Alternative Tokyo Art Scene – What’s going on?
January 12, 2019
Nozomu Ogawa will discuss Art Center Ongoing, the alternative art space/cafe he founded eleven years ago in Kichijyoji, Tokyo. Independently run without public funding since its founding, Art Centre Ongoing is one of the most active and notable art space/residency programs in Tokyo. The space hosts an international artist residency program, and holds bi-weekly exhibitions with public talks, workshops and live performances. Ogawa will also share TERATOTERA a year round public art project developed in collaboration with City of Tokyo and Art Council Tokyo. Ogawa’s presentation will discuss the Tokyo alternative art scene and unique art practices by the young and emerging artists.
NOZOMU OGAWA was born and lives in Tokyo and is currently Director of Art Center Ongoing. He graduated from Musashino Art University in 2001, and completed an MA from the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, University of Tokyo. From 2002 to 2006, he organized an annual juried exhibition showcasing a diverse network of artists. In 2008, based on this network, he launched Art Center Ongoing, an art complex in Kichijoji. He also serves as Chief Director of TERATOTERA, an artist project that develops programs in the area between JR Koenji station and Kokubunji station.