MOTOHIKO ODANI
image

A Dead Man Sleeping (still), 2013
Video installation
Dimensions variable
Continuous loop
Total running time: (Falling): 27 minutes; Pendulum (2 minutes)
Edition of 5

Motohiko Odani was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan.   He received an MFA from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1997, where he currently teaches. His works have been exhibited widely throughout Europe and Asia.

In 2003, he was selected by curator Yuko Hasegawa to represent Japan at the Venice Biennale.  He has also participated in the Lyon Biennale (2000), Istanbul Biennale (2001), and Gwangju Biennale (2002).  Major solo exhibitions include Motohiko Odani: Hollow  (2009-2010) at Maison Hermes, Tokyo and Phantom Limb (P-House), a 2010-2011 traveling exhibition at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka; Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa and the Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto.  Odani’s work is included in the collections of the Asia Society Museum, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan; The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan; and the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, among others.  

Download Artist's CV
image
May 5 - June 25, 2016
Albertz Benda, New York, NY
image
Japanese Art, On Its Own Terms
The New York Times
October 30, 2017
image
Motohiko Odani in New York
Bijutsu Techo
August 23, 2016
image
Like a Local: Top 7 Art Galleries in Chelsea
TRAVELMAG
June 22, 2016
image
An Interview with ‘Depth of the Body’ Artist, Motohiko Odani
The Culture Trip
May 24, 2016
image
How Chelsea’s Albertz Benda Gallery Was Called Into Being by an Art-World Taboo
artspace
May 18, 2016
image
Representation and aesthetics to overturn the common sense Motohiko Odani "depth-of-the-body"
Yomitime
May 13, 2016
image
Motohiko Odani: The Transforming and Evolving Body - Aesthetics of Imbalance
Art Asia Pacific
May/June 2016
image
Motohiko Odani: Depth of the Body
Blouin Artinfo
May 2016
image
The Fragile Sculptural Experience
World Sculpture News
Winter 2016
image
Odani Motohiko: Terminal Moment
RealKyoto
December 26, 2014
image
Kitsch, Myth, and Technology: Japanese Art in the West
Hyperallergic
August 5, 2014
image
Group Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Art Opens at Friedman Benda in New York
GG-Art
July 8, 2014
image
Curator Q&A: Reiko Tsubaki and Thorsten Albertz on ‘Duality of Existence’
Whitewall,
July 2, 2014
image
On View | Japanese Artists Respond to Fukushima
The New York Times,
June 27, 2014
image
Duality of Existence – Post Fukushima @ Friedman Benda
Hatena
June 27, 2014
image
Duality of Existence – Post Fukushima’ of contemporary Japanese art at the Friedman Benda
CFAF Blog
June 26, 2014
image
Eastern Division
Interview Magazine
June 25, 2014
image
Split Identity
Art + Auction,
June 2014
image
Double Vision: Contemporary Art From Japan
Haifa Museums
July 2012
image
Odani's Mixed Message
The Japan Times
December 3, 2010
image
Made in Popland
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
November 2010
image
Artist Interview: Motohiko Odani - Phantomb Limb
Kateigaho International Edition
Autumn / Winter 2010
image
Odani's 'Phantom Limb'
The Asahi Shimbum
January 7, 2010
image
Motohiko Odani: Artist & Artworks
Contemporary Asian Art Magazine POINT, Vol. 1.
2010