Waitingroom - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Waitingroom. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Works on Paper

    Works on Paper

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2019-07-06 - 2019-07-28

    This exhibition in collaboration with Oil By Bijutsu Techo features the work of four artists each taking a unique approach to the medium of paper. The works will be sold online only. More »

  • poster for Rui Mizuki “Azumakudari”

    Rui Mizuki “Azumakudari”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2019-05-11 - 2019-06-09

    Rui Mizuki’s art has been influenced by his life as a skateboarder who feels the city with his body. Mizuki’s work is made of skateboards covered with grip tape and painted with road paint, bent aluminum...More »

  • poster for exonemo “LO”

    exonemo “LO”

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts - Party
    • 2019-02-23 - 2019-03-24

    Exonemo is a New York-based art unit formed by Kensuke Senbo and Yae Akaiwa in 1996. Their internet-focused installations and performances carried out with uniqued approaches have made them leaders in...More »

  • poster for Peleg Dishon “What Makes Things Fly”

    Peleg Dishon “What Makes Things Fly”

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation - Party
    • 2018-12-01 - 2018-12-23

    Peleg Dishon uses paper as a core material in his artwork. Influenced by the culture of Jewish paper cutouts, he finds links between his work materials and artistic methods in Japanese crafts. This was...More »

  • poster for Naho Kawabe “Save for the Noon”

    Naho Kawabe “Save for the Noon”

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation - Video and Film
    • 2018-10-27 - 2018-11-25

    Working in both Germany and Japan, Naho Kawabe examines the transformation of materials through multimedia installations that combine video and objects. This exhibition, her second solo exhibition and...More »

  • poster for Nobuaki Ito “Fiction / The Most Beautiful Moment in My Life”

    Nobuaki Ito “Fiction / The Most Beautiful Moment in My Life”

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film - Media Arts - Party
    • 2018-09-15 - 2018-10-14

    The second exhibition at Waitingroom for Nobuaki Ito, who explores issues of the body, life, death, and spirit in video and installation works. He also develops his own theory of “fiction,” blending techniques...More »

  • poster for Rikako Kawauchi “Tiger Tiger, burning bright”

    Rikako Kawauchi “Tiger Tiger, burning bright”

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2018-05-19 - 2018-06-17

    Rika Kawauchi’s starting point is food. As an up-and-coming artist, draws upon food and sex as a motif, using mediums such as drawing and painting, and materials such as wire, rubber tubes, and neon tubes...More »

  • poster for Yuichi Hirako Special Exhibition

    Yuichi Hirako Special Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2018-04-07 - 2018-05-06

    This is a special exhibition being held concurrently along with “Project N71: Yuichi Hirako” at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery (2018 4/14-6/24). Centered around mostly paintings but also including drawings,...More »

  • poster for Saya Okubo “A Doubtful Reply”

    Saya Okubo “A Doubtful Reply”

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2018-02-24 - 2018-03-25

    Saya Okubo just finished her Master’s Degree at Kyoto University of Art and Design in 2017 and this is her first solo exhibition. Okubo describes her art-making as “an act of exploring the existence of...More »

  • poster for Saori Miyake “The Missing Shade 3”

    Saori Miyake “The Missing Shade 3”

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    • Media: Photography - Party
    • 2018-01-13 - 2018-02-11

    Waitingroom presents Saori Miyake’s “The Missing Shade 3” as its first solo exhibition. Using a unique photogram technique based on pre-existing images, Miyake brings the qualities of an image’s narrative,...More »

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    Newspace

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Crafts - Video and Film - Party
    • 2017-11-18 - 2017-12-17

    The first exhibition in Waitingroom’s new space after moving from Ebisu to Bunkyo presents works by Yuki Iiyama, Nobuaki Itoh, Rikako Kawauchi, Naho Kawabe, Yusuke Shibata, Koichiro Takesue, Masaya Nakahara,...More »

  • poster for Yuichi Hirako “Greening”

