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Naho Kawabe

1976 born in Fukuoka, Japan, lives and works in Hamburg, Germany

1995 – 1999Musashino Art University Tokyo, Bachelor
Media-Art, Prof. Keigo Yamamoto and Christophe Charles
2001 – 2006University of Fine Arts of Hamburg, Diplom
Claus Böhmler, Wiebke Siem
2005 – 2013Member of the international artist collective The Bee to Bee Net                                                                                                              
 

Awards and Fellowships

201915th Workshop Projekt, Boxes Museum, Guangzhou (CN)
2016Project grant, Hamburg (DE)
2013Nomura Foundation Fellowship (JP)
2012One year fellowship of Wassermühle Trittau, Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Stormarn (DE)
boesner art award 2012, Jury’s Special Award (DE)
2011Shiseido Art Egg Award 05 (JP)
2009Japanese Government Overseas Study Programme for Artists
2008One year fellowship for artist, Hamburg (DE)
Artist in residency, Salzwedel, Sachsen-Anhalt (DE)
2006Artist in residency, Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus Schloss Plüschow (DE)
2005Fellowship for foreign student, University of Fine Arts of Hamburg (DE)
2001DAAD                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Solo Exhibitions

2019Blooming Black, Boxes Museum, Guangzhou (CN)
2018Save for the Noon, Gallery Waitingroom, Tokyo (JP)
In the other Words, Konya Gallery 2023, Fukuoka (JP)
2017The Children of Icarus, Gallery Waitingroom, Tokyo (JP)
2016delikatelinien, Ermekeil Kaserne, Bonn (DE)
2014piece, piece (mit Jane Brucker), Port Gallery T, Osaka (JP)
2013Observer Effect, Wassermühle Trittau (DE), Kat.
Observer Effect, Galerie du Tableau, Marseille (FR)
relation, unscharf, STORE contemporary, Dresden (DE)
2012Blüthenstaub, Port Gallery T, Osaka (JP)
2011Open Secret, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo (JP)
2010Most things happen in the interval, Port Gallery T, Osaka (JP)
2005Helgoland, Gallery IAF SHOP*, Fukuoka (JP)
2004dem Anschein nach, Einstellungsraum e.V., Hamburg (DE), Kat.

