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Keiji Uematsu
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Introduction

« What I want to do is to make visible existence, visible connections et visible relations appear more clearly.
And to cause non-visible existence, non-visible connections and non-visible relations to appear.
And to cause visible existence, visible connections, and visible relations not to appear.
What shall I now do with the world (cosmos) which denies man understanding and where these three relations comprise on antinomies ?
How and what shall I discover in the world ?
Shall I find a new meaning in the world ?
How to shape relations between people ?
These are questions which deeply concern me. »
Keiji Uematsu.

« My desire is to create a work in which a lack of a single element will cause the entire structure, the invisible existence of things and their relationships, to collapse like a cosmos. »
Keiji Uematsu.

Biography

1947 Born in Kobe, Japan

1969  Received B.A from Department of Education, Fine Art, Kobe University

1975 Lived in Dusseldorf

1986 Lived in Dusseldorf and Nishinomiya, Japan

1995 Lives in Minoh, Japan and Dusseldorf

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1976-77      Skulptur-Foto-Video-Film, Moderna Museet Stockholm, Sweden

1977           Plastik und Foto, Stadtisches Museum Wiesbaden

                  Ausschnitte 1, Stadtische Kunsthalle Dusseldorf

1979           Skulptur, Foto, Heidelberger Kunstverein

1980           I.C.C. (International Cultureel Centrum), Antwerpen, Belgium

                  Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munchen / Kunstform,

                  Munchen

1980-81      Installation Axis-Latitude-Longitude, P.S.1, New York

1981           Installation and Photo, Osaka Prefectural Contemporary Art

                  Center

1984           Structures-Cloth/branch, Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam

1991           Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund

                  Breakaway Time/Space, Seibu Art Forum, Tokyo

1992          Ursula Blickle-Stiftung, Kraichtal

1994          It's possible-Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Stadtmuseum

                 Siegburg

1997          Behind the Perception, Otani Memorial Art Museum,

                 Nishinomiya City

2003          Eyes under physical consideration, photographs, video and films,

                 1972-2003, Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Fukuoka

2003-04     Inclination of the Earth's Axis, Aomori Contemporary Art Center,

                 Aomori

2005         Kunstlerverein Marlkasen, Dusseldorf

2006?       The Garden of Time, Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya

                City

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1969,70,71,73,74,75,79,84,95,  Galerie 16, Kyoto

1974,88,90,00,01,O4,05,O6, O7,O8,10  Shinanobashi Gallery, Osaka

1981,83,86,91,92,o1,01,04,08,  Galerie  Baudoin Lebon, Paris

1981,85,89,93,  Galerie Lohrl, Monchengladbach

1984,87,97,03 , INAX Gallery,Tokyo

1989,93, Gallery Kasahara,Osaka

1989,Galerie Kiki Maier-Hahn, Dusseldorf

1990,91,93,97,03, Wassermann Galerie, Munchen

1992,94,97,99, Gallery Kuranuki,Osaka

1996,Hillside Gallery,Tokyo

1999,00, KCAL-Kansai Contemporary Art Laboratory, Amagasaki

1999,02,05,07,09 Nomart Project Space,Osaka

2009 Le Cafe Francais Art Gallery, Brusseles

        Gallery Nomart, Osaka

 

Selected Recent Group Exhibition.

 

1985-86      Sculptures, Fondation Cartier pour L'Art Contemporain,

                  Jouy-en-Josas, France

 

1987          Fabric in Space-form of fabric, thread, Tokyo Metropolitan Art

                 Museum

 

1988         XLIII Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte la Biennale di Venezia,

                Giardini di Castello, Venezia

 

1989         Setoda Biennale, Setoda-Cho, Hiroshima

 

1990          Von der Natur in der Kunst, Wiener Festwochen, Messepalast  

                 Wien

                 Arte Lago '90, Lago di Monate, Verese, Italy

                 The 12th Contemporary ScuIpture Exhibition,

                 Suma Detached Palace Garden, Kobe

 

1991          Movement of Contemporary Art-Sculpture,

                 Museum of Modern Art Toyama

 

 1993         The 15th Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture,

                 Ube Outdoor Sculpture Museum ('95, '97)

 

1994           Art in Kansai 1950's-70's,

                  Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kobe

                  3rd Kitakyushu Biennale, Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art

 

