紀陽銀行 presents UNKNOWN ASIA 2020

JUDGES

We are pleased to announce the judges and reviewers of this year's UNKNOWN ASIA. Specialists who are active in the forefront of art and creative industry come to this art fair this year from inside and outside of the country. The judges will vote for the Grand Prix. In addition, each judge will prepare personal prizes and supplementary prizes and will support the winners.

  • Ryo Takahashi

    FM802,digmeout,DMOARTS,UNKNOWN ASIA Producer

    PROFILE

    Born in 1988, lives in Osaka. Producer of the art project "digmeout" produced by FM802 / FM COCOLO. Worked in many art directions, including client works and visual productions. And, director of the art gallery "DMOARTS". Curating the gallery since 2014, planning exhibitions, exhibiting at art fairs in Japan and overseas, and performing artist management. Futhermore, In 2015, launched the art fair "UNKNOWN ASIA" from Osaka and is a member of the executive committee. In 2018, became Executive Producer. While connecting the creative frontiers of Japan and Asia, he will also focus on discovering and nurturing young artists.

  • COMMENT

    UNKNOWN ASIA is an art fair that brings together the cutting edge of Japan and Asia, is a place where artists can seize opportunities and compete. Pioneer the future with art polished by each artist. We are looking for unseen possibilities.

    AWARD

    Registration at "digmeout" and direction in consultation with award artists.


  • Ryoichi Matsuo

    TEZUKAYAMA GALLERY Director

    PROFILE

    Director of Tezukayama Gallery, presenting international artists since 1992. Since it’s opening as a contemporary art gallery, the gallery has been giving emerging Japanese artists the opportunity to exhibit their work, both in the gallery and abroad. Exciting, contemporary art from current Japanese artists is the primary focus of the gallery.

  • COMMENT

    UNKNOWN ASIA is coming 6 years and its expand and people get more interest year and year. I am very looking forward meeting emarging talented artists this year too!

    AWARD

    Participation in a group show in the gallery or presenting in an art fair in the future.


  • Noboru Tsubaki

    Kyoto University of Art and Design Professor

    PROFILE

    Contemporary astist. Prifessor of Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Kyoto University of Art and Design. He has directed regional art projects “Sakate + Hishio project” in 2013, and “Shodoshima Future Project” in 2016, which brought upon a positive economic impact as part of the Setouchi Triennale. Serves as director for the AOMORI Triennale since 2017. Engaging in art education over many years at the Fine and Applied Arts Department of Kyoto University of Art and Design, where he currently serves as a professor, he has transformed graduation exhibitions to art fairs, and has founded “ARTOTHÈQUE” to promote the domestic art market. Also as the director of ARTISTS’ FAIR KYOTO since 2018, he positions art as an innovative tool to establish sustainable societies.

  • COMMENT

    I am an expert on art market and art education.

    AWARD

    Presentation support


  • Taketo Oguchi

    SHIFT Magazine Founder / Editor in chief

    PROFILE

    SHIFT is an online magazine about culture and the creative industries, namely art, design, fashion, music and multimedia. Our magazine provides in-depth articles, such as interviews, exhibition/event reports, publications reviews, in three versions (Japanese, English, Chinese). Launched in November 1996.

  • COMMENT

    AWARD

    Feature in SHIFT Magazine.


  • Takeshi Ishikawa

    Skeleton Crew Studio,Inc. Studio Manager

    PROFILE

    Studio Manager, SkeltonCrewStudio,Inc. For 20 years, engaged in department and school management as a faculty member at a design vocational school, participated in SkeletonCrewStudio,Inc. from 2017, as a member of colorful natto development, cardboard product PAKI development member, ASIAN CREATIVE NETWORK, Kobe Entrepreneurship Training Center Creative Coordinator, including UNKNOWNASIA Executive Committee, ODCC Secretary / Human Resource Development, etc.He has various experiences.He has held a solo exhibition every year since 1999, and also participates in group exhibitions and planning exhibitions continuously. I do.

  • COMMENT

    I look forward to meeting potential creators this year as well.

