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Satoru Kitago

Satoru Kitago - 北郷悟

1953Born in Fukushima 1977B.F.A. in Sculpture, Tokyo Zoukei University1979M.F.A. in Sculpture, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music1991-97Associate professor, Niigata University1996-97Stayed in Italy, Fellowship from the Agency for Cultural Affairs19971997- Associate Professor, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Member of Shinseisaku Art Society2006Professor, Department of Sculpture, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music2008International Sculpture Projects Hangzhou China

1979“Shinseisaku Exhibition”, Awarded the New Artists Prize in '80 and '821981“Selected Works of Contemporary Art” The Ministry of Education (Tokyo and other locations in Japan)1983“Tenri Biennale” Awarded a Grand Prize1987“The Art of Michinoku” Miyagi Museum of Art1990Awarded the Good Design Prize of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry1992“Contemporary Japanese Figurative Sculpture” Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art1994Work purchased by the Agency for Cultural Affairs.1997“Nuove Realta” Soloarte Gallery, Milan, Italy1999“Overstepping Borders” Iwaki City Art Museum “Sculpture: Destruction and Construction of Figurative Art” Chinretsukan Gallery, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music2000“Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture- Japan and the United States” Toki City (Gifu) “Competition of Computer Modeling Sculpture” (Kitago team was awarded a Grand Prize)2001“DOMANI” Seiji Togo Yasuda Kasai Museum of Art (Tokyo)2002“Sculptors of Eastern Japan” Tokyo Station Gallery (Tokyo)2003「Constantin Brancusi prize」Encouragement prize2005「Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture in Japan」Yamaguchi Open-air Museum 「The Art of Breathing in the World-Art and Respiration」 「SKINODELIC The sculpture/face,surface,interface 」GEIDAI Museum2006Awarded the 7th Kurayoshi City Sculpture Prize (Kurayoshi, Tottori)2007Tokyo University of the Arts 120th Anniversary Exhibition"Ima"(Tokyo) Tokyo University of the Arts 120th Anniversary Exhibition"The form which echoes and suits"(Tokyo) The 40th Anniversary of the Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists provided by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Journey - Encounters and Dialogues with Foreign Cultures(Tokyo)

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