Yoshiaki Kaihatsu


Yoshiaki Kaihatsu
Born in Yamanashi, 1966. Lives and works in Tokyo.

Yoshiaki Kaihatsu completed a Master’s degree in Arts at Tama Art University, where he currently teaches. In 1995-96, he initiated “365 PROJECT,” the series of exhibition to showcase in various locations nationwide consecutively for 365 days, and it was broadcasted in the media by NHK BS. In 2002 he participated in a group exhibition “Dia del Mar//By the Sea” at MoMA PS1 in New York, “OTAKU persona = space = city” at the Japan Pavilion in the 9th Venice Biennale: International Architecture Exhibition in 2004, and “Berlin-Tokyo / Tokyo-Berlin” at the New National Gallery in Berlin in 2006. He also showed his works in “Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2006,” Jump Ship Rat’s “Pop-Up” in the Liverpool Biennial in 2008, and “A as A = Adventure as Art or Art as Adventure. As a recent solo exhibition, “8th Grade Syndrome” showcased at Ichihara Lakeside Museum in Chiba in 2016 introduced his works and broad activity. After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami disaster, Kaihatsu regularly visits the region effected by the catastrophic event to passionately conduct his artistic projects.



Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Banff Art Center, Canada


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