Tokyo, b.1994

Egami Etsu

Egami Etsu is pursuing a PhD in Fine Art and holds an MFA in Oil Painting (2016) with Liu Xiao Dong as well as a BFA in Oil Painting (2012), all from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. She participated in an exchange programme at HfG University and ZKM Centre for Art and Media (2018).

Egami was born in Japan and grew up in the United States and Europe, and currently lives and works in China. These experiences brought about various communication barriers. The artist feels that languages can “only be sensed, not explained”, hence her interest in the discipline of language and communication.

The artist works with various forms of media, such as video, voice, drawing and painting. Her main interest is to investigate human instinct and the...

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Biography

Egami Etsu is pursuing a PhD in Fine Art and holds an MFA in Oil Painting (2016) with Liu Xiao Dong as well as a BFA in Oil Painting (2012), all from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. She participated in an exchange programme at HfG University and ZKM Centre for Art and Media (2018).

Egami was born in Japan and grew up in the United States and Europe, and currently lives and works in China. These experiences brought about various communication barriers. The artist feels that languages can “only be sensed, not explained”, hence her interest in the discipline of language and communication.

The artist works with various forms of media, such as video, voice, drawing and painting. Her main interest is to investigate human instinct and the origins of languages, while examining the significance of communication. For an artist of her generation, Egami has been significantly revered for her work different media forms and methodologies, artworks that ultimately investigate communication in contemporary society and the essence of humanity.

Egami Etsu’s first solo exhibition was held in Tokyo, Japan (2016) and the same year in Beijing. She has exhibited her works internationally throughout Asia including institutional exhibitions notably in Beijing, China, Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, South Korea (2016).

Etsu has been nominated as a finalist for the Sovereign Art Award in 2019 in Hong Kong. The artist has won numerous awards including CAFA and East International Exhibition awards. Most recently the CAFA Museum (2018), the CAFA Yi Lian Great Graduation Works Award in 2016, as well as the Sixth CAFA Competition Awards of Excellence and Popularity and the Sixteen East International Art Exhibition Special Jury Award both in 2015. Egami participated in the 2nd Beijing International Media Art Biennale, Beijing CAFA Museum (2018) and has exhibited work internationally. Her solo show Dialogue beyond 400 years won the New Artist Award of 16th Chiba City Government Art and Culture Foundation and Supporting Program (2018).

Egami Etsu currently lives and works between Beijing, China and Japan.

Artworks

2

Temptation of brush past, 2019

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Abstract and Figurative / Art of the 2010s / Asian Art / Beijing / Blurring Boundaries / Canvas / Communication / Contemporary Asian Art / Contemporary Japanese Art / Human Nature/Existence / Japan / Japanese Art / Oil on Canvas / Oil Paint / Oil Painting / Painting / Portrait Painting / Short and Quick Brushstrokes / Tokyo / Women Artists / Young/Emerging Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2018

    Master in Central Academy of Fine Arts , Liu Xiao Dong

  • Studying in PHD in Central Academy of Fine Arts

  • 2017

    Exchange program in HFG, ZKM in Germany

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    “Dialogue beyond 4000 yeats - Etsu Egami solo show” (Chiba art center, Japan)

  • “Dialogue beyond 400 years -Etsu Egami solo show” (Playground London, UK)

  • 2017

    “EGAMI ETSU’s solo exhibition” (Tokyo GINZA, Japan)

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    #8ARTISTS, A2Z Art Gallery, Hong Kong

  • CAFA Mater Graduate exhibition (CAFA Museum, Beijing)

  • Sovereign Asia Art Prize finalist exhibition (Tai Kun HongKong, Hong Kong)

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Education

  • 2018

    Master in Central Academy of Fine Arts , Liu Xiao Dong

  • Studying in PHD in Central Academy of Fine Arts

  • 2017

    Exchange program in HFG, ZKM in Germany

  • 2016

    Graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts , BFA in the 3rd oil painting class, Bachelor

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    “Dialogue beyond 4000 yeats - Etsu Egami solo show” (Chiba art center, Japan)

  • “Dialogue beyond 400 years -Etsu Egami solo show” (Playground London, UK)

  • 2017

    “EGAMI ETSU’s solo exhibition” (Tokyo GINZA, Japan)

  • “In to the light .... Etsu Egami solo exhibition” (βpace, Germany)

  • 2016

    “God’s voice, human’s words?” DEHAIRI projects, TOKYO, Japan

  • “It is not the mislistening game” de Sarthe gallery, BEIJING

  • “Mis-hearing × Truth” Horizon Art Space, BEIJING

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    #8ARTISTS, A2Z Art Gallery, Hong Kong

  • CAFA Mater Graduate exhibition (CAFA Museum, Beijing)

  • Sovereign Asia Art Prize finalist exhibition (Tai Kun HongKong, Hong Kong)

  • Sovereign Asia Art Prize finalist exhibition (H Queen's, Hong Kong)

