Maki Ohkojima

Tokyo-based art unit by Maki Ohkojima and Yosuke Tsuji.
Their work is based on the theme of 'life in a tortuous cycle of entanglement, entanglement and fraying'.

Participated in artist-in-residence programs in Japan, India, Mexico, France, Poland, China and the TARA Expedition of Ocean Science Research.
" Kukunochi teku teku Manatsu no bouken" Performing arts, senography(2021, KAAT Kanagawa)
Selected exhibition” Continuous Contours"(2022, Sezon Museum of Modern Art). "End of the World and Self-centered World” (2022, GYRE GALLERY, Tokyo), "COVID-19 Crisis & Amabie" ( 2022, Kadokawa Culture Museum,Saitama), "Re construction" (2020,Nerima Art Museum), “Agros Art Project: Tomorrow’ s Harvest” (2019, Aomori Museum of Art), Setouchi Triennale 2019 (Awashima, Kagawa Prefecture), Solo exhibition “eye of whale” (2019, Aquarium de Paris), Solo exhibition “Birds, sing the songs of the earth, through my bones.” (2015, Dai-ichi Life Gallery).
Main publishing : “Eye of Whale” published by museum shop T

In 2023, it entered into a full-fledged collaborative production system with editor Yosuke Tsuji, who had been involved in its production for some time, and since then it has been active as an art unit, keeping its name as it is.


Maki Ohkojima
1987 Born in Tokyo , Japan
2011 Graduated from ,Joshibi University of Art and Design,M.A, Department of Painting, Japan
Yosuke Tsuji
1983 Born in Tokyo , Japan
2008 Withdrew from, Waseda University School of Political Science and Economics

< Selected Solo exhibitions >

2023 "A thousand Dear Head", Chofu City Cultural Hall Tazukuri, Tokyo
2023 ”not〈 I 〉, not not〈 I 〉 “HARUKAITO by island
2022 "Correspondence"Tsukurikake Labo 09 Chiba City Museum of Art
2021 To get entangled in a different way than before." Tsomoriribunko, Tokyo
2020 "Origin and dialogue/wood,fire,earth,metal,water" Gakuyu-kan, Akita prefecture Misato city
2019 "Bones, theSolidsea inside of body. - petrified plants." HARUKAITO, Tokyo
2018-2019 "L’oeil de la Baleine/ Eyes of whales "Aquarium de Paris, France
2018 " When trees distribute their lives" VOLVO STUDIO AOYAMA
2017-2018 "Sleep of all things, Vessels of the earth" Fuchu Museum Open show making room, Tokyo
2015 "Birds, sing the songs of the earth, through my bones." Dai-ichi Life South Gallery,Tokyo
2014 "wild light" Isetan Shinjuku,Tokyo
2013 "Chanting gene" VOLCANOISE, Tokyo
2012 "The big forest comes down, from sea of universe, like this."
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo entrance hall, Shimane,Japan
2012 "In The Forest" Seibu Sibuya, B alternative space ,Tokyo
2012 "The call of the animals became the voice of the spirits, Kamnung brought rain, and people to cultivate the ground. " island MEDIUM, Tokyo
2010 "orange moon and light blue sun" Tokyo Wondersite, Tokyo
2009 "f.tiger's" Tokyo Metropolitan Building ,Tokyo

< Activity >

2023 MIND TRAIL Oku Yamato Museum of the Heart, Shimokitayamamura,Nara
2023 MEET YOUR ART FESTIVAL 2023「Time to Change」, Terada, Tokyo
2023 "SHUKU"Roppongi Art night
2022 Art residency Forest for Dialogue and Creativity
2021 " Perforated Spiral " Entrance in Kadokawa Culture Museum
2021 " Kukunochi teku teku Manatsu no bouken" Performing arts, KAAT, Kanagawa
2020 "Agorá of Multi"Showed in JR Ueno station ,  Artist in residence in CREARE Atami Yugawara, Projected by JAPAN TRAFFIC CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2020 Mural "Survive" in THotel Metropolitan Kawasak, Tokyo
2019 Mural in 2 room- "Transformation- Genome" and "Brain door" in The University of Tokyo, Entrepreneur Lab. Tokyo
2018,2019 Awashima Artists Village Regency、Mitoyo-city、Kagawa pre, Japan
2018 Ceiling mural of the Ocean- in International Coastal Research Center of Otsuchi Iwate prefecture, The University of Tokyo.
2017-2018 Agros Art Project "Tomorrow's Harvest " Aomori Museum of Art
2016- 2020 Mural painting to elementary and middle school in Misato-cho, Akita prefecture. Five place
2017 Tara expedition ・Special façade and exhibition、agnes b Aoyama
2017 "Atlas of celestial globe narrated by light" Tamarokuto Science Center Planetarium new program release
2017 Artist in residence in TARA Ocean Expedition, produced by Agnes b from France.
2015 " Banquet of hole creature." A painting on the ceiling in the Minamisawa Hikawa shrine/     Higashikurume Art Project
2013 Artist in residence in Sebastian Fandacion、Mexico city
2012 Workshop "Let's see sea, forest, sky and universe from Soshigaya "Soshigaya elementary school and shopping street, requested by Setagaya Art Museum
2011 Workshop "Let's be the forest people! "Verde Karuizawa, planning by Nerima Art Museum
2011 Artist in residence at the 6th international plein-air meeting of painters, Stary Soncz, Poland.

< Selected Group Exhibitions >

2023 Nerima Art Museum Collection + Walking with Plants, Tokyo
2023 ”Storymakers in Contemporary Japanese Art”Japan Cultural Centre Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
2023 "Yanbaru Art Festival 2022-2023" Okinawa
2022 "End of the World and Self-centered World" GYRE GALLERY, Tokyo
2022 "Continuous Contours"Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Karuizawa
2022 "COVID-19 Crisis & Amabie" Kadokawa Culture Museum
2020 "Made in Fuchu 20 Years Open show making room" Fuchu museum, Tokyo
2020 "Re construction" Nerima Art Museum
2019 ”Cave Mural as a narrating the story and story of whale being reborn as oxygen."
Setouchi Triennale in Awashima, Japan
2019 ” DEEP BLUE A Tribute To Tara” Galerie Dumonteil ,Shanghai, China
2019 “Kamikoani Project 2019” Kamikoani villadge, Akita
2019 “Song to Life,Struggles of the Soul” Spiral Garden, Tokyo
2018 " Journey of Painting My Place Our Scenery" MA2 Gallery、Tokyo
2017 "The Iris of a Wol" Block House、Tokyo
2017 "The beginning of a story lies at the intersection of images and words." Art Museum&Library, Ota
2016 "Mingtai culture" Beijing,China
2016 "ART NOVA 100 +1"Shanghai, China
2016 "Wall Art Festival with noco 2016" Khadkipada, Maharashtra, India
2016 " Planetary Garden" MA2 Gallery、Tokyo
2015 "The UNIVERSE"Sakuragaoka Museum,Aichi, Japan
2015 "ART NOVA 100. " Beijin China
2015 "Qusamura ×10" island Japan NADiff A/P/A/R/T, Tokyo
2014 "Art line Kashiwa" Chiba,Japan
2014 "Earth Art Project" Ladakh, India
2014 "The Vision of Contemporary Art 2014", Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
2014 "Island View" Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, organaize: Tokyo Wonder Site , Tokyo
2013 "Renacimiento", Sebastian Fandacion , Mexico city
2013 "Wall Art Festival 2013", Ganjad Village,Mandir, India
2012 "Power of a Painting"NADiff a/p/a/r/t,Tokyo
2011 "Power of a Painting" 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo
2009 "Tokyo Wonder Wall 2009" Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo,Tokyo
2009 JOSHIBI Degree Show 2008, Bank ART Studio NYK, Kanagawa

< Prize >

2014 VOCA Encourage Prize
2014 Terada art award Natsunosuke Mise Prize
2009 Prise of Tokyo Wonder Wall Tokyo Wonder Wall 2009,Tokyo
2008 Takifuji art award

< Public Collection, Collection >

-KADOKAWA Culture Museum
- Nerima Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
- JAPIGOZZI Collection, Geneva, Switzerland
- The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited, Tokyo, Japan
Takahashi Ryutato Collection, Tokyo, Japan
- MisatoJunior High School, Sennan elementary school,Senhata elementary school, Misato city community center, Rokugo
- elementary school, Akita prefecture of Japan
- Ceiling picture " Banquet of hole creature." dedication in the Minamisawa Hikawa shrine"Atlas of celestial globe narrated by light" Tamarokuto Science Center Planetarium new program release
- Provide constellations to Tamarokuto Science Center Planetarium
- Ceiling mural of the Ocean- in International Coastal Research Center of Otsuchi Iwate prefecture, The University of Tokyo.
- Mural in The University of Tokyo, Entrepreneur Lab. Tokyo
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