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2 - 15 March 2021: Fukushima - 10 years later, Installation at Red Carpet Showroom Karlsplatz, Vienna

10 March - 28 May 2021: Go to Travel, solo exhibition at Kunstraum Feller, Vienna

FOTO WIEN: A Human Desert Made by Humas, solo exhibiton curated by Walter Seidl, Neuer Kunstverein Wien (postponed March/April 2022)


Biography of Hana Usui
(click here for short-biography in Japanese / 日本語)

1974 Born in Tokyo
1980-99 Calligraphy studies; 1988-99 student of master Undo Inamura, Tokyo
1994-98 Art History studies at Waseda University of Tokyo
1998/99 Courses in design at Bunka Gakuin, Tokyo
2000-10 Artistic work in Vienna, Tokyo and Berlin
2008-09 Lectureship at the Art History Institute of Freie Universitaet Berlin
2011- Artistic work in Vienna / IT

 

Awards, prizes, grants, lectures and performances

2020 Guest lecture at Tokyo University of the Arts GEIDAI
2019 VIENNA ART WEEK: catalogue presentation & Artist talk @ WOP, and Open Studio Days
2017 Workpresentation by Dr Anne Buschhoff for Kunstpause, Kunsthalle Bremen / DE
2014 Performance with casaluce/geiger at Salotto Vienna
Viennese Art Salon presented by MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Ex Pescheria - Salone degli Incanti, Trieste / IT
2012 VIENNA ART WEEK (special projects): presentation of catalogue Hana Usui.
Drawings on paper 2006-2012 at Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz
2007 Solo-exhibition selected by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt for the Asia-
Pacific Weeks in Berlin; Performance with Yoko Tawada
1998 Second prize in the national Keisei calligraphy competition
1994-98 Selected for the exhibitions at the national Mainichi and Keisei calligraphy
competition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions (C=catalogue)

2019 Bei Uns, WOP - Works on Paper Gallery, Vienna (cat.)
2018 Black End, Galerie Dittmar, Berlin
To Life, Artcurial, Vienna
Dieter Anderle Kunstprojekte, Linz / AT
2016 High & Slow, with Thilo Westermann, Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren / DE
2015 Works on Paper, Galerie Dittmar, Berlin
Black Rain, Salon M, Vienna
Black Rain, Bildraum 01, Vienna
2014 Daniela & Cora Hölzl gallery - EY5, Düsseldorf / DE
2013 Drawings on Paper, Galerie Dittmar, Berlin
2010 Galerie oko, Berlin
2009 Works on Paper, Manggha Museum, National Collection in Krakow / PL
Works on Paper, Galerie Waidspeicher, municipal gallery in Erfurt / DE
Eine Linie ist eine Linie, with Friederike Maltz, Essenheimer Kunstverein / DE
2008 Von der japanischen Kalligrafie zur freien Kunst, Schwartzsche Villa, municipal gallery in Berlin (cat.)
Kataru sen - disegno a cacciavite, 41 artecontemporanea, Turin / IT
OPEN ART: Kiku, Galerie Lichtpunkt, Munich / DE (cat.)
2007 Gallery Tomos, Tokyo
Negativ, Galerie oko, Berlin
2006 Arbeiten auf Papier und Objekte, with Michel Sauer, Kunstkontor Rampoldt, Berlin (cat.)
2005 Galerie oko, Berlin
2003 Galeria Kierat I, Szczecin / PL
2002 Porgy & Bess, Wien
Kuso Galleria, Tokyo
1998 Kuso Galleria, Tokyo

 

Selected Group Exhibitions (C=catalogue)

