I believe we will be able to introduce budding artists like raw gemstones to the world once again. Everyone is given a fair chance. You can change your life dramatically if you dare to take a chance. Have the courage and confidence to enter.
|Painter. His representative work “Waterfall” has received Honorable Mention in the painting category at the Venice Biennale in 1995. From 2007 to March 2013 served as the president of Kyoto University of Art and Design. Currently a professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design. Director of Koyodo Museum of Art, affiliated with Kyoto University of Art and Design. Director of "Institute of Art," a joint educational institution of Kyoto University of Art and Design and Tohoku University of Art and Design. Member of masters committee at L’ecole, School of Jewelry Arts by Van Cleef & Arpels. In 2016, in recognition of the international reputation of "Waterfall" and "Cliffs," he was awarded the Foreign Minister’s Commendation FY2016. Won the Isamu Noguchi Award in 2017. In 2018 "Senju Hiroshi: commemorating the completion of a fusuma painting for Kongoubuji temple, Koyasan" was held at Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art & Design, and has been toured nationwide since then as a traveling exhibition. Hiroshi Senju & teamLab collaborative exhibition "Waterness" at Dojima River Forum.|
For budding artists who haven’t been blessed with opportunities, this is an international competition, where the works are assessed genuinely and fairly. Last year, an unknown artist won the first prize, and is now in the spotlight as an artist. Just have a try at entering your best work that is free-spirited and expressive.
|Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Fine Arts with a Doctorate Degree. Currently professor of Tokyo University of the Arts. From 2002 to 2003, as a foreign researcher in the USA delegated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, he researched new possibilities of environmental art installations in the USA and Europe. In 2010, curated the exhibition "The first Story of the Island Art Project" at Setouchi International Art Festival on Kojima island, Kagawa prefecture. His main achievements include having his works exhibited at "the 12th Paris Biennale" at Musee d’Art Moderne in 1982, the second "Art of the Earth Festival" Tsumari Triennale Exhibition in 2003, "International Media Art Biennale" in Beijing in 2008, the Ichihara biennale exhibition "3D Sansui (landscape) Painting Project" in 2014, and the Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition at the request of the exhibitor, etc.|
Art Olympia is proactively looking to discover talented artists. Art naturally has the wonderful power to effortlessly transcend barriers of geographical distances, cultural differences, nationalities, ethnicities, and age. And it can be said that such an opportunity where the artists and the jury come face to face with the works is extremely valuable. I would like many of you to participate in this competition.
|Completed the Master's Program at Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Fine Arts. From 1984 to 1986, worked in the museum opening preparation office for Musee d’Orsay as a foreign researcher delegated by the Ministry of Education. In 2006 was appointed as the director of the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, after working as the curator-in-chief at the National Museum of Western Art. After the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum officially opened in April 2010, was engaged in museum management, which principally involved organizing and holding rotating exhibits. In 2010, was awarded the Chevalier order by the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France. Has worked as the commissioner for a number of exhibitions such as "Georges de La Tour – The realm of radiance and darkness" (National Museum of Western Art, 2005), "Corot - Variations of light and reminiscence" (National Museum of Western Art, 2008), "Manet and modern Paris" (Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, 2010). His recent books include "Lean more about Manet," "Learn more about Bonnard," "Cute Impressionists," "Cute Les Nabis" (all the above published by Tokyo Bijutsu), "Behind the scenes at museums - How to organize appealing exhibitions" (by Chikuma Shobo), "The reborn Orsay Museum" (by Shinchosha).|
Art Olympia is an open door and a platform. I believe that you (the artist) will learn and reflect a lot about yourself and your work by having your work viewed, assessed and reviewed by the panel of jurors - experts with diverse perspectives. Art works progress by being looked at. I think it will also be a good chance for you to try something different from usual, and have it viewed. We welcome entries by many of you.
|Graduated from the Faculty of Law, Kyoto University, and Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School. Established the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, and is currently working as artistic director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, and as a professor in Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Global Arts. Advisory committee member of Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai. Artistic director of Inujima "Art House Project." Recent exhibitions include “New Sensorium” (the ZKM) and Kishio Suga “Situations” (Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan), both in 2016. Curated “Japanorama: A new vision on art since 1970” at Centre Pompidou-Metz from October 2017. Was curator of the 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art: Clouds ⇄ Forests. In 2018, curated "Fukami, a dive into Japanese aesthetics," as part of “Japonismes 2018” in Paris, France.|
I am noticing the growing presence of Art Olympia in the art world. I believe entering this competition can bring you and your work a great chance to become recognized internationally. I would like you to aim to create a masterpiece that transcends what you thought were the limits of your ability.