    AWARD

    The contet of the award according to the winner will be determined after consultation. In the past, he planned a special exhibition.


  • Koji Kobayashi

    LampLighters Label

    PROFILE

    After editing DTP and design magazines, in 2014 he established a lamp writer's label. He plans, edits, and produces editorials such as magazines, books, catalogs, and pamphlets, focusing on genres such as design, illustration, photography, fonts, and printing.

  • COMMENT

    Every year, I am amazed by fresh expressions using new technologies and unique techniques. I look forward to seeing hot works that I have never seen before this year.

    AWARD

    Post an interview with a magazine (planning 4 to 6 pages)


  • HIRO SUGIYAMA

    ENLIGHTENMENT artist/ art director

    PROFILE

    Born in Tokyo. After graduating from the Oriental Art School, he studied under Teruhiko Yumura. After that, he became freelance and formed the Graphic Art Unit, Enlightment in 1997. While presenting his works at national and international exhibitions in the fine arts world, he continues to present creative works in a wide range of genres, including graphic design and advertising. In addition, it has a very high reputation in the video field such as PV production and VJ, and provides live video to the 3rd generation j soul brothers, EXILE, m-flo, Namie Amuro, BOA, girls' generation.

  • COMMENT

    Show me something you have never seen I am looking forward to it.

    AWARD

    Participation in HERE IS ZINE TOKYO


  • SHUJI NAGAI

    BEAMS TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS Creative director

    PROFILE

    Shuji Nagai is the Creative director and curator of TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS, a label that embodies his passion for Tokyo’s vibrantly chaotic arts, designs and cultures. Japanese artists such as Kads MIIDA, Hiroshi Iguchi, Tomoki Kurokawa and GELCHOP are regulars in Nagai’s curations at the label’s two gallery shops in Tokyo.
    As Creative Director of BEAMS Nagai is actively engaged in art events and projects.

  • COMMENT

    I want to see the work that only you can create.

    AWARD

    Exhibition of works at TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS and production and sale of products.


  • Yoshihiro Taniguchi

    802 Mediaworks Producer

    PROFILE

    802Mediaworks / digmeout producer. Born in 1963. Born in Kyoto. Producer of "digmeout", a young artist excavation project. Using artists as visuals for FM802, connecting the city, art, and people, such as promoting companies such as Sony, Nissan, Resona Bank, and Nike, publishing art books, and conducting exhibitions in Japan and overseas. While active. May 2011 Opened art gallery "DMO ARTS". Planning and hosting the art fair "UNKNOWN ASIA" since 2015. Launched the publishing section "digmeout press" in 2018 and published the latest issue of the art book "digmeout" for the first time in 12 years.

  • COMMENT

    I think UNKNOWN ASIA is a place where art is recognized in a common language, recognizing each other's differences, respecting each other, and enhancing friendship. This year I will talk to everyone, take pictures and review. Hopefully many Asian friends will come to Osaka again this year to overcome many difficulties.

    AWARD

    Communicate with selected artists, provide FM802 visual support, and provide various support such as holding exhibitions.


  • Eric Zhu

    Shenzhen Fringe Art Center Art Director

    PROFILE

    Art Director of Shenzhen Fringe Art Center Creative Director of Intox Design & Communication Co-curator of UBIES Asia in China Counselor of SGDA (Shenzhen Graphic Design Association)


    Decai Zhu, based in Shenzhen China, a famous designer and curator, was graduated from MA of Interactive Multimedia, London College of Communication, and the University of Arts London in 2003. After graduating and returning to China, he set up Intox Design & Communication right back from London and has won many international design awards. Now he is mainly responsible for brand design and culture communication and media publishing, especially expert in experience design and promotion of consumer brand, focusing on art management and lifestyle innovation research. As a well-known designer in Shenzhen, he served as the chairman of the Shenzhen Graphic Design Association and has organized multiple projects in art and design field. In recent years, he established Shenzhen Fringe Art Centre which devotes to art curation and festival operation, to promote the all-round development of various arts and cultures and to build an interactive communication platform that continuously releases artistic vitality and creative energy.


