Born in Shiga Prefecture, Japan
Lives and works in Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

Otani Workshop

Make no mistake: despite the name, Otani Workshop does not refer to a collective of artists, but to a singular, an eminently singular sculptor who has become the leading representative of Japanese ceramics. Silent and literally bulging heads, figures with their arms raised like praying figures, monumental middle fingers extended upwards, anthropomorphic vases, children, animals, soils, bronzes: Otani Workshop’s bestiary is a world in itself, a world in which dreams and tales converge as well as fantasies and daydreams, a world in which the queenly imagination and the kingly gesture triumph, in which forces and forms meet.

education

- 2004 Graduated from Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts

solo shows

2021
- Like a Talisman, Perrotin, Shanghai, China

2020
- Narubekunaranare Narazarumonarubekenya Narareccho (Be if you can, Even if you don't have to be, Let it be), Perrotin New York, USA

2019
- Contes d'Awaji, Perrotin Paris, France

2018
- Children Of, Otani Workshop, Perrotin Seoul, South Korea

2016
- When I Was Seventeen, I Learned About Giacometti From My Art Teacher and Became Drawn to Sculpture - and So I Make Sculptures Now., Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2015
- Otani Workshop, t.gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- Otani Workshop, FUURO, Tokyo, Japan
- Otani Workshop, gallery uchiumi, Tokyo, Japan

2014
- Tadaima kosakuchu, Hidari Zingaro, Tokyo, Japan
- Otani Workshop, t.gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2013
- Otani Workshop, Tri Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2012
- Otani Workshop, Nichi-nichi, Tokyo, Japan
- Otani Workshop: Iroiroten, Kino no Tsuzuki, Ashita no Ashita, Tri Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2011
- ~of the soul~, Hidari Zingaro/Oz Zingaro/Kaikiki Zingaro, Tokyo, Japan
- Otani Workshop no Utsuwaten ~OFF BEAT~, Gallery Utsuwa Note, Saitama, Japan
- Otani Workshop” Nichi-nichi, Tokyo, Japan
- Otani Workshop ~Kousaku Sanmai~, Tri Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- Otani Workshop no Shigoto to Bon Antiques no Kodogu no Omise, Jikken Shop 1928, Kyoto, Japan

2010
- Otani Workshop, Nichi-nichi, Tokyo, Japan
- Otani Workshop Chopi to shita Mono, Anzuya, Nara, Japan

2009
- Otani Workshop ~Kousaku Sanmai~, Tri Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2008
- Tou no Shigototen,Tri Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- Otani Workshop, Ginza AKANE art gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- Otani Workshop Tenjikaiten, Gallery KARAHASHI, Shiga, Japan




group shows

2022
- Roppongi Art Night Group Show. Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- Head in the Clouds, Perrotin Tokyo, Japan

2021
- Healing, Perrotin, Shanghai, China
- GEIBI KAKUSHIN (Aesthetic Innovation on Japanese Ceramic Art), Perrotin Matignon, Paris, France
- 2021 Kaikai Kiki Autumn Show, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2020
- Healing, Perrotin Matignon, Paris, France
- Healing, Perrotin Seoul, Korea

2018
- Bubblewrap, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan 

2017
- An Occasion for Contemplating Ceramics and Sculpture: Seeds Sown in Shigaraki, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- Murakami Takashi’s Superflat Consideration on Contemporary Ceramics, Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan

2016
- ton chin kan, Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery , Tokyo, Japan
- Murakami Takashi’s Superflat Consideration, Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
- Blum and Poe, New York

2015
- Blum and Poe, Los Angeles

2013
- Yukiharu Kumagai Otani Workshop Futari-ten Tanoshii Kurashi, Utsuwa Note, Saitama, Japan
- G-tokyo, Tokyo Midtown, Tokyo, Japan
- Oz!Zingaro STYLE!, Oz Zingaro, Tokyo, Japan

