INABA, Takashi 

 

(born in Osaka, Japan, 1965) 

INABA began to make his art works by self-education from 1988. 

He started to make the mirror art works by his original technique from 1998. 

The concept of his art works is "consideration about substance". 

He founded "unipon2kau2" since 1993, and founded the international art project "PUZZLE PROJECT" since 2006. 

He is also the chief of Artist Space CERO established from 2008 until 2012, and co-organizer of the art event "P.A.D." since 2009. 

Co-operation of direction for MI Gallery since 2012. 

He founded pad GALLERY in Osaka, Japan in 2014. (Co-operated with BOSS’HIKO and Miwa Ichiko) 

Education 

1988 

Graduate Kwansei Gakuin University 

Awards 

2019 MIGAA (MI gallery Art Award) Outstanding performance award

2018 The Global Art Awards 2018, Dubai (Best Artist Award/ Installation category)

2017 3331 Art Fair 2017-Various Collectors Prizes- (Iruka prize and Toshikazui Fusawa prize)

2016 ShareArtAward 2016 (Award of excellence) 

2008 SEOUL INTERNATIONAL BOOK ART FAIR (Special Prize) 

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions 

2018

"Layers of time / Idea and principle and fortuity", pad GALLERY (Osaka, Japan)

2017 

"Layers of time / Idea and principle and fortuity", pad GALLERY (Osaka, Japan) 

2016 

"Layers of time / Idea and principle and fortuity", pad GALLERY (Osaka, Japan) 

2015 

"Layers of time", pad GALLERY (Osaka, Japan) 

2014 

"Layers of time", pad GALLERY (Osaka, Japan) 

2013 

unipon2kau2 20th Anniversary Exhibition : INABA, Takashi "SELFISH GIFT" (Osaka, Japan) 

INABA, Takashi solo exhibition, MI Gallery (Osaka, Japan) 

2012 

"Origin",  Artist Space CERO, (Osaka, Japan) 

2011 

MI gallery (Osaka, Japan) / "race",  Artist Space CERO, (Osaka, Japan) 

2010 

"SUBSTANCE", gallery ou, (Osaka), Artist Space CERO, (Osaka), gallery CLASS, (Nara, Japan)  

2009 

".....scape", Galeria CERO / ".....scape", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan) 

2008 

"mirror works and paper works", ui atelier (Osaka, Japan) 

2007 

"SUBSTANCE project -memory / spirit-", galeria CERO / ui atelier (Osaka, Japan) 

"mirrors of empire", INFORM Gallery (Kanazawa, Japan)  

2006 

"region", INFORM Gallery (Kanazawa, Japan)  

2004 

"mirrors of empire", INFORM Gallery (Kanazawa, Japan)  

2003 

"No Substance", INFORM Gallery (Kanazawa, Japan) 

2002 

Kita Modern Art Museum (Nara, Japan) / OVA (Nippon Sheet Glass Co.,Ltd, Osaka, Japan) 

2001 

"SUBSTANCE", INFORM Gallery (Kanazawa, Japan) 

Kobe Hankyu Art Salon/Artrium (Kobe, Japan) 

1999 

"The Origin Of The World - The End Of The World", Raindogs (Osaka, Japan) 

1997 

"Nippon", Shugado Gallery (Osaka, Japan) 

1994 

"Substance Project-Noren Version", Showcase (Spiral 1F / Wacoal Art Center / Tokyo,) 

1991 

"Dissolution of her substance", On Gallery (Osaka, Japan) 

Art fair / Art Expo 

2018

Fun International Art Fair (Taipei)

The Global Art Awards 2018 (Dubai)

Spectrum Miami (Miami, U.S.A.)

2017

Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2017 -Charity Feature Wall - Let Art Speak- (Singapore)

3331 Art Fair 2017 -Various Collectors Prizes- (awarded Iruka prize and Toshikazu Fusawa prize, Tokyo, Japan)

2016 

Art Busan 2016 (Busan, Korea) 

Seoul Open Art Fair 2016 (Seoul, Korea) 

Art Expo New York 2016 (New York, U.S.A.) 

2015 

SPECTRUM MIAMI 2015 – HOPE HELP NEPAL - (Miami, U.S.A.) 

"KIAF 2015" (Seoul, Korea) 

Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2015 - SG50 Feature Wall - (Singapore) 

ART SANTA FE 2015 (Santa Fe, U.S.A.)

