Masaharu Sato, Calling, 2009, video still. Courtesy of imura art gallery

Masaharu Sato


Masaharu Sato was born in Oita, Japan in 1973 and earned a B.F.A. and an M.F.A in Painting from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. From 2000 to 2002, he also studied sculpture at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Winner of the 12th Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art in 2009, Sato has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in Japan and abroad, including: "DANDANS at No Mans Land," French Embassy, Tokyo (2010), "Morality" film program, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2010), "Roppongi Hills Program video art at Roppongi Art Night 2010,“ Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, "JAPANCONGO" Le Magasin - National Center for Contemporary Art, Grenoble, France (2011), "not only paper" CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China (2012), "FILE 2014," Fiesp Cultural Center, Sao Paolo, Brazil (2014), and "Gifu Land of Clear Waters Art Festival, Art Award IN THE CUBE 2017," The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu (2017).

At ASIA NOW 2018, Masaharu Sato will participate in the exhibition Transitional, curated by Reiko Tsubaki and Hirokazu Tokuyama of the Mori Art Museum.