Motohiko Odani


Born 1972 in Kyoto, Japan.
The core theme of his practice encompasses the phantasm in lost physical sensations and transformation of the body, and it explores ambivalent gap between existence and absence, a state of awakening and half dreaming.
His works have been showcased at the international exhibitions including Lyon Biennale (2000; France), Istanbul Biennale (2001; Turkey), and at the Japan Pavilion in Venice (2003; Italy).
His artistic interest and sensibility further reach out to the genealogies of sculpture and expand to diverse media, and his oeuvre is highly acclaimed in and out of his country.
His major solo exhibitions include Tulpa -Here is me, ANOMALY (2019; Tokyo), Terminal Moment, Kyoto Art Center (2014), and Phantom Limb, Mori Art Museum (2011-2011; Tokyo, travelled across Japan). In 2020, his first curatorial project PUBLIC DEVICE – Symbolism and Permanence of Sculpture, was held at the Chinretsukan Gallery, University of the Arts, Tokyo (co-curator: Nodoka Odawara).

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