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Born in 1992 and at the forefront of Japan’s Social Networking Service illustration boom in 2010, ob brought the movement’s many developing factions from the internet to the street by organizing a series of group shows at alternative art spaces. At the mere age of 19, she was responsible for the formation of the prominent Kansai art collective “wassyoi”, the name for which is taken from the chant used by revelers in Japan’s seasonal festivals. Now age 20, after several solo exhibitions in 2011, she has developed into an extremely active contemporary artist, one of the most prominent young artists in Japan.



2010 Graduated from Kyoto Art Senior High School
1992 Born


Solo Exhibitions 

2011 “Fragrance” Kaikai Kiki Gallery Taipei, Taipei
“Oblaat” Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong
“Respiration,” Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo
2010 “Houwa,” 0000 Gallery, Kyoto


Group Exhibitions 

2012 “SCOPE BASEL 2012″ SCOPE BASEL Pavilion, Basel, Switzerland
“Zona Maco International Contemporary Art Fair” Centro Banamex, Mexico City
“The Armory Show” Piers92/94, NY
“ART STAGE SINGAPORE” Marina Bay Stands, Singapore
2011 “Art Platform – Los Angeles” L.A. Mart, Los Angeles
“ART TAIPEI 2011″ Taipei world trade center, Taipei
“VOLTA7″ Dreispitzhalle, Basel
“Young Art Taipei 2011,” Dynasty Hotel, Taipei
“Zona Maco International Contemporary Art Fair” Centro Banamex, Mexico City
2010 “Oil Shock! – Oil painters born in the 90’s” Hidari Zingaro, Tokyo
“Graduate Exhibition Of Kyoto Art High Schools,” Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art , Kyoto
“Artists Night Vol.1″ 0000 Gallery, Kyoto
“Chaos Lounge 2010,” Hibiya Takahashi Collection, Tokyo
“¥2010 exhibition -Spring 2010″ 0000 Gallery, Kyoto
“¥2010 exhibition -Summer-” Dojidai Gallery, Kyoto
“The World Next Door,” Kaikai Kiki Gallery Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan


Curated Exhibitions 

2010 “wassyoi” Kaleidoscope Museum of Kyoto Gallery, Kyoto
“wassyoi+” 0000 Gallery, Kyoto
“wassyoi #” 0000 Gallery, Kyoto
Recent Exhibits

ob participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2012 “ob, JNTHED, Haruka Makita”
Hidari Zingaro Berlin
Exhibited with these artists
ob has Exhibited with these artists:

JNTHED Haruka Makita
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ob has Exhibited at these venues:

Hidari Zingaro Berlin
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