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INABA, Takashi

(born in Osaka, Japan, 1965)

13-5 Doyama-cho Kita-ku, Osaka, postal code 530-0027, Japan

Tel/Fax 81-6-6313-2644         e-mail>> info@unipon2kau2.com

[Official website]  http://unipon2kau2.com/

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INABA began to make his art works by self-education from 1988.

He started to make the mirror art works by his original technique from 1998.

The concept of his art works is "consideration about substance".

He founded "unipon2kau2" since 1993, and founded the international art project "PUZZLE PROJECT" since 2006.

He is also the chief of Artist Space CERO established from 2008 until 2012, and co-organizer of the art event "P.A.D." since 2009.

Co-operation of direction for MI Gallery since 2012.

He founded pad GALLERY in Osaka, Japan in 2014. (Co-operated with BOSS’HIKO and Miwa Ichiko)

Education        

1988

Graduate Kwansei Gakuin University

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013

unipon2kau2 20th Anniversary Exhibition : INABA, Takashi "SELFISH GIFT" (Osaka, Japan)

INABA, Takashi solo exhibition, MI Gallery (Osaka, Japan)

2012

"Origin",  Artist Space CERO, (Osaka, Japan)

2011

MI gallery (Osaka, Japan) / "race",  Artist Space CERO, (Osaka, Japan)

2010

"SUBSTANCE", gallery ou, (Osaka), Artist Space CERO, (Osaka), gallery CLASS, (Nara, Japan)

2009

".....scape", Galeria CERO / Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan)

2008

"mirror works and paper works", ui atelier (Osaka, Japan)

2007

"SUBSTANCE project -memory / spirit-", galeria CERO / ui atelier (Osaka, Japan)

"mirrors of empire", INFORM Gallery (Kanazawa, Japan)

2006

"region", INFORM Gallery (Kanazawa, Japan)

2004

"mirrors of empire", INFORM Gallery (Kanazawa, Japan)

2003

"No Substance", INFORM Gallery (Kanazawa, Japan)

2002

Kita Modern Art Museum (Nara, Japan) / OVA (Nippon Sheet Glass Co.,Ltd, Osaka, Japan)

2001

"SUBSTANCE", INFORM Gallery (Kanazawa, Japan)

Kobe Hankyu Art Salon/Artrium (Kobe, Japan)

1999

"The Origin Of The World - The End Of The World", Raindogs (Osaka, Japan)

1997

"Nippon", Shugado Gallery (Osaka, Japan)

1994

"Substance Project-Noren Version", Showcase (Spiral 1F / Wacoal Art Center / Tokyo,)

1991

"Dissolution of her substance", On Gallery (Osaka, Japan)

Art fair / Art Expo

2014

Fountain Art Fair New York 2014 (NYC, U.S.A.) 

Asia Hotel Art Fair Hongkong 2014 (Hongkong, China)

2013

"ART OSAKA 2013", HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA (Osaka, Japan)

“Seoul International Book Fair 2013”, COEX  (Seoul, Korea)

“KOBE ART MARCHE 2013”, Kobe Meriken Hotel Oriental Hotel (Kobe, Japan)

2012

"ART OSAKA 2012", HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA (Osaka, Japan)

2010

"Toronto Art Expo 2010", Metro Toronto Convention Centre (Toronto, Canada)

2008

"2008 SEOUL INTERNATIONAL BOOK ART FAIR"(awarded Special Prize), COEX (Seoul, Korea)

2006

"YONGIN INTERNATIONAL ART EXPO", (KOREA)

1998

"Nagoya Contemporary Art Fair", NAGOYA CITY GALLERY (Nagoya, Japan)

Collaborations

2006

(NORIO KITAUARA+TAKASHI INABA+YUKO SAEGUSA)

"SENSUAL REALITY", UAPS (Osaka, Japan)

2006

(INABA Takashi+KAGOTANI Mikiko)

"region crossing", UAPS (Osaka, Japan)

