Hiraki Sawa


did i? 2011


Hiraki Sawa was born in Ishikawa, Japan. He currently lives and works in London. Since 2002, he has exhibited extensively, including solo exhibitions at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Besançon, Besançon, 2010; Yu-un, Tokyo, 2009; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, 2008; Chisenhale Gallery, London, 2007; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2006; James Cohan Gallery, New York, 2006. Sawa has also participated in a number of group exhibitions and international art festivals including the Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, 2010; Asian-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 2009; Automatic Cities: The Architectural Imaginary in Contemporary Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, 2009; Yokohama Triennial, Yamashita Pier, Yokohama, 2005; Lyon Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, 2003.

He won the East International Award in 2002, the Decibel Award for Artists in 2006 and in 2011 he was awarded the Gotoh Memorial Prize.


Figment: did i?, 2011
Figment: Record, 2010
O, 2009
Small Metal Gods, 2009
Out of the Blue, 2008
Hidden Tree, 2007
Hako, 2007
Unseen Park, 2006
Trail, 2005
Eight Minutes, 2005
Going Places Sitting Down, 2004
Airliner, 2003
Elsewhere, 2003
Migration, 2003
Spotter, 2002
Dwelling, 2002