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Oscar OIWA was born of Japanese descent in São Paulo, Brazil in 1965 and is now one of the most accomplished artists to record the impact of globalisation. A recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002 and now based in New York, OIWA has held numerous solo exhibitions around the world, and more notably in museums in Japan such as the Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. His works show a visual interplay of cross-cultural influences from his Japanese heritage and traditions, contemporary manga as well as western impressionism and science fiction film. Oiwa’s works are striking in their portrayal of multiple viewpoints and objects which combine effortlessly into a vivid world of their own.


  • 1989       Graduated from São Paulo University, Faculty of Architecture
                   and Urbanism, São Paulo.
  • 1995       The Delfina Studio Trust, Artist in Residence Award, London.
  • 1996       The Pollock - Krasner Foundation Grant, New York.
  • 2002       Grant from Asian Cultural Council Tokyo / New York.
                   Grant from John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation,
                   New York

Solo Exhibitions

  • 1990     "Brazilian Exotic Fruits", Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 1992     "Virtual Toys", Tokyo, Japan
  • 1993     "Crazy Family", Kanagawa, Japan
  • 1995     “Divina Commedia”, Tokyo, Japan
                  “Flower”, Yokohama Museum of Art /Art Gallery,
                  Kanagawa, Japan
                  "Kobe Earthquake", Tokyo, Japan
  • 1996     “New Works”, Tokyo, Japan
                  "Mother and Child", Installation, London, UK
  • 1997     “Crow’s Nest”, Fukuoka, Japan
                  "Via Crucis - Part I", Contemporary Art Factory, Tokyo, Japan
                  "Light in Final of Tunnel", Tokyo, Japan
                  "Morphe'97", Tokyo, Japan
  • 1998     “The Garden of Eden”, The Royal Ueno Museum, Tokyo, Japan
                  1997/98 “Via Crucis”, Tokyo, Japan
                  "Sakae Kumin Prize", Sakae World Cultural Centre, Kanagawa,
  • 1999     Solo Exhibition of Oscar Oiwa, Paris, France
                  "Arca de Noe", Contemporary Art Factory, Tokyo, Japan
                  "Sunrise", Gifu, Japan
  • 2000     Solo Exhibition of Oscar Oiwa, Paris, France
                  “Masterpieces”, Tokyo, Japan
                  “The Garden of Eden”, Centre of Contemporary Art, Leiden,
                  The Netherlands
  • 2001     “Frontier”, Gifu, Japan
  • 2002     “Landscape from a Cow’s View”, Tokyo, Japan
                  “Noah Boat”, Paris, France
  • 2003     “Monte Pascoal”, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2004     “Fog, Cloud & Flower”, Tokyo, Japan
                  “Playback Film”, Gifu, Japan
  • 2005     “Pooch”, Sao Paulo, Brazil
                  Solo Exhibition of Oscar Oiwa, Paris, France
  • 2006     “Caos”, Sao Paulo, Brazil
                  “Gardening with Oscar Oiwa: New Paintings”, ASU Art Museum,
                  Nelson Fine Arts Centre, Tempe, Arizona
                  “Invisible Reflex: 1993-2006 Retrospective”, Ikeda Museum of
                  20th Century Art, Shizouka, Japan
                  “Works on Paper”, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2007     “Fireshop”, New York, NY
                  "North Pole", Gifu, Japan
  • 2008     Solo Exhibition of Oscar Oiwa, Sao Paulo, Brazil
                  “The Dreams of a Sleeping World”, Museum of
                  Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan.
                  Traveling:Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art
                  Solo Exhibition of Oscar Oiwa, Tokyo, Japan
                  "Little World", Gifu, Japan
  • 2009     Solo Exhibition of Oscar Oiwa, Connoisseur Contemporary,   
                  Hong Kong
                  "Asian Kitchen", Beijing, China
                  "The Dreams of a Sleeping World", Kagawa, Japan
  • 2010     Caption Gallery, Gifu, Japan
  • 2011     Museo Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
                 After Midnight, Galeria Thomas Cohn, Sao Paulo, Brazil
                 Oscar Oiwa, Agathe Helion Gallery, Paris, France
  • 2012     A Meeting of Rabbit, Cat, Wave and Nest, Caption Gallery, Gifu,
                 Looking My World, Gallery Hosokawa, Osaka, Japan
                 Travelling Light, Art Front Gallery, Tokyo, Japan / Kemusan Gallery,
                 Seoul, Korea
                 Works by Oscar Oiwa, Connoisseur Contemporary, Hong Kong
  • 2013     Clima Tempestuoso (Stormy Weather), Solo Exhibition, Galeria
                 Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo, Brazil
                 Unconsciousness of the City, The National Museum of Modern Art,
                 Tokyo, Japan
  • 2014      Oscar Oiwa, chashama, New York, USA
  • 2015      Oscar Oiwa, Connoisseur Contemporary, Hong Kong