2014 

Taipei Free Art Fair 2014, (Taipei) 

Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2014 - 100th Feature Exhibition, (Singapore) 

ART OSAKA 2014", HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA (Osaka, Japan) 

Fountain Art Fair New York 2014, (NYC, U.S.A.)  

Asia Hotel Art Fair Hong Kong 2014, (Hong Kong, China) 

2013 

ART OSAKA 2013, HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA (Osaka, Japan) 

Seoul International Book Fair 2013, COEX  (Seoul, Korea) 

KOBE ART MARCHE 2013, Kobe Meriken Hotel Oriental Hotel (Kobe, Japan) 

2012 

ART OSAKA 2012, HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA (Osaka, Japan) 

2010 

Toronto Art Expo 2010, Metro Toronto Convention Centre (Toronto, Canada) 

2008 

2008 SEOUL INTERNATIONAL BOOK ART FAIR, (awarded Special Prize), COEX (Seoul, Korea) 

2006 

YONGIN INTERNATIONAL ART EXPO, (Korea) 

1998 

Nagoya Contemporary Art Fair, NAGOYA CITY GALLERY (Nagoya, Japan) 

 

Collaborations 

2006 

(NORIO KITAUARA+TAKASHI INABA+YUKO SAEGUSA) 

"SENSUAL REALITY", UAPS (Osaka, Japan) 

2006 

(INABA Takashi+KAGOTANI Mikiko) 

"region crossing", UAPS (Osaka, Japan) 

1998 

(INABA Takashi + KANAYAMA Naoki) : "Prayer:The National Health-TAI-SO" (YouTube>>)

"Philip Morris Art Award 1998 Final Selection", Tokyo International Forum (Tokyo, Japan) 

"CAPARTY Vol.5 Art Pollen" (Kobe, Japan) 

"Techno-Therapy in OAP", OAP (Osaka, Japan) 

1997 

Shugado Gallery (Osaka, Japan) 

1993 

(INABA Takashi + TAKAMATSU Atsushi) 

"be", Akiyama Gallery (Tokyo, Japan) 

1992 

"To Exist", On Gallery (Osaka, Japan) 

"SUBSTANCe-", Shugado Gallery (Osaka, Japan) 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018

"2018 padGALLERY Members Exhibition", pad GALLERY, (Osaka, Japan)

"MI Gallery Art Award (MIGAA) - MI gallery 10th Anniversary Exhibition", MI GALLERY, (Osaka, Japan)
"The KAOs exhibition", pad GALLERY, (Osaka, Japan)

"Shosho EXHIBITION 2018", pad GALLERY, (Osaka, Japan)

"My Character Exhibition 2018", pad GALLERY, (Osaka, Japan)

"Kyoto International Film and Art Festival 2018" (Kyoto, Japan)

2017

"THE 14th UIWANG INTERNATIONAL PLACARD ART 2017". (Korea)  

pad GALLERY member exhibition & The returning exhibition of TuTuMu Exhibition from Milan, pad GALLERY, (Osaka, Japan)

TuTuMu Exhibition 2017 in Milan, (Milan, Italy)

2016 

"X Exhibition", pad GALLERY (Osaka, Japan)  

"P.A.D. ART FAIR", (Kadoma Shimin Bunka Kaikan Lumiere Hall, Kadoma, Osaka, Japan) 

"ShareArtAward2016" (Yokohama, Japan)  

"THE 13th UIWANG INTERNATIONAL PLACARD ART 2016". (Korea)  

"MI gallery 8th Anniversary Exhibition", MI Gallery (Osaka, Japan) 

2015 

"P.A.D. ART FAIR", (Kadoma Shimin Bunka Kaikan Lumiere Hall, Kadoma, Osaka, Japan) 

"pad GALLERY Exhibition in Tacoma", (Tacoma, U.S.A.) 

"PUZZLE PROJECT in ART SANTA FE 2015" (SantaFe, U.S.A.) 