1998

(INABA Takashi + KANAYAMA Naoki) : "Prayer:The National Health-TAI-SO"

"Philip Morris Art Award 1998 Final Selection", Tokyo International Forum (Tokyo, Japan)

"CAPARTY Vol.5 Art Pollen" (Kobe, Japan)

"Techno-Therapy in OAP", OAP (Osaka, Japan)

1997

Shugado Gallery (Osaka, Japan)

1993

(INABA Takashi + TAKAMATSU Atsushi)

"be", Akiyama Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)

1992

"To Exist", On Gallery (Osaka, Japan)

"SUBSTANCe-", Shugado Gallery (Osaka, Japan)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013

“H&M” INABA, Takashi x BOSS’HIKO Exhibition, MI gallery (Osaka, Japan)

“ART & DESIGN OPEN SOURCE”, Sanseido Gallery (Kobe, Japan)

2012

"EROTICA Exhibition vol.4", Galeria CERO & unipon2kau2 art project space (Osaka, Japan)

"Arts & Osake Exhibition", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan)  

"BOX ART 2012", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan)  

"The exhibition of the members, 2012", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan)

"THE 9th UIWANG INTERNATIONAL PLACARD ART 2010". (Korea)  

2011

"Christmas Exhibition", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan)

"EROTICA Exhibition vol.3", Galeria CERO & unipon2kau2 art project space (view>>) (Osaka, Japan)

"Ma Chanson Favorite vol. 4", E-MA 1F (Osaka, Japan)

"BOX ART 2011", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan)

"Japon - France échangent l'exposition de l'art contemporaine 2011", MI gallery (Osaka, Japan)

"THE 8th UIWANG INTERNATIONAL PLACARD ART 2010". (Korea)

"Japan Artist Show : ARTeCERO, 2011 Osaka-NY", Ouchi Gallery (New York, USA)

"The exhibition of the members, 2011", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan)

"ARTeCERO, 2011Osaka-NY", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan)        

2010

"A SELECTION OF ARTISTS FROM SOUTHEAST ASIA", A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery (New York, USA)

"THE 7th UIWANG INTERNATIONAL PLACARD ART 2010". (Korea)

"BOOK ART 2010 Japan - Korea", Gallery Jinsun (Seoul, Korea), Kunst Bau | Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan), Gallery Yamaguchi Kunst Bau (Osaka, Japan)

2009

"Exhibition Shinkan", Terminal Lounge (Tokyo, Japan)

"BOX ART 2009", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan)

"The exhibition of the members, 2009", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan)

"IMPRESSIONS Osaka - Leyden", Ars Aemula Naturae (Leyden,Netherlands), Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan)

"P.A.D.vol.1(Performance & Art Doyama)", Club NOON (Osaka, Japan), exhibit & co-organized with "kiske 3" & "Mid-Blue CORE"

"P.A.D.vol.2(Performance & Art Doyama)", Club NOON (Osaka, Japan), exhibit & organized by "kiske 3 & INABA, Takashi"

"NATSUON ART 2009", NAMURA ZOUSEN VACANT LOT(Osaka, Japan / exhibit & co-organize)

"P.A.D.vol.3(Performance & Art Doyama)", UAPS (Osaka, Japan), exhibit & organized by "kiske 3 & INABA, Takashi"

"2009 International Book Art Exhibition in Cheong-ju", Korean Craft Museum (Cheong-ju, KOREA)

"The exhibition of the members, 2010", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan)

2008

"1st. Exhibition of the members", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan)

"1st. Exhibition of the members vol.2", Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan)

"Book Art 2008 Japan-Korea", Gallery Den (Osaka, Japan), Gallery Jinsun (Seoul, Korea)

"UIWANG INTERNATIONAL PLACARD ART 2008" (Korea)

"Artist<small works> EXHIBITION", Galeria CERO/ui atelier (Osaka, Japan)

2007

"Art Court Frontier 2007 #5", ART COURT Gallery (Osaka, Japan)

"UIWANG INTERNATIONAL PLACARD ART 2007" (Korea)