|Painter. Honorary professor at Musashino Art University. Born in Tokyo in 1947. Graduated from Musashino Art University Junior College of Art in 1968. Participated in the Overseas Training Program for Artists by the Agency for Cultural Affairs (in India, 1986 to 1987). Won the Takeshi Hayashi Prize at Showa Kai Exhibition in 1978. Received the Yasui Award at the Yasui Award Exhibition in 1986. In 2007, received the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award for Fine Arts for FY 2006. Received the Medal with Purple Ribbon in 2014. Her works are housed at The Agency for Cultural Affairs, The National Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Modern Art Ibaraki, The Museum of Modern Art Toyama, Yokohama Museum of Art, and other institutions.|
|Director of The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in Long Island City, New York. Previously executive director of the Drawing Center (2007 - 2018). In the past, held prominent positions such as deputy director of MoMA PS1, an annex to The Museum of Modern Art in New York (2003 - 2007), director of Dieu Donne Papermill (2001 - 2003), and assistant director of UrbanGlass (1996 - 2001). Reflecting his broad areas of interest, he has organized more than 20 exhibitions in the past 10 years, of visual art, crafts, design, architecture, poetry, music, science and literature. Is also an art critic, a lecturer, and an essayist, and produces works for catalogs published for museums and galleries. Writes for international magazines on various topics such as art, fashion and design.|
|Founder and former director of the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts. Was a professor at Taipei National University of the Arts from 1985 to 2018. Graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts (National School of Fine Arts) in Paris and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs. Is also an advisor to the Visual Arts Department of The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and The National Culture and Arts Foundation. Has been involved in numerous public art projects and has contributed to the establishment of Art Bank Taiwan. Is also a member of the committees at The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and Taipei Fine Arts Museum.|
|Florence Derieux, and art historian and curator, is Director of Exhibitions at Hauser & Wirth New York. She previously served as Curator of American Art of the Centre Pompidou Foundation and Curator-at-Large of the Centre Pompidou. She was formerly Director of the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne (2008-2016); Curator of Art Basel Parcours (2013-2015); Associate Curator of Le Magasin-Centre National d’Art contemporain in Grenoble (2007); Curator for Contemporary Art of the Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne (2005-2006); Deputy Director of the Picasso Museum in Antibes (2002-2004); Curator at Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2000-2002). She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Fondazione Furla in Milan, Italy.|
|Born in 1971, Emmanuelle Lequeux has studied art history and muesography at the Ecole du Louvre, master graduated in 1995. She also studied modern Litterature at the Nanterre university, cinema history at Jussieu University, before to graduate at the CFJ (formation center in journalism) in Paris in 1997. She then became art critic for Le Monde since 1998 till today. She’s also in charge of the exhibitions at Beaux arts magazine since 2005, and collaborates to international magazines like Flash Art or O2 . She has collaborated to numerous artists catalogues, such as Claude Levêque for the Venice Biennale, Chapuisat Brother, or John Armleder. In 2010 she was also part of the team who initiated the Belleville biennale in Paris.|
|Founder and Director of Tang Contemporary Art. When an art movement called “85 New Wave” spread across mainland China during the mid-1980s, he played a very prominent role in it as an avant-garde artist. His works appeared in publications such as "Chinese Art," "Art," "Art Monthly," "Artist," and also featured in the "History of Modern Chinese Art" and "A History of Art in 20th Century China” by 吕澎(Lu Peng). In 1977, established Tang Contemporary Art in Bangkok. With his enthusiasm to further promote art, he went on to establish galleries in Beijing and Hong Kong in the following decade, and became an agent for more than 40 contemporary artists at the time. Under his supervision, Tang Contemporary Art holds five to six major exhibitions a year at each gallery. The achievement of his artist training with its excellent arts and science programs that foster young artists’ talent to become leading figures in the Chinese contemporary art scene is drawing extensive attention. Has been working on numerous high-profile exhibitions in cooperation with various artists, curators, galleries and organizations. He also supports contemporary art institutions at home and abroad, and has established an international reputation as a bridge between artists and collectors.|