28 11月 Kota Hirakawa
Born in Kochi, Japan, 1987. Lives in Saitama. After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts, works mainly as a conceptual painter referencing contemporary society in his works. A running theme in his work is ‘The Keisho of Memory’ (“keisho” can mean “inheritance”, “form” and “alarm”) exploring memory and memory lapse. Main exhibitions include “Why not live for Art? II” Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery (2013), “The Vision of Contemporary Art”, The Ueno Royal Museum (2014) and “Catastrophe and the Power of Art” Mori Art Museum (2018). Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi Mitsuichi Estate Award (2013).