Group Exhibitions

2020Aufenthaltswahrscheinlichkeiten, 8. Salon e.V., Hamburg (DE)
2019Fuzzy Dark Spot. Videoart from Hamburg, Deichtorhallen Sammlung Falkenberg Hamburg (DE)
Aufenthaltswahrscheinlichkeiten, 30jährige Partnerschaft
Hamburg/Osaka, The Blend Art in Residency / Flag studio, Osaka
(JP)
RADICAL TWILIGHT, Frappant, Hamburg (DE)
NAHO KAWABE – DANIELA WESENBURG. Zeichnung und Objekt,
Galerie Nanna Preußners, Hamburg (DE)
2018Landschaft. Gebrochene Idylle, Schloß Agarthenburg,
Agarthenburg (DE)
Transitions, Frappant, Hamburg (DE)
2017wie es sich ereignet, Take Maracke & Partner, Kiel (DE)
NEWSPACE, Gallery Waitingroom, Tokyo (JP)
2016Grenzenlos – Himmlische Perspektiven, Schloßkirche, Universität
Bonn (DE)
The Material of Memory, Frise, Hamburg (DE)
ort_m migration memory, Frappant, Hamburg (DE)
LIFESTYLES. Kunst aus Fukuoka, Westwerk e.V., Hamburg (DE)
2015Sudden Change of Idea. An Exibition on Comperative Study
between Chinese and German Conceptual Art, Union Art Museum,
Wuhan (CN)
Von Wörtern und Räumen, Galerie im Marstall, Ahrensburg (DE)
presente – Interchange & Commentary III, Frappant, Hamburg (DE)
2014IN SEARCH OF CRITICAL IMAGINATION, Fukuoka Art Museum, (JP)
Notausgang am Horizont, 8. Kunstfrühling, Bremen (DE)
How Modular Is Now?, Künstlerhaus Sootbörn, Hamburg (DE)
Can I ask you personal question?, Sichuan University Art Gallery,
Chengdu (CN)
Bien Merci, Galerie Le Couer, Cologne (DE)
2013… und Hamburg, was glaubst Du?, Kunsthaus Hamburg (DE)
ONE YEAR, Galerie Marstall Ahrensburg (DE)
2012boesner art award 2012, Märkisches Museum Witten (DE)
Moving Surface, Künstlerforum, Bonn (DE)
Video Violence, Kunsthaus Dresden (DE)
Thermal noise (The Bee to Bee Net, solo), FRISE, Hamburg (DE)
2011Archive und Geschichte(n), Hamburger Kunsthalle/Galerie der
Gegenwart (DE)
JCE: Jeune Création Européenne (The Bee to Bee Net), Paris u.a.
2010Versus Whiteout (The Bee to Bee Net, solo), Kunsthaus Hamburg
(DE) come into sight, Port Gallery T, Osaka (JP)
2009The Bee to Bee Net (The Bee to Bee Net, solo), Künstlerhaus
Sootbörn, Hamburg (DE)
Twinism. 20jährige Partnerstädte Hamburg/Osaka,
Kunsthaus Hamburg/AD&A Gallery, Osaka (DE/JP)
StipendiatenArt, Johann-Friedrich-Danneil-Museum, Salzwedel (DE)
2008The Bee to Bee Net meets hulahoop (The Bee to Bee Net, solo),
Gallery hulahoop, Hongkong (CN)
Einlandung, Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus Schloss Plüschow (DE)
Wir nennen es Hamburg, Kunstverein Hamburg (DE)
2007Lebe wohl. Suizidalität, Kunst und Gesellschaft, Kunsthaus Hamburg (DE)
2006Migration Addict, Sculpture squer, Singapore (SG)
Joint the dots, Ben Kaufmann Gallery, Berlin (DE)
Plattform#3, Kunstverein Hannover (DE)
2005Wintergarden, Raboisen, Hamburg (DE)
Migration Addict, Warehouse, Shanghai (CN)
2003Sweet Tune, Hotel Stadt Altona, Hamburg (DE)
2000KROM, Setagaya Museum Gallery, Tokyo (JP)
1998World Wide Network Art, Asahi Super Dry Hall, Tokyo (JP)

Festivals / Video Screenings / Art Fairs

2018VOLTA 14, Basel (CH)
2017Smart Illumination 2017, Yokohama, (JP)
2015Performance, Artville/Dockvillefestival, Hamburg (DE)
Video Screening, Transit. Über Medialität und Bewegung, Venedig (IT)
2013Video Screening, Schwanken und Verschwinden, Via Pietro Garzoni 5, Venedig (IT)
Video Screening, MEDIA MATTERS, Museum Folkwang, Essen (DE)
2011Online-Performance-Session, POW!, FOLD Gallery, London (GB)
INDEX 11, Hamburg (DE)
2010Kongress für Anders, medibüro, Michaelis-Krankenhaus, Hamburg (DE)
2007loop pool, Lounge for shortfilms, Oberhausen (DE)
INDEX 07, Hamburg (DE)
2005Berliner Kunstsalon (The Bee to Bee Net), Berlin (DE)
Juan Media Festival, Inchon (KR)
2004Stand der Dinge, Metropolis Kino, Hamburg (DE)
2003International Short Film Festival, Hamburg (DE)
2000Mukojima EXPO, Tokyo (JP)                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Lectures

2019Guangzhou Fine art Academy
2017Drei Fragen, drei Orte: Gemeinschaft, Katholische Akademie Hamburg                                                                                              

Curatorial Works

2020Aufenthaltswahrscheinlichkeiten, 30 jährige Partnerstädte Hamburg/Osaka, 8. Salon e.V., Hamburg (DE)
2019Aufenthaltswahrscheinlichkeiten, 30 years twin cities Hamburg/Osaka, in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Osaka Kyoto
2016LIFESTYLES. Kunst aus Fukuoka, Westwerk, Hamburg (DE)
2014Subreale Welten. Photography from Hamburg, Port Gallery T, Osaka (JP)
2009Twinism. 20 years twin cities Hamburg/Osaka
2000KROM, Setagaya Museum Gallery, Tokyo (JP)                                               

Public Collections

Boxen Museum, Guangzhou (CN)
Hamburger Kunsthalle (DE)
Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Stormarn (DE)
Sichuan University (CN)
Brodtmann/Berenberg Bank (DE)