    1993-1997: Bachelor of Industrial Design, School of Design and Art, Shenzhen University. 1998-2001: Creative Director and Co-Founder, Shenzhen RITO Company. 2001-2003: Master of Interactive Multimedia, University of Arts London. 2003-present: Creative Director and Founder, Shenzhen Intox Design & Communication. 2010-present: Art Director of Shenzhen Fringe Art Center.


    CV: 2006: Founded Shenzhen Intox Design & Communication. 2007: Founder and creative director, magazine "Phoenix Life". 2010: Organized Shenzhen Fringe Festival (Fringe Festival was introduced to mainland China for the first time.) 2011: Awarded “Top Ten Designers of the Year”. 2011: Invited by the Macao Civil Affairs Bureau as the judge of Macau Fringe Festival. 2012: Attended Global Fringe Conference held in Edinburgh. 2012: Participated in London Design Week and did a speech at the headquarters of the British Ministry of Culture. 2013: President of the Shenzhen Graphic Design Association. 2013: Invited by the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan to participate in the Taipei Fringe Festival, and participated as a representative of Shenzhen in the joint meeting of the four sides. 2015-2019: International judge of UNKNOWN ASIA in Osaka, Japan. 2015: Judge of the Southern Region Design Competition 2016: Judge of the Jin Dai Qiang Design Award. 2018: Guest speaker of the third China?Eastern Europe Cultural and creative Industrial Forum in Poland 2019: Judge of UBISUM Creative Competition


    Curatorial experiences: 2011: Main curator of GDC11 Graphic Design in China. 2013: Responsible for organizing the Shenzhen World Image Promotion Conference and Graphic Design Exhibition in China. 2013: Curator of GDC13 “Graphic Design in China Exhibition”. 2014: Curator of Shenzhen Graphic Design 10th Anniversary and curator of GDC13 “Graphic Design in China” International Tour Exhibition. 2014: Curator of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Design Biennale Visual Communication Exhibition 2015: Curator of GDC15 "International Juries Post-conference". 2017: Curator of Shenzhen Design Week “Design the Future” Theme Exhibition. 2017: Curator of “Here is zine --Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, three places, handmade book creation exhibition” 2018: Curator of Shenzhen Design Week Theme Exhibition. 2018: Curator of Shenzhen Cities Network Exhibition. 2018: Exhibition consultant of the 3rd Design Twin-cities Exhibition “Design Co-Camp”. 2019: Curator of Solo Exhibition of Tsukue Akimoto Exotic Market 2019: Meet London Design Exhibition 2019: Curator of OCT-LOFT Public Art Exhibition?ON/OFF Parking Lot Project 2019: Curator of the Second Huaqiang North Tech and Art Festival 2019: Co-curator of “Side by Side Design UAP Gallery” in Poznan, Poland

  • COMMENT

    If you believe you are a genius,let's meet in Unknown Asia 2020

    AWARD

    Exhibition of works in Shenzhen and media promotion in China


  • ignatius Hermawan Tanzil

    Dia.Lo.Gue artspace Founder and Creative Director

    PROFILE

    Ignatius Hermawan Tanzil began his career as a graphic designer,. He established LeBoYe, a renowned graphic design office in Jakarta, Indonesia which has won numerous national and international graphic design awards. His works have also been published in many prestigious publications, such as “Type Directors Club of New York”, “Page Verlag”, “Tokyo TDC Annual Book”, “Concept Magazine”, “STEP Inside Design Magazine”, and many more.

    In 2010 he grew his interest in art and other branches of design by creating DiaLoGue Artspace which allows him to make art & design initiatives. Since then he has consistently curated exhibitions and creating inclusive platforms for artists, designers, and curators. Hundreds of events and exhibitions has been held, making it one of the most productive spaces in Indonesia. Through DiaLoGue Artspace, he created numerous programs such as “EXI(S)T” residency, “Seek-a-Seek” graphic design festival and “Smart Dialogue” art market all to promote young artists and designers in Indonesia.

