This exhibition "Finland Souzou" was until February 20th, 2011.
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Kensuke Shimizu

Exhibition is scheduled to be held:
From February 15th (Tuesday), 2011, to February 20th (Sunday), 2011
Opening hours: 12:00 ` 19:00 (last day is until 17:00)

Exhibition is scheduled to be held at gGallery 80h
( 1st floor of Omotesando Hills [West wing], Tokyo)

Gallery 80 website (in Japanese): http://www.gallery80.com

Organized by: Kensuke Shimizu Exhibition Executive Committee
With the support of: Embassy of Finland in Tokyo@@The Finnish Institute in Japan@@The Japan-Finland Society
With the cooperation of: GalleryWO@@Imagination Creative@@WaiGayaTOKYO

Kensuke Shimizu Profile
HPF http://www4.ocn.ne.jp/~kensuke/sub1.html
Born in Japan, currently living in Turku, Finland. Kensuke Shimizu has been making creative works,
in which visual art & writing are as if they were inside each other and intersecting each other.

Latest Information (Group Exhibitions)
2011: A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery (NY)
Kensuke Shimizu will participate in a group exhibition, held at "A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery" in New York.
It is the exhibition celebrating this gallery's 31st anniversary.

"31st Anniversary show"
Exhibition dates: January 4th, 2011 - January 29th, 2011
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11AM - 5PM
(closed on Sunday and Monday)

Place: A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery,
The New York Gallery Building, 24 West 57th Street, Suite 605, New York, NY 10019

Galleryfs website:

The information, now in the "FUTURE EXHIBITIONS" in the galleryfs website:

Opening reception: January 6th, 2011, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
(at the opening reception, also live jazz concert is scheduled to be held)

Artists participating in the exhibition:
Matt Timo, Nicol Rodriguez, Kensuke Shimizu , Marina Reiter, Susan Marx,
Kazuo Nishimura, Susan Strauss Obermeyer, Barbara Maric, Peter Kephart,
Toshiyuki Saito, Machiko Sakurai, Kerry Greoneng, Claus Eben, Richard Vaux,
Kumi Ito, Dick Anthony, Sarah T Powers, Stephane Pedno, and others.


Solo Exhibitions:
2010. Gallery Hibiya, Tokyo, Japan
2009. Galleria Arsnet, Turku, Finland
2008. Gallery Cafe Kamefuku, Tokyo, Japan
2006. Gallery Togeisha, Tokyo, Japan
2005. Galleria Arsnet, Turku, Finland
2005. Corridor Gallery at International Cultural Centre Caisa, Helsinki, Finland
2005. Galleria Ulaani, Helsinki, Finland
2005. Mansikkapaikka cafe, Turku, Finland
2004. International Meeting Point, Turku, Finland
2004. Galerii 36, Tallinn, Estonia

Group Exhibitions, Collective Exhibitions, Competitions, and so on:
2010. Group exhibition, A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York, USA
2010. gInternational Art Meetingh (fifth edition), Il Palagio (seat of the museum Gipsoteca Libero Andreotti),Pescia, Italy
2010. hInternational Contemporary Masters IIIh, Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Las Vegas, USA.
2009. gThe Saturated Paletteh, Agora Gallery, New York, USA
2009. Exhibition with Eeva Airaksinen. Seinajoen taidehalli Studio, Seinajoki, Finland
2009. 19th International Biennial of Humour and Satire in the Arts, Museum HOUSE OF HUMOUR AND
SATIRE, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
2008. Exhibition of Peace Machine, Hansatori in Turku, Finland
2007. Florence Biennale (Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea), Fortezza da Basso,
Florence, Italy
2007. Exhibition of Peace Machine, Viikinsaari in Tampere, Finland
2006. Exhibition of Peace Machine, outdoor garden at the Botanical Garden of the University of Turku in
Ruissalo, Finland
2006. Exhibition of Peace Machine, Kaisaniemi Park, Helsinki, Finland, at the World Village Festival
2005. Art installation gTurku Peace Machineh, Kauppatori (Market Square), Turku, Finland. In the
multicultural festival gMahdollisuuksien tori (Markets of Possibilities)h
2004. Exhibition in the event gTaiteiden yo (Night of the Arts)h, International Meeting Point, Turku, Finland
2004. Exhibition of 5 artists, International Meeting Point, Turku, Finland
2002. Competition gZen-nihon Art Salon Kaiga Taishou-tenh. Osaka, Japan.
1992. Exhibition of 3 artists, Gallery Miharaya, Tokyo, Japan

2009: The reddish orange monochrome image of the painting gMademoiselle Dancing Thinkingh
(original painting is multicolored) was used as the cover image of the book gSuunnaksi suomen kielih
(publication of the Department of Finnish and General Linguistics of the University of Turku)
2005: Illustrations in the Annual Report 2004 of the Directorate of Immigration (subordinate to the
Ministry of the Interior, Finland)

Television appearance:
2005 February 5th: TV appearance in the program gLauantaivekkarih (on Yle1, Finland) as the program's
artist of the week. Interview about 5 minutes. Art works were exhibited in the program in the TV studio.

Books written by Kensuke Shimizu:
2009: gLondon Finland Musou-tanpenshuuh (published in 2009 by V2-solution, Nagoya, Japan)
- his short stories in Japanese. Cover painting is also by him.
2009: gDreamlike Voyages of Artistsh (first printed in Finland in 2009 by Kirja kerrallaan, Lasipalatsi,
Helsinki) - his poems and stories in English and other languages. Cover painting is also by him.

2005-present: University of Turku, Finland. Doctoral program. Major: European Ethnology.
2002-2005: University of Turku, Finland. MA in Ethnology/Baltic Sea Region Studies (2005).
1999-2000: University College London / School of Slavonic & East European Studies (UCL / SSEES),
University of London, UK. Studied Finland's Literature, Finnish, Hungarian, and Hungarian Culture.
1997-1999: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA. Studied Finnish.
1992-1996: Waseda University, Japan. BA in Human Sciences (1996). Major: Health Sciences.
Studied Psychology of Fine Arts, Environmental Psychology, and so on.

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