Participated Exibition

  • 1990     "The 8th Sao Paulo Contemporary Art Exhibition, Acquisition
                  Prize, Biennial Foundation", Sao Paulo, Brazil
                  "70 Artists, Paco das Artes", Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 1991     “21st International Sao Paulo Biennial”, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 1992     "The Japan Contact Committee for the 21st International
                  Biennial of Sao Paulo", Tokyo, Japan
                  "Constellation: Contemporary Art Now '92", Kanagawa, Japan
  • 1993     "Art Works and Factory", Tokyo, Japan
                  "Brazilian Art Today", Fujita Vente Museum, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1994     "Kanagawa Art Annual '94", Kanagawa Prefectural Hall
                  Gallery, Kanagawa, Japan
                  "NICAF '94", Kanagawa, Japan
                  "Tannan Art Festival '94", Fukui, Japan
  • 1995     “VOCA 95- Vision of Contemporary Art”, Encouragement 
                  Award, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
                  "Little Aperto, XLVI Venice Biennale alternative exhibition",
                  Venice, Italy
                  "Vision of Contemporary Art, Encouragement Award", The
                  Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
                  "Artistas Nipo-brasileiros e Japoneses", MAC USP Museum of
                  Contemporary Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil
                  "Nipo-brasileiros Contemporaneo", Niigata Prefectual Hall
                  Gallery, touring exhibition: Tokushima Kyoudobunnka Kaikan,
                   Tokushima/Gifu Prefectual Museum, Gifu/Azabu Bitjutse
                   Kougeikan, Tokyo/Yokosuka City Hamaya Kaikan,
                   Kanagawa/Ota City Higashige Gakusyu Bunka Center,
                   Gunma, Japan
                   "Morphe'95", Tokyo, Japan
  • 1996     “Delfina Summer Exhibition”, The Delfina Studio Trust,
                 London, England
                 “4th Yokohama Biennale”, Yokohama, Grand Prize,
                 Kanagawa, Japan
                 “Osaka Triennale ’96”, Osaka, Japan
                 “Contemporary Art Society Market”, Royal Festival Hall,
                 London, England
                 “Nipo-brasileiros Contemporaneos”, MASP Sao Paulo
                  Art Museum, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 1997     “Voice from Tokyo”, Barcelona, Spain
  • 1998     “90th Year of Japanese Immigration in Brazil” touring
                  exhibition:Ipatinga/Belo Horizonte/Brasilia/Rio de Janeiro and
                 Sao Paulo, Brazil
                 “Michelin Contemporary Art Competition”, Bologne, France
                 “Voice from Tokyo”, Weimar, Germany, Lausagne, Switzerland
                 “Osaka Triennale ’98” -sculpture, Mydome Osaka, Osaka,         Japan
                 "Takeo Paper Show", Spiral Garden, Tokyo Travelled to Osaka
                 and Nagoya, Japan
                 "Philip Morris Award 1998 Final Selection", Tokyo International
                 Forum, Tokyo, Japan
                  "Jugemu", Contemporary Art Factory, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1999     “Voice from Tokyo”, Tokyo, Japan
                 “HOT AIR”, Shizuoka Convention & Arts Centre,
                 Shizuoka, Japan
                 “Museum walk”, Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Tochigi, Japan
                 “Art is Fun: Angelic, Devilish, or Both”, Hara Museum ARC,
                 Gunma, Japan
                 "Splash", Canvas Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
                 "Brussels Art Fair", Brussels, Belgium
                 "The Group 1965 Shine or Rain - The Movie", Tokyo, Japan
  • 2000     “Vacant Lot”, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota,
                 Aichi, Japan
                 “Echigotsumari Art Triennial”, Niigata, Japan
                 “The Gift to Hope”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
                 "Okamoto Taro Award", Tokyo Olimpic Centre, Tokyo, Japan
                 "Philip Morris Art Award 2000", Ebisu Garden Place, Tokyo,
                 "The Group 1965 in Kansai", Osaka, Japan
                 "Today - Latin America and Caribbean Contemporary Art", Miura
                 Museum of Art, Ehime, Japan
  • 2001     “Vision”, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Aichi, Japan
                 “Modern from Sumida”, Museum of Contemporary Art,
                 Tokyo, Japan
