Award Ceremony

Award Ceremony

Tokyo Contemporary Art Award 2020-2022 *Cancelled

The winners have been decided upon for the Tokyo Contemporary Art Award (TCAA), for mid-career artists whose work, including work produced outside Japan, deserves global recognition. This award, established by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Arts and Space (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) is intended to encourage these artists to make new breakthroughs in their art.

WinnersFUJII Hikaru, YAMASHIRO Chikako
Award Ceremony3/28 (Sat.), 15:00-15:30  

*The ceremony has been canceled due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
VenueMuseum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
The website of TCAA

Award Winners' Profiles

FUJII Hikaru

Born in Tokyo in 1976, based in Tokyo. Graduated with a DEA (MA) from Université de Paris 8.
His practice is based on the notion that artistic production implies a close relationship with society and history. Mainly in the form of video installation, he creates work that responds to contemporary social issues through detailed research and fieldwork on unique cultures and histories of various countries and regions.

Recent exhibitions: "Things Entangling," Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2020, Solo Exhibition "Les nucléaires et les choses," KADIST, Paris, 2019, "Aichi Triennale 2019," Nagoya City Art Museum, Solo Exhibition "The Primary Fact," ISCP, New York, 2018, "Catastrophe and the Power of Art," Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2018, "How little you know about me," National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, seoul, 2018. Award: "Nissan Art Award 2017," Grand Prize. 

Les nucléaires et les choses, 2019 

The Primary Fact, 2018


Born in Okinawa in 1976. Graduated with an MA in Environmental Design, Graduate School of Formative Arts from Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts in 2002. With the geopolitical situation and history of Okinawa, her native place, as her starting point, Yamashiro explores the voices, bodies, and souls of people left in East Asia while taking identity, the boundary between life and death, and changing memories of history as her theme, working in photography and video. she continues to address the latent potential of images and their possibilities for performativity.

Recent exhibitions: "Image Narrative, Literature in Japanese Contemporary Art," The National Art Center, Tokyo, 2019, "Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2018," National Museum of Singapore, "Aichi Triennale 2016," the former Meiji-ya Sakae Building, Nagoya, "Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions: Searching Songs," Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, 2010. Awards: "The 64th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen," ZONTA Prize, 2018, "Asian Art Award 2017 supported by Warehouse TERRADA," Grand-Prize.

Chinbin Western – Representation of the Family, 2019, video  
ⓒ Chikako Yamashiro, Courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates

Mud Man, 2016, 3-channel high-definition video installation
in cooperation with Aichi Triennale 2016 
© Chikako Yamashiro, Courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates


Tokyo Contemporary Art Award team
Tokyo Arts and Space Office
Email: tcaa(at)
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Participating Creator

FUJII Hikaru