Tokyo Contemporary Art Award
March 30 (Sat.) – July 7 (Sun.), 2024
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Exhibition Gallery 3F
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Arts and Space established the Tokyo Contemporary Art Award (TCAA) in 2018 as a contemporary art prize to encourage mid-career artists to make new breakthroughs in their work by providing them with several years of continuous support.
An award exhibition will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo featuring Saeborg and Tsuda Michiko, the winners of the fourth TCAA.
*Programs are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
Born in Toyama in 1981. Based in Tokyo.
Saeborg is an imperfect cyborg that is half human and half toy. In performances and exhibitions both in Japan and abroad, Saeborg creates latex bodysuits through which she can artificially transcend physical characteristics such as age and gender.
Born in Kanagawa in 1980. Based in Ishikawa.
Tsuda Michiko produces a diverse range of installations and performance pieces that incorporate characteristics of video media. She creates maze-like spaces with simple structures and video equipment to blur the boundary between performer and spectator through a disorienting visual experience that alters the audience’s perception and physical sensation of the space.
Applications from the public were solicited in June 2021, and the selection committee members nominated candidate artists, including those from the public, and selected nominees through discussion. The two winners were then decided upon through an interactive screening process that included preliminary research on each artist, online-based studio visits and interviews.
International Selection Committee
Sofía Hernández Chong CUY [Director, Kunstinstituut Melly]
NOMURA Shino [Senior Curator, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery]
TAKAHASHI Mizuki [Executive Director and Chief Curator, CHAT (Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile)]
WASHIDA Meruro [Director, Towada Art Center]
Carol Yinghua LU [Director, Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum]
KONDO Yuki [Program Director, Tokyo Arts and Space]
Arts Initiative Tokyo [AIT]