    He co-curated Indonesia’s pavilion for London Design Biennale in 2016, while also created an artwork “Kemang RT/RW for ICAD (Indonesia Contemporary Art and Design) exhibition; In 2017 He curated the sketch exhibitions of one of Indonesia’s most prominent cultural icon: Goenawan Mohamad and exhibited his art piece “Asal Menunjukan Usul” in ART Sampoerna, a postcard installation that depicts the colonial history of Indonesia; He produces the archive exhibition of Pramoedya Ananta Toer called “Namaku Pram”, Indonesia’s most famous literary writer, while co-curate and co-found “Bintaro Design District”, a design event that involves more than 50 Indonesia’s design studio in 2018.

    Ignatius Hermawan Tanzil began his career as a graphic designer,. He established LeBoYe, a renowned graphic design office in Jakarta, Indonesia which has won numerous national and international graphic design awards. His works have also been published in many prestigious publications, such as “Type Directors Club of New York”, “Page Verlag”, “Tokyo TDC Annual Book”, “Concept Magazine”, “STEP Inside Design Magazine”, and many more.

    In 2010 he grew his interest in art and other branches of design by creating DiaLoGue Artspace which allows him to make art & design initiatives. Since then he has consistently curated exhibitions and creating inclusive platforms for artists, designers, and curators. Hundreds of events and exhibitions has been held, making it one of the most productive spaces in Indonesia. Through DiaLoGue Artspace, he created numerous programs such as “EXI(S)T” residency, “Seek-a-Seek” graphic design festival and “Smart Dialogue” art market all to promote young artists and designers in Indonesia.

    He co-curated Indonesia’s pavilion for London Design Biennale in 2016, while also created an artwork “Kemang RT/RW for ICAD (Indonesia Contemporary Art and Design) exhibition; In 2017 He curated the sketch exhibitions of one of Indonesia’s most prominent cultural icon: Goenawan Mohamad and exhibited his art piece “Asal Menunjukan Usul” in ART Sampoerna, a postcard installation that depicts the colonial history of Indonesia; He produces the archive exhibition of Pramoedya Ananta Toer called “Namaku Pram”, Indonesia’s most famous literary writer, while co-curate and co-found “Bintaro Design District”, a design event that involves more than 50 Indonesia’s design studio in 2018.

  • COMMENT

    participants from japan should be for younger artists

    AWARD

    exhibition in Dia.Lo.Gue artspace or project with an indonesian company for commission project or collaboration with an indonesian artist, in Jakarta or Japan


  • Kanoknuch Sillapawisawakul

    PRACTICAL Design Studio Co-founder, Partner and Design Director of PRACTICAL Design Studio / Founder of WRAP IT Workshop / Lecturer / Creator / Curator / Committee of Thai Graphic Designer Association (ThaiGa)

    PROFILE

    Kanoknuch Sillapawisawakul is one of the founders of PRACTICAL Design Studio, Kanoknuch has been instrumental in initiating and creating studio-wide works and activities since its inception. She frequently guest lectures at multiple universities and organizations. She has been invited to participate as an artist, designer, curator, and judge both in Thailand and abroad. She has been committee of Thai Graphic Designer Association (ThaiGa). In 2015, Kanoknuch was named Designer of the Year in the Emerging Graphic Design category from Silpakorn University and Thailand Institute of Design and Innovation Promotion, Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce. She also runs her own workshop “Wrap It” dedicated to teaching and researching gift wrapping, packaging and creativity with paper materials. Her experimentations with techniques of folding, stitching, tapestry, and embroidering have found their way into the works of her own studio, Decembell.

  • COMMENT

    Please do your very best (^.^) !!

    AWARD

    Who received my judge’s award will be my special guest exhibitor in Bangkok Illustration fair.


