‘Tarohei and Friends’ exhibition to celebrate the grand opening of the Tarohei Gallery.
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‘Tarohei and Friends’ exhibition to celebrate the grand opening of the Tarohei Gallery.

Grand opening of Tarohei Gallery
in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, on Saturday 1 April.

The inaugural exhibition ‘Tarohei and Friends’ featured works by international artists from Greece, Malta and elsewhere.

Tarohei Ltd (Head office: Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Founder: Tarohei Nakagawa; Representative Director: Megumi Nakagawa) is pleased to announce the Tarohei Gallery, a contemporary art gallery, will hold its grand opening on the 1st, 2nd and basement floors of the Tarohei Building in Nihonbashi-Honcho, Tokyo on 1st April 2023.

The founder, Tarohei Nakagawa, has been active as an international artist.
In Japan, he has been running an art school for more than 30 years and has devoted himself to the promotion and development of the arts. In recent years, he founded the art organisation “Nanakusa-kai” and held an exhibition at the National Art Centre, Tokyo.

The inaugural exhibition, ‘Tarohei Nakagawa and Friends’, will showcase works by overseas artists with whom Nakagawa has had close contact.

‘Tarohei and Friends’
exhibition to celebrate the grand opening of the Tarohei Gallery.

Dates: 1 Apr (Fri) – 12 Apr (Wed), 2023.
Open: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 12.00 – 19.00.

Adrian Scicluna

House of Kyteler/oil on canvas

1971 Born in England
MA in Fine Art Course, Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London
The National University of Malta Honours Degree in Education

Based in the UAE and Malta, he produces and presents multidisciplinary artworks on the world stage, including video works and installations, as well as paintings that express the materiality of the digital age, the relationship between social structures and human behaviour, and surreal moments in everyday life. The ‘House of Kyteler’ is a painting work related to a digital novel he is currently working on with an American author. Alice Kyteler was the first woman to be accused of witchcraft in medieval Ireland.

Daniel Machado

Gambas/Lambda print

973 Born in Montevideo, Uruguay
Major in Architecture and Computer Graphics at IEC University, Uruguay
Major in Architecture and Computer Graphics at the University of the Republic of Uruguay, and others.
Lives and works in Tokyo. Freelance photographer and researcher at the Institute of Latin American Studies, Rikkyo University.

With roots in Latin America and having lived in Uruguay, Argentina, Spain and Japan, her work reflects aspects of society and life from a complex perspective.
His work is characterised by a nostalgic, surrealistic and magic realism style. In addition to publishing the photo book ‘A Man Confined’, he also develops photographs that express the dynamism of the tango.

Dionisis Christofilogiannis

Aphrodite/oil on canvas

1973 Born and lives in Athena, Greece
Sheffield Hallam University (UK) Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
University of Strathclyde (Scotland), Engineering, Design Engineering, MSc
Cluj-Napoca University of Arts (Romania) Fine Art PhD

He teaches visual arts at the American College, Greece and has established and runs an Athens-based art space and magazine for artists, as well as organising exchange exhibitions abroad.
His work is characterised by abstract and lyrical expression using single, dignified architectural and geometric elements.

Helidon Gjergli

Pixture TV/video

1970 Born in Shkodra, Albania, raised in Tiana.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts (now Tirana University of Arts/Albania).
Visual Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples (Italy)
Master of Fine Arts in ‘Art Theory and Practice’, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University (USA)

Currently based in New York and Tirana, he works internationally as an artist and exhibition organiser, and lectures at many universities, including Harvard University.
Selected for the 52nd Venice Biennale, 2007.
His work encompasses painting, media installations and architecture. Consistently, his work questions the gaps and vulnerabilities that lie in the ambiguous boundaries between media, self and others.

Radu Solovastru

Dutch Shit Cake/photo (marzipan)

Born and lives in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 1957
Doctor of Fine Arts, University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca
Graphic Studies, Iaon Andrescu University
Professor at the University of Art and Design of Cluj-Napoca

For the last ten years, I’ve been working on a series called ‘Glycemic’ using marzipan as ‘gastro design’, ‘cake design’, etc.

Raphael Vella

News from Nowhere/video

Born and lives in Malta
Doctor of Fine Arts, University of the Arts London (UK)
M.A. Art Education, University of Malta, Malta
BA Art and Art History, University of Malta, Malta

In addition to working internationally as an artist, he teaches art methodology, theory and practice as Associate Professor at the University of Malta, curated the Malta Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale, and writes on contemporary art. His work ranges from installations, drawings, sculptures and mixed media, and in all cases focuses on philosophical issues related to religion, fundamentalism, textuality and the sublime.

Roland Hagenberg

Stone Heart Puzzle/photo

Born 1955, Vienna, Austria.
Multimedia artist and art producer based in Tokyo and Kyoto, working as a photographer, artist, journalist and writer, and contributor to major magazines such as Vogue.

In the 1980s, while working in downtown Manhattan, he interacted with Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and others and took photographs of their work, etc. In 2010, he started the ‘Raiding Project’, a micro-design house in the birthplace of the Austrian composer Franz Liszt In 2010. He initiated the ‘Raiding Project’ in collaboration with Japanese architects such as Terunobu Fujimori and Hiroshi Hara in Raiding, Austria for which he received the Innovation Award from the Austrian Government’s Environmental Office. This year his book ‘Beside Poems’, will be published and his play ‘Jetlag’ will be staged in Basel, Switzerland.