"Black Exhibition", pad GALLERY (Osaka, Japan) 

"Ore-dame Exhibition", pad GALLERY (Osaka, Japan)  

"Love & Hell", pad GALLERY (Osaka, Japan) 

2014 

"Exhibition of [red]", pad GALLERY (Osaka, Japan) 

"Japon - France échangent l'exposition de l'art contemporaine 2014", MI Gallery (Osaka, Japan) 

"P.A.D. ART FAIR", (Kadoma Shimin Bunka Kaikan Lumiere Hall, Kadoma, Osaka, Japan) 

"Art and Sake exhibition 2", pad GALLERY (Osaka, Japan) 

"Hanatoki no Youkai exhibition", pad GALLERY (Osaka, Japan) 

"THE 11th UIWANG INTERNATIONAL PLACARD ART 2014". (Korea) 

2013 

“H&M” INABA, Takashi x BOSS’HIKO Exhibition, MI gallery (Osaka, Japan) 

“ART & DESIGN OPEN SOURCE”, Sanseido Gallery (Kobe, Japan) 

"THE 10th UIWANG INTERNATIONAL PLACARD ART 2013". (Korea) 

2012 

"EROTICA Exhibition vol.4", Galeria CERO & unipon2kau2 art project space (Osaka, Japan) 

"Arts & Osake Exhibition", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan)    

"BOX ART 2012", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan)   

"The exhibition of the members, 2012", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan) 

"THE 9th UIWANG INTERNATIONAL PLACARD ART 2012". (Korea)   

2011 

"Christmas Exhibition", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan) 

"EROTICA Exhibition vol.3", Galeria CERO & unipon2kau2 art project space (Osaka, Japan) 

"Ma Chanson Favorite vol. 4", E-MA 1F (Osaka, Japan) 

"BOX ART 2011", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan) 

"Japon - France échangent l'exposition de l'art contemporaine 2011", MI gallery (Osaka, Japan) 

"THE 8th UIWANG INTERNATIONAL PLACARD ART 2011". (Korea) 

"Japan Artist Show : ARTeCERO, 2011 Osaka-NY", Ouchi Gallery (New York, USA) 

"The exhibition of the members, 2011", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan) 

"ARTeCERO, 2011Osaka-NY", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan) 

2010 

"A SELECTION OF ARTISTS FROM SOUTHEAST ASIA", A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery (New York, USA)  

"UIWANG INTERNATIONAL PLACARD ART 2010". (Korea) 

"BOOK ART 2010 Japan - Korea", Gallery Jinsun (Seoul, Korea), Kunst Bau | Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan), Gallery Yamaguchi Kunst Bau (Osaka, Japan) 

2009 

"Exhibition Shinkan", Terminal Lounge (Tokyo, Japan) 

"BOX ART 2009", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan) 

"The exhibition of the members, 2009", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan) 

"IMPRESSIONS Osaka - Leyden", Ars Aemula Naturae (Leyden,Netherlands), Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan) 

"P.A.D.vol.1(Performance & Art Doyama)", Club NOON (Osaka, Japan), exhibit & co-organized with "kiske 3" & "Mid-Blue CORE" 

"P.A.D.vol.2(Performance & Art Doyama)", Club NOON (Osaka, Japan), exhibit & organized by "kiske 3 & INABA, Takashi" 

"NATSUON ART 2009", NAMURA ZOUSEN VACANT LOT(Osaka, Japan / exhibit & co-organize) 

"P.A.D.vol.3(Performance & Art Doyama)", UAPS (Osaka, Japan), exhibit & organized by "kiske 3 & INABA, Takashi" 

"2009 International Book Art Exhibition in Cheong-ju", Korean Craft Museum (Cheong-ju, KOREA) 

"The exhibition of the members, 2010", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan) 

2008 

"1st. Exhibition of the members", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan) 

"1st. Exhibition of the members vol.2", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan) 

"Book Art 2008 Japan-Korea", Gallery Den (Osaka, Japan), Gallery Jinsun (Seoul, Korea) 

"UIWANG INTERNATIONAL PLACARD ART 2008" (Korea) 

"Artist<small works> EXHIBITION", Galeria CERO/ui atelier (Osaka, Japan) 

2007 

"Art Court Frontier 2007 #5", ART COURT Gallery (Osaka, Japan) 

"UIWANG INTERNATIONAL PLACARD ART 2007" (Korea) 

2006 

"A-21 International Art Exhibition", Contemporary Art Space Osaka (Osaka, Japan) 

"Book Art 2006 [The Secret Pleasure]", Galeria CERO / chef d`oevre / UAPS (Osaka, Japan) 

"UIWANG INTERNATIONAL PLACARD ART 2006" (Korea) 