2020 #JapanRevisited202x: then-now-after, online platform by the Austrian Cultural Forum Tokyo
2019 JAPAN UNLIMITED, frei_raum Q21 exhibition space / MuseumsQuartier Wien, Vienna
Works from the Collection, City Museum of Rimini / IT (cat.)
2018 Show me Your Wound, Dom Museum Wien, Vienna, (till 2019, cat.)
Ein Sommernachtstraum, Galerie Feichtner, Vienna
2017 Works on Paper from the Collection, Kunsthalle Bremen / DE
PARALLEL VIENNA: Parallel & concordant, project statement curated by Marcello Farabegoli and Lucas Gehrmann, Vienna
30 Jahre Galerie Cora Hölzl Düsseldorf, driendl*archtitects, Vienna
Wir sind aus solchem Zeug wie das zu Träumen..., Galerie Heike Curtze, Salzburg / AT
2016 DRAWING BIENNAL: Profili del mondo, City Museum of Rimini / IT (cat.)
PARALLEL VIENNA (project statements): Border Crossing, Marcello Farabegoli Projects, Vienna (cat.)
2015 VIENNA ART WEEK (Special Projects): Perpetuum Mobile, Garage at Kunst Haus Wien
Spazio libero, curated by Alexandra Grimmer at M8, Treviso / IT
2014 VIENNA ART WEEK (Special Projects): No more Fukushimas, Marcello Farabegoli Projects @ Verein08, Vienna
Intuition + Abstraktion, Daniela & Cora Hölzl gallery - EY5, Düsseldorf / DE
Dialog der Stille, artmark Galerie, Vienna
2013 Daniela & Cora Hölzl gallery - EY5, Düsseldorf / DE
shape the scape. Line up - Landschaft im Dialog, Kit Schulte Contemporary Art, Berlin (cat.)
shape the scape, widmertheodoridis, Zurüch / CH
At the Nexus of Painting and Writing, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul (cat.)
2012 41 artecontemporanea, Turin / IT
2011 Hans Hartung, Informel and Its Impact, Gut Altenkamp, Papenburg / DE
2010 Hans Hartung, Informel and Its Impact, Kupferstichkabinett - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Kami. Silence-Action, Japanese Contemporary Art on Paper, Kupferstich-Kabinett, Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden / DE
Art to Go II - Neuerwerbungen der Artothek, Kommunale Galerie Berlin, municipal gallery in Berlin
Gallery collection Vol. I, 41 artecontemporanea, Turin / IT
2009 SENSAI - die Reinheit der Form in der Japanischen Kunst, Museum Residenzgalerie Salzburg / AT (cat.)
2008 MANIFESTA 7 (parallel event): the pix of signs, municipal gallery of Bolzano-Bozen / IT
Art Academy Gallery, Erlengut near Zürich / CH
Art en Capital, Grand Palais, Paris (cat.)
2007 Collegio Raffaello, Urbino / IT
40 Jahre für die Kunst - Finale, Kunstkontor Rampoldt, Berlin
Engraving, 41 artecontemporanea, Turin / IT
2006 Jahresgaben, n.b.k. - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
2005 Japan Now, Manggha Center, The National Museum in Kracow / PL
1994-98 Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

 

Art Fairs
Berliner Kunstsalon 2006 with Galerie oko Berlin
Berliner Liste 2007, 2008 and 2009 with Galerie oko Berlin
DRAWING NOW PARIS 2013 and 2014 with fruehsorge contemporary drawings berlin
VIENNAFAIR 2015 with Marcello Farabegoli Projects

PARALLEL VIENNA 2016, 2017 and 2020


Selected Public Collections

Albertina, Vienna
Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien - Kupferstichkabinett (The Graphic Collection of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna)
Angermuseum Erfurt / DE
Berlinische Galerie (State Museum of Modern Art, Photography & Architecture, Berlin)
Dom Museum Vienna - Otto Mauer Collection
Kunsthalle Bremen / DE
Kunstpalast Düsseldorf / DE
Manggha Museum of Japanese Art & Technology, Krakow / PL
Musei di Rimini / IT
Museum der Moderne Salzburg / AT
Neue Nationalgalerie (New National Gallery), Berlin
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings - The National Museums in Berlin)
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden - Kupferstich-Kabinett (Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs - Dresden State Art Collections)

Update 02.2021