1995           Japanese Culture: The Fifty Postwar Years,

                  Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo /

                  Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art /

                  Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kobe /

                  Fukuoka Prefectural Museum

 

1996          A Presentiment of the 21st Century - An Exhibition of

                 50 Contemporary Japanese Artists, Navio Museum, Osaka

 

1997         GRAVITY - Axis of Contemporary Art, The National Museum of

                Art, Osaka

 

1999          Nakahara Teijiro Prize Exhibition,

                 Asahigawa Sculpture Museum, Asahigawa

 

2000          Helsinki 2000 Art Gardens, Toolonlahti Bay, Helsinki

                  Echigotsumari Art Triennial 2000, Echigotsumari, Niigata 

                 Times are Changing, Auf  dem Wege! Aus dem 20. Jahrhundert,

                 Kunsthalle Bremen

                 Kirishima Open - Air Museum, Kirishima, Kagoshima

2003          Les materiaux de la sculpture, Hotel du Departement,

                 Marseille    

2004          Kraftfeld 3.Kulturforum Schlossmeierhof, Dusseldorf

                  Leben mit Kunst, Sammlung Maximillian und Agathe Weishaup

                  Museum fur Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt

                  20 Jahre Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmunder Kunstverein

 

2005          Pocheon International Sculpture Symposium, Pocheon City,

                  Republic of Korea

2006          Gold Rush, Takuma+1+1, Keumsan  Gallery, Heyri Art Vallery,

                 Paju City,

                 Republic of Korea

                 Public Art in Japan, Museum of Contemporary art, Sapporo,

                 Setagaya Art

                 Museum, Tokyo

 

2007         Communicatin : Japanese Video Art 1968-1988, The getty

                 Research

                 Institute, Los Angeles

                 Japanese Contemporary Art Festival, Heyri Art Vallery, Republic

                 of Korea

                 Beauty of Heavenly Bodies and Universe, The Museum of

                 Modern Art Shiga, Shiga

                 24 hours 7 days a week, Artversum, Dusseldorf

2008          Art of Photography  Phography as Art, Osaka Municipal Museum

                 of Modern Art, Osaka

                 Ab in den Suden....Meierhof project, Dusseldorf

2009          Waiting for Video - works from the1960s to today, The  National

                 Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

                 Kobe Biennale 2009, Kobe

                 Bit.fall- Wasserfall, Doutonbori, Osaka

2010          Ohara Best, Ohara museum, Kurashiki

                 Seeing - Photography in 1970s by six artists-, Fuji Xerox Art

                 Space, Yokohama

                 Collection 2  National Museum Osaka, Osaka

2011   Art Elysées Fair ? baudoin lebon, Paris

          Parallèles dans l?espace-temps, Skoda et Uematsu, baudoin lebon

          gallery, Paris


Prize

1973
The 8th Japan Art Festival Excellent Prize

1974
The Kobe City Cultural Encouragement Prize

1990
The 12th Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Grand Prize

1993
The 15th Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture,
Ube-Industry.Ltd, Prize Museum of Modern Art, Kanagawa Prize

1995
The 16th Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture,
Ube-Industry.Ltd, Prize

1996
The 23rd Open Air Sculpture of Nagano City, Prize

1997
The 28th Nakahara Teijiro Excellent Prize
The 17th Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture,

Ube-Industry .Ltd, Prize    Museum of Modern Art, Hyogo, Prize

1998           The 22nd Iue Culture Prize

1999            The 6th Asago 2001 Outdoor Sculpture in Tataragi '99, Grand

                   Prize

2010            The Kobe city Cultural Prize

 

BIBLIOGRAPHIE

 

Keiji Uematsu, 1969 ? 1991, Nomart Editions, 1991

Keiji Uematsu, Arles, Salles romanes du cloître Saint ?Trophime, juillet ? septembre 1982, Keiji Uematsu, 1982.

Keiji Uematsu, skulptur foto video film, Moderna Museet, Stockholm 11 décembre 1976 - 23 janvier 1977.

Keiji Uematsu, Cultuur en ontmoetings centrum de Warande, Turnhout, 15 april - 5 mai 1980, International Cultureel Centrum, Antwerpen, Anvers Belgique, 1980.

public collections

Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, Paris

Exhibitions

Keiji Uematsu / Nobuko Watanabe
Vladimir Skoda / Keiji Uematsu