Oscar Oiwa /大岩オスカール

Oscar Oiwa was born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1965. He received his B.F.A. (1989) from the School of Architecture and Urbanism at São Paulo University. He lived in Tokyo between 1991 to 2002, and now lives in New York City while spending part of the year in Japan. His works have been shown widely throughout the United States, South America, Asia, and Europe. Oiwa held his first solo exhibition while in college and thereafter participated in the 21st São Paulo Art Biennial (1991). He received several awards including The Delfina Studio Trust Artist in Residence Award (1995), Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant (1997), John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and Asian Cultural Council grant in 2001, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant (2021). He has had solo exhibitions in institutions including: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art (2008), Japan House São Paulo (2018), Maison de la culture du Japon in Paris (2019) , Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (2019), and USC Pacific Asia Museum (2020).


Oscar Oiwa studio link: http://www.oscaroiwastudio.com