    Yuichi Hirako “Greening”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Party
    • 2017-09-16 - 2017-10-15

    Yuichi Hirako is an artist who mainly creates painting, but also works with many different mediums including drawing, sculpture, installation as well as sound performance, in the theme of coexistence...More »

  • poster for Masaya Nakahara Exhibition

    Masaya Nakahara Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Installation - Video and Film - Sound - Party
    • 2017-05-27 - 2017-06-25

    This is Masaya Nakahara’s first exhibition at this gallery, and his first solo show in Japan in five years. Known widely as a noise musician that goes by the stage names Violent Onsen Geisha and Hair Stylistics,...More »

  • poster for Fumi Imamura + Shoko Morita “Have to Keep Stroking”

    Fumi Imamura + Shoko Morita “Have to Keep Stroking”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Party
    • 2017-04-22 - 2017-05-21

    This is the first exhibition at this gallery by Nagoya-based painter Fumi Imamura, who produces paintings and drawings depicting plants using a unique method that incorporates beeswax. It is the second...More »

  • poster for Naho Kawabe “The Children of lcarus”

    Naho Kawabe “The Children of lcarus”

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Installation - Party
    • 2017-03-11 - 2017-04-09

    This is the first exhibition by Naho Kawabe at this gallery, and her first solo exhibition in Japan in three years. Kawabe is a contemporary artist active in Japan and Germany who is interested in the...More »

  • poster for Yusuke Shibata “Public and Freedom II”

    Yusuke Shibata “Public and Freedom II”

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Party
    • 2017-01-28 - 2017-02-26

    This is the second solo exhibition by leading contemporary artist Yusuke Shibata at this gallery, his previous one held three years earlier. Shibata is known for producing work that uses people, objects...More »

  • poster for Nobuaki Ito “A¯to and Artist”

    Nobuaki Ito “A¯to and Artist”

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    • Media: Video and Film - Party
    • 2016-11-26 - 2016-12-25

    In video and installation works, Nobuaki Ito has been exploring issues of the body, life/death, and the spirit, all unavoidable subjects for human beings. His first exhibition at Waitingroom consists of...More »

  • poster for doubles “in between gaze”

    doubles “in between gaze”

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    • 2016-09-10 - 2016-10-09

    Waiting room presents the second edition of the series, doubles, the series to introduce emerging curators, from September 10th to October 9th, 2016. The exhibition “doubles “In between gaze” highlights...More »

  • poster for Mamiko Masumura “Hihu”

    Mamiko Masumura “Hihu”

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2016-05-21 - 2016-06-26

    Mamiko Masumura’s sculptures use the traditional Japanese materials and methods of lacquer and dry lacquer while possessing a pop-like and somehow nostalgic appearance derived from a contemporary sensibility....More »

  • poster for Yuko Mohri “Pleated Image”

    Yuko Mohri “Pleated Image”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Party
    • 2016-04-09 - 2016-05-15

    Yuko Mohri’s first solo show at waitingroom in three years showcases her brand new installation consisting of scanners and scanned images, formerly exhibited in the exhibition “The Beginnings (or Open-Ended)”...More »

  • poster for Rikako Kawauchi “Black is confidential space. Behind=Elevator”

    Rikako Kawauchi “Black is confidential space. Behind=Elevator”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Media Arts - Party
    • 2015-12-19 - 2016-02-07

    Rikako Kawaguchi uses lines to depict her observations upon the meaning of our existence and human relations across various media including drawing, painting, steel wire, rubber tube, neon light etc. Through...More »

  • poster for Shoko Morita “Sound Sleep”

    Shoko Morita “Sound Sleep”

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    • Media: Crafts - Party
    • 2015-10-31 - 2015-12-06

    Whilst working upon the flat plane of a panel the work of Shoko Morita has a distinct sense of the three dimensional as it is built up in layers of acrylic and oil paints upon circular and honeycomb shaped...More »

