SNOW Contemporary is pleased to exhibit Hideki IINUMA solo show “6th Sense” from June 6th through the 22nd. Hideki IINUMA was born in 1975, and after graduating Aichi Prefecture University of Fine-Arts graduate school, he entered Institut national d'histoire de l'art in France. Taking advantage of its European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University program (ERASMUS), he studied abroad also in Copenhagen (Denmark), Milan (Italy) and Karlsruhe (Germany), and built up his artist career in Europe. After returning back to Japan, recently his artworks have been exhibited not only in art spaces like galleries but also in various spaces such as local and international art fairs, outdoor monuments in Rokko Mountain, show-window installations in Tokyo and others. His works have been highly acclaimed for vividly overturning the general image of woodcarving and have been attracting a large number of viewers in each occasion.
This exhibition entitled “6th Sense” will be consisted of around 20 new works in installation by the artist. As typified by the Buddhism sculptor Enkū from the Edo period, woodcarvings in Japan has been representing expressions approaching our sixth sense - by recreating a Buddhist god from a tree where god was believed to be. Such approach must have rooted down deep to our everyday lives, weaving in our veneration and praying towards an existence of supernatural. What then would woodcarving mean, or furthermore, what would contemporary art mean now where supernatural existence is less considered? Iinuma pursues in his solo exhibition what supernatural existence would mean now in the present time of ours through the women living in the society. It would be a great pleasure if Iinuma’s world of expression in his solo exhibition “6th Sense” would become an opportunity to invoke your unconsciousness.


session:2014/6/6(Fri)- 22(Sun)12:00 – 20:00 *closed on mondays
opening reception: 6/6(Fri)18:00-20:00
talk:6/6(Fri)18:30-19:30 w/Shigeo Toya(sculptor) x Hideki Iinuma
venue:SNOW Contemporary (XYZ collective) 2-30-20 1F Tsurumaki Setagaya Tokyo

photo : Keizo Kioku


Born in Nagano, Japan in 1975. Lives and works in Tokyo.
2001-2004 Ecole Regionale des Beaux-Arts, Nantes *Studied under RRASMUS; - Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, Copenhagen
       - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan
       - Kunst-Akademie Karlsruhe
1999-2000 1998-2001 1994-1998
       Atelier du carrousel, Louvre, Paris
       Aichi Prefecture University of Fine-Arts, Aichi Tamagawa University, Tokyo

2013 “Portrait of Fashion”, Isetan Shinjuku Store 5F Art Gallery, Tokyo/Japan
       “Cadence Circus Decadence”, H.P.France Window Gallery, Tokyo/Japan
       "THE SWEET MUSIC OF LIFE", Ginza Mitsukoshi 8F gallery, Tokyo
2011 "Beauties", SNOW Contemporary], Tokyo/Japan
       "Beauties" SLANT, Kanazawa/Japan
2010 Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam, Holland
2006 Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie, Zurich, Swiss
2005 Ernst Barlach museum, Hamburg, Germany
       Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie, Zurich, Swiss
2004 Cornelius Pleser, Munich, Germany
2003 Vigilius Mountain Resort, Merano, Vigiljoch, Italy
       Cornelius Pleser, Munich, Germany
2002 Maison Billaud, Fontenay-le-Comte, France Cornelius Pleser, Munich, Germany
       Chappelle du Genetil, Chateau-Gontier, France

2013 “Rokko Meets Art 2013”, Mt.Rokko, Hyogo/Japan
       “3rd Exhibition AGAIN-ST”, Art Space 1, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo/Japan
2012 "art & charity program 'KISS THE HEART#1'", Isetan Shinjuku, Tokyo/Japan
       "Tomorrow is today I see for the first time", SNOW Contemporary, Tokyo/Japan
       "LUMINE meets ART 2012", Ikebukuro LUMINE, Tokyo/Japan
2011 "ask the wine" Hinest Build. 2F, Kyoto/Japan -“TOKYO PARIS ROTTERDAM”, Museum Tongerlohuys, Holland
2010 "Featuring S(outh) E(ast) A(sia) -g27", Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
2009 "Uit Japan", Galeris LUMC, Leiden, Holland
2008 "Global nomads", Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem, Holland 2007 "Bird Watching", de Vishal, Haarlem, Holland
2004 Jeunne creation 2004, Paris, France
       Wood Sculpture Symposium, Plauen, Markneukirchen, Germany 2003 acb galeria, Budapest, Hungary
2002 La Biennale A Vos Arts, Rennes, France
       Wood Sculpture Symposium FLUR 2002 Plauen, Markneukirchen, Germany Collectif 125, St-Germain des-Pres, Paris, France

2013 Rokko Meets Art 2013 special sponsor award, Tokyo/Japan
2005 Ernst Barlach Prize, Hamburg, Germany
2004 First prize of International wood sculpture symposium, Plauen 2004, Germany
2001 Scholarship by government France, Japan
1999 Scholarship of INOAC Company, Japan