2006

"A-21International Art Exhibition", Contemporary Art Space Osaka (Osaka, Japan)

"Book Art 2006 [The Secret Pleasure]", Galeria CERO / chef d`oevre / UAPS (Oasaka, Japan)

"UIWANG INTERNATIONAL PLACARD ART 2006" (Korea)

"A-21International Art Exhibition", Galeria Miejska Arsenal (Poznan, Poland)

2005

"ENERGY 2004 8th", TEPCO Ginza-kan (Tokyo, Japan)

"ARTISTES JAPONAIS", Galerie ART-TENSION (Bourges, France)

"Contemporary Glass Triennial in Toyama 2005", Art Gallery Toyama Shimin Plaza (Toyama, Japan)

"UIWANG INTERNATIONAL PLACARD ART 2005" (Uiwang, Korea)

2004

"A-21International Art Exhibition", Contemporary Art Space Osaka (Osaka, Japan)

"Spain Art Salon", Marugame City Archive (Kagawa, Japan)

"Valencia Art Salon", Galeria Anagma (Valencia, Spain)

 "Madrid Art Salon", Galeria Catarsis (Madrid, Spain)

"A-21International Art Exhibition" Galeria Miejska Arsenal (Poznan,Poland)

2003

"HOSOMI TO CONTEMPORARY 001-STARTART-", Hosomi Museum (Kyoto, Japan)

1997

"POP PARTY", Maruzen Gallery (Kobe / Osaka, Japan)

1990

"Mito October", Art Tower Mito Contemporary Art Gallery (Mito Arts Foundation / Ibaragi, Japan)

Organizer of art projects, art events

PUZZLE PROJECT        

http://puzzle-project.org/

2012

PUZZLE PROJECT 2012 in PARIS, Maison d'art Paris (Paris, France)  

PUZZLE PROJECT 2012 associated with ART OSAKA 2012, HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA (Osaka, Japan)  

"PUZZLE PROJECT 2012.3.11.Part 3, Kashiwara Biennnale (Osaka, Japan)

"PUZZLE PROJECT 2012.3.11.Part 2, MI gallery (Osaka, Japan)

"PUZZLE PROJECT 2012.3.11." [Special Kansai Event to Aid the 3.11 Restoration], Umeda Sky Building 3F (Osaka)  

2011

"PUZZLE PROJECT 2011 KIX-NY-Osaka", Tachibana Gallery (Osaka, Japan)

"PUZZLE PROJECT in NY, 2011", Ouchi Gallery, (New York, U.S.A.)

"PUZZLE PROJECT in KIX" (Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan)

Workshop "PUZZLE PROJECT in KIX" at LoopA (Osaka, Japan)

2010

TYPE BOOKS (Toronto, Canada)

2008

Artist Space CERO (Osaka, Japan), The Wall-The Gallery at Willesden Green (London, U.K.)

2006

u:ni:pon2kau2 art project space (Osaka, Japan)

chef d`oevre (Osaka, Japan)

P.A.D.

(Performance & Art, Doyama)

http://pad-art.net/

(organized with kiske3)

2013

P.A.D.vol.17 at Kadoma Shimin Bunka Kaikan Lumiere Hall, Osaka, Japan

2012

P.A.D.vol.14 at VILLAGE, Osaka, Japan  

P.A.D.vol.12 at Kadoma Shimin Bunka Kaikan Lumiere Hall, Osaka, Japan  

2011

P.A.D.vol.10 at Club NOON, Osaka, Japan

P.A.D.vol.9 at Kadoma Shimin Bunka Kaikan Lumiere Hall, Osaka, Japan

P.A.D.vol.7 at Clere Hall Fuse, Osaka, Japan

2010

P.A.D.vol.4, vol.5 at Club NOON, Osaka, Japan

2009

P.A.D.vol.1, vol.2 at Club NOON / vol.3 at UAPS, Osaka, Japan

Other activity

1993~        

established "unipon2kau2 art project space & bar / a.k.a.U.A.P.S."