2012
- Japanese Contemporary Ceramic Art by Oz Zingaro, Hidari Zingaro Berlin, Berlin, Japan
- Around The Kochuten, Hidari Zinagaro/Oz Zingaro/Kaikiki Zingaro, Tokyo, Japan
- 4 ceramists exhibition, Hidari Zingaro Taipei, Taipei, Japan

2011
- YMO, gallery Sala, Shiga, Japan

2010
- KAYU・Otani Workshop Futari Ten, Mizunosora, Tokyo, Japan

2022

Otani Workshop

17 novembre 2022 - 23 décembre 2022

Séoul

10 Dosan-daero 45–gil, Gangnam-gu

Hand, Eye, and Soul

Johan CRETEN, Jean-Philippe DELHOMME, Jens FÄNGE, Bernard FRIZE, Laurent GRASSO, Gregor HILDEBRANDT, Izumi KATO, Klara KRISTALOVA, ob, Otani Workshop, Paola PIVI, Gabriel RICO, Aya TAKANO

9 février 2022 - 19 mars 2022

tokyo

Piramide Building, 1F, 6-6-9 Roppongi, Minato-ku

Head in the Clouds

2021

Chiho AOSHIMA, Aso KOJIMA, Takuro KUWATA, Takashi MURAKAMI, Shin MURATA, Otani Workshop, Yuji UEDA

4 septembre 2021 - 9 octobre 2021

paris

2BIS AVENUE MATIGNON 75008 PARIS

GEIBI KAKUSHIN ("L'innovation esthétique dans l'art de la céramique japonaise")

curateur : Takashi Murakami

Otani Workshop

15 juin 2021 - 28 août 2021

Shanghai

3/F, 27 Hu Qiu Road, Huangpu District

LIKE A TALISMAN

Chiho AOSHIMA, Emi KURAYA, Takuro KUWATA, KYNE, Kasing LUNG, MADSAKI, Mr., Takashi MURAKAMI, Shin MURATA, OB, Otani Workshop, Aya TAKANO, TENGAONE, Yuji UEDA

5 février 2021 - 20 mars 2021

Shanghai

3/F, 27 Hu Qiu Road, Huangpu District

Healing

curateur : Takashi Murakami

2020

Otani Workshop

29 octobre 2020 - 23 décembre 2020

new york

130 Orchard Street

Narubekunaranare Narazarumonarubekenya Narareccho (Be if you can, even if you don’t have to be, let it be)

Chiho AOSHIMA, Yukimasa IDA, Kasing LUNG, Emi KURAYA, MADSAKI, Takashi MURAKAMI, Shin MURATA, OB, Otani Workshop, Aya TAKANO, Yuji UEDA, TENGAONE

17 octobre 2020 - 23 décembre 2020

paris

2bis avenue Matignon 75008 Paris

Healing

curateur : Takashi Murakami

Takashi MURAKAMI, Mr., MADSAKI, TENGAONE, Kasing LUNG, Aya TAKANO, Chiho AOSHIMA, Emi KURAYA, OB, Otani Workshop, Yuji UEDA, Shin MURATA

23 juillet 2020 - 4 septembre 2020

Séoul

1F 5 Palpan-gil, Jongno-gu

Healing

2019

Otani Workshop

16 mars 2019 - 11 mai 2019

paris

76 RUE DE TURENNE 75003 PARIS

Contes d’Awaji

2018

OTANI WORKSHOP

23 août 2018 - 22 septembre 2018

Séoul

1F 5 Palpan-gil, Jongno-gu

CHILDREN OF

GEIBI KAKUSHIN ("L'INNOVATION ESTHÉTIQUE DANS L'ART DE LA CÉRAMIQUE JAPONAISE")

GEIBI KAKUSHIN ("L'INNOVATION ESTHÉTIQUE DANS...

Chiho AOSHIMA, Aso KOJIMA, Takuro KUWATA, Takashi MURAKAMI, Shin MURATA, Otani Workshop, Yuji UEDA

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