                 “In Search of Form”, Pusan Municipal Art Museum, Pusan,
                 South Korea
  • 2002     “Here is the Museum”, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art,
                 Shizuoka, Japan
                 “Cyclinal Art Site”, Oita Prefectural Museum of Art, Oita, Japan
  • 2003     “Boa Viagem”, Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Tochigi, Japan
                 “Japan: Rising”, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art,
                 Palm Beach, Florida
                 “Travelling: Towards the Border”, The National Museum of
                 Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
                 "Pintura Brasilena Cosecha 2003", Arte BA, Buenos Aires, 
  • 2004     “Japan Art Now”, KIAF-Korea International Art Fair, Seoul,
                 Arteamericas The Latin American Fair, Miami, Florida
                 “VOCA 1994-2003”, Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki, Japan
                 “International Peace Exhibition”, National Museum of
                 Contemporary Art Korea, Seoul, Korea
                 FIAC, Paris, France
                 "Pararela", Sao Paulo, Brazil
                 "Arte BA", Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2005     “Rampa”, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona
                 “Over the Nature”, Himeji City Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan
                 “40x40x40”, Seoul, Korea
                 “Arte BA”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
                 “Sight-cruising”, Marugame Genichiro Museum of Art,
                 Marugame, Japan
                 “Permanent Collection Exhibition”, Museum of Contemporary 
                 Art, Tokyo, Japan
                 "The Group 1965 - project 40x40 Seven samurais, even",
                 Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
                 "Contemporary Art", Hiroshima, Japan
                 "Arteamericas The Latin America Art Fair", Miami, USA
                 "Bank ART Life - 24 hours hospitality", Kanagawa, Japan
                 "New Acquisitions + Exhibition of the Collection 2005",
                 Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
  • 2006     “A Muse Land 2007: Beautiful Dreamer”, Hokkaido Museum of
                 Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan
                 “Big City Fall”, New York, New York
                 “PULSE Art Fair”, Miami, Florida
                 “20 Art from Last 20 Year”, Museum of Contemporary Art,
                 Sapporo, Japan
                 “SP Arte 2006”, Sao Paulo Art Fair, Sao Paulo, Brazil
                 “Arte BA 2006”, Buenos Aires Art Fair, Buenos Aires, Brazil
                 “PULSE NY”, New York, New York
                 "Arteamericas", Miami, USA
  • 2007    "PULSE NY", New York, USA
                 "Arteamericas", Miami, USA
                 "The (s) Files", el Museo del Barrio, New York, USA
                 "PULSE Miami", Miami, USA
                 "Art Basel Miami Beach", Miami, USA
                 "Horizons-Perspectives of Contemporary Art", Tokyo, Japan
  • 2008    "ARCO", Madrid, Spain
                 "PULSE NY", New York, USA
                 "SP Arte 2008", Sao Paulo, Brazil
                 "Arte BA'08", Buenos Aires, Argentina
                 "Trajetoria dos Cem Anos dos Artistas Plasticos Nikkeis no
                 Brazil", Travelling Exhibition:
                 Kobe/Matsuya/Yokohama/Kumamoto, Japan   
                 "Lacos do Olhar", Sao Paulo, Brazil
                 "Monumental Proportions", Arizona State University Art
                 Museum, Arizona
                 "Nippon - 100 Anos de Integracao Brasil Japao", Travelling
                 Exhibition: Rio de Janeiro/Brasilia, Brazil
                 "Summer Breeze", Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona, USA
                 "Network Project JAPAN", Seoul, South Korea
                 "Contemporary Art Exhibition from the Museum Collection", The 
                 Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan
  • 2009    "PINTA - The Modern & Contemporary Latin American Art
                  Show", The Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, USA
                  "Sacred Monsters: Everyday Animism in Contemporary
                  Japanese Art and Anime", Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford,
                  "4th Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial", Niigata, Japan