  • poster for Doubles Vol.1 : At least Now, the City is There to be Exploited

    Doubles Vol.1 : At least Now, the City is There to be Exploited

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Installation - Media Arts - Party
    • 2015-09-11 - 2015-10-19

    waitingroom presents the inaugural exhibition of “Doubles,” a new series of shows introducing the work of emerging curators. The first exhibition of doubles highlights the practice of Kansai-based curator...More »

  • poster for Yuichi Hirako Exhibition

    Yuichi Hirako Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Party
    • 2015-06-20 - 2015-07-26

    Brought together under the title of “Grafted Tree” the works in this exhibition continue Yuichi Hirako signature motif of human figures with leafy foliage as heads, in a fusion of human and plant, a coexistence...More »

  • poster for Masayuki Harada Exhibition

    Masayuki Harada Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-01-31 - 2015-03-08

    Masayuki Harada creates installations of everyday domestic products which create a sense of the unreal. Here he presets an installation of beans accompanied by drawings produced in its planning.More »

  • poster for Yuki Iiyama “We Walk and Talk to Search Your True Home / Moomin Family Goes on a Picnic to See Kannon”

    Yuki Iiyama “We Walk and Talk to Search Your True Home / Moomin Family Goes on a Picnic to See Kannon”

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Installation - Video and Film - Party
    • 2014-09-13 - 2014-11-01

    Yuki Iiyama is an artist who creates videos, installations, and knit works based on her collection of scrapbooks that she purchases on online auction sites, tracing out the character of their makers and...More »

  • poster for Summer Group Show - From Now On -

    Summer Group Show - From Now On -

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2014-07-12 - 2014-08-17

    From installation to painting the diverging approaches and thinking of 6 artists is brought together in a single exhibition.More »

  • poster for Yutaka Kato “People & Building”

    Yutaka Kato “People & Building”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation - Party
    • 2014-05-10 - 2014-06-15

    Yutaka Kato’s works preserve images of urban landscapes and city-dwellers considered from diverse perspectives. Through these sketches and sculptures combined in installation art, he gives visual and physical...More »

  • poster for Yusuke Shibata “BGM”

    Yusuke Shibata “BGM”

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video and Film - Party
    • 2014-03-15 - 2014-04-20

    An exhibition of installation work formed of photography and moving image which investigates the relationship between the real and the fake. [Image: “Local Rain” (2013) Single channel video with sound/7min...More »

  • poster for Koichiro Takesue “Modality”

    Koichiro Takesue “Modality”

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2014-02-01 - 2014-03-02

    Koichiro Takesue creates his works by digitally processing photographs he has uploaded into a computer. Blurring the lines between illustration, photography, and visual elements, his creations straddle...More »

  • poster for Taishi Kamiya “The Moire of Relations”

    Taishi Kamiya “The Moire of Relations”

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    • Media: Installation - Party
    • 2013-11-30 - 2014-01-12

    Taishi Kamiya creates musical performances using a soprano sax, self-made devices, and a laptop, and also produces intricate sound and installation works that retain the original spontaneity of sound....More »

  • poster for Shoko Morishita “Across the Hill”

    Shoko Morishita “Across the Hill”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2013-10-19 - 2013-11-24

    Shoko Morishita is an artist who depicts the cross between fantasy and the everyday, pursuing objects and events which have an innate duplicity. In her first solo exhibition in two years, she presents...More »

  • poster for Yuichi Hirako “The Leaf Scar”

    Yuichi Hirako “The Leaf Scar”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2013-07-06 - 2013-08-11

    Through his work Yuichi Hirako undertakes an investigation into the coexistence between plants and the urban environment (in particular the setting of Tokyo). In the city we are surrounded by artificially...More »

  • poster for Kaai Tsuji “Voice from downstairs / Coldness of that floor”

    Kaai Tsuji “Voice from downstairs / Coldness of that floor”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2013-05-25 - 2013-06-30

