Tsuyoshi Hisakado

East Asia Cultural Envoy FY2016
Tsuyoshi Hisakado
  • Worked in China
  • Active Period:From December 19 to 24, 2016
  • Birthplace:Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • Birth:November 2, 1981
  • Academic background:MFA, Department of Sculpture, Graduate School of Arts, Kyoto City University of Arts

Hisakado collects a variety of phenomena and histories from small and ordinary things in our daily life, and creates theatrical spaces with individual memories and stories using sound, light and objects.
In 2002, he has joined the artist group “SHINCHIKA” as a sound crew.
In 2016, Starting with the world premiere at “Kyoto Experiment: Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival 2016 Spring” in March, he directed stage art and music for “Time’s Journey Through a Room”, the latest work performed by a theatrical unit “chelfitsch”.
In addition, he participated “Aichi Triennale”, 80 artists who act globally exhbit their works. Now he has a worldwide reputation for his creations.
Awards: Kyoto City’s Special Encouragement Program for Art (2015), Audience Award of Nissan Art Award(2015) and VOCA Prize(2016)


Major solo exhibitions:

2013 “shiseido art egg Tsuyoshi Hisakado” at Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo
2014  “Quantize” at Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
2015  “Quantize” at Ota Fine Arts, Singapore

Major group exhibitions:

2004 “Kobe Art Annual 2004 – TONARINOMADO” at Kobe Art Village Center
2012 “AME TO Quantize (Rain and Quantize)” at Antenna Media, Kyoto
“Rokko Meets Art 2012” at Mount Rokko National Park, Hyogo
2013 “what(n)ever” at COOP KITAKAGAYA, Osaka
“Exchange – Planting the seed” at the Aomori Contemporary Art Centre
2014  “My God / Your God” at Seian Art Center (Seian University of Art and Design), Shiga
2015 “still moving” at former Suujin Elementary School, Kyoto
“Materializing exhibition III – information, materials and in-between” at Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA
“Rokko Meets Art 2015” at Mount Rokko, Hyogo
“Dialogue with Something Invisible” at ART GALLERY ARTIUM, Fukuoka
“NISSAN ART AWARD 2015: Exhibition of New Works of Seven Finalists” at BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama
2016 “VOCA 2016 The Vision of Contemporary Art” at the Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
“primal lines” at Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
“An Imaginative Playground for the Senses – Takahiro Iwasaki x Tsuyoshi Hisakado” at Kyoto Art Center
“Aichi Triennale 2016” at venues in Aichi Prefecture