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  Kenichi Sawazaki is born in 1978, works and lives in Kyoto, Japan. He is a Japanese contemporary artist and a film director as well as the representative director of Living Montage(general incorporated association). PhD candidate in Concept and Media Planning, Kyoto City University of Arts. Along with field investigations of researchers and experts in Europe, Asia and Africa, through their perspectives, he have been producing video works that document the existence of various lives. Currently, he is preparing a new project “Living Montage" making full use of the film material he shot.
  The documentary film “The Garden in Movement" which recorded the activities of French gardener Gilles Clément, was first published at the "Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2016"(Ebisu Garden Cinema, Tokyo Japan, 2016). After that, it was also screened at the theatrical release in Rissei cinema (Kyoto Japan, 2017) and at the Seventh Art Theater (Osaka Japan, 2017), Lieux Mouvants (France, 2017) and so on.
  His major exhibitions and screenings include: "Festival Rilke 2016"(Fondation Rilke, Sierre, Switzerland, 2016), Solo show "Linguistic Montage"(MAXXX - Project Space, Sierre, Switzerland, 2015), "Domestic Archaeology"(GALLERY TERRA TOKYO, Tokyo, 2013), "Celeste Prize 2013"(ex-Bibli, Rome, Italy, 2013), "Art Court Frontier 2013"(ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka, 2013), "Kawaii"(CAMP Contemporary Art Meeting Point, Athens, 2013) etc.
  His major prizes and Grants include: The Toyota Foundation, Research Grant Program(2017-2018), iTunesU Best of 2016, Bunkaryoku Challenge(2016), Villa Ruffieux(Artist in Residence, 2015), Celeste Prize 2013 Finalist(2013), JEANSFACTORY ART AWARD 2008 winning the grand prix M prize(2008) etc.

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May 12-25, 2018

April 21-27, 2018

April 14, 2018

April 7, 2018

March 3, 2018

February 10 - 23, 2018

November 19, 2017

November 11, 2017

November 17 - 25, 2017

October 27, 2017

September 29 - 30, 2017
The film The Garden in Movement was shown at Lieux Mouvants, France

June 24 - September 7, 2017

June 10 - 30, 2017

January 31, 2017

November 5 - December 18, 2016

September 16 - 17, 2016

August 19 - 21, 2016
The video work Night Repeated was shown at Festival Rilke 2016, Fondation Rilke, Sierre, Switzerland

February 11 - February 20, 2016
The film The Garden in Movement was shown at Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2016, Yebisu Garden Cinema, Tokyo, Japan