  • 7th CAFA Master student talented work show (CAFA, Beijing)

  • HOT WIND(PBS Art Center)

  • Meditation Station (Galerie-xchua, Beijing)

  • WANYING YOUNG DREAMS 2019 (WANYING ART MUSEUM)

  • 2018

    A CITY TO WEAR 2.0 Paintings Beyond “Painting”(The Research House for Asian Art , Chicago)

  • The 2th Beijing Media Art Biennial (CAFA Museum, Beijing)

  • Bio Art Archive Drawer- Absence of the Authority (HDK,Swiss)

  • One step beyond- New artists exhibition (Silkland gallery ,Tokyo)

  • Non sense (798, Beijing)

  • Group show (Galerie 99, Germany)

  • 6th CAFA Master student talented work show (CAFA, Beijing)

  • 2017

    Winter Blooming Hui Art Season (Hui space, Beijing)

  • Grounding exhibition (UCCA, Beijing)

  • New young stars Exhibition (Silk land Gallery, Tokyo,Ginza)

  • The spring of Yan Huang art festival “Legal Aliens,” Yan Huang Art Museum

  • May Be exhibition, CAFA International B-space

  • 2016

    “3rd CAFA Art Biennale,” CAFAM

  • "Neither Here Nor there," Yuan Dian Art Museum

  • "Yu China Blue" collaboration, Yuan Dian Art Museum

  • "Fan Xin Ji Hua," Tree Art Museum, Beijing / Tian Jing Wen Hua Gu, Tian Jing/Japan-China friendship center art museum, Tokyo / Milal Art Museum, Seoul

  • Graduated exhibition, CAFAM

  • “God’s voice, human’s words?” Vacuum space, BEIJING, China

  • School’s colour (CAFA Sichuan Art Museum)

  • LVG Tai zhou Photo Biennale

  • BMAC AVVNAL DINNER BALL2016 (Beijing Keipinski Hotel)

  • 16th Oriental International Art Exhibition (Japan Chiba city Art Museum)

  • 2015

    Yunnan Sketch exhibition, CAFA

  • Workshop with Henk Visch exhibition, CAFA

  • The 16th East International Art Exhibition, Japan, Chiba city museum of art selected in The 3th China International Forum for Art Installation, Beijing

  • 2014

    Youth exhibition, CAFA

  • Qinghai Sketch exhibition, CAFA

  • The 12th National Art Exhibition, Liang He Art Museum

  • The 15th East International Art Exhibition, Chiba city museum of art, Japan

  • 2013

    Youth exhibition, CAFA

  • Winter Creation exhibition, CAFA

  • Beijing Sketch exhibition, CAFA

  • The 14th East International Art Exhibition, Chiba city museum of art, Japan

  • 2012

    The 13th East International Art Exhibition, Chiba preference museum of art Japan

Grants/Awards

  • 2019

    Sovereign Asian Art Award 2019 (Sovereign Art foundation)

  • 5th BaoZhen Great graduate works show (CAFA)

  • WAN YING YOUNG DREAMS 2019 (Wan Ying Art Museum)

  • 2018

    16th Chiba city government Art and Culture new star prize (Chiba city government)

  • 2017

    Excellent works awards (China national foundation)

  • 2016

    Yi Lian Great Graduation works award

  • The 17th East International Art Exhibition, Minister of Foreign Affairs Award

  • Winner of the 12th “Open Studio Day” Award (CAFA)

  • 2015

    CAFA 6th competition "collaboration with space and art" - Excellent award and most popular award

  • The 16th East International Art Exhibition, special Jury Award, Japan

  • 2014

    The Second Prize of outstanding awards (CAFA)

  • Sketch outstanding awards (CAFA)

  • Social activities awards (CAFA)

  • 2013

    The outstanding creation awards(CAFA)

  • The Second Prize of outstanding awards(CAFA)

  • The 14th East International Art Exhibition, Chiba prefectural Museum of Art Director awards

  • 2012

    The 13th East International Art Exhibition, Asahi Newspaper awards

Bibliography

  • 2018

    Mainichi News paper (Japan)

  • Chiba Nippo News Paper (Japan)

  • Chiba shiseidayori (Japan)

  • 2017

    Tian Jin TV 0326 Half year Documentary of Etsu Egami (China)

  • Gekkanbijyutsu art magazine 08 (Japan)

  • Gekkanbijyutsu art magazine 07 (Japan)

  • 2016

    CHINA DAILY USA(US edition) January 29-31, 2016 "An artistic marriage of great convenience"

  • PHOTOGAPHER COMPANION Magazine‘12

  • North art magazine ‘02

  • 2015

    CAFA Art Newspaper 132th

  • Gekkanbijyutsu art magazine 07 (Japan)

  • 2014

    Gekkanbijyutsu art magazine 07 (Japan)

  • 2013

    Gekkanbijyutsu art magazine 06 (Japan)