The Selected Artworks to be Exhibited at The Finalist Exhibition in January 2024

Yuki Harada, Mitsuo Kim, Satoshi Murakami, Yuma Tomiyasu, and yang02 are selected for the TERRADA ART AWARD 2023 Finalists. TERRADA ART AWARD is a contemporary art award designed to discover up-and-coming artists. To discover artists who can play an active role on the world stage, the AWARD jury panel, with an international perspective and a deep understanding of contemporary art, has selected five finalists from 1025 entries from within Japan and overseas. The finalists’ works will be presented as TERRADA ART AWARD 2023 Finalist Exhibition at Warehouse TERRADA’s event space from January 10th (Wed) until January 28th (Sun), 2024.



Yuki Harada

Born in Yamaguchi in 1989. He creates art works based on the motif of visual culture, which is widely recognized in society, despite its insignificance. Since 2019, he has stayed in Hawaii on several occasions and has focused on transnational cultural motifs
represented by "Pidgin English". In recent years, Harada has held solo exhibitions “Go stay go Pakiki all da time! Eh… no give up ‘til you pau!” (Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii, 2023), “Unreal Ecology” (Kyoto Art Center, 2022), “Waiting for”
(21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, 2021). His book “Insignificant Arts” (Kenele Books) will be published soon.

Mitsuo Kim

Born in Osaka in 1987. He received an M.A. in Fine Art from the Graduate School of Arts at Kyoto City University of Arts in 2012 and Kyoto City New Artist Award 2016. His solo exhibitions include “Blue Summer” (Der-Horng Art Gallery, 2022), “Goodbye My Love” (LEESAYA, 2021), “White light White heat” (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, 2014) and group exhibitions include “Positionalities” (@KCUA, 2022), and “PATinKyoto2016” (The Museum of Kyoto, 2016).

Satoshi Murakami

Born in Tokyo in 1988. Graduated from the Department of Architecture, Musashino Art University in 2011. Running some projects such as living in a self-made Styrofoam house "Living Migration", and living in a billboard using advertising income "Billboard House". Major solo exhibitions include "Living Migration" (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, 2020), and major group exhibitions include "Takamatsu Contemporary Art Annual vol.08" (Takamatsu City Museum of Art, 2019). Major publications include "Days with my small mobile house" (Seki Shobo).

Yuma Tomiyasu

Born in Hiroshima in 1983. After undergraduate and master’s studies at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, she received her Ph.D. in Fine Art from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2017. She creates immersive installations and paintings that evoke in the viewer a perception of the invisible and uncertain. Selected exhibitions include “TOMIYASU Yuma: In Presence of Shadows” (Maruki Gallery For The Hiroshima Panels, 2023), “Setouchi Triennale 2022” (Kagawa, 2022), “Aperto 15 TOMIYASU Yuma The Pale Horse” (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, 2021-22), “KAAT EXHIBITION 2020 Yuma Tomiyasu|Shadows of Wandering” (KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater , 2021). Selected Awards include a special prize of “The 21st Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art” (2018), shortlisted for “The 12th shiseido art egg” (2018).


Born in Kanagawa in 1984. yang02 graduated with a master’s degree in Information Design (Media Art) from Tama Art University in 2009. His works SENSELESS DRAWING BOT and Avatars, both created in collaboration with So Kanno, were awarded, respectively, the New Face Award at the 15th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2012 and the Excellence Award at the 21st Japan Media Arts Festival in 2018. Recent group exhibitions include “Roppongi Crossing 2022: Coming & Going” (Mori Art Museum, 2022), “Someone Far Away” (Sapporo Cultural Arts Community Center, 2021), “20th DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow” (The National Art Center, 2018), and “Aichi Triennale”
(Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art,2016).



Qualifying Activity

Contemporary Art (including all forms of media such as two-dimensional works like paintings; photography; three-dimensional works (objects); textiles; videos; digital media art; physical expression such as performances, etc.; and sound art or music, etc.


3 million yen awarded to each of five finalists

Supplementary Prize

Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, PIGMENT TOKYO products worth 100,000 yen, and free use of Warehouse TERRADA’s art storage services for 2 years.


Final Jury

Yukie Kamiya (Art Critic, Independent Curator), Takahiro Kaneshima (Associate professor of Kanazawa College of Art), Daito Manabe (Founder of Rhizomatiks, artist, interaction designer, programmer, and DJ), Yuki Terase (Art Intelligence Global Founding Partner), and Meruro Washida (Director of Towada Art Center, Associate professor of Tokyo University of the Arts)

Primary Selection Jury

Ryo Ikeshiro (Artist, musician, researcher, Assistant Professor, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong), Eriko Kimura (Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Hirosaki Museum of
Contemporary Art), Shinji Ohmaki (Artist), Ryutaro Takahashi (Psychiatrist, Art Collector), Yuu Takehisa (Curator, Artistic Director of Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito), and Reiko Tsubaki (Curator, the Mori Art Museum)

TERRADA ART AWARD 2023 Finalist Exhibition

Five finalists will utilize the prize money and create a new work, based on their exhibition plans which would be reviewed by the jury at the final-round screening. The venue will be one of our event spaces which was renovated from a warehouse. Dates will be January 10th* (Wed) – January 28th (Sun), 2024.
* Limited access for invitational guests only on January 10th