Ishu Han

Ishu Han
Born in Shanghai, 1987. Lives and works in Tokyo

Ishu Han is an incredibly promising young artist. Through his own perspective, he addresses questions regarding the complex relationship between individuals and society and the confusion caused by such relations. With sincerity, and sometimes with humor, Han speaks to viewers through a range of media – installation, photography, paintings, and video – in which he uses his own body or everyday items.

He has participated in numerous exhibitions, including “Asia Anarchy Alliance” (Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, 2014), “Whose game is it?”, (Royal College of Art Gallery, London, 2015), “In the Wake – Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11” (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2015, and the Japan Society, New York, 2016), “Sights and Sounds: Highlights” (Jewish Museum, New York, 2016), “The Drifting Thinker” (solo exhibition, MoCA Pavilion, Shanghai in 2017), “Water and Land Niigata Art Festival 2018” (Niigata city area, 2018), “Opening the Art Center” (Mito Art Museum Contemporary Art Center, 2019), “Thank You Memory” (Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art, 2020) and “Apple Cycle / Cosmic Seed” (Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art, 2021). He won the Grand Prix at the Nissan Art Award 2020.



Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art, Aomori, Japan
Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
He Xian Ning Art Museum, China
Nissan Art Collection
Taguchi Art Collection
Daisuke Miyatsu Collection
McNamara Art Projects, Hong Kong


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