  • SIRIMA CHAIPREECHAWIT

    THE GROUND CONTROL Founder - ASIAN SPIRITUAL PLAYGROUND, Art Agency / Curator / Artist Representative / Photographer member of Street Photo Thailand / Committee of The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand

    PROFILE

    Pahparn - Sirima Chaipreechawit made her debut into the art circle as the Creative Manager of The Jam Factory where she was also the Gallery Director and the Co Founder / Editor of The Jam Factory Magazine. She is the founder of ASIAN SPIRITUAL PLAYGROUND an Art Agency which helps discover new and emerging artists to display their talent and voice their stories. Her goal is to interweave artists from different fields to engage with the public and also to open relations and opportunities with leading brands.? She is also the Co-Founder and Co-Curate “Art Ground” festival, a well known art fair in Bangkok that started in 2016. The movement involved local and international artists. She worked with Chamni’s Eye studio, one of Bangkok’s well known commercial production studio, as a Campaign Manager, creating workshops to further the knowledge in different fields of art, film and production design. In another role that she is respected for, Sirima is also a Photographer. She is a member of Street Photo Thailand, a collective group of many talented photographers. She stands out for her Unique Black and White photography, for her, photography is a reflection of her own self; her view and her thought, at the best she could possibly express. ? She is a well known patron to artists and designers. Her position connected her to a lot of people which gave her a lot of experience in various types of work, with a goal to push society forward through the power of the arts.?

  • COMMENT

    Discover new and emerging artists to display their talent and voice their stories. Push society forward through the power of the Arts. Let's meet up at UNKNOWN ASIA 2020!

    AWARD

    A project with Thai company for commission work or collaboration with Thai artist.


  • Season Lao

    www.season-lao.com Artist / Curator

    PROFILE

    Season Lao Now based in Japan, Lao was born in Macao. After becoming an advertising agency designer he became an artist. He attended university in Macau, and was in charge of such projects as designing for Louis Vuitton. Since 2009 he has been based in Hokkaido, Japan. After the Great East Tohoku Earthquake, he was inspired to focus on contemporary art. His work explores the relationship between people and nature, and has gained global recognition. He has had exhibitions of his work in various countries, has been nominated in numerous art fairs, and his works featured in collections all over the world. As well as connecting Macau and Japanese culture, Lao also participates in activities to support other artists. In the Sapporo snow festival, he held a collaborative work exhibition which was featured on TV programs in Macau. He also curated screenings of Macau films in Hokkaido. He also organised a Macau artist exhibition "Macao Contemporary" at Tokyo Arts Chiyoda 3331. Lao has judged and curated an exhibition for "UNKNOWN/ASIA” Award Winning Artists' Exhibition in Macao.

  • COMMENT

    AWARD

    Award winning Artist will be invited to exhibit in Macau


  • Woochi Jeon

    Eloquence founder. editor in chief

    PROFILE

    Woochi Jeon began his career as a magazine editor in Seoul. Since then, he has worked in many different fields as an editor, food columnist, ravel journalist, video director, arts and cultural planner, business consultant and so on. He then worked for THE BLING, a leading club culture magazine that covers art, design, architecture, fashion, food, travel and lifestyle. Uncovering the deep culture of those creative fields, the magazine became the Bible for Korea’s subcultures. After that, he worked as an editor for street fashion magazine MAPS. In 2013, he founded his own creative network magazine called ELOQUENCE. Jeon is currently the founder and editor-in-chief of ELOQUENCE that operates not only as a magazine, but also as a creative agency. The agency has worked on many creative projects with Kia Motors, LG Electronics, Hana Bank, Paradise Group, Hyundai Motors, SK, Daum Kakao, among others. ELOQUENCE is also involved with innovative brands such as Absolut, Nike, Red Bull to refresh their branding. Besides that, ELOQUENCE is currently also working with public institutions such as Seoul Metropolitan Government, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Korea Tourism Organization, Jeonbuk (short for Jeollabuk-do Province), Korea Institute of Energy Research and Arts Council Korea. To expand the creative projects, ELOQUENCE also serves as a cultural and artistic advisor for art organizations like Gana Art Center, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) and Alternative Space LOOP.

  • COMMENT

    Let's go beyond the national and linguistic barriers again this thim and make time for the hot heart to meet!

    AWARD

    Artist will be invited to exhibition in Seoul.