Born in 1990. Lives and works in Tokyo. Graduated with a MFA in Inter Media Art from Tokyo University of Arts in 2016.
In his video installation works, he explores the reality surrounding particular individuals to portray the structure and nature of power in our society at large.
2022 “dozo no tsukare wa yume,” DECAMERON, Tokyo
2022 “Exhibition of AAUK virtual Residency Project 2021,” Online, UK
2021 “super vision / deportare,” DECAMERON, Tokyo
2020 “Standing on the Shoulders of Neighbors,” HITACHI CIVIC CENTER, Ibaraki, Japan
2019 “ARCUS Project 2019 OPEN STUDIOS,” ARCUS Studio, Moriya, Ibaraki, Japan
2016 "Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi" Judge’s Prize (Marunouchi Building Marucube, Tokyo)
With his video installation works, WATANABE focuses on the circumstances of individuals encountered through his research and interviews to paradoxically reveal the anatomy (structure and power) of our society. WATANABE explores the creative approach, thereby bridging our collective, overarching perspectives toward social phenomena and a perspective of a particular individual towards his/her reality. The physicality of our language and customs and video as a device to frame and reimagine the physicality from new perspectives are the media of his projects.
LIKE GRAVITY 2022, Single channel video installation (7' 51”)
Head In a Blur Uncertain Feet 2022, Single channel video installation (10’40")
Good luck on your journey 2019, Single channel video installation (24’32")
The things his brother was seeing 2018, video installation (14'48")
Factory worker "K" 2017, video installation (21'22")