Takashi Kuribayashi

CV
TAKASHI KURIBAYASHI
Born 1968, Nagasaki, Japan
Lives and works back and forth in Yogyakarta and Japan

EDUCATION
2002
Kunst akademie Düsseldorf, attained Diploma
2001
Kunst akademie Düsseldorf,completed Meisterschuler
1993-97
Studied under Prof.Riener Kallhardt, Barbara Hamman,Rob Sholte in the Department of Free Art,GHK(University of Kassel)
1998
Studied Kunst akademie Düsseldorf Germany, and under Prof.Ilmin Kamp
1993
B.A.Department of Musashino Art University

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION AND PROJECTS
2019
“Idee Zeichnung", Drawing exhibition, Cafe Maruna&Bar Toilet. Shinjyuku, Tokyo, Japan
“Cielo capovolto”, EU Japan Project 2019, Matera, Italia
2018
“WE HAVE DECIDED NOT TO DIE yodabeimarco.", Düsseldorf, Germany
2017
"CAN NOT SEE DO NOT SEE DO NOT WANT TO SEE PRAY", ark gellary Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2016
“Singapore Hermès Window Display Project 2016”, Singapore
2015
“Deadline”, Art Front Gallery , Daikanyama Tokyo
“Maizoukyou/埋蔵経, -the latter of a million year from Melting out-“, NADI Gallery Jakarta, Indonesia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
“Zushi Film Festival 2018”, Indonesia day, Indonesia Yatai trip 2018, Zushi
“SIAF Seizan International Art Festival”, Maizoukyo 2018 Seizan, Fukushima
Seison Enfance, Palais de Tokyo, "Entrances" Paris ,France
“2LEBENSWEGE”, Rob Scholte Klasse / Kasseler Kunstverein by Fridericianum. Kassel, Germany
Beyond Wonder/ Perspectives of Utopia, Nagoya Art UNI Art & Design Center, Nagoya
2017
“Hiroshi Koike Bridge Project 2017”, stage art from Takashi Kuribayashi with Awagami Factory, Tokyo
“Japan Alps International Art Festival 2017”,Daiichi Kurobe Dam, Omachi Nagano
"seeds of Memory" japanese artist in Yogyakarta , Yogyakarta Indonesia
"Wald aus Wald 2017" "Sunflower" JAPAN- Spirits of Nature , Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Sweden
"Sunflower" Zushi Art Fesrival 2017, Zushi City Hall, Kanagawa
2016
“Domani / The Art of Tomorrow 2015”, el-Mabka, The National Art Center of Tokyo, Tokyo
“Domani Plus”,Drawing Lessons in 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo
”Revalue Nippon Project”, Hidetoshi nakata's Favorite Japanese KOGEI , Shiodome Museum,Tokyo
“Painting Beyond the Picture Plane”, Installation and Nihonga, Musashino Art University Museum,Tokyo
“ART|JOG|9: Universal Influence”, Yogyakarta,Indonesia
Tennozu-canal summer Fes by Cinema Caravan 2016 / Tennozu. Tokyo
“RAID_8 (Redyndant Attey of Independent Disks)”, Geleria Raquel Arnaud, Sao Paulo, Brazil
“Saitama Kitamachi Project & Cart Camp & Caravan to Osaka”, Chishima, Osaka

AWARDS
2011
Musashino Art University, Yoshinobu Ashihara Prize
ARTWORK
"The truth resides in places that are invisible. Once you are aware of that there is a different world out of sight, you will be living in a different way." – Takashi Kuribayashi

CAN NOT SEE
DO NOT SEE
DO NOT WANT TO SEE
PRAY

The nuclear reactor is like a huge animal, whose wisdom is far beyond that of the human, but at the same time, is the strongest artifact made by the human. What is beyond the human wisdom creates a religious belief, to which people look up, and prayers begin. The religious belief is originated in depending on a feeling of awe, which is elicited from fear felt when people encounter what is beyond their imagination. By the nature of the nuclear reactor, it includes a duality that can be both God and the devil. There is only a fine line between God and the devil, as being back-to-back, from ancient times.

Religion and the energy are extremely closely related. In Japan, the names of Bodhisattva are used for the nuclear reactors.“Monju”(the fast breeder prototype reactor) is named after the Bodhisattva symbolizing wisdom, and “Fugen” (the advanced thermal reactor) is named after the Bodhisattva symbolizing ascetic practices. The shape of the reactors overlaps with the shape of Buddha, in which people seek for the mercy of “Gautama”. The image of the nuclear reactor overlaps with Buddhism that began cremation first. Both the ideas of the nuclear fuel cycle and the cycle of reincarnation are what last eternally. (https://www.takashikuribayashi.com/)
Church of Hidden Christian
310 x 160 cm. | Glass, metal | 2017


Kubah Reaktor Nuklir
Variable dimensions | Stainless, Metal | 2017