                  "VIVA! New Art. New Visions", Connoisseur Contemporary and
                  Connoisseur Art Gallery, Hong Kong
                 "Landscape", Gifu, Japan
                 "ZONA", Mexico Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico
                 "SP Arte", Sao Paulo, Brazil
                 "The City. Presence", New York, USA
                 "Satoyama Zoological Garden", Niigata, Japan
                 "Niigata City Water and Soil Festival", Niigata, Japan
  • 2010    "Micro Salon 2010 60th Anniversary Exhibition", Tokyo Gallery +
                  BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
                  "Setouchi International Art Festival", Installation "Oiwa Island"
                  received the Grand Prize out of 721 entries, Seto Inland Sea,
                  Okayama, Japan
                  "Japanese Brazilian Artist (Ricardo Akagawa collection", Hyogo
                  Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan
                  "Modern Japanese Art from the Museum Collection", The
                  National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
                  "Art Beijing", National Agricultural Exhibition Centre, Beijing,
                  "SP-Arte 2010 International Art Fair", Sao Paulo, Brazil
                  "Flowers in Japanese Art: 16th - 21st Century", Iwami Art
                  Museum, Shimane, Japan
                  "Garden: Artists' Microcosm. Let's Browse With Topical Focus",
                  The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
                  "Animamix Biennial 2009-2010", Museum of Contemporary
                  Art, Taipei, Taiwan and Museum of Contemporary Art,
                  Shanghai, China
  • 2011    "SP-Arte/2011", Sao Paulo, Brazil
                "The Group 1965: We are Boys!", Kunstalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf,
                Global New Art, Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art,
                Tokyo, Japan
  • 2012    "Art Dubai", Dubai, United Arab Emirates
                "Art Osaka", Caption Gallery, Gifu, Japan
                 In Between Journeys: Here I Am, Takamatsu City Museum of Art,
                 Kagawa, Japan 
  • 2013     Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong
                 MOT Collection Our Ninety Years: 1923-2013, Museum of  
                 Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
                 "Group 1965 - We Are Boys", Kamada Kyosaikai Folk Museum,
                 Kagawa, Japan
                 "Peace Meets Art!", Art Arch Hiroshima 2013, Hiroshima Prefectural
                 Art Museum, Hiroshima, Japan 
                 Setouchi Triennale 2013, Ibuki Island / Ogi Island, Japan
  • 2014     Cidade Politica, Associacao para o Patronato Contemporaneo, Sao
                 Paulo, Brazil
                 The 2nd Anniversary of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake,
                 Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan
                 "Chronicle 1995", MOT Collection, Special Exhibition for the 20th
                 Anniversary, Museum of the Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
                 "Land of Sunlight-Brazilian Japanese Painters and Oscar Oiwa",  
                 Gunma Museum of Fine Art, Takasaki, Japan  
                 Le Printemps de Haute-Correze (11th Edition), Abbaye Saint Andre,
                 Centre d'art contemporain, Meymac, France
  • 2015     Collection Becoming, Twentieth Anniversary, Special MOT
                 Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
                 Asia Hotel Art Fair (AHAF), Hong Kong
                 Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong


  • 2009     "Oscar Oiwa", Prestige Hong Kong August issue, Hong Kong

Public Collections

  • Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan
  • The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
  • Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
  • Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Tochigi, Japan
  • Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona
  • Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona, USA
  • Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
  • Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukushima, Japan
  • Ikeda Museum of 20th Century Art, Shizuoka, Japan
  • Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

Private Collections

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Thailand, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States