea, New York, NY

2015

Perimeter (Entai), 1985, Blain | Southern, London, UK

Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Blum & Poe, New York, NY

Kishio Suga: Situated Latency, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Kishio Suga: New Works, Itamuro Onsen Daikokuya, Itamuro, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan

8/ Art Gallery/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Kishio Suga: 1980s, Gallery Cocon, Tokyo, Japan

Shane Campbell Gallery, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

2014

Kishio Suga: Situated Underlying Existence, Corps de Garde, Colmar, France

The “Origin of Situation” as Disclosed by “Things,” Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan

Itamuro Onsen Daikokuya, Itamuro, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan

Kishio Suga: 1970/80s, Gallery Cocon, Tokyo, Japan

2013

Gallery Collection: Lee Ufan, Takeda Art Co., Tokyo, Japan

A/D Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2012

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

Placement of Hidden Currents, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Itamuro Onsen Daikokuya, Itamuro, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan

Group Shows

2017

Yokohama Art Museum, Yokohama, Japan

2016

Robert Morris & Kishio Suga, Blum & Poe, Tokyo, Japan

Utopia/Heterotopia: First Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition, curated by Wang Xiaosong, Liu Gang, North Silk Factory and West Scenic Zone, Wuzhen, China

Karla Black and Kishio Suga: A New Order, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland

New “Artists Today” Exhibition 2016: Spaces of Creation – Mono-ha to the Art of Today, Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, Yokohama, Japan

The Emergence of the Contemporary: Avant-Garde Art in Japan 1950–1970, Imperial Palace, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In Between, curated by Luisa Duarte, Bergamin & Gomide, São Paulo, Brazil

2015

Breaking Through to the Actual via the Imagination, Curated by Yuko Hasegawa, Long Museum, Shanghai, China

Mono-ha: Works on Paper, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan

Construction/Deconstruction, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France

Dessins, Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo, Japan

Mono-ha, Fondazione Mudima, Milan, Italy

2014

Micro Salon 2014, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan

Exhibition for Retiring Professors at Kanazawa College of Art, Kanazawa, Japan Abstract Drawing, Drawing Room, London, UK

Japon, Abbaye Saint André, Centre d’art Contemporain, Meymac, France

The Hara Museum Collection at 35, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Mono-ha Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Karuizawa, Japan

Takahashi Collection 2014: Mindfulness!, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan

Erasure: From Conceptualism to Abstraction, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong and City University, Hong Kong Imaginative Geometry, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

Kishio Suga, Yoko Sawai, Gallery Yamaguchi, Osaka, Japan

Group exhibition by Tomio Koyama Gallery, TOLOT/heuristic SHINONOME, Tokyo, Japan

Mono-ha, Tabloid Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Other Primary Structures (Others 2: 1967 – 1970), Jewish Museum, New York, NY

Geometric Perspectives on Japanese Abstraction, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan

1974, Part Two: A Turning Point in Postwar Japanese Art, Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan

Chronicle 1964–2014: History of Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, Yokohama, Japan

Lee Ufan + Kishio Suga Print Exhibition, Tezukayama Gallery, Osaka, Japan

2013

Layers of Artistic Expression, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

Connecting_Unfolding, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Out of Doubt: Roppongi Crossing 2013, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Prima Materia, Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy

Tricks and Vision to Mono-ha, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan

Parallel Views: Italian and Japanese Art from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, The Warehouse, Dallas, TX

Re: Quest―Japanese Contemporary Art since the 1970s, Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Micro Salon 2013, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Morioka, Iwate Country of birth: Japan Date of birth: 1944 Lives in: Itō, Shizuoka, Japan