"A-21 International Art Exhibition", Galeria Miejska Arsenal (Poznan, Poland) 

2005 

"ENERGY 2004 8th", TEPCO Ginza-kan (Tokyo, Japan) 

"ARTISTES JAPONAIS", Galerie ART-TENSION (Bourges, France) 

"Contemporary Glass Triennial in Toyama 2005", Art Gallery Toyama Shimin Plaza (Toyama, Japan) 

"UIWANG INTERNATIONAL PLACARD ART 2005" (Uiwang, Korea) 

2004 

"A-21 International Art Exhibition", Contemporary Art Space Osaka (Osaka, Japan) 

"Spain Art Salon", Marugame City Archive (Kagawa, Japan) 

"Valencia Art Salon", Galeria Anagma (Valencia, Spain) 

 "Madrid Art Salon", Galeria Catarsis (Madrid, Spain) 

"A-21 International Art Exhibition" Galeria Miejska Arsenal (Poznan,Poland) 

2003 

"HOSOMI TO CONTEMPORARY 001-STARTART-", Hosomi Museum (Kyoto, Japan) 

1997 

"POP PARTY", Maruzen Gallery (Kobe / Osaka, Japan) 

1990 

"Mito October", Art Tower Mito Contemporary Art Gallery (Mito Arts Foundation / Ibaragi, Japan) 

 

[Organizer of art projects, art events]

PUZZLE PROJECT http://puzzle-project.org/ 

2015 

PUZZLE PROJECT in ART SANTA FE 2015, Santa Fe, U.S.A. 

2012 

PUZZLE PROJECT 2012 in PARIS, Maison d'art Paris (Paris, France)    

PUZZLE PROJECT 2012 associated with ART OSAKA 2012HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA (Osaka, Japan)   

"PUZZLE PROJECT 2012.3.11.Part 3, Kashiwara Biennale (Osaka, Japan)  

"PUZZLE PROJECT 2012.3.11.Part 2, MI gallery (Osaka, Japan) 

"PUZZLE PROJECT 2012.3.11." [Special Kansai Event to Aid the 3.11 Restoration], Umeda Sky Building 3F (Osaka)   

2011 

"PUZZLE PROJECT 2011 KIX-NY-Osaka", Tachibana Gallery (Osaka, Japan) 

"PUZZLE PROJECT in NY, 2011", Ouchi Gallery, (New York, U.S.A.) 

"PUZZLE PROJECT in KIX" (Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan) 

Workshop "PUZZLE PROJECT in KIX" at LoopA (Osaka, Japan) 

2010 

PUZZLE PROJECT in Toronto, 2010, TYPE BOOKS (Toronto, Canada) 

2008 

PUZZLE PROJECT 2008 in Japan, Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan), PUZZLE PROJECT 2008 in U.K., The Wall-The Gallery at Willesden Green (London, U.K.) 

2006 

PUZZLE PROJECT ver.06.2.11, u:ni:pon2kau2 art project space (Osaka, Japan) 

PUZZLE PROJECT ver.06.2.27, chef d`oevre (Osaka, Japan) 

P.A.D. (Performance & Art, Doyama) http://pad-art.net/ (organized with kiske3) 

2014 

P.A.D.vol.25 at Kadoma Shimin Bunka Kaikan Lumiere Hall, Osaka, Japan 

2013 

P.A.D.vol.17 at Kadoma Shimin Bunka Kaikan Lumiere Hall, Osaka, Japan 

2012 

P.A.D.vol.14 at VILLAGE, Osaka, Japan    

P.A.D.vol.12 at Kadoma Shimin Bunka Kaikan Lumiere Hall, Osaka, Japan    

2011 

P.A.D.vol.10 at Club NOON, Osaka, Japan  

P.A.D.vol.9 at Kadoma Shimin Bunka Kaikan Lumiere Hall, Osaka, Japan 

P.A.D.vol.7 at Clere Hall Fuse, Osaka, Japan 

2010 

P.A.D.vol.4, vol.5 at Club NOON, Osaka, Japan  

2009 

P.A.D.vol.1, vol.2 at Club NOON / vol.3 at UAPS, Osaka, Japan 

Other activity 

1993~ established "unipon2kau2 art project space & bar / a.k.a.U.A.P.S." 

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origin-2012 | 起源2012 (part / 部分)

size: 45cm x 105cm materials: glass, regin, aluminum year: 2012