    [Image: Kaai Tsuji “Before Leaving” 2013, acrylic on canvas, 41 x 32 cm]More »

  • poster for windows and the stories Vol. 02

    windows and the stories Vol. 02

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation - Product - Party
    • 2013-03-16 - 2013-04-21

    Features the work of three young artists in the second in this series. [Image: Yohei Chimura, Shuko Terada, Yutaka Nozawa]More »

  • poster for Yuko Mouri "Orochi"

    Yuko Mouri "Orochi"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Party
    • 2013-01-19 - 2013-02-24

    The title of the exhibition derives from the artist's recent interest in thread and rope as materials.More »

  • poster for Ayako Ohno + Daichi Takagi Exhibition

    Ayako Ohno + Daichi Takagi Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2012-11-17 - 2012-12-23

    This eight installment in a series features sculptor Ayako Ohno and painter Daichi Takagi. [Image: left Ayako Ohno, right Daichi Takagi]More »

  • poster for Mamiko Masumura Exhibition

    Mamiko Masumura Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Ceramics
    • 2012-09-15 - 2012-10-28

    Mamiko Masumura's first solo show, featuring 6 dry lacquer works including past pieces that have been modified, and several drawings.Using a traditional Japanese craft method, Masumura infuses her work...More »

  • poster for Takahiro Kawaguchi + Rie Nakajima "One Hour"

    Takahiro Kawaguchi + Rie Nakajima "One Hour"

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    • Media: Installation - Media Arts - Party
    • 2012-09-01 - 2012-09-01
  • poster for Hiroyuki Nisougi + qp + Kumataro Kido "Friends of Magenta"

    Hiroyuki Nisougi + qp + Kumataro Kido "Friends of Magenta"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-06-23 - 2012-07-29

    Hiroyuki Nisougi, who creates mostly drawings and paintings, participated in the "Internet Art Future: Reality in Post-Internet Era" exhibition held at the NTT Intercommunication Center earlier this year....More »

  • poster for "Night Songs" Exhibition

    "Night Songs" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2012-05-12 - 2012-06-17

    waitingroom is pleased to announce a group exhibition “Night Songs”, from May 12th to June 17th, 2012. This exhibition features drawing works by 5 artists; Hiromi Iuchi, Yutaka Kato, Shoko Morita, Kaai...More »

  • poster for Hisami Tanaka "No Confidence"

    Hisami Tanaka "No Confidence"

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2012-03-24 - 2012-04-28
  • poster for "Re: Open" Exhibition

    "Re: Open" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video and Film - Performance Art
    • 2012-02-19 - 2012-03-04

    Held to commemorate the post-renovation reopening of the gallery, this exhibition features improvisatory works centered around the moving image, sound and the body. February 19th: in.out.project February...More »

  • poster for Hisato Sugihara "a friend of a friend"

    Hisato Sugihara "a friend of a friend"

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2011-11-12 - 2011-12-17

    Using images and installations, Hisato Sugihara offers us lighthearted reinterpretations of power relations in contemporary society, seen through a personal, narrative-oriented lens. Although he has mostly...More »

  • poster for Shoko Morita "Thunder Flowers"

    Shoko Morita "Thunder Flowers"

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2011-09-10 - 2011-10-22

    Shoko Morita's paintings are filled with both a sense of fantasy and illusion as well as sensations that seem to come from routine everyday memories. This exhibition features a selection of works that...More »

  • poster for "In the Waitingroom" Exhibition

    "In the Waitingroom" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Party
    • 2011-07-16 - 2011-08-13

    A large exhibition featuring 24 artists in 5 groups.More »

  • poster for Tetsuro Kano "Anonymous Corridors"

    Tetsuro Kano "Anonymous Corridors"

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation - Party
    • 2011-05-28 - 2011-07-09

    This solo exhibition by Tetsuro Kano showcases three different aspects: new works from the mixed media drawing series, “New Plants”, a wall drawing series called “Neotopia”, and an installation consisting...More »

  • poster for Akinori Shimodaira Exhibition

    Akinori Shimodaira Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Party
    • 2011-04-09 - 2011-05-14

    First solo show in 2 years by Akinori Shimodaira featuring new paintings and drawings in vivid colors arranged in an installation format.More »

  • poster for Koichiro Takesue "Picture Element"

    Koichiro Takesue "Picture Element"

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2011-02-26 - 2011-04-03

    Following his first solo show "Stopping At" (2009), this one-man exhibition by Koichiro Takesue will showcase new digital paintings. [Image: Untitled (2011) Lambda Print 130 x 100cm]More »

  • poster for "Windows and the Stories" Exhibition

    "Windows and the Stories" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2011-01-15 - 2011-02-19

    This exhibition showcases the work of Darina Karpov and Michael Schall, who are based out of the well-established Gallery Pierogi in Brooklyn, as well as three Japanese artists who will be present at the...More »

  • poster for Hiroshi Yoshida "Drifting Landscape and Twisted Mystery"

    Hiroshi Yoshida "Drifting Landscape and Twisted Mystery"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-11-20 - 2010-12-25

    This exhibition showcases works depicting a world of fragments that Yoshida's art attempts to transform into a coherent whole. These burning landscapes, set alight after being struck by lighting, recall...More »

  • poster for Mejunje "IMA Project 01 Result Exhibition: Living Scenery seen through the Senses"

    Mejunje "IMA Project 01 Result Exhibition: Living Scenery seen through the Senses"

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    • Media: Installation - Party
    • 2010-05-22 - 2010-07-17

    This exhibition by Argentinean art unit Mejunje will present works created during a one-month residency at Habitable, a house located in Hayama. On display will be installations and works created using...More »

  • poster for Shoko Morita "Wearing a Misty Night"

    Shoko Morita "Wearing a Misty Night"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2010-03-20 - 2010-05-01

    This solo show by Shoko Morita, her first in two years, features new drawings and paintings, as well as a zine produced specially for this exhibition. Morita was born in Toyama Prefecture and currently...More »

  • poster for Yunmee Kyong "Where There are Trees; In Hayama"

    Yunmee Kyong "Where There are Trees; In Hayama"

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Party
    • 2010-02-06 - 2010-03-06

    This solo exhibition by Yunmee Kyong is being held in collaboration with Habitable, a new art outfit based in Hayama that is run out of the living room of one of Waitingroom director Shin Yamauchi's old...More »

  • poster for Cinders Gallery Group Exhibition "Spirit Assembly"

    Cinders Gallery Group Exhibition "Spirit Assembly"

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2009-11-07 - 2010-01-16

    November marks the beginning of winter and is also the last month for harvest. It is also the month in which celebrations related to death are enacted in different cultures and religions with the Mexican...More »

  • poster for Yunmee Kyong "Where There are Trees"

    Yunmee Kyong "Where There are Trees"

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2009-09-12 - 2009-10-24

    Waitingroom is pleased to announce the gallery's forth exhibition, "Where There are Trees" – Yunmee Kyong's Solo Exhibition, through September 12th to October 24th. This will be Kyong's first solo exhibition...More »

  • poster for Koichiro Takesue "Stopping At"

    Koichiro Takesue "Stopping At"

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    • Media: Prints - Party
    • 2009-06-13 - 2009-07-25

    Takei, who now works in Tokyo, began to work on digital art after encountering Macintosh computers through the graphic design job he took on after graduating from university. Takei's works are all digitally...More »

  • poster for Hiroshi Yoshida "Worlds"

    Hiroshi Yoshida "Worlds"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-04-18 - 2009-05-30

    Born in Kyoto in 1988, Yoshida is currently majoring in painting at the Kanazawa College of Art, and is based in Kanazawa and Tokyo. Most recently, he exhibited "Seashore" at Shinjuku Art Infinity held...More »

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