Kishio Suga菅木志雄

Kishio Suga was born in 1944, Iwate prefecture, Japan. Suga graduated from the Painting Department of Tama Art University in 1968. From the late 1960s onwards, he has been active as one of the central figures of Mono-ha, a sculptural and installation based art movement that emerged in the late 1960s. Through his practice of assembling natural, industrial or found materials into a room size installation piece, he intends to examine the relation between objects, space, and human perception in tandem to the surrounding environment. Suga’s solo exhibitions have been organized by numerous museums in Japan including Kishio Suga Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, 1997; Stance, Yokohama City Museum, 1999; Uncertain Void: Installation by Kishio Suga, Iwate Museum of Art, 2005. His most recent solo show Situated Latency was held at the Contemporary Art Museum, Tokyo in 2015.

WORKS

Title
Line of Critical Boundary-S
Year
1972
Material
Plywood board, sand paper, chalk
Size
91.7 x 83.5 cm
Title
Equivalent Distances, Rotating Currents
Year
2003
Material
Wood, paint
Size
20.4 x 42 x 34.5 cm
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Title
PROTRUSION SSS-87
Year
1987
Material
Plywood, lacquer
Size
165.1 x 122.8 x 8 cm
Title
PROTRUSION 810
Year
1981
Material
Canvas and acrylic on plywood boards
Size
180.6 x 225.3 x 6.4 cm
Title
Untitled
Year
1975
Material
Marker pen and pastel on paper
Size
54.5 x 39.5 cm
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Title
Untitled
Year
1975
Material
Marker pen and pastel on paper
Size
52.5 x 34.7 cm
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Title
PROTRUSION Series — The Entirety within an Interval
Year
1990
Material
Plywood, lacquer
Siza
192 x 297 x 12 cm
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Title
PROTRUSION 88B
Year
1988
Material
Plywood, lacquer
Size
117.7 x 114.4 x 6 cm
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Title
The Cultivation of Mother Earth
Year
2000
Material
Steel pipes, buckets, wooden box, macadam, rope
Size
Dimension varies with installation
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Title
Disseminating Territory
Year
1996
Material
Iron, plywood, board, oil paint
Size
900 x 300 x 143 cm
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Title
Diffused Space
Year
2004
Material
Wood, vinyl sheet, stone
Size
134 x 123 x 179.5 cm
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Title
Rotating Currents
Year
2001-2
Material
Wood, acrylic paint
Size
77 x 72 x 6.5 cm
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Title
Dispersed Entities
Year
1998
Material
Wood, plastic
Size
38 x 40 x 20 cm
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Title
Aligned with Branches
Year
1983
Material
Plywood board, wood
Size
56 x 36 x 4 cm
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Title
Inner Corner, Outer Edge
Year
1999
Material
Wood, acrylic paint, iron
Size
50.5 x 40.5 x 7.5 cm
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EXHIBITIONS

Tokyo

Tokyo Gallery 70th Anniversary (Part 2)

2020/11/28–12/24

Tokyo

Small Works

2020/6/13–7/25

Tokyo

Kishio Suga

2019/9/7–10/19

Tokyo

Group Show

2017/9/16–10/28

Tokyo

Kishio Suga Airflow

2006/2/18–3/11

Tokyo

Kishio Suga Released Unit

2004/11/11–12/1

Tokyo

Kishio Suga Solo exhibition

2003/11/10–11/29

Tokyo

Memory of Mono-ha: by the photograph and document

2003/10/6–11/1

Tokyo

Kishio Suga

2002/11/5–11/22

Tokyo

Kishio Suga

2000/6/5–6/24

Tokyo

Kishio Suga

1998/9/7–9/28

Tokyo

Kishio Suga

1996/11/11–11/30

Tokyo

Kishio Suga

1995/1/17–2/4

Tokyo

Kishio Suga

1992/5/11–5/23

白

Tokyo

Soko Tokyo Gallery: New Generation

1991/7/15–8/17

Tokyo

Kishio Suga

1990/6/25–7/7

Tokyo

Kishio Suga

1987/6/1–6/13

Tokyo

Human Documents ’84/’85-4

1984/5/7–5/19

Tokyo

Kishio Suga

1983/9/5–9/17

白

Tokyo

Small Works

1981/12/1–12/19

Tokyo

Kishio Suga

1981/2/9–2/21

Tokyo

Paper Expression

1980/4/14–5/2

Tokyo

Small Works

1979/12/12–12/28

Tokyo

Kishio Suga Kishio Suga: First Half

1979/11/1–11/9

Tokyo

The 2nd Tokyo Gallery Exhibition

1977/1/17–2/19

Tokyo

Kishio Suga

1976/2/16–3/6

Tokyo

Tokyo Gallery ‘76

1975/12/15–12/27

NEWS

Art Basel | Basel

Dates: September 24 (fri) – 26 (sun), 2021
Location: Messe Basel, Switzerland
Booth: E01
Artist: Yoshio Sekine, Shozo Shimamoto, Kazuo Shiraga, Kishio Suga, Jiro Takamatsu, Park Seo-Bo

Kishio Suga

At the Luss House
Dates: May 7 – July 24, 2021 2021
Location: The Gerald Luss House, Ossining, New York, USA

Art Basel Hong Kong

Dates: May 19 (wed) – 23 (sun), 2021
Location: Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
Artist: Park Seo-Bo, Yoshio Sekine, Kishio Suga, Jiro Takamatsu, Atsuko Tanaka

West Bund Art & Design

Dates: November 11 (fri) – 15 (sun), 2020
Location: West Bund Art Center, 2555 Long Teng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Stand: A217
Artist: Lee Ufan, Kishio Suga, Susumu Koshimizu, Takeshi Hayashi, Hiroyuki Matsuura, Hiroto Kitagawa, Lee Jing Woo, Xu Bing, Lin Yu si