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January 29, 2021
Bureau of Citizens and Cultural Affairs
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture

“Tokyo Contemporary Art Award 2021-2023”
Announcement of Award Winners, Ceremony and Symposium

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture established the Tokyo Contemporary Art Award (TCAA) to encourage mid-career artists and support their further development on the international scene. Winners for the 3rd Award have been chosen.
The award ceremony and symposium are scheduled as follows.

1 Winners of the Tokyo Contemporary Art Award 2021-2023 (two recipients)

  • SHIGA Lieko
  • TAKEUCHI Kota

*Without honorifics, in the Japanese alphabetical order
*Please refer to Attachment 1(PDF:301KB) for profiles of the winners.

2 Outline of the Award

Please refer to Attachment 2(PDF:136KB) or the following website (Japanese (External link)/English (External link)) for an outline of the award.

Japanese

English

3 Award Ceremony and Symposium

(1)Award Ceremony

Date

Friday March 19, 2021  10:30 – 11:00,

*To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the ceremony will be held on a reduced scale with attendance limited to the people concerned.
*The ceremony will be conducted online and live streamed to the public. Details will be announced on the TCAA website at a later date.

(2)Award Symposium

*Admission free, application required in advance on a first-come first-served basis.

Date

Sunday March 21, 2021  14:00 – 15:30, (Doors open: 13:30)

Venue

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, B2 Auditorium

*The symposium will be conducted online and live streamed to the public. Details will be announced on the TCAA website at a later date.
*Speaker information and other symposium details will be available on the TCAA website at a later date.

How to apply

Apply using the application form on the website by Wednesday March 10.
Application form (External link)

*Depending on the status of the spread of COVID-19, the program may be subject to change.
Notification of any changes will be posted on the TCAA website.

(Reference) Recipients of the Tokyo Contemporary Art Award

(1)Winners of the 1st Tokyo Contemporary Art Award 2019-2021

KAZAMA Sachiko
SHITAMICHI Motoyuki

*The Tokyo Contemporary Art Award 2019-2021 Exhibition will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo starting March 20, 2021.
For details, please see the TCAA website.

(2)Winners of the 1st Tokyo Contemporary Art Award 2020-2022

FUJII Hikaru
YAMASHIRO Chikako

*The award exhibition of the two artists will be held in the spring of 2022.

*For press releases in other languages, click here. (日本語中文한국어)

Inquiries

Cultural Events Section, Culture Promotion Division, Bureau of Citizens and Cultural Affairs
Phone: 03-5320-7703 (Assistance in Japanese only)
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture Event Section, Tokyo Arts and Space, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Phone: 03-5245-1142 (Assistance in Japanese/English only)

 

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