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), “Publicness of the Art Center” (Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, 2019), “Thank You Memory” (Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art, 2020) , “Apple Cycle / Cosmic Seed” (Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art, 2021), “MOT Annual 2021 A sea, a living room and a skull” (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2021), “Memories Penetrate the Ground and Permeate the Wind Contemporary Japanese Photography vol.18” (Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, 2021-2022), “Countermeasures Against Awkward Discourses: From the Perspective of Third Wave Feminism” (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, 2021-2022) and “Home Sweet Home” (The National Museum of Art, Osaka, 2023). 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
Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa, 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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