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Shiro MASUYAMA is a Japanese artist who was born in Tokyo, 1971. Shiro Masuyama has been based in Belfast since 2010. Since 2013 he has been a studio holder and co-director of Flax Art Studios. His work ranges from performance to sculpture, installation, photography and video and tends towards themes of people, society and place. Shiro has worked nomadically since 2002 mainly with attending residencies worldwide including Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown (2014-2015) ; MMCA- The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea (2008) ; IMMA - Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2006) ; Künsterhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2004-2005); ISCP - International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York (2002-2003). He has received numerous awards including Grand Prix, The 7th 500m Museum Award, Sapporo, Japan (2019) : The Japan Foundation Asia Center Fellowship, Japan (2017-2018) ; ACES Awards, Arts Council of Northern Ireland (2016); Individual Artist's Award, Derry-Londonderry City of Culture (2013); The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, USA (2009-2010) ; Japanese Government Oversea Progarmme for Artists, Tokyo (2004-2005). He has exhibited his works in numerous group exhibitions including ‘Noise of Silence : Japanese Art Now’ Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (2019) ; ‘Aichi Triennale 2013’, Nagoya, Japan (2013) and many solo exhibitions including ‘Coexistence’, National Folk Theatre of Ireland, Kerry, Ireland (2019) ; ‘Self Sufficient Life’, Kyoto-ba (2019), Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown and Fotoaura Institute of Photography, Taiwan (2015). He has completed a public art commission entitled “Five Apples” in Ballymena, Northern Ireland (2015).


“Weaving a scarf for the alpaca I sheared using its own wool”, Puno, Peru, 2014

“Borderline Project”, 2013

“Five Apples”, The People’s Park, Ballymena, 2015

90 Sec promotion video of Shiro MASUYAMA including "Knitting the woolen jumper for the sheep I sheared"(2012), "Waving a scarf for the alpaca I sheared using its own wool"(2014), "Making a saddle for the Bactrian camel I sheared using its own wool"(2015), "Borderline Project"(2013-), "The Heart Rocker"(2011), "Five Apples"(2015) and "Tokyo Landscape 2020"(2018)90秒の増山士郎のプローモションビデオ「毛を刈った羊のために、その羊毛でセーターを編む」(2012)、「毛を刈ったアルパカのために、その毛でマフラーを編む」(2014)、「毛を刈ったフタコブらくだのために、その毛で鞍をつくる」(2015)、「Borderline Project」(2013-)、「The Heart Rocker」(2011)、「五個の林檎」(2015) と「Tokyo Landscape 2020」(2018)

Shiro Masuyama 増山士郎さんの投稿 2019年7月24日水曜